If you’re wondering which game was watched the most on Twitch this year, then we have some exciting news for you. Recently, Esports Observer decided to do some digging and came forward with a report that revealed some thrilling details. The report mainly focused on the top 10 most-watched games on Twitch, but it even featured the number of hours watched. Surprisingly, the game that was expected to be at the top placed second.
League of Legends Takes the First Spot
The report, created by Esports Observer, featured a mixture of Battle Royales and MOBAs. League of Legends managed to clinch the first spot and surpassed every other game. The report further revealed that from the month of January until June, League of Legends had around 512.2 million hours watched. Fortnite came second, despite expectations that it would have been the most-viewed.
Is Second Place A Bad Thing for Fortnite?
Second place is, of course, nothing to sneeze at. It is still quite an achievement to become the second most-watched game on Twitch. However, Fortnite is the kind of game that has managed to stay on the top of almost every other list. Not only that, but it was even once popularly regarded as the most-watched game on Twitch. Back in March 2018, it was reported that Fortnite was dominating Twitch and was the most-watched as well as the most-streamed game, even surpassing its direct competitor, PUBG, by a large margin at that time. However, it seems as though League of Legends has clinched the top spot from it, if the rumors were ever even true at all.
The rankings seem to indicate that viewers are more interested in MOBAs overall than they are in shooting titles. Although Fortnite has claimed the top spot on Twitch during a few months of the year, it has still lost out to League of Legends in overall performance. Both games see a strong rise in viewership during tournaments and events, which tend to bring out a great deal of interest among hardcore and casual fans.
Apex Legends Is Going Strong
In addition to this vying for the top spot, Apex Legends was also present in the list of top 10 most-watched games on Twitch. For those who don’t know, Apex Legends managed to grab the attention of around 50 million players during its first month. But after a few months, its viewership began to decrease, as some players lost their interest in the game. However, it is now great to see that the game has managed to become one of the top 10 most-watched games and is growing again.
In any case, these were the results for the first half of 2019. Who knows, maybe Fortnite will have beat League of Legends by the end of this year. The Fortnite World Cup Finals are just around the corner, and they might help Fortnite become the most-watched game on Twitch.