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Twitch 2013: viewers watched 12 Billion minutes of game video per month

on January 16, 2014

Gigaom

It’s no secret that live broadcasting games is rapidly becoming a trendy way to interact with your gaming vehicle of choice, but this year was a big one for Twitch, according to a year-in-review flipbook released today.

According to statistics compiled by the company, Twitch saw more than 45 million unique visitors per month in 2013, compared to just 3.3 million when it launched in 2011. The platform has more than 900,000 broadcasters of gaming content, along with 5,100 partners (these include eSports companies as well as developers). Users watched 12 billion minutes on Twitch per month — averaging out to roughly 106 minutes per user per month. Perhaps most interesting: more than half of Twitch’s user base (both creators and viewers) spend more than 20 hours per week on the platform.

In the past, the bulk of streaming growth came from the rise of eSports — online games…

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