On December 7th, The Game Awards 2023 didn’t just roll out the red carpet for the year’s best games; it broke the internet with a massive 88% increase in hours watched over the previous year. Gamers across the globe tuned in, boosting peak viewership and average viewers by an impressive 58%. The numbers don’t lie; the gaming industry’s allure is not only enduring but intensifying.
Baldur’s Gate 3: The Champion of The Game Awards
One game stood out with six awards in its treasure chest: Baldur’s Gate 3 by Larian Studios. The title’s sweeping victory at the awards is a testament to its quality and the gaming community’s appreciation for a well-crafted adventure. The awards won are:
- Game of the Year
- Best Multiplayer Game
- Best Performance
- Player’s Choice Award
- Best Role-Playing Game
- Best Community Support
Creators: The Driving Force
Leading the charge in spreading the gaming interest was Illojuan, who captivated an audience of 108K at the peak of the event. This figure is more than just a number; it’s a symbol of the potent influence creators wield in the gaming sphere. Creators like Illojuan, who are ushering in a new era of gaming enthusiasm, playing a pivotal role in the industry’s growth.
This recent growth in viewership for the Game Awards can only mean one thing: the increase in interest from the mainstream public into the gaming industry. Moreover, how livestreaming has influenced gaming as a whole, and the potential creators have to drive new audiences into the industry.
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