Top 10 streamed games of the week: Grand Theft Auto V has hijacked Twitch

Top 10 streamed games of the week: Grand Theft Auto V has hijacked Twitch 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 11th to March 17th.

Most watched games

League of Legends enjoys another week in the top spot, racking up over 30.6 million hours in the last week. The NA League of Legends championship is still ongoing and so we may see views for the MOBA continue to best the biggest games right now.

Fortnite is in second place for another week, but its view decrease has lessened from 16.3 per cent to just 2.6 per cent. The title isn't growing, but it's losing fewer hits overall. 

Grand Theft Auto: V takes third this week after a huge 203 per cent increase in hours watched last week. Twitch's Summit1g has been dipping into Rockstar's opus recently and that seems to be pushing views up. 

Dota 2 is in fourth for another week. The title upped its hours watched by 11 per cent and might have secured third if it wasn't for GTA: V's surge in hits.

Apex Legends has fallen to fifth, the lowest it has ever been on this chart. Respawn's battle royale had an immensely successful launch week, due to the attention of Twitch's top talent. It was uncovered last week that Ninja had allegedly been paid a million dollars to stream Apex at launch.

However, the Apex Legends battle pass is about to drop, alongside a much-anticipated new character. These updates could see interest in Apex soar upwards once again.

PUBG mobile is in sixth, racking up 8.9 million hours watched in the last week. PUBG Corp's handheld shooter has garnered a huge audience in Asia which keeps it solidly in the top 10. 

CS:GO is in seventh place after falling from the chart for a week. The title experienced a huge 243 per cent increase in hours watched last week. The WESG championship in China may account for some of the big views last week.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 breaks into the chart at number eight. The sequel to The Division launched last week and has amassed over 7.7 million hours across streaming sites since it dropped. 

PUBG takes ninth after an 11.7 per cent decrease in views last week, and Overwatch closes the chart in tenth despite a 24.6 per cent decrease in views. 

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.