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Beta testing for Riot Games’ auto-battler Teamfight Tactics has continued its downward trajectory.
Meanwhile, Fortnite viewership is still adjusting to a lack in star power following the exit of Tyler “Ninja” Blevins for rival streaming platform Mixer.
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.
No More Fight?
Last week, Riot Games’ auto-battler Teamfight Tactics saw a drop in viewership that put it under 10M hours watched for the seven day period, and this week, the game saw another all-time low weekly viewership total as well.
The game mode’s drop from 9.6M hours watched to 7.1M came in part due to a decreased amount of airtime from TFT’s most-watched streamer that week, David “dogdog” Caero.
Additionally, there has been a slight decrease in average concurrent viewership for some of the title’s top influencers in the past two weeks. Personalities such as Caero and Rumay “Hafu” Wang experienced a 2-4K drop in average CCV from last week to this week.
On The Up And Up
While TFT has seen a steady decline, Riot’s more established game, League of Legends, has continued its trend upward. The most-watched title so far in 2019 saw a bit of a decline following the release of the TFT beta, but it’s now back in a more prominent position as a consistent top three most-watched form of content on Twitch.
Esports has continued to be a driving factor in LoL’s success, but influencers such as Andréas “Sardoche” Honnet and Hammoudi “Yassuo” Abdalrhman have made a difference for the title that relies on a combination of esports and personalities to generate viewership.
While Honnet has predominantly stuck to playing LoL this summer, Abdalrhman spent a notable amount of time airing TFT play after the beta was released leading to a sway in viewership between TFT and LoL.
Where Do We Go Now?
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins may not have been the influencer powerhouse that he was during the summer of 2018 as a Twitch streamer, his absence certainly has a resonating effect on the way Fortnite is viewed.
While Fortnite isn’t producing particularly impressive viewership figures that you might expect from 2018’s most-watched form of content, the title isn’t down as hard as it could be considering Blevins’ exit for Mixer.
Fortnite’s 16.6M hours watched total isn’t strong by the title’s standards, but prior to the World Cup in the middle of July, the game had four consecutive weeks of viewership figures that were lower than what it had this past week.
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