Table of contents
- Huh? What's this?
- Top 50 streamers in May 2015
- 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
- Proving he's still as popular as he was many years ago, Jaedong manages to grab the #1 spot in the average viewers category, edging out the #2, Stephano, by a few hundred viewers.
- And congrats to Rotterdam for leading the ranking in the viewerhours category, closely followed by Naniwa.
- For the most part, streamers have resumed playing HotS and largely seem to ignore the LotV beta. Only about a handful of streamers kept playing LotV for the majority of their streams.
- Winter had an average of 1332 viewers last month, streaming 133 hours. That would have put him at the #2 spot in the viewers category, and the #1 spot in the viewerhours category.
- Notable streamers who made it to last month's list, but did not make it this month or who did not stream at all: Destiny, MMA, Parting, Fantasy
- 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 big picture
(The actual numbers are not important, it's the ratio between month that's important.)
Note that these are player streams only.
Overall player viewership is down, but it's easy to see a pattern here. When the HotS beta started, a good number of players started to stream the beta, only to switch back to the game they have to be good at a month later. A good portion of the viewers did not switch back, however. The same pattern seems to be repeating with the LotV beta: Barely any LotV is being streamed, and the people don't seem to be content with watching HotS again. If the pattern continues, we will continue to see rather low player stream numbers until LotV actually launches.
Up to 31000 viewers on average for a Ro32 group in WCS really ain't bad, and GSL is consistently over 10000 average viewers, too. Sweet.
Steady numbers, as always. Nothing more to be said here.
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 April 2015
- Top 50 streamers March 2015
- Top 50 streamers February 2015
- Top 50 streamers January 2015
- Top 100 streamers of 2014 (+ Top 50 of December)
- 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)