Top 10 streamed games of the week: Borderlands 3 shoots up over 9.4 million hours in first week

Top 10 streamed games of the week: Borderlands 3 shoots up over 9.4 million hours in first 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 September 9th.

Most-watched games

World of Warcraft manages to keep the top spot for another week running, but a sizeable 31.3 per cent decrease in views sees the MMO close to being dethroned.

Fortnite is hot on the heels of WOW once more, racking up over 21.2 million hours watched despite a 3.8 per cent decrease in views. League of Legends falls to third after a 23.5 per cent drop in views.

Grand Theft Auto V moves up to fourth despite a decrease in views, and PUBG Mobile moves into fifth after a 9.3 per cent increase in views, amassing over 10.5 million hours in the last week.

Minecraft manages to stay in sixth even after a 21.8 per cent drop off in views across the board. Borderlands 3 is a new entry in seventh after its release on September 13th. In just three days, the title has racked up over 9.4 million hours watched. 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive falls from fourth to eighth this week after a 42.7 per cent drop off in views. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds also drops one place to ninth. Garena Free Fire re-enters the chart in tenth after a 13.5 per cent rise in views, racking up over 6.8 million hours in the last week. 


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.


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