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StreamElements released its monthly report for May, showing the streaming status for the last month. According to reports, both Twitch and Facebook Gaming have seen a slight increase in viewership. New streamers and stream categories are also disrupting the trend of the year.
The report gets its data from Rainmaker.gg, an analytics partner at StreamElements. While both Twitch and Facebook gaming have seen a decline in viewership since the beginning of the year, this month has seen a slight increase. Twitch saw 1.808 billion hours from 1.782 billion hours viewed in April and Facebook gaming jumped from 335 million to 350 million hours.
Jason Krebs, StreamElements’ CBO, said in a statement: “In recent months, the number of hours viewed live streamed content has decreased as the world has opened up back. Has topped the media and established itself as an essential vehicle for brands looking to engage with a younger audience.
According to data on streaming categories, a certain genre has become more popular this month: slots. Rainmaker says watching slots has become “a huge meta on Twitch,” which has pushed one-armed bandits into the top 10 of the site’s category. It just knocks out the Call of Duty: Warzone to get 9th place. Naturally, these are virtual slot games, not real slot machines – which is a pity.
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