By now you’ve most likely already heard/read/used many of the new features and enhancements Twitch CEO Emmett Shear announced during the TwitchCon keynote...As exciting as all of that is, at StreamKick we get amped by data. And Shear’s address included some really interesting stats we think the community might enjoy. After all, it is the community that’s driving this thing.


By now you’ve most likely already heard/read/used many of the new features and enhancements Twitch CEO Emmett Shear announced during the TwitchCon keynote. If you haven’t, you should. Like, now. There’s a great rundown available on the Twitch blog.

As exciting as all of that is, at StreamKick we get amped by data. And Shear’s address included some really interesting stats we think the community might enjoy. After all, it is the community that’s driving this thing.



2,254,706 - people who’ve streamed in 2016

That’s more people than the individual population of over ⅓ of the countries in the world. Keep in mind, 2016 isn’t over yet.



17,208 - partnered streamers this year

To put this in perspective, there were about 13.5k partnered streamers going into 2016 according to Twitch. That’s over 25% growth year-over-year up to this point. We love to see more streamers becoming partnered and hope this trend grows.



10,235,293,502 - minutes of content produced this year

This one took a minute to sink in. Let’s be ridiculous. It would take you approximately 19,473 years to get through it all in one go. And that’s without getting up for the bathroom.



166,148,917 - Bits cheered

Stats like this one are especially fun because this means people are getting paid to play video games. Can we just acknowledge for a minute that people can get paid, to play games, in their own homes, in 2016? FeelsGoodMan



15,919,355 - clips created by viewers

The clip system Twitch implemented this year has been great at bringing the viewing audience deeper into the experience. It has a lot of potential and we’re eager to see where Twitch takes it next.



10,207,220,543 - total chat messages this year

Ahh Twitch Chat. There’s no arguing how vocal and involved the Twitch viewing audience is in this community. At the time of TwitchCon, the number of chat messages was up by over 10% from the total at the end of 2015. So either the lurkers are awakening or viewership is growing. Our money’s on both.



821 - average Kappas per minute

We’ll wrap with the really important stuff. On top of this, and it’s no surprise, Kappa kept the crown for the most popular chat emote. At this point, another emote unseating Kappa isn’t likely but never underestimate this community. We’re partial to BabyRage so let’s make it happen in 2017, k friends?