The Game Awards attracted over 83 million livestreams in its 2020 incarnation, although we’re still trying to figure out exactly what that metric entails. According to creator Geoff Keighley, viewership was up an impressive 83 per cent year-over-year, and perhaps most impressive of all, it peaked at 8.3 million concurrents. To be fair, that latter number is extremely impressive.
Other key stats:
❇️ Over 8.3 million peak concurrent viewers.
❇️ 2.63 million peak concurrent viewers on Twitch, double last year.
❇️ Watch time up over 129% across Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Gaming.
❇️ Over 9,000(!) co-streamers on Twitch
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 17, 2020
As part of a stats blast, Keighley explained that watch time increased by 129 per cent across Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming, meaning that it was able to retain viewers better than last year. It was a much punchier show overall, in our opinion – an impressive achievement under the unprecedented circumstances this year.
Overall, we enjoyed this year’s show quite a lot, and as we’ve been saying for a while, it’s hard to imagine how the format could possibly be refined at this point. Did you tune in to The Game Awards this year? What were your overall thoughts on the event? Wear a pair of fetching sneakers in the comments section below.