Streaming platforms are considered to be the future of our media industry. In a year where online interaction is put under a microscope so more than ever before. The Year 2020 proved that live streaming could hold its own as the entertainment medium for the future. In the countless communities that were growing exponentially in the year 2020. This year proved that it is a landmark turning point in streaming history. We will discuss here the history that made the streaming platforms more charming.
After a mixer ceased operations in the year 2020s June the streamers. Who inked groundbreaking deals to stream exclusively on Microsoft’s platform were left. One of the notable people to be left without a platform to stream on after the great mixer exodus was formed counter-strick. Global Offensive Pro shroud who streamed on Twitch for signing his exclusive deal with the mixture in the month of October weeks in a year in 2020.
On October 20, 2018. Moreover, several weeks before Election day in the US. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an attempt to bring potential voters to bring together through the medium of the internet. She uses streaming among Us on Twitch. The event will be held for over 430,000 viewers at a certain point. And its made a record for the highest number of watching the stream history of this platform. Only Shroud’s return to Twitch and Ninja’s 2018 Fortnite stream with drake saw a higher viewership record than Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitch debut. This was due to the fact that Ocasio-Cortez played us alongside, and there are some biggest names currently on Twitch. Alongside other big names are Pokimane, DisguisedToast, Hasanpiker, and Others.
After enduring a barrage of losses, near-misses, and memes. Tim-The Tatman records his 1st fall guys win on Aug 19. Tim endlessly attempts to secure a crown in the royal battle. Throughout the course of 8 days grind to the top and he felt a wave of endless support from the games community. The countless numbers of his fellow streamers. When the journey culminated with over 300,000 viewers to the SullyGnome, they turned to broadcast Tim capturing his 1st crown in an instance round of Hexa-O-Gone. Moreover, after the victory, even more, viewers flooded into the stream which is nearly about 340,000.
Between April 2019 – May 2020, the live-streaming market experienced a growth of 99% in hour watch. And the time of lockdowns that have continued ever since, and the growth has been reminded steady. Presumably, Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, etc will remain the biggest players in the global game. And the smaller streaming platforms like Trovo, Picarto, 9anime app, Mixcloud, etc will continue to attract audiences slowly but surely grow and develop their services. Top social media companies monopolize the internet and have no expectation of live streaming. However, the internet continues to grow, and live streaming is growing with it. Regardless video games will keep the live-streaming industry safe, and all other segments fail to live up to expectations.