What Is A Subathon On Twitch? [Answered]

Read this guide to know how a Subathon works on Twitch.

Are you wondering what a Subathon on Twitch is all about? Find the answer right here. Twitch is considered a breeding ground for upcoming content creators. Subathons have emerged as a popular option for many streamers in the past few years. It is basically a union of two words – ‘subs’ and ‘marathon’. If you want to know how it works, then just keep reading!

How do Subathons Work on Twitch

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The time when Ludwig’s subathon stream almost ended.

A Subathon on Twitch happens when creators live stream as long as the subscriptions keep coming in. In simple words, there is a countdown timer which describes how long the stream will run. But the catch here is that with every new subscription, this timer increases by a few minutes.

Unlike a typical stream where creators have fixed timings, the viewers have the option to extend the stream in a subathon. Depending on the creator, every subscription can add a few seconds, minutes or more to the timer. The content for the stream can include playing games, cooking, chatting with viewers, dancing and even sleeping!

The most popular Subathon streamer till date is Ludwig Ahgren. Ludwig left Twitch for Youtube in 2021. However, his live stream which lasted for 31 days actually set the ball rolling for the subathon trend. At times, subathons usually run for a few days, months and even years! Here is the longest running subathon on the streaming platform:

Who has the Longest Subathon on Twitch?

The current record for the longest subathon stream is held by Emilycc. At the time of writing, Emily has completed 452 days of live streaming and counting. Her ultimate goal is to achieve a total of 730 days of live streaming. In the process, she has also amassed thousands of subscribers. It is safe to say that Emily’s subathon record will remain untouched for a long, long time.

That’s all you need to know about how a Subathon on Twitch works. For more related guides, head over to our Twitch section.