Top 10 streamed games of the week: Mortal Kombat 11 breaks into chart after successful launch week

Top 10 streamed games of the week: Mortal Kombat 11 breaks into chart after successful launch week 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 April 23rd to April 29th. Want to see last week's chart? Click here.

Most watched games

It's another Fortnite-dominated week across streaming platforms this week, but the game has seen a decrease in views this week, 8.2 per cent in fact. That's not enough to see it overtaken, but a loss nonetheless.

League of Legends takes its usual spot in second place, but only just. A 12.6 per cent decrease in views puts the MOBA very close to being overthrown.

Grand Theft Auto: V is in third place, racking up over 20 million hours watched in the last week. The game also lost 6 per cent of its views, but it's in no danger.

Hearthstone moves back into fourth place after falling to ninth. A 33.4 per cent increase in views saw Blizzard's card game rack up over 10.2 million hours watched last week. PUBG Mobile takes fifth place after a small but significant 0.6 per cent rise in views.

Dota 2 moves up one place to sixth after a 2.2 per cent increase in views. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds falls to seventh after a 16.1 per cent drop in hours watched. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dropped 24 per cent of its views last week, falling to eighth place. 

Mortal Kombat 11 is a new entry in ninth, racking up over 6.8 million hours watched during its launch week. However, the latest installment of Ed Boon's fighting franchise needs to do some work if it wants to stay in the top then.

Overwatch closes the chart this week, dropping 19.2 per cent of its views in the past 7 days. Apex Legends has fallen from the chart completely. 

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.