Twitter saw more than 2 billion gaming tweets last year According to a new Conversation Report from Twitter, their users love to talk about gaming. The social media giant says they saw a sharp increase in Tweets during the quarantine last year. Since then, the chatter has only gone up. Zach Mazzotta, who works on […]

Twitter saw more than 2 billion gaming tweets last year

According to a new Conversation Report from Twitter, their users love to talk about gaming. The social media giant says they saw a sharp increase in Tweets during the quarantine last year. Since then, the chatter has only gone up.

Zach Mazzotta, who works on Twitter Gaming’s partnerships team, shared the new report on Tuesday. He highlighted a few of the most impressive stats in his tweet. The statistic that stands out most says that Twitter sees 70 gaming-related posts per second. This stat makes sense when you read further into the data. Twitter says there were 91 million unique gaming authors in 2020. Furthermore, Tweets about gaming influencers have jumped up 138%.

Additionally, Tweets about PC gaming and cloud gaming have more than doubled. Console gaming and general gaming news have also gone up since last year. This is no surprise as 2020 saw the release of the long-awaited PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Twitter shares gaming conversations report

Esports Tweets saw a 38% uptick in 2020. In a separate blog post from Twitter in January, they outlined the most tweeted about esports events of the year. League of Legends Worlds 2020, Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020 and Call of Duty League 2020 Championship all made the top five. In fact, the Call of Duty League is a highly tweeted about league in general. Two of the league’s most popular stars, Clayster and Scump, were amongst the most tweeted about esports athletes in 2020.

The report also mentions that gaming Tweets from women have shot up nearly 40% alongside more Tweets from Gen Z gamers. According to Twitter’s data, gamers on the platform are very diverse and boast a ton of interests outside of gaming. Overall, Twitter’s gaming community continues to grow well into 2021.

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Jordan watches too many Twitch streamers and has plenty to say about it. He's an avid gamer with a penchant for writing and an aspiring industry insider.