At the time of writing, we are on the eve of New Years. In a few hours we will say goodbye to 2020, a year that will go down in history as the year of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Although the effects were largely negative, there were also positive repercussions. Precisely video games enjoyed historical popularity and this naturally had an impact on the success of video platforms and the most important was YouTube Gaming, which had the best year in its history.
Through an official statement, YouTube revealed that in 2020 the platform exploded in popularity, clearly due to the confinement caused by the quarantine and other measures of the health contingency that prevail until today.
As a result, YouTube’s Gaming division generated a large amount of content that was viewed by fans. In total, in 2020 users watched more than 100 billion hours of video content, which is the same as 100 billion hours, which is equivalent to making 475,000 trips from Earth to Neptune and back! For its part, the transmission of live content or streaming generated more than 10 billion hours of video content.
Thanks to this great growth, there are already more than 40 million gaming channels. During 2020, more than 80,000 content creators passed the 100,000 subscriber mark; 1,000 content creators surpassed 5 million subscribers, and 300 reached 10 million followers.