Twitch released its annual retrospective for 2015, which highlighted the first ever TwitchCon and lauded the continued rise of eSports.
According to Twitch, a total of 241 billion minutes were viewed on the video game streaming platform, which is equivalent to 459,366 years' worth of video. The platform also saw an average of 1.7 million streaming broadcasters monthly, with average concurrent viewers at 550,000.
What did all these broadcasters and viewers focus on the most? That question was also answered by Twitch in its post, with the top 10 games being streamed on the service as follows:
- League of Legends
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive
- DOTA 2
- World of Tanks
- World of Warcraft
- FIFA 15
The top game on the list is not at all surprising, given the massive popularity of League of Legends across the world.
The thing to note in the list, however, is the fact that of the 10 games, none were released last year. In addition, eight of the titles were also on the top 10 list for 2015, with Destiny and FIFA 15 being the newcomers to Twitch's most streamed games.
In addition to releasing its most watched games, Twitch also revealed the countries that had the most viewers on the platform were from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Sweden, France, Russia, Poland, Germany, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, showcasing the global reach of the video game streaming service.
Twitch also revealed its record for most concurrent viewers on the platform, which are nearly 2.1 million viewers on Aug. 23. The record number of viewers logged on to the platform to watch the ESL One: Cologne 2015 and the League of Legends NA LCS Finals eSports events.
Last year, Twitch also saw over 1 million installations for its mobile platform, with mobile device viewers now making up 35 percent of the viewership on the service monthly.
Despite its success, Twitch is not resting in improving its platform for an overall better user experience. Late last year, the service simplified how users can send private messages to each other.