- Last month I reported Infinite as being #1 by a surprisingly large margin. It turns out YouTube changed the way they report stream viewers a while ago and the numbers were off because of that. This has now been (retro-actively) corrected. Furthermore, this was actually a BW stream, so I've excluded it from the SC2 stats.
- New in the top 10 is Russian (?) streamer MedoedTV, who has seemingly built quite a following on YouTube over the past few months. He's come as high as #2, narrowly pushing PiG one place down, though he's still a ways from threatening Winter's claim on the top spot.
- BaseTradeTV dominates the top events for December, ending the year with two high-profile events that got quite a few viewers: their own BaseTradeTV StarLeague and the PeopleImages StarCraft League. Wardi also continues his rise to the top, getting good numbers for his weekly events.
- Generally speaking, viewer numbers in 2017 were down compared to 2016, but the difference was quite small. The year had a particularly strong finish, which can undoubtedly be attributed to the game becoming free-to-play last November. If that trend continues we can look forward to a good year for SC2, at least concerning live streams, but we'll have to see whether the move to F2P has any real lasting impact on that front.
- As always, suggestions and requests are welcome!
Huh? What's this?
I run Fuzic - which collects statistics and rankings of StarCraft II live streams - and these threads are a summary of the viewer numbers for the past month.
Data is sourced from fuzic, and additional up-to-date stats may be found there. But in these threads - which I will try to post at the beginning of every month - there will be a monthly summary so you can get a quick overview of that month's viewer numbers.
The rankings list any stream that is reported on by the APIs of the various streaming services (Twitch, Azubu, etc). I have no way of verifying to what extent someone's viewers are legitimate, and therefore will not independently ban someone from the rankings. Please do not start a(nother) discussion about this in this thread.
"VxH", or "hours viewed" is the average amount of viewers multiplied by the amount of hours the streamer has streamed during that month. Basically, if for each viewer you count the amount of hours they watched the stream during the month, and add them up, you get this number. The list is sorted by this metric, as it gives a good impression of the streamer's activity through the month.
You can click the links below the charts for additional stats and a list you can sort by whichever metric you prefer.
(Full ranking - note that these include streams in which events were streamed, and the above ranking does not)
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