League Of Legends, Fortnite, Dota 2, Apex Legends Among Most Watched Games On Twitch

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor July 9, 2019
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What are people watching on Twitch? As it turns out, a lot of free-to-play games. The Esports Observer tracks such things, and over the first half of 2019, the top 10 list is dominated by many of the biggest and most venerable games out there, as well as one prominent newcomer.

The list includes nine games, as well as the "Just Chatting" category of Twitch, with six of those nine being free-to-play games. That includes League of Legends at #1, Fortnite at #2, Dota 2 at #5, Apex Legends at #6, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at #7, and Hearthstone at #9.

Esports Observer points out that this represents a year-over-year decline for Fortnite, which was #1 over the same period of 2018, with 531.1 million hours viewed. It managed just 465 million hours over the first half of 2019, a drop of 12.4%. Meanwhile, last year's #4 game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, is totally unknown to the 2019 list, having been replaced by Apex Legends. Apart from substituting "IRL" for "Just Chatting," that's the only change to the list between the years.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (1)

Arkanpher 2 years ago
a) As if anything changed in past 8 years (except addition of some titles over years, since they weren't released 8 years ago)
b) What's the point of this kind of news if Twitch offers most watched option to Twitch users...if they care, they look at it there XD
c) did you make this article on purpose knowing that I won't be able to pass by without leaving a comment? Oh, how sweet. :)


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