Esports Watching Keeps Growing

Esports Watching Keeps Growing

2023 Esports trends: Rising viewership on Twitch and YouTube and co-streaming with popular games like League of Legends.

A new report from Stream Hatchet shows that even after COVID-19, many people are still watching esports. 

Websites like Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, X, and Kick are popular for esports. 

In 2023, people watched 2.76 billion hours of esports, more than in 2022 and 2021. 

Since 2019, watching esports has gone up by 75%.

What Games Are People Watching?

The most-watched game is League of Legends. 

Other games people love include Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and Valorant.

Esports Is Big All Over the World

These numbers are from all over the world, not just the U.S. A lot of the viewers are from Asia.

U.S. streaming channels might not make as much money from these games.

Co-streaming is when famous gamers stream games on their channels. 

It is helping esports grow. Now, one-third of all esports watching is from co-streaming. 

This is 10% more than in 2020. 

Game makers like Riot Games and Valve are letting more people do co-streaming. 

For example, Call of Duty is popular because of Scump, Valorant because of Tarik, and Dota 2 because of Nix.

Could Big Stars Help NBA 2K Streams?

The report asks if big sports stars like Steph Curry, Draymond Green, or LeBron James could make more people watch NBA 2K League games. 

However, big stars must stream regularly, which might be hard for them.

So, esports is growing, and co-streaming is a big part. It is exciting to see so many people worldwide enjoying these games.

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