It was a giant weekend for international Counter-Strike: International Offensive motion, with channels topping the charts throughout a number of tournaments. Additionally of notice, Korea’s League of Legends professional league continues to cleared the path within the recreation’s weekly viewership.
Twitch’s Prime Channel – Gaules
It was a giant week for CS:GO (and NBA) streamer Gaules, but it surely additionally could have been the beginning of a very robust month for main World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold. The long-awaited launch of WoW’s newest content material patch drove a spike in viewership, however Asmongold created a surge of curiosity on the finish of the week when he switched his content material to rival MMO Closing Fantasy 14. Asmongold has lengthy been the main World of Warcraft streamer, and his exploration of a rival recreation comes at a time when gamers have turn out to be significantly disenfranchised with WoW because of the prolonged delay between content material updates.
This shift helped shoot the streamer to 3rd place this week, producing 3.54M hours watched. The power to keep up an viewers in a brand new recreation, mixed with the arrival finally of the subsequent WoW raid and its corresponding Race to World First could end in a very robust month for Asmongold.
Twitch’s Prime Content material – Simply Chatting
Grand Theft Auto V managed to fend off League of Legends for one more week, however the shrinking hole signifies a attainable return to the highest for the decade-old MOBA within the close to future. LoL has remained persistently above 30M hours watched for a while, and whereas GTAV had its time effectively above that determine, it seems that reign might be coming to an in depth. Ought to GTAV lastly drop off, it’s probably that one other streamer collaboration-friendly title will stand up into the Prime 10, although it stays to be seen if something can maintain the excessive benchmark that GTA established for the pattern.
Additionally of notice is the continued rise of Valorant. Following its first offline esports event and ensuing content material replace, the title seems to be surging up the charts, overthrowing each of its main shooter rivals in Warzone and CS:GO. This week, the title almost eclipsed 20M hours watched – a powerful quantity for any title outdoors the highest three.