Since the first show in 2014, The Game Awards has grown into one of the biggest events in video games. Not only are coveted titles such as "Game of the Year" awarded, but various trailers for new, as yet unknown games are also shown. This year we got trailers from, among other things Dragon Age 4, Crimson Desert, and Back 4 Blood to see. Not to forget the winner of the Game Of The Year category, The Last of Us 2. In 2020, a number of people watched the ceremony again. Game Awards host Geoff Keighley shared this year's viewership on Twitter. He also showed a graph showing the growth of the show.
When it was first broadcast in 2014, the number of viewers was 1.9 million. The Game Awards showed steady growth, but this year even Geoff Keighley's expectations were far exceeded. This year's livestream reached an audience of 83 million people. That is an increase of 83 percent compared to the 45.2 million last year. The maximum number of simultaneous viewers was 8.3 million, of which 2.63 million – twice as many as last year – watched on Twitch. There were also over 9,000 co-streams on Twitch, as well as 103 percent more use of the hashtag #TheGameAwards on Twitter.
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