Tfue beats shroud, Ninja and more to be most-watched streamer of 2019 - Dexerto
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Tfue beats shroud, Ninja and more to be most-watched streamer of 2019

Published: 19/Dec/2019 17:11 Updated: 21/Dec/2019 11:57

by Michael Gwilliam

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The most-watched streamer including all platforms has been revealed and a new king of broadcasting has been crowned heading in 2020.

According to a new report from StreamElements and Arsenal.gg, viewers spent a whopping 87,789,883 hours watching 21-year-old Fortnite star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney in 2019.

The report took into account the fact that popular stream icons such as Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins switched from Twitch to Mixer and combined their stats.

Respawn EntertainmentLosing shroud was a big blow to Twitch, but at least they still have Dr Disrespect.

Shroud came second overall with 65,807,447 hours watched while summit1g had just over 60,000,000 to come third.

Ninja, who made headlines across the globe in August when he announced he would be moving to Mixer, was fourth at 57,951,217 hours.

Former Overwatch pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel rose to sixth on the back of IRL and variety streams with 53,385,731 hours.

Robert Paul/Blizzard EntertainmentxQc could have an incredible 2020 coming his way.

Notably absent from the top 10 was Dr Disrespect, who won Streamer of the Year at the Esports Awards in November.

Twitch still dominates

In 2018, Twitch owned 75% of the market share based on hours watched with YouTube Gaming at 22% and Mixer and Facebook at only 1% a piece.

In 2019, Twitch’s market share dropped to 73% while Mixer and Facebook grew to 3%. YouTube Gaming, meanwhile fell to 21%.

NinjaNinja was the first big name to move from Twitch to Mixer.

With that being said, all platforms had major year over year growth. Twitch grew by 20% and while Mixer exploded with 149%.

Facebook Gaming saw the largest year over year with a whopping 210%. In 2018, Facebook Gaming had 114,754,621 hours watched. In 2019, they increased to 356,242,965.

As the streaming wars heat up, it will be interesting to see what other names are offered major exclusive contracts to jump ship. 2020 is shaping up to be a very competitive for both platforms and streamers themselves.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.