Last year was a good year for the purple clad streaming service Twitch. As revealed by their 2015 retrospective report, the service enjoyed an average 550,000 concurrent users on any given day, hit a peak total of almost 2.1 million viewers during eSports finals last summer, and saw broadcasters stream 241,441,823,059 minutes worth of footage in the last year. It also outdid rival YouTube on the monthly minutes watched per viewer front.
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Last year, Twitch tallied 421.6 monthly minutes per viewer, whereas YouTube managed just 291, according to the report. The latter has increasingly altered its model to mirror that of the service that’s went from strength to strength since 2011, and the introduction of Twitch Creative and Twitch Plays has probably helped these figures along – not to mention Twitch’s presence in the eSports spectrum and the debut of a well received convention.
And of course Bob Ross.
The top ten most watched games welcomed two new entries this past year – FIFA 15 and Destiny – and here’s how they ranked:
- 1. League of Legends
- 2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- 3. Dota 2
- 4. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
- 5. Minecraft
- 6. H1Z1
- 7. Destiny
- 8. World of Tanks
- 9. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
- 10. FIFA 15
The streaming service also raised a whopping $17,400,000 for 55 different charities throughout the year. Full details of Twitch’s performance last year – which includes 2015’s emote power rankings – can be found on the Twitch 2015 retrospective page.