YouTube Gaming had its biggest year with over 100B watch time hours

2020 was a big year for gaming creators as well with over 80,000 YouTube Gaming creators hit 100,000 subscribers

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 00:19 IST
YouTube Gaming 2020
YouTube Gaming 2020
YouTube Gaming 2020
YouTube Gaming 2020

It's no surprise that streaming services witnessed a huge surge in viewership and subscribers this year. YouTube has now announced that 2020 has been the biggest year for YouTube Gaming with over 100 hours of watch time hours and over 40 million gaming channels.

The most watched game on YouTube was Minecraft with over 201 billion views. Roblox was another popular hit with 75 billion views followed by Garena Free Fire with 72 billion views. An old favourite, Grand Theft Auto V garnered 70 billion views while Fortnite had 67 billion views. Live streaming was big as well with YouTube Gaming witnessing over 10 billion hours of video game live streams. Among the most watched live games, Minecraft took the number one spot again followed by Garena Free Fire, Fortnite, GTA V and PUBG Mobile.

2020 was a big year for gaming creators as well. Over 80,000 YouTube Gaming creators hit 100,000 subscribers, and over 1,000 of them reached 5 million subscribers. There were more than 350 gaming creators who reached 10 million subscribers this year. YouTube also highlighted Minecraft content creator Dream whose subscriptions grew from 1 million in January 2020 to more than 13 million in October.

More breakout creators of 2020 include Valkyrae, Corpse Gaming, GeorgeNotFound and EddieVR. The top gaming creators in terms of views are FGTeeV, Jelly, Flamingo, Robin Hood Gamer and ItsFunneh. Among the top live streamers there were quite a few from India including MortaL, Sc0out, Total Gaming, Gyan Gaming and SOUL Regaltos.

YouTube has also listed the most and liked videos, live events, and more. You can find the entire list here

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First Published Date: 09 Dec, 10:00 IST