Following Microsoft’s shuttering of its video game streaming service Mixer, Amazon-owned Twitch extended its domination of the market. In the third quarter of 2020, Twitch controlled 91% of live video game streaming.
More than 206 million hours of content was livestreamed on Twitch during the quarter. While that was only a 1% increase from the previous quarter, Twitch had 185 million more hours streamed than Facebook and YouTube combined.
It’s the highest livestreaming market share for Twitch since early 2018, as competitors from Google, Facebook and Microsoft emerged. Mixer had 14% of the live video game streaming market in the second quarter, which Twitch absorbed when it shut down.
Video Game Livestream Share:
Facebook Gaming: 3.4%