Livestreaming platforms are aplenty but not all are deemed credible. Amazon’s Twitch sustained through the competition and now has a well-deserved stature as one of the widely known streaming platforms dedicated to video games. Gaining a few million videos views is common for Twitch but some games exceed the minimum view range and go up to a hundred million views.
Foremostly, to understand Twitch streaming better, you need to have a streaming experience beforehand. One major way streamers lose views is due to poor internet connectivity. If similar issues surface, you can consider connecting to cox cable internet and then proceed to stream. The next step is to know which games are popular on the platform to increase your viewer count. We have compiled a thorough list to satiate all your streaming concerns.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
The Call of Duty franchise is still going strong without facing a speck of decline in its popularity. Hosting a viewer count of 2.69 million hours of the game watched on Twitch, the shooting game earns a visible spot on the global streaming platform. Streamers from across the world are adamantly releasing gameplay guides, walkthroughs and explaining mechanics on Twitch which, too, has become a core medium to generate revenue through subscriptions and views.
Apex Legends brought a huge shift in viewer count as the game currently holds an estimate of 26.68 million hours of gameplay watched. Many believed it wouldn’t acquire a place as a worthy battle royale game but it did. While it wasn’t able to outweigh the popularity of Fortnite and PUBG, which critics speculated correctly but Apex Legends now has a dedicated fanbase that doesn’t falter in giving an upsurge to its view count on Twitch.
The MOBA world is dominating Twitch and other prominent streaming platforms as of now. Dota 2 stands as the second most popular MOBA, with League of Legends taking the lead. The esports community is on the rise and has been getting new inclusions every time the gaming trends face a swift and much-needed change. Dota 2 stands with 30 million hours’ worth of gameplay watched on Twitch alone.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Vice City is one of the most prominent games of the franchise by Rockstar Games. The game earned its stature and the series has been well-known over the years. Fast forward to 2013, Grand Theft Auto V is released. The same open-world game filled with riots and rebellion is brought to both the PC and console generations. To this day, the game has sold over 115 million copies and viewers have had watched 38.89 million hours of the game making GTA V, not a one-hit-wonder as many believed it to be.
A whopping 80 million hours of Fortnite gameplay has been streamed so far. The number alone is enough to justify the levels of popularity Fornite has as a battle royale game. Its current stance is hard to outweigh anytime soon since its release of a second season. There’s no apparent decline in viewership and renowned streamers, with Ninja being one, are adamant in cashing the game especially on Twitch. However, we just cannot be sure of how long the fame will last.
League of Legends
Lastly, the throne to the most streamed video game is given to a MOBA – League of Legends. It’s almost uncanny to believe the game secured 125.65 million hours watched on a sole streaming platform. Most of the viewers were generated through this year’s Worlds Championship but Riot Games started to face an upsurge of views and searches the moment the company revealed the plans it has in store for League’s 10th anniversary.
The entire spectrum of streaming games online isn’t relatively recent but the new inclusions to such platforms are adding to its usability and charm at once. Now gamers are more hooked to reading into reviews and game walkthroughs uploaded by professional streamers. The feature is bright, entertaining and lucrative so let’s see what other worthy titles take the streaming lead on Twitch next year.