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The International for Dota 2 led a plethora of esports events that took over Twitch this past weekend, boasting three top 10 channels.
Meanwhile, Turner “Tfue” Tenney led all influencers due in part to streaming his participation in a professional trios event for Fortnite.
The following channels are ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Access.
The International is Dota 2’s premier event every year, generating massive viewership for the title on Twitch, and this year, the opening week of competition for the tournament produced three of the top 10 channels on Twitch before the main event has even started.
This past week 18 regional qualifying teams competed in a round-robin style group stage that narrowed the field down to 16 teams and also seeded the field of competitors. Though the stakes for this stage weren’t as high as they will be this coming week for the main event, TI’s top two channels each produced an average of more than 30K concurrent viewers across a combined 164 hours of airtime.
Call to Arms
The Call of Duty World League 2019 Championship in Los Angeles recorded 2.7M hours watched on Twitch this past week. Even though the title itself hasn’t mustered much in the way of Twitch viewership since the decline of its battle royale game mode late last year, its esports events have been able to consistently stimulate the game on Twitch.
With an average of 66K concurrent viewers, the event’s main channel had the highest average CCV of any channel in the top 10 this past week, beating out Turner “Tfue” Tenney’s 60K average CCV.
Thrill of Competition
Turner “Tfue” Tenney is the most-watched influencer on Twitch this year by a long shot, but his audience isn’t simply there to watch Tenney for his personality. Tenney’s competitive nature and skill manifest themselves when he competes in tournaments in a way that brings added viewers to his channel, and this week was no exception.
This past weekend, Tenney participated in a Fortnite trios tournament, his first significant competition since the World Cup, and the event caused a massive spike in viewership. For most of the week, Tenney’s streams averaged between 44K and 52K CCV. However, his Saturday stream saw viewership jump to an average of 72K CCV, and the following day his stream averaged 102K CCV for the finals of the competition.
Though Tenney didn’t see much of a change in his viewership following Tyler “Ninja” Blevins’ move to Mixer from Twitch, the inclusion of esports competition back into his stream was a stimulant for Tenney’s viewership figures.
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