Twitch continued to dominate the market in Q3, holding 70,5% of all content watched in the livestreaming space with 5,79 billion hours watched. Likewise, Twitch also dwarfs Facebook and YouTube in terms of total hours streamed at 222,9 million hours, compared to 17,1 million from Facebook and just 8,4 million hours from YouTube.
Facebook Gaming was the only major competitor that saw a consistent increase in hours watched from July to September, according to the latest report from Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet. That growth has finally pushed Facebook Gaming over YouTube Gaming in hours watched for Q3, hitting 1,29 billion hours compared to YouTube’s 1,13 billion.
In specific areas, Just Chatting was the most-watched category on Twitch in Q3 2021 at 707,5 million hours watched, though Grand Theft Auto V was close behind at 656,32 million. League of Legends finished third at 442,57 million hours watched. Valorant Masters was the top esports event for Q3 with 31,7 million hours watched, followed by ESL Pro League XIV at 28 million hours and the LCK at 25,2 million hours.
Riot Games dominated the publisher rankings, pulling in 772,3 million hours watched. The full breakdown of the Q3 streaming industry can be watched on the official Streamlabs blog.