Video Gamers May Be the New Stars of Live Streaming

  • Videogaming events today attract hundreds of thousands of simultaneous streaming video viewers.
  • A recent “League of Legends” competition drew more than 200,000 simultaneous viewers, according to game provider own3D.tv (the Austria-based company has more than four million unique viewers per month).
  • 95 percent of the viewers watch in HD.
  • Early numbers suggest this is a global trend (only 15-18 percent are U.S. viewers).
  • Others are getting on board; live streaming provider Justin.tv created TwitchTV to offer e-sports as a live sporting event.