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Riot Games’ auto-battler Teamfight Tactics recorded fewer than 10M hours for the first time since beta testing began for the League of Legends strategy-based game mode.
Meanwhile, numerous streamers’ participation in events like Daniel “Keemstar” Keem’s Minecraft Monday has provided a boost in viewership overall for a game that is typically not popular on Twitch.
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.
Losing the Fight?
Beta testing for Riot Games’ new auto-battler game mode in League of Legends named Teamfight Tactics has carved out its spot on Twitch as one of the top forms of content since testing began in June, but this week was easily its least-watched since debuting as the summer officially began.
The strategy-based game mode consistently produced 12M hours watched, or more, per week until this past week when it failed to generate 10M hours. Since beta testing was released around June 18, TFT viewership has been tightly tied to LoL viewership, which has suffered in exchange for TFT’s success.
The loss of hours watched by TFT this past week is no exception to the trend of LoL being its counter-balance. With TFT at its lowest point since coming out, LoL viewership has increased to its highest since the middle of June.
Mining for Viewers
Minecraft isn’t known as being one of Twitch’s top forms of content on a regular basis, but the emergence of Daniel “Keemstar” Keem’s Minecraft Monday event has led to a number of influencers trying out the game.
Since starting up about seven weeks ago, the event has led to some high-profile influencers from a variety of genres dabbling in Minecraft including Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek and Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp.
Back to Watching
Ever since the Overwatch League started up in 2018, there was little space for influencers on Twitch to play Overwatch, but in the past few weeks, there has been a small resurgence in viewership for the title outside of OWL that has given a boost to the title.
Grzesiek began playing the game semi-regularly a few weeks ago, but much of the influencer-based viewership for the title has come from Overwatch endemic gamers. Former OWL pros like Félix “xQc” Lengyel, Brandon “Seagull” Larned, and Daniel “Dafran” Francesca have each occasionally stimulated the game’s hours watched totals at various points in time.
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