Top 10 streamed games of the week: Overwatch views up as new hero Sigma revealed

Top 10 streamed games of the week: Overwatch views up as new hero Sigma revealed 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 July 22nd. Want to see last week's chart? Click here.

Most watched games

Fortnite is topping the chart again for another week, and a 53 per cent rise in views saw the leading battle royale rack up over 47.3 million hours watched last week. The surge was mostly caused by the first-ever Fortnite World Cup that took place last weekend.

League of Legends takes its usual spot in second, and a 3 per cent rise in views sees the MOBA soar past 20 million hours watched. Grand Theft Auto V moves back into third following a 12.1 per cent increase in views, caused by the release of its latest online casino update.

Riot Games' Teamfight Tactics falls to fourth after a 25.8 per cent decrease in hours watched. PUBG Mobile moves up to fifth after a 22.1 per cent increase in hours watched. 

World of Warcraft keeps its place in sixth, seeing a minor 0.5 per cent decrease in views. WoW is followed by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in seventh place, which saw a 14.3 per cent increase in hours watched last week. 

Overwatch is the big mover this week, and a 116 per cent rise in views sees Blizzard's shooter amass over 9.7 million hours watched. The reveal of the game's 31st hero, Sigma, has brought players back to the title.

Dota 2 re-enters the chart in ninth place following a 16.6 per cent rise in views, which knocks Minecraft down to tenth place. 


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.