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Fortnite saw an uncharacteristic dip in viewership just one week after a new season of in-game content was released.
Meanwhile, Call of Duty produced more than 10M hours watched for its launch, despite Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek’s move to Mixer.
Additionally, League of Legends continues to lead all other games as competition ramps up for the knockout stage of the World Championship.
The following content is ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Access.
Fortnite posted more than 20M hours watched two weeks ago when it released a new season of in-game content that was hyped up by a cosmetic-themed black hole blackout event. However, that success hasn’t managed to produce the same level of consistent viewership as in-game releases typically do for Fortnite.
Due partially to the release of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Fortnite saw its viewership dip around 10M hours watched week-over-week, even though it typically manages to hold strong viewership for extended periods of time following the release of a new in-game season.
Activision’s yearly Call of Duty launch produced more than 10M hours watched this past week, despite only being playable for less than half the week.
While the game isn’t the same sort of direct competitor to Fortnite that it was last year when it had a battle royale mode, it still pulled in streamers known to play Fortnite like Corentin “Gotaga” Houssein and Tim “TimTheTatman” Betar.
Even without the power that Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek brought to first-person shooting games on Twitch, Call of Duty’s reach on Twitch made it the second most-watched game on the platform over the weekend, behind only League of Legends, which is currently holding its World Championship.
World of Waiting
World of Warcraft saw another decline in viewership this past week as fans await new content releases in both the game’s retail version and Classic.
With Blizzard Entertainment’s yearly BlizzCon convention coming up this week, there’s potential for a new content release announcement to give the game a boost in the coming weeks. However, until then, the game could see viewership continue to slip as influencers struggle to find captivating content to broadcast on a consistent basis.
Blizzard is currently testing content for a newly announced patch in its retail version that will come soon but has no release date set. The new patch will include a raid which will likely garner strong viewership as many top guilds race to become the world’s first group to kill the final boss, a race that has increasingly gained interest from the general population of Twitch viewers.
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