Global time spent watching livestreaming video game content has nearly doubled since Q1 2020

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In Q2 2021, people spent a collective 9.0 billion hours watching livestreaming video game content around the world (excluding China), a massive increase from 3.8 billion hours in Q2 2019. This new high follows a 56.9% quarter-over-quarter jump in Q2 2020, when pandemic lockdowns set in worldwide. Watch time remains elevated a year on, as enthusiasts continue to find entertainment in not only playing games but watching gameplay as well.