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Eye-popping Twitch stats reveal how popular Just Chatting has become

Published: 24/Oct/2019 23:17 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 0:07

by Eli Becht

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Over the past year, Just Chatting watched hours on Twitch have grown over 2600%, reaching heights the directory has never seen before.

When people think of Twitch, names like Tfue, and formally both shroud and Ninja, come to mind, but there’s a whole lot outside of gaming that takes place on Twitch.

Gaming does dominate the landscape, but Just Chatting, a spot where streamers are able to do things like talk to their viewers, dance, or even sing, has been growing exponentially. 

TwitchJust Chatting is always near the top of Twitch.

According to SullyGnome, a Twitch statistics and analytics website, watched hours in the Just Chatting section are over 697 million hours, an increase of 2608% over the past 365 days. To put that in perspective, GTA 5 has the second-highest growth in the same timeframe, with an increase of 249.9% hours watched.

No matter which way you slice it, that’s a massive increase and shows that Twitch has a foothold in areas outside of just gaming.

SullygnomeTwitch stats for Just Chatting.

Of course, this number wouldn’t be as high as it is without the streamers for viewers to watch.

Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth’ Siragusa has proven to have strong staying power in the Just Chatting section, even after being banned due to a wardrobe malfunction.

In fact, Amouranth became the fastest-growing streamer on Twitch when her ban was up, proving that her temporary departure from the platform was actually a blessing in disguise. 

Amouranth/InstagramAmouranth is the most popular Just Chatting streamer.

Of course, Amouranth isn’t the only big Just Chatting streamer, but she is the most popular by far. Some other notable names in the directory include Knut, Greekgodx, Trainwreckstv, RajjPatel, and that’s just scratching the surface.

According to SullyGnome, Just Chatting has been the third most-watched category in the past year, trailing only Fortnite and League of Legends.

While other games have risen in popularity but have since tapered off to more modest numbers, Teamfight Tactics and Apex Legends as examples, Just Chatting has proven it belongs in the upper echelon.

Whether the Just Chatting section is able to keep up its blazing hot growth remains to be seen.

Even if the rate of growth drops off by 1000%, it’ll still be far and away the fastest-growing part of Twitch.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.