May 2021 Twitch Poker Analysis Shows Decline in Poker Streaming

by Natasha Lyndon - Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 12:46


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Our analysis of the Twitch.tv Poker category reveals a decline in hours streamed, broadcasters and hours of poker watched on the platform in May 2021. Many of the top streamers are poker affiliates who earn money via partnerships with online poker sites.

Using the Twitch API we mapped out the poker eco-system on Twitch to understand key trends on Twitch poker & to identify the top poker streamers of May 2021.

Twitch.TV Poker Streaming – Trends & Statistics,  May 2021

Poker Average viewers rank: 45th overall on Twitch ( down 8 spots since April). Poker peaked at #12 in September 2016. Meanwhile the Slots category on Twitch ranks 13th on the Twitch category leaderboard (Average viewers rank) – up 4 positions in the last 7 days.
Peak viewers rank: Poker ranked 223rd (down 103 positions in the overall Twitch rankings since April)
Average channels rank: 112th (down 14 spots since April)
Peak channels rank: 120th (down 25 positions since April)

  • Hours of poker watched: 5,623,616 (-36.2% down Vs  May 2020)
  • Hours of poker streamed: 80,399 (-13.6% down Vs May 2020)
  • 7,568 average viewers watching online poker (-38.3% down Vs May 2020)
  • 108 channels streaming poker, on average (-16.3% down Vs May 2020) – making poker the 112th most streamed category by # streamers.
  • 70.0 viewer ratio (-26.2% down Vs May 2020)
  • 28,770 max viewers (-51.6% down Vs May 2020)
  • 4,416 broadcasters (-12.1% down Vs May 2020)

Top Poker Streamers – May 2021

Rank Channel Hrs  Watched Hrs Streamed Peak Viewers Avg. Viewers Followers
1 PokerStars247 465,781 729 1,129 639 118,594
2 LexVeldhuis 363,796 121 6,669 3,007 275,295
3 Winamax 175,085 117 4,539 1,493 36,185
4 kevinmartin 173,322 107 4,514 1,616 105,508
5 easywithaces 119,483 95 3,905 1,258 111,538
6 tonkaaaaP 109,124 53 4,885 2,079 114,129
7 apestylespoker 87,720 79 3,064 1,114 31,030
8 ALOHADANCETV 85,910 43 6,654 1,998 595,537
9 FelipeMojave 82,297 117 7,135 703 28,080
10 ALLinPav 82,190 110 2,114 745 81,466
Natasha Lyndon

Based in London, Natasha is a former sports journalist with experience working for some of the biggest athletes & brands in the world of sports and iGaming.