Data Collected: July 15-17, 2015
Sample: RapidPoll of video game streamers in the US
The availability and viewership of streamed video games is skyrocketing. Over 1.5 million unique broadcasters stream 11 million videos per month (http://www.twitch.tv/year/2014). What motivates these casters to stream their gameplay? In a recent RapidPoll, we asked 400 eSports streamers in the United States exactly that: When playing PC or video games, why do you stream your gameplay? We found there are a variety of extrinsic and intrinsic motivations for streaming gameplay.