Ibai Llanos accuses Twitch of manipulating viewership numbers- Spanish Twitch streamer Ibai Llanos broke the platform’s viewership record during his influencer-boxing event, La Velada del Año 3, with over 3.4 million viewers at its peak. However, Llanos claims that Twitch capped his viewer count, potentially preventing it from being even higher.
Despite reaching the impressive milestone of 3.4 million viewers multiple times during the stream, the popular streamer claims that Twitch intentionally capped his viewer count during the event. Fans speculate that technical issues with Twitch’s stats tracker may have affected the accuracy of the recorded viewership numbers.
Ibai Llanos accuses Twitch of manipulating viewership numbers in record-breaking boxing event
During a live stream on July 2, Llanos voiced his frustration, stating, “The amount of engineers, viewership experts — including my editor, who knows a lot about this — who talked to me said that (Twitch robbed) me.”
He went on to explain that his viewership count on the Twitch tracker would rise, then abruptly drop, and rise again. According to Llanos, professionals in the field of viewership analysis have provided him with various theories supporting his claim that Twitch manipulated his views.
This latest achievement for Llanos comes on the heels of his previous record-breaking boxing event in June 2022, which also garnered significant attention on Twitch, peaking at 3.35 million viewers. While many fans speculate that Llanos could have had an even larger audience than the recorded 3.4 million. They suggest that the sheer volume of viewers may have caused issues with Twitch’s stats tracker, leading to inaccurate data.
However, it remains uncertain whether the issue of viewership count manipulation will be addressed by Twitch. Llanos continues to captivate audiences with his unique streaming events, setting new standards and pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved on platforms like Twitch. As his popularity soars, fans eagerly await his next move while hoping for a resolution to the controversy surrounding his viewership numbers.