We are living in a time where people always want to see if their favourite thing managed to get the most attention or not. Same goes for eSports as players all over the world always eagerly wait to see if their favourite tittle managed to become the most watched title or not. And now, as the first quarter of 2019 has come to an end, some market watchers have come forward with their reports to reveal how well some popular titles performed during this time period.
Some popular organizations such as StreamLabs, Newzoo, StreamElements, and Stream Hatchet have come forward with their respective reports about the eSports industry. Instead of focusing on revenue, these reports basically reveal how well the games did in terms of streaming.
Fortnite Is the Most Streamed Game
As expected, Fortnite took the first place. The popular battle royale title managed to become the most streamed and watched title of the first quarter of 2019. However, the reports also indicate that there was a decrease in its viewership, which is probably because of Apex Legends’ debut. League of Legends, on the other hand, managed to take the second spot and is really close to Fortnite.
In addition to this, the newly released battle royale title, Apex Legends managed to take the third spot in the list. It is quite impressive to see that the titled managed to get ahead of IRL and Dota 2. However, at the end of the previous quarter, we got to see that the audience of Fortnite was slowly recovering as Apex legend’s viewership was decreasing.
Twitch Takes the Lead
The reports also revealed the most popular streaming services. Without any surprise, Amazon’s Twitch.tv is still the top rated and most popular streaming service in the world. The report revealed that there was a 33-35% increase in the viewership of Twitch as compared to the first quarter of 2018, as the platform has managed to cross 2.7 billion hours watched during this time period.
In addition to this, YouTube managed to take the second spot, while Microsoft’s Mixer was placed just behind it. The reports revealed that there was only a difference of about 4 million hours between the two platforms. However, the two still weren’t even close to the biggest streaming platform, that is Twitch.
Shroud Becomes the Top Streamer
We also got to see which streamers were the most popular in the first quarter of 2019. According to the reports, Shroud managed to take the first place in the list of most popular streamers. For those who don’t know, Shroud is well known for streaming PUBG on a regular basis on his Twitch channel. The latter also plays some other titles, but PUBG is his top favourite. Other popular steamers, such as Ninja, Summit1g, and Tfue also managed to get in the top 5.
Now that the report of the first quarter has been revealed, fans are now going to look forward to the next quarter’s report. It will be exciting to see if Apex Legends manages to gain its viewership back or not, as we have seen a decrease in its overall rating as well as viewership in the last month.