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author: Jacob Blazewicz

GTA 5, LoL and Valorant are the 'Holy Trinity' of Streaming

Twitch and Facebook Gaming viewership is up significantly from last year, thanks to, for example, GTA 5 and New World.

Streamers have had a very successful month. A report prepared by StreamElements and Rainmaker.gg shows that users watched 1.7 billion hours of content on Twitch in September, which is 20% more than a year ago. The audience of Facebook Gaming has increased by half, although with the result of a little over 500 million hours it is still far behind Amazon's service.

GTA 5, LoL and Valorant are the Holy Trinity of Streaming - picture #1
Source: StreamElements.

A lot of the credit for this goes to video games, although the Just Chatting category remains the most popular section on Twitch (thanks in part to the ever-growing interest in... ASMR). The undisputed leader was - to no one's surprise - Grand Theft Auto V, which still attracts crowds of viewers, even though it's been eight years since its release. The top ten also included other regulars, such as League of Legends, Minecraft, CS:GO and Fortnite.

New World rounds out the list, which should come as no surprise in the context of the excellent launch of Amazon's MMORPG. Still, 39 million hours of streams watched is a phenomenal result for just three days (although you have to remember the beta test streams). What's more, New World continues to attract a large audience. At the time of writing this text, it is the fifth most popular category (and fourth game) on Twitch with nearly 82 thousand viewers. There is a chance that the title will keep the players for longer, especially since Amazon Games Studios is preparing further improvements.

GTA 5, LoL and Valorant are the Holy Trinity of Streaming - picture #2
Source: StreamElements.
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  2. Facebook Gaming - official website
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