- Engine Media/Torque Esports’ gaming live streaming data and analytics experts Stream Hatchet examine Microsoft decision.
- Microsoft to partner with fast growing Facebook Gaming
- Twitch remains the market leader in gaming streaming
TORONTO, ON, Canada (Monday, June 22, 2020): Engine Media/Torque Esports’ gaming live streaming data and analytics experts Stream Hatchet have revealed key data insights which may have influenced Microsoft to close its gaming streaming platform, Mixer.
Microsoft today revealed it would close Mixer and partner with Facebook Gaming for its future streaming efforts in this space.
“Microsoft’s decision makes perfect sense. Our Stream Hatchet data has shown the challenge Microsoft has been facing in growing its audience while at the same time Facebook Gaming has been growing in popularity,” Engine Media/Torque Esports COO Darcy Lorincz said.
“As a company that has deep insights on gamers and their habits, and that also operates some of the largest streaming competitions we absolutely support this decision. We think this will be an exciting development that further accelerates the growth and popularity of gaming.”
Mixer Market Share
Twitch The Leader
2.6 billion hours!
12 month growth
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