Top 10 streamed games of the week: Is Fortnite about to fall from the top?

Top 10 streamed games of the week: Is Fortnite about to fall from the top? has teamed up with esports and streaming analytics firm Stream Hatchet to bring you weekly charts of the most popular games in the streaming space.

This chart documents the most watched games by hours across Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer and Facebook.

Each week we'll be documenting the top ten most watched titles across all the major streaming platforms, so you can see which games are thriving among content creators and which titles are waning in popularity. We also have a chart documenting the week's biggest content creators.

This chart covers the week commencing January 21st to January 27th.

Most watched games

As always, Fortnite is top of the chart. However, the battle royale only hung on to first place by a thread this week, with League of Legends just 100k views behind it. 

Fortnite is usually millions of views clear of League, but a couple of changes meant that Blizzard's MOBA has managed to close the gap. For one, Fortnite flagship creator Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins has been off Twitch all week, causing a significant drop in views. Additionally, the League of Legends' LCS championship kicked off this week, giving LoL a huge burst of views. 

There's a new entry in third place for last week; Capcom's Resident Evil 2 has racked up over 13.6 million views in its launch week. Dota 2 takes fourth with a 9.3 per cent increase in views. 

PUBG falls to fifth from third after an 8.1 per cent decrease in hours watched. CS:GO takes sixth place after a small but significant 3.6 per cent increase in views.

Seventh place is taken by PUBG Mobile, the portable equivalent of the battle royale. It amassed over 7.6 million hours watched this week, an increase of 7.9 per cent.

Another new entry in eighth place is Sea of Thieves. Rare's pirate 'em up dropped almost a year ago but has seen a resurgence on Twitch in the last week, with some huge streamers picking it back up. It racked up over 5.8 million hours watched which equated to an 84.3 per cent increase in views.

FIFA 19 is still holding on in ninth place, racking up over 5.5 million views in the last week. Overwatch takes the final spot after an 8.7 per cent decrease in views, knocking Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 off the board.

Most watched games


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.


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