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The Game Awards 2021 Sets New Record With 85 Million Livestreams

The Game Awards 2021 Sets New Record With 85 Million Livestreams - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 December 2021 / 1,803 Views

The Game Awards creator and host Geoff Keighley via Twitter announced this year's show has set a new record with 85 million livestreams across more than 30 platforms. This is up from 83 million in 2020 and 45.2 million in 2019.

There was also a record number of tweets about the show with 1.6 million, as well as a record number of viewer votes with 23.2 million. The show also has the highest watch time to date on YouTube with 1.75 million hours.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
VAMatt (on 21 December 2021)

How do they only get 1.75 million watch hours out of 85 million streams? The average person only watches for 1 minute?

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Kakadu18 VAMatt (on 21 December 2021)

Could people watch it on other platforms?

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Dulfite (on 20 December 2021)

This is huge, people! Last year's numbers exploded because of Covid and people being starved for escapism. Most of us are doing our normal thing now. I was fully expecting them to lose tense of millions of views because last year's numbers were misleading, but they did better? That is shocking! Geoff must be so happy!

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Dahum (on 20 December 2021)

The Game Awards have become prestigious at this point and a main award show for the whole video game industry which is great.

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Jumpin (on 21 December 2021)

Pretty good for the biggest farce in the video gaming industry.

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Dulfite shikamaru317 (on 20 December 2021)

Last year exploded because of Covid. Compare 2021 to 2019, disregard 2020 altogether. Massive growth!

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