Kai Cenat’s Elden Ring run boosts Twitch viewership before DLC | StreamElements

by | Jun 24, 2024 | Technology

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Twitch viewership in May continued to hover around its new post-pandemic normal, but its top stars demonstrated how they can move the charts.

Twitch Q2 viewership lags behind Q1 2024.

According to StreamElements latest State of the Stream report and Rainmaker.gg’s data, viewers watched 1.678 billion hours on the games streaming platform last month. Since January, viewership has slowed incrementally. May’s daily average of 54 million hours watched is down 11% compared to the first month of 2024.

Per StreamElements, daily Twitch viewership slid 11% from January to May 2024.

However, Twitch’s viewership is still up compared to its pre-pandemic watch time. This May’s 1.678 billion hours watched is up nearly 80% compared to May 2019’s 940 million hours watched.

Twitch’s top categories in May

Twitch’s top categories held steady in May with the top seven titles holding their ranks.

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The top seven categories on Twitch held their spots in May 2024.

League of Legends saw the biggest gains among these top seven titles. Riot Games’ flagship title earned 19% more hours watched compared to April thanks to the Mid-Season Invitational. The mid-year international tournament helped boost the title 19% to 112 million hours watched.

Similarly, Apex Legends reclaimed a spot in the Twitch top 10 thanks to its new competitive season and a major content update. Dubbed Upheaval, Apex Legends added a new character and re-enabled its Solo mode. Additionally, the title got a boost from the Apex Legends Global Series Split 1 Playoffs.

However, Elden Ring saw the most growth among the top 10 games. The 2022 Game of the Year rocketed up the charts thanks to Kai Cenat even before its major DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, launched. While the data is a bit messy as Cenat broadcasted part of his marathon in the wrong catego …

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GamesBeat is excited to partner with Lil Snack to have customized games just for our audience! We know as gamers ourselves, this is an exciting way to engage through play with the GamesBeat content you have already come to love. Start playing games here. 

Twitch viewership in May continued to hover around its new post-pandemic normal, but its top stars demonstrated how they can move the charts.

Twitch Q2 viewership lags behind Q1 2024.

According to StreamElements latest State of the Stream report and Rainmaker.gg’s data, viewers watched 1.678 billion hours on the games streaming platform last month. Since January, viewership has slowed incrementally. May’s daily average of 54 million hours watched is down 11% compared to the first month of 2024.

Per StreamElements, daily Twitch viewership slid 11% from January to May 2024.

However, Twitch’s viewership is still up compared to its pre-pandemic watch time. This May’s 1.678 billion hours watched is up nearly 80% compared to May 2019’s 940 million hours watched.

Twitch’s top categories in May

Twitch’s top categories held steady in May with the top seven titles holding their ranks.

Lil Snack & GamesBeat

GamesBeat is excited to partner with Lil Snack to have customized games just for our audience! We know as gamers ourselves, this is an exciting way to engage through play with the GamesBeat content you have already come to love. Start playing games now!

The top seven categories on Twitch held their spots in May 2024.

League of Legends saw the biggest gains among these top seven titles. Riot Games’ flagship title earned 19% more hours watched compared to April thanks to the Mid-Season Invitational. The mid-year international tournament helped boost the title 19% to 112 million hours watched.

Similarly, Apex Legends reclaimed a spot in the Twitch top 10 thanks to its new competitive season and a major content update. Dubbed Upheaval, Apex Legends added a new character and re-enabled its Solo mode. Additionally, the title got a boost from the Apex Legends Global Series Split 1 Playoffs.

However, Elden Ring saw the most growth among the top 10 games. The 2022 Game of the Year rocketed up the charts thanks to Kai Cenat even before its major DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, launched. While the data is a bit messy as Cenat broadcasted part of his marathon in the wrong catego …nnDiscussion:nn” ai_name=”RocketNews AI: ” start_sentence=”Can I tell you more about this article?” text_input_placeholder=”Type ‘Yes'”]

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