Today we want to take a look at the most popular games being streamed across all platforms as of August-September 2018.
Unsurprisingly, at the time of writing, Fortnite from Epic Games is being streamed by a ton of people. Fortnite streaming has been huge for a while now but it was really kicked in to a next level when pro player Ninja gained mainstream attention streaming the game with Drake on March 15th 2018.
At one point the stream had more than 635,000 concurrent viewers, which set the record for a non-tournament stream. Fortnite has continued to gain popularity and we can’t see that changing any time soon!
League of Legends
League of Legends has been in the top spots for years with big tournaments happening seemingly every month. At the time of writing, LCK 2018 Summer is happening, the second split of the 2018 Season of League Champions Korea. Pulling in an average of 45,000 concurrent viewers this might not be the biggest tournament, for example the 2016 finals pulled in over 36 million unique viewers, it still shows the strength League of Legends has in the streaming charts.
The first Blizzard game here but its popularity only seems to grow over time. Even out of tournament play, this game will stay lodged in a lot of sites top spots. 2017’s Hearthstone World Championships pulled in over 8 million total viewers with an average of 592,201 concurrent viewers.
World of Warcraft
Blizzard’s World of Warcraft has been a staple in streaming for a while now but it’s not always as high as it is this month. We are currently headed towards a brand new expansion, Battle for Azeroth, which launches August 14th. Big channels known for MMO play have been playing the pre-expansion patches and showing off a lot of high level play.
A surprise entry at the start of September is the PS4 exclusive, Spider-Man. Having launched only on September 7, 2018, it has quickly gathered 214K++ followers on Twitch, getting as high as 232K concurrent viewers. Big releases usually get a bit of hype at the start of its lifecycle, but considering that it’s a console-exclusive and that it’s a single player title, this is actually quite impressive.
These are just a few of biggest games streamed online! As a bonus tip, don’t feel you need to stream these to get noticed! Play what you love to play, as after all, if you’re not enjoying yourself, neither is your audience!