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Twitch pulls in 1.76bn hours in viewership during May

Nintendo's Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom debuted with 37 million hours watched during the month

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Streaming platform Twitch saw its viewership reach 1.76 billion hours during May.

The figure represents an increase of 5% in views when compared to April, according to StreamElements and's monthly State of the Stream report.

Twitch's most viewed games were familiar as League of Legends, Valorant, and Grand Theft Auto V were the three most viewed titles.

Following its May 12 release, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pulled in 37 million monthly viewing hours on the streaming platform.

The most watched games on Twitch are listed below:

  • League of Legends - 124 million hours
  • Valorant - 102 million hours
  • Grand Theft Auto V - 94 million hours
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - 87 million hours
  • Minecraft - 59 million hours
  • World of Warcraft – 52 million hours
  • Dota 2 - 50 million hours
  • Apex Legends - 39 million hours
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - 37 million hours

"With Twitch, May has always been stronger than March until last year when there was the expected post-pandemic decline, but this year May is back on top, which could signal a welcome return to the platform's regular ebb and flow," said StreamElements CEO Gil Hirsch.

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