In 2021….ok, I’ll stop. I mean, you get it at this point. Everybody is stuck at home, so they got more time to watch gaming live. Currently, there’s a lot of games out there for streaming. From mainline consoles, PCs to mobile phones. Yes, am not that kind of elitist to cherry-pick just for the higher-end platforms.
Here are the following games, as of mid-2021, that has been gaining a lot of traction with the ranking based on viewer count.
10. Escape From Tarkov
This game has been in the spotlight for survival FPS games. It’s been known as the uber PUBG, which makes any PUBG players seem inferior to its hyperrealistic yet asymmetric gameplay. It has 10s of thousands of views from both Twitch and YouTube Gaming.
9. Guilty Gear: Strive
Wait, what’s this? Fighting games are now back on the spotlight? Yes, besides Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Guilty Gear seems to be the penultimate fighting game. Made by the veteran devs Arc Systems Works. Who made Dragon Ball FighterZ. This game edges Tarkov just a bit in overall viewership, but it’s astonishing how fast the playerbase grew for a Japanese fighting game such as this.
8. Rainbow Six: Siege
Yes, despite it being still at the top once upon a time, its viewership has somewhat dwindled. Recently, due to the number of problems the playerbase had with its new roadmap, operator changes, and maybe the weirdly everchanging visual aesthetics. Regardless, Rainbow Six isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
7. Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen
Hey, a Pokemon game. Nice, but not only that. An old DS Pokemon game. Apparently it’s been getting popular within the Spanish region. From Mexico to Spain to other South American countries? Crazy that it managed to surpass even some of the other games here.
6. Apex Legends
Apex Legend is still going strong, haven’t changed much in the metrics of viewership for the past 2 years, but that’s ok. It isn’t asking to go way further than it needs to be. There have been new modes, new legends to unlock, more weapons, new maps and so on. It has gotten to be a strong example of catering towards its loyal fanbase without ripping their wallets a new one.
5. Call Of Duty: Warzone
This has been dubbed as the best free to play Call of Duty game ever. It has eclipsed even the recently released Black Ops Cold War. Funny enough, even though that game is considered a package deal with Warzone, same with Modern Warfare remake. Whatever viewership it currently has, it earned it.
Valorant is still considered a fairly newgame. This game hasn’t had the reception in some places. Yet, with Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming, It has gained strong traction. This is due to Riot’s namesake promoting the game heavily. I played it myself, it needs more time to cook in the oven. But I can really see it going to places.
3. Dota 2
The MOBA game that isn’t League of Legends still has so much viewership. With concurrently viewers at times surpassing 200K. It’s very popular in a lot of platforms, including Facebook which has the lowest view count for some reason in-comparison. LoL comes close to this, but it seems Dota 2 has shown League that it can play catch up and pass by.
2. PUBG Main And Mobile
PUBG on desktop and consoles is dying, that’s because the main devs have moved away most of their staff to prioritize on the mobile division. Which is dominating everywhere. Mobile is no.1 at Facebook Gaming. While it seems ridiculous to add this considering Twitch has games that seemingly surpasses PUBG in terms of viewership. What you don’t know is that, the main 3 platforms I’ve mentioned aren’t the only ones out there.
All the platforms put together, with obscured data from Asian streaming sites, including China’s own Huya and Douyu. This game definitely surpassed almost everything to this point.
1. Grand Theft Auto V
It’s out there, time to put the cat out of the bag. Rockstar Games made a deal with the devil himself that catapulted the game to the highest view count possible. This game has half a million concurrent views at Twitch. It is the second most viewed game in Facebook Gaming. Only YouTube is behind the two. But even then, collectively, not even PUBG will catch up to this. Or did it?
This probably has more to do with its younger demographics and the thriving modding community at large. Plus ah, Epic Games gave the game away for free. Your next guess is as good as mine, at this point.
So, here’s the list of most-streamed game of 2021. It’s crazy. Some of the stuff we used to remember like Among Us has gone down to obscurity and is now clamoring to reach towards other platforms besides PC, and mobile.
There are plenty of games that have a high viewership count, remember Minecraft? Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? Fortnite?
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