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Streaming service Twitch passed a big milestone over the weekend, hitting two million concurrent viewers on Sunday 23 August. The company's senior vice president of marketing Matthew DiPietro revealed the figure when asked about the impending launch of rival service YouTube Gaming.

"For our current stats, we have 1.5m broadcasters (11,000 partnered channels), 100m viewers per month who watch 106 minutes per person per day on average, and 38 million installs of our mobile app with 4.7bn minutes watched across 10.3m unique devices," said DiPiertro, talking to MCV UK.

"We also just set a new concurrent viewership milestone. On Sunday, 8/23, Twitch boasted more than 2m concurrent viewers on the platform with a lot of those eyes belonging to fans of ESL One: Cologne 2015 and the League Of Legends' NA LCS Finals."

ESL One: Cologne is the world's biggest Counter Strike: GO tournament and was watched by 27 million people on Twitch over the course of its duration. Swedish team Fnatic were crowned champions inside Germany's LAXNESS arena, the country's largest indoor stadium.

The League of Legends North American LCS Finals meanwhile took place inside New York's Madison Square Finals and saw team CLG conquer Team SoloMid in the final with a 3-0 whitewash.

Addressing the release of YouTube Gaming in the US and UK today (26 August), DiPietro said: "The opportunity in gaming video is enormous, and others have clearly taken notice. We're proud of what we've accomplished in the last four years, but our eyes are on the future.

"We are focused on building upon the foundation we've laid with the Twitch community, and incorporating the next-generation features the community has asked for. We are dedicated to being the best social, global, multi-screen video platform for gamers, period

"We have a very ambitious and long-term product roadmap, some of which will be revealed in the coming weeks and months, particularly at TwitchCon, where we'll have the chance to catch up in person with some of our most prolific partners, and their legions of fans."

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