For the past few years, Twitch has released their retrospective of the previous year in streaming and every time, the numbers are pretty shocking. Here are some of the ground-breaking statistics from 2016.
People watched 292 billion minutes of Twitch streams in 2016. That's 555,555 years of watching Twitch!
The popular 'Kappa' emote used to illustrate sarcasm was used 413 million times in chat.
CS:GO was the top first person shooter although Overwatch was the most watched game in it's release year.
Minecraft is still amongst the top ten most watch and streamed games despite being released in 2011.
One of the most popular clipped plays was this insane clutch by Simple against his former team, Team Liquid.
Pokemon Go was the first mobile game to top the Twitch charts. Streamers would wander around with two phones, one for streaming and one for playing, while searching for the make-belief creatures. This often led to some awkward situations...
Aside from being wildly entertaining, Charity streams raised $25.3 million on Twitch over the course of the year.
With eSports on the rise and streaming getting more and more popular, these numbers will probably be shattered in 2017.
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