eSports has grown massively over the past couple of years and game streaming keeps on getting more popular as well. There are many people who make a comfortable living from streaming. How much do they make? Masters degree student Efe Karakus is currently “focusing on human-computer interaction and data mining” and has combined Twitch.tv subscriptions with advertisements and an educated prediction to give the public an insight into how much these streamers really make.
The top streamer, imaqtpie takes in around $14,000 a month by Efe’s estimates. That is not bad at all for just playing games and having people watch you!
Most of this income is because of ads that are part of the Twitch.tv platform. Although you can purchase a subscription that wipes all advertisements off the streamers channel and a part of this subscription fee will be given to the streamer.
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