Fortnite Battle Royale is arguably the hottest thing in gaming right now, which is impressive given it's a free spinoff as opposed to a full-featured title. Fortnite only eclipsed 6M hours watched in a single day twice in 2018 The first time it passed 6M hours watched in a day was June 29, when Epic Games had its first significant in-game event in the form of a rocket launch that led to 6.12M hours watched.
Indeed, if we use average concurrent viewers as our measure, we can see that Mixer lags some distance behind both YouTube Gaming Live (with stats for the latter measured only from 2019, as YouTube game streaming was brought back into the main app) and Twitch, with a mere 38,000 average concurrent viewers as of Q4 2019.
Twitch Partners are prominent Twitch broadcasters, who can earn a share of Twitch revenue through subscriptions to their channels (available for $4.99, $9.99, or $24.99; or through Twitch Prime), ‘Bits' (a virtual currency passed from viewers to broadcasters), and ads played on their the channel (the frequency of which they can determine through their dashboard).
The streaming audience for WoW jumped 117 percent to third place following the launch of its Classic mode A classic WoW server runs a version of the game as it was in 2006 (version 1.12.1), without any of the content, features, or updates from later expansions.
Comparisons between the two streams may not be entirely fair since Fortnite's was purely organic with people coming in just because they were curious to see what was going on. At the same time, Valorant's broadcast is a coordinated effort to promote the game.
In October 2013, the website had 45 million unique viewers, 3 :38 and by February 2014, it was considered the fourth largest source of peak Internet traffic in the United States At the same time, 's parent company was re-branded as Twitch Interactive to represent the shift in focus - was shut down in August 2014.
Popular players such as Tyler "Ninja" Blevins — whose ability to carry a video game to the top of Twitch charts all by himself earned him a reported million dollar paycheck — went back to Fortnite after the initial tournaments and streaming deals ended.
While the two ran through the virtual island looking for weapons, Drake said he had recently been playing "Fortnite" in the recording studio during his breaks, had seen a video of Ninja playing on Instagram, and later watched more of his content on YouTube.
Ninja didn't respond to MONEY's interview requests, but he did talk about his finances with Forbes The gamer said that his monthly income is generally about 3.5 times his subscription count, which Forbes estimated puts him at $560,000 before taking ads, donations and his revenue from other sites into account.