According to StreamElements’ monthly State of the Stream report, gamers watched 1.7 billion hours on Twitch in July 2022. Twitch keeps its throne as the most-watched platform while Facebook Gaming is in second place, followed by YouTube Gaming.
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The report crafted by StreamElements is based on data courtesy of Rainmaker.gg. According to this report, Twitch grew by 2% while YouTube gaming’s growth was 0.7% during the month of June. However, not all platforms managed to rise past month. Facebook Gaming decreased by 0.2% which is not significant but still important to note.
In July 2022, Twitch amassed 1.737 billion hours, while Facebook Gaming reached 424 million hours. YouTube Gaming has 292 million hours watched during the same time period.
All platforms saw a significant amount of growth during the pandemic era. At the beginning of this year, Twitch managed to reach 2 billion hours watched but after the restrictions are lifted, a viewership decrease was expected for all streaming platforms.
On Twitch, just chatting is the most watched category with 255 million hours followed by popular gaming titles such as League of Legends, Grand Theft Auto 5, Valorant, Apex Legends, Counter-Strike, Minecraft, Slots, Dota 2, and Fall Guys.
Minecraft is in first place for YouTube Gaming. The sandbox video game is followed by Garena Free Fire, Apex Legends, Monster Hunter Rise, Valorant, League of Legends, Grand Theft Auto Online, Fortnite, Battlegrounds Mobile India, and Fall Guys.
Monster Hunter Rise and Fall Guys increased their viewership during July according to StreamElements’ report. New content updates helped both games to rise on the top 10 lists.
At the end of June, it was announced that Fall Guys would get new rounds, costumes, and a new season pass. These changes helped the game enter the Top 10 most-watched games list of both streaming platforms, proving updates are essential to revive the fans’ interest.
It’s important to note that mobile game streaming fell 35% in July 2022 on all platforms but YouTube is the main platform for mobile game streaming.