Top 10 streamed games of the week: the new battle royale in town has dethroned Fortnite

Top 10 streamed games of the week: the new battle royale in town has dethroned Fortnite 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 February 4th to February 10th.

Most watched games

For the first time in this chart's history, Fortnite has been knocked from the top spot. Epic's battle royale phenomenon has lost its crown to Apex Legends, a new, free-to-play battle royale offering from Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment. 

The game has racked up over 39.6 million hours watched in its first week. However, its numbers are boosted significantly by the interest of some of  Twitch's biggest creators, including Ninja and Shroud. Should these streamers return to their flagship titles, numbers for Apex Legends could fall as fast as they rose.

Despite the battle royale carnage, League of Legends remains in second place, despite a 13 per cent decrease in views. 

Fortnite takes the bronze last this week, sitting in third place after a 26.1 per cent decrease in hours watched. It racked up 26.2 million hours, over 13 million less than Apex Legends. 

Dota 2 is in fourth last week, knocked off the top 3 by Fortnite. Despite the dip, views for Steam's MOBA were up by 2.1 per cent.

PUBG manages to stay in fifth for another week despite a 27 per cent drop in views last week. Just like Fortnite, some of the biggest PUBG creators have hopped over to Apex to see what the fuss is about. 

World of Warcraft takes sixth place, down from fourth after a 35.4 per cent decrease in views. CS:GO is in seventh for a second week running; an 8.1 decrease in views last week has not affected its place in the top 10. 

PUBG mobile is still going strong in eighth, and is hot on the heels of CS:GO despite a 5.5 per cent decrease in hours watched in the last week.

Number nine sees the return of Minecraft, which had a 24.5 per cent surge in hours watched this week. Mojang's crafting sensation popped back into the charts last month. Another old title makes a return in tenth too - Grand Theft Auto 5 racked up 3.7 million hours watched last week which puts it back into the top 10. 


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.