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Record Twitch watch hours ballooned and shattered records with over 2 billion hours in March.

It seems that people are having a blast watching video game streams as Twitch sets a new record last month. Twitch recorded a mammoth 2.06 billion hours watched in March according to a report by StreamElements analytics partner Rainmaker.gg.

New Record Twitch; 2.06 billion hours in March 2021

New Record Twitch; 2.06 billion hours in March 2021

The most-watched game for the first time since its release was Grand Theft Auto V. GTA V has had a lions’ share in the record-breaking figure. 2.06 billion hours figure represents a 105% growth year over year for Twitch.

On the other hand, Facebook Gaming’s viewership reached almost 400 million hours. Facebook Gaming also enjoyed growth in terms of viewership when compared to the February report.

Let’s take the spotlight back on GTA V as it was the most-watched game for the month at 181 million hours. Second, on the list we have League of Legends, a game still popular after so many years, with 143 million hours. LoL is followed by Fortnite at 107 million, COD Warzone 85 million and Minecraft at 82 million.

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As for GTA V, it has clinched the top position on SteamElements for the first time ever. The reason behind GTA V’s tremendous success on this video game streaming company is in-game role-playing done by streamers. This practice has renewed interest in the game.

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Moreover, as we all know that internet is a strange place where strange things happen. This strange behavior is manifested in the growing interest of viewers watching sleeping streams. Twitch users enjoyed watching streamers sleep for more than 2 million hours.

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CEO of StreamElements explained this fascinating behavior, “In 1964 Andy Warhol released a controversial film called Sleep which featured edited clips of his lover sleeping for 5 hours. The appeal among its fans were those rare moments where something happened, like a simple change in position.”

Now the same thing is happening on Twitter, people find it amusing and oddly satisfying to watch streamers sleep. Stay with us for more updates on game streaming platforms.

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Reinout te Brake

In a career spanning across 20+ years, Reinout te Brake has raised over 100+ Million Euros in Fundraising for a diversity of companies and has worked with several venture capitals firms. Helping gaming companies expand their brand reach, get the right story telling and make an impact on a global scale. Reinout te Brake has had the honor to counsel some of the major gaming companies operating on a global scale. For the last 12 years, he has devoted his major focus towards the niche of gaming consultancy to provide his insight and expertise to help gaming companies reach outstanding financial and business results.