Top 10 streamed games of the week: Battle Royale takes a back seat as League of Legends prevails

Top 10 streamed games of the week: Battle Royale takes a back seat as League of Legends prevails 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 March 4th to March 10th.

Most watched games

Move over battle royale! League of Legends is the most-watched game across streaming platforms for the last week. Riot Games' MOBA has surpassed Fortnite and Apex Legends after racking up over 31 million hours watched.

This surge in views can be attributed to Twitch and YouTube's coverage of the NA League of Legends championship. The series has been running since January 25th and concludes on May 1st.

Fortnite is in second place after a 16 per cent decrease in views, amassing 30.2 million hours watched in last week. It is, however, still leagues ahead of Apex Legends, which only racked up 20 million hours watched after a 20 per cent drop in views.

Dota 2 moves into fourth this week after an 11.2 per cent increase in views. PUBG Mobile also moves up one place into fifth after a 7 per cent increase in views. 

PUBG takes sixth after a 10.5 per cent increase in views, racking up over 8.6 million views in the last week. Overwatch remains in seventh for the third week in a row, despite a 10.8 per cent decrease in views.

GTA:V moves up to eighth after another 15.3 per cent increase in hours watched last week. Twitch streamer Summit1g has been streaming a lot of GTA: V roleplay sessions which could account for a lot of the game's recent hits.

Devil May Cry 5 enters the chart at number nine. Boys in good coats simulator has racked up over 5.1 million views since its launch last week. 

Minecraft closes the chart for last week, racking up over 4 million hours watched. The crafting phenomenon keeps dipping in and out of the top 10.

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.