In the past decade, the gaming community has continued to grow into a multi-billion dollar industry. Right from video game developers to end-user, everyone is a part of this industry. YouTube was one of the earliest platforms which truly gave rise to the gaming community. Gamers/YouTubers used to put the clips of them playing the game on the platform and earned the name for themselves. And then came to a dedicated platform for these streamers to show off their skills live, that was called Twitch. In this article, we would be talking about the most-watched game on Twitch. We have made this special list just for you guys.
Twitch is an American live-streaming service. It focuses mainly on games, but recent developments have led people to showcase their various talents and skills on this platform. Many of the popular streamers started from YouTube and then switched to Twitch because of how customizable it is. The community itself is very friendly and welcoming. Just like YouTube, this also has channels. While the channels are free to subscribe to, some of the features cost a monthly rate to become a member. Twitch remains one of the most popular and reliable streaming platforms around the world.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto is one of the most popular gaming franchises out there created by Rockstar Games. With GTA V out, we saw a new feature in the gaming franchise, multiplayer functionality. The game came with GTA Online, which is the multiplayer mode for the game. The game was released back in 2013, with the multiplayer feature slowly rolling out to consoles and pc till 2015. It’s been almost 8 years now, and people are still playing it and watching it on Twitch.
League Of Legends
If it comes to MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), one of the bigger names out there is League Of Legends. It is created by Riot Games back in 2009. With a total of 156 champions to choose from, this game offers players a variety of playstyles like the classic Summoner’s Rift, ARAM, and Teamfight Tactics. Even after all this time, people still watch this game on Twitch and have amassed a large fan following. Twitch streamers often post guides on how to up your skills in this game and use each champion to its fullest.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. After the success of PUBG, no one thought that any other battle royale game would even come close to its level, but they were proven wrong. PUBG now had a real competition in the market. Streamers like Shroud actually went from playing PUBG to Apex Legends. Till date, Apex Legends remains the undefeated battle royale.
When I say Fortnite, there are many things that immediately come to your mind, like Ninja, Drake, Travis Scott, Brie Larson, etc. Fortnite is developed by Epic Games Studios and released in 2017. It is one of the most popular battle royale games, if not one of the most famous games around the world. It is a feature-rich game that caught the eyes of many people around the world. Soon, streamers like Ninja started streaming the game on their channel and immediately gained popularity for it. Even after the rise of competition like Apex Legends and existing ones like PUBG, Fortnite still is one of the most-watched game on Twitch.
If there was ever a competitive shooter that can beat CS: GO, Valorant was it. A first-person shooter game created by Riot Games and released just last year in June 2020. And within that short period of time, it has gained a vast player base and popularity. People from all around the globe have already considered it a standard for competitive shooter games. It is one of the most-watched game on Twitch, with a total watch time of 77.6M.
Who can forget all those mindless hours spent with friends in Minecraft collecting Blazing Rods from Nether or building a castle. PewDiePie was probably the first person ever to play this game and put it on YouTube. And so the trend followed, many others streamers started playing Minecraft like Dream and Illumina. The block graphics game is one of the most-watched game on Twitch and has always been one of the fan favorites.
Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty is one of the most famous video game franchise out there. Warzone was released in March 2020. In just a span of a year, it literally has one of the biggest player base in the multiplayer game market. The competitive battle royale with a first-person perspective and the expertise in making a balanced shooter game really gave them the edge in the competition. Warzone is free to play, so you don’t have to pay for the base game. Streamers really enjoy playing this game, and their audience enjoys watching them play.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Oh this game, man if I could sum up all the time that I spent playing Counter-Strike, it might even outlive my school days. Of course, in those days, I used to play Counter-Strike Condition Zero. CS: GO was launched in August 2012. Upon its release itself, it became a streamer’s haven. People played this game non-stop back in the day, considering it was few of the only competitive fps at that time.
Back when Riot was developing League Of Legends, back in 2002, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos had a multiplayer mod called DotA (Defense of the Ancients). It was a huge success and probably the first ever MOBA. Following its success, Dota 2 was launched back in 2013. Gamers and streamers are obsessed with this game, and soon it became an e-sports title. The game may look simple enough, but when you try it yourself, oh boy. All the characters are available to play, unlike League Of Legends, where you have to either unlock them through progressions or spend your hard-earned cash.
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