Fortnite puts up impressive Twitch numbers, beats popular esports titles

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Fortnite puts up impressive Twitch numbers, beats popular esports titles
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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
1 Fortnite 22.0M 334.8K 138.8K 6.7K
2 League of Legends 18.5M 268.8K 117.3K 2.2K
3 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 12.1M 366.0K 73.2K 2.8K
4 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 11.7M 424.7K 72.4K 1.1K
5 IRL 7.2M 92.9K 43.7K 639
6 Overwatch 7.1M 236.7K 43.3K 1.3K
7 Hearthstone 6.3M 71.1K 39.3K 262
8 Dota 2 5.9M 217.3K 36.1K 569
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.


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