More than 4.8 billion hours of Twitch watched in 2016

by Sasha Erfanian Feb 15
Thumbnail image courtesy of Twitch users can take a trip down memory lane using the streaming platform's interactive 2016 Retrospective.

While last year's Retrospective took fans home, this year's has Twitchers take a road trip across the world gathering both general and personalized Twitch facts.

For instance, more than 4.8 billion hours were watched on Twitch in 2016, up from just over 4 billion hours in 2015. Charity streams also grew significantly over the past year, going from $17 million raised in 2015 to $25.3 million in 2016, approximately a 48 percent increase.

However, one thing that hasn't changed in the intervening 365 days is that kappa is still the most used emote on Twitch, getting sent 413 million times in 2016.

For the full spate of facts, check out the full 2016 Retrospective here.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. Follow him on Twitter, it'll be great for his self-esteem.