ESL’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league continues to lead all channels, esports or otherwise, with its online competition.
League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) led a packed week of LoL competition.
Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff took over as the top Call of Duty: Warzone streamer as the battle royal remains popular.
The following content is ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch from Monday to the following Sunday.
Counter-Strike is Pretty Big
With Valve’s online gaming service Steam continually breaking active player records, and CS:GO itself doing the same, the game’s esports scene appears to be going strong despite the loss of multiple live events including one of the year’s two Majors.
The ESL Pro League once again led all channels by a considerable margin, generating 4.07M hours watched. The league had to rework its format in order to facilitate online play in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but that new formula appears to be generating sustained interest from viewers.
LCK Back in a Big Way
The decentralized nature of the League of Legends ecosystem has allowed the game an agile response to the pandemic. While each of the four major professional leagues (North America, Europe, China, South Korea), all were able to return to official competitive play relatively quickly.
After a brief hiatus, the LCK has returned to once again league all LoL esports channels, with two dedicated channels in the Top 10 generating 1.66M and 1.22M hours watched respectively.
MERC-ing the Top Spot
Since the release of Call of Duty: Warzone, Jaryd “Summit1G” Lazar had been the game’s top streamer, even leading all Twitch channels for multiple weeks. However, with the leading streamer taking several days off this week, Kolcheff filled the void, taking over as the top channel for the battle royale title.
While he does not have the general popularity of Lazar, Kolcheff still reached 1.41M hours watched for the week.
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