In a month marked by major milestones for the streaming service Kick, the spotlight shines brightest on streamer Amouranth. The platform, which broke its own record by logging 100 million hours watched in August, has found a superstar in Amouranth, who alone accounted for 434,000 hours.
Dominating the Charts
Amouranth not only led the female streaming community on Kick, but her viewership figures also dwarfed those of her closest competition. According to data from StreamCharts, she outperformed the next four leading female Kick streamers combined. Crystal, the runner-up, put in an impressive 550 hours of streaming—nearly three times more than Amouranth's 185 hours—but secured only 81,000 hours watched.
A Calculated Move Pays Off
After inking a lucrative contract with Kick in June, Amouranth saw a dip in her Twitch numbers due to a decreased streaming schedule. However, her move to Kick appears to be more a shift in platforms than a loss in popularity. Although she isn't in Kick’s overall top 10 list—dominated by heavy-hitters like Adin Ross and xQc who raked in 6.1 million and 4.7 million hours respectively—Amouranth's stellar trajectory suggests that it won't be long before she breaks into the coveted rankings.
The Business of Streaming
Amouranth’s overwhelming success serves as much more than a viewership statistic; it highlights Kick's strategic focus on recruiting top-tier talent. The streamer's high-profile contract reflects the platform's commitment to leveraging well-known personalities to increase user engagement.
As the streaming wars intensify, Kick’s strategy is becoming clear: draw in and maintain popular streamers to solidify its position in the highly competitive market. With the acquisition of a powerhouse like Amouranth, Kick is not just benefiting from her large and devoted following but is also staking its claim as a key contender for the future of streaming.