Another year has passed, and so it is time to look back and compile one huge list of the top 100 streamers to find out who will take the crown of the most popular streamer in 2014. Who had the most average viewers over the year? Who has been the most productive? Who has streamed the most hours in the last year?
Let's find out.
But first comes the top 50 lists for the previous month, of course.
Table of contents
- Huh? What's this?
- Top 50 streamers in December 2014
- Top 100 streamers in 2014
- The big picture
- Older entries
Huh? What's this?
For those of you who don't already know what this is about: I'm gathering various data (viewers, game, events, etc.) from all the streams that are presented on teamliquid.net (those that you can in the sidebar to your right) and use that data to produce the pretty tables and graphs you see below. The tables only contain SC2 players (that is, streams of people playing games of Starcraft 2) and not casters, teams or other streams. The tables also only contain Starcraft 2 related activities. So, for instance when CatZ is streaming Dota2, it will not be taken into account.
The data I gather is then turned into the tables you see below. One is sorted by the average viewers, the other is sorted by the average viewers times the hours streamed. The latter table favors those that stream a lot, while the former table favors popular streamers regardless of how much they stream. Either ranking has its advantages and disadvantages, and thus I present both.
For either table, I have a minimum required stream time of 5 hours to be included in the list.
Due to space limitations, I have to shorten the headers and leave some data out of the tables presented here. You can get the full tables from the links below.
The headers aren't as clear as I'd like them to be thanks to this, so here's a quick explanation, just in case: "Viewers" denotes the average viewers in the given month. "Hours" are the hours played. "Place diff" and "Viewer diff" are the place and viewer differences compared to last month.
Also, the HTML version linked beneath the images has some more information that I had to leave out due to space limitation, most notably the featured status of the players.
Now, Without further ado, here's this month's tables:
Stray observations and musings
- Aand Winter is back, grabbing his #1 spot for the month once again, with a lead of almost 1000 viewers of the second place.
- Nothing has changed in the viewers*hours category, as Winter seems utterly untouchable in that category these days.
- Notable streamers who made it to last month's list, but did not make it this month or who did not stream at all: Taeja, Byun, Fantasy, Stardust.
- If you find any mistakes or errors in the lists, please do let me know, especially concerning team changes or players that you are absolutely sure should be on the lists, but are not.
The top 100 of 2014
Stray observations and musings
- There you have it. Sure, he may have retired, but that did not stop him from staying the streamer with the highest average viewer count two years in a row. Congratulations, Stephano!
- It's probably not surprising to find Winter at the #1 spot in the viewers*hours category for 2014, considering he's been dominating the lists for the past few months. What may be more surprising is his #10 spot in the average viewer category. What few know is that Winter has streamed consistently for well over a year before he has gotten any noticeable viewer numbers, and we can see here that those definitely hurt his average for the year. Considering his success story, though, I doubt he'll be too sad about that.
- In the average viewers category, 6 of the top 10 streamers have also been in the top 10 for 2013: Stephano, Apollo, Destiny, Grubby, Demuslim and Innovation. Huzzah for consistency.
- A very special mention goes to Apollo, who streamed for a whopping 20 and 13 hours in 2014 and 2013, respectively. It's as if he's streamed as little as possible in the last years, but just enough to make it into the top 10 of the year.
- On the other end of the spectrum, we have ProTech, who streamed for over 3994 hours of Starcraft 2, surpassing the 3945 hours he streamed in 2013.
He did not manage to beat PainUser's record of over 4000 hours streamed in a year, however(and PainUser streamed a measly 1946 hours in 2014).
Nevermind. I'll just leave this here.On January 11 2015 12:29 ProTech wrote:
Well if you actually calculating the total time broadcast ( not just SC2 broadcast ) I streamed 4,517 hours. Just not all SC2
The big picture
(The actual numbers are not important, it's the ratio between month that's important.)
Note that these are player streams only.
Slow and steady, player stream viewership seems to go up. Sweet.
Not a whole lot of individual big tournaments happened in December. The Hot6 Cup had some pretty decent viewer numbers, and it's too early to talk too much about the SSL. It will be interesting how it's going to fare against the GSL.
Proleague & ATC
Huzzah, Proleague is back! And so are its viewers, which are about on par with the viewer numbers from the previous season so far.
That's all for this month. Hope you guys enjoyed, as always. Any kind of feedback is always welcome!
Older entries+ Show Spoiler +
- Top 50 streamers in November 2014
- Top 50 streamers in October 2014
- Top 50 streamers in September 2014
- Top 50 streamers in August 2014 (abridged version)
- Top 50 streamers in July 2014
- Top 50 streamers in June 2014
- Top 50 streamers in May 2014
- Top 50 streamers in April 2014
- Top 50 streamers in March 2014
- Top 50 streamers in February 2014
- Top 50 streamers in January 2014
- Top 100 streamers of 2013 (+ Top 50 of December)
- Top 50 streamers in November 2013
- Top 50 streamers in October 2013 (+ WCS numbers)
- Top 50 streamers in September 2013 (+ WCS numbers)
- Top 50 streamers in August 2013 (plus WCS numbers)
- Top 50 streamers in July 2013 (plus WCS numbers)
- Top 50 streamers in June 2013 (plus WCS numbers)
- Top 50 streamers in May 2013 (plus WCS numbers)
- Top 50 streamers in April 2013 (+ WCS/GSTL/SPL!)
- Top 50 streamers in March 2013 (HotS numbers!)
- Top 50 streamers in February 2013 + Proleague/GSL
- Top 50 streamers in Jan.2013+Proleague/GSL viewers
- Top 50 streamers in Dec 2012 (plus Top 100 2012!*)
- Top 50 streamers in November 2012
- Top 50 streamers in October 2012
- Top 50 streamers in September 2012
- Top 50 streamers in August 2012
- Top 50 streamers in July 2012
- Top 50 streamers in June 2012
- Top 50 streamers in May 2012
- Who is the most popular streamer?(Numbers inside!) (March-April 2012)