For creators like MayaHiga (pictured above), streaming is about more than just video games.
SuperData's report on 2019 shows digital game spending climbed 3% with Epic's Fortnite generating $1.8 billion alone.
StreamElements has released its newest State of the Stream report, dissecting the biggest trends of the year.
After losing several prominent streamers, Twitch has opened its piggybank to ensure it retains three popular ones going forward, signing them to exclusive, multiyear deals.
CouRage's exclusivity agreement with YouTube marks the fourth major departure from Twitch this year, and the third in under two weeks. (Photo: Matt Shouse/YouTube)
Cory 'Gothalion' Michael, who goes by the handle KingGothalion, is the third major Twitch personality to abandon Amazon's streaming platform in favor of Microsoft's this year. He joins Ninja and Shroud in bolstering the Mixer lineup.
Shroud's departure from Twitch makes this the second time this year a top streamer has left the Amazon-owned platform behind in favor of Microsoft's Mixer streaming service. Though Twitch is still by far the most-used service, Mixer has been steadily growing this year.
Aside from his three years as CMO at Zynga, Scott's resume also includes stints at DeNA and EA. Twitch COO Sarah Clemens describes him as playing 'an integral role' in extending the streaming platform's reach even further.
The quarterly report from Streamlabs and Newzoo shows a major shake-up, thanks largely to one of the world's most popular streamers ditching Twitch for Microsoft's Mixer platform. While Twitch and Fortnite are still dominant, Mixer is showing a significant rise in the number of hours streamed and unique channels.
The Internet Games Database (IGDB) will now be leveraged by Amazon-owned Twitch for its search and discovery features.