Despite a number of high-profile and extremely competitive esports tournaments, Fortnite has become the most-watched gaming title on Twitch. Based on a report, the Battle Royale game has outperformed all of its competition in the past week (February 26 – March 04) on the streaming platform.
Here are the overall results for Twitch viewership:
|Rank||Game||Hours Watched||Max Concurrent Viewers||Average Concurrent Viewers||Average channels|
|2||League of Legends||18.5M||268.8K||117.3K||2.2K|
|4||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||11.7M||424.7K||72.4K||1.1K|
|9||World of Warcraft||3.0M||57.9K||18.7K||896|
|10||Grand Theft Auto V||2.8M||56.5K||16.8K||440|
Based on hours watched, average concurrent viewers, and average channels streaming, the Epic Games title is leaps and bounds ahead of League of Legends, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and other popular esports titles like Overwatch and Dota 2.
In under six months Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon, with figures such as Tyler "Ninja" Blevins skyrocketing in views and popularity - he raked in 4 million hours alone. This has been proven by League of Legends being knocked off the top spot, despite the wildly-popular competitions NA LCS and EU LCS being streamed week-in, week-out.
Even with huge CS:GO tournament IEM Katowice taking place during the week, it couldn't get anywhere near the numbers of the top three titles in terms of viewership.