Based on Geoff Keighley, final week’s Sport Awards reached 103 million livestreams, marking the best viewership within the award present’s 9-year historical past. By his personal metrics, that is up by 20 p.c over the 85 million of 2021’s Sport Awards.
Keighley revealed additional metrics, resembling 11.5 million video views on Twitter, and improve in hashtag utilization (by 31 p.c), dialog quantity (28 p.c), and distinctive authors (33 p.c), all in comparison with 2021. Additional, the present trended at #1 worldwide and featured in all high 5 worldwide traits.
With these vital yearly will increase in views, it is protected to say Keighley’s annual spotlight reel of big-budget and beloved indie video games will proceed to shut out every year.
To additional underline how far the Sport Awards have come since its 2014 debut, Keighley posted the viewership stats of each to date, exhibiting how viewership actually spiked up in direction of the tip of the 2010s and going into 2020.
On Steam, distinctive viewership was at 9.5 million, and its peak excessive of concurrent customers was at 850,000 watchers.
One of many extra notable occasions throughout the awards ceremony was a Steam Deck giveaway the place one in every of Valve’s handhelds was given out each minute. Per Keighley, the giveaway was a “massive hit,” although he stopped wanting offering an precise variety of human beings who managed to get a Steam Deck.
When it comes to precise wins at 2022’s Sport Awards, lots of the large identify awards went to FromSoftware’s Elden Ring and Sony Santa Monica’s God of Struggle Ragnarok. The latter recreation’s wins included Finest Efficiency for Christopher Decide as Kratos, Finest Rating for Bear McCreary, and Finest Innovation and Accessibility.
Elden Ring, in the meantime, took Sport of the Yr, Finest Artwork Course, and Finest Sport Course.
This yr #TheGameAwards hit a brand new viewership milestone: 103 million livestreams.
Thanks for making this the most-watched Sport Awards in historical past.
See you in 2023! pic.twitter.com/bOyvbTtv7H
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 16, 2022