Top 10 streamed games of the week: Pokémon Sword/Shield catches 12 million hours watched

Top 10 streamed games of the week: Pokémon Sword/Shield catches 12 million hours watched 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 November 11th.

Most-watched games

It's another strong week for League of Legends, which topped the chart with 28.3 million hours over the last week. Despite a 23.9 per cent decrease in views, LoL manages to keep over 5 million hours clear of the next game on the list.

That next game is Fortnite, which saw around 18.3 million hours watched last week following a 7.1 per cent drop off in views. Garena Fre Fire takes third place, continuing through the ranks after a 19.6 per cent jump in views.

PUBG Mobile is knocked down to fourth place, but it's still hot on the heels of Free Fire even after a 10.2 per cent decrease in views. Grand Theft Auto V sees a 12.2 per cent increase in views and racks up around 13.1 million hours watched.

Pokémon Sword/Shield is a new entry in sixth following an impressive launch week. The titles racked up over 12 million hours in their launch weekend. CS: GO moves up to seventh after a 12 per cent jump in views, while Minecraft stays in eighth, accompanied by an inconsequential 4.3 per cent rise in views.

Dota 2 moves into ninth place and sees yet another rise in views. A 15.5 per cent increase sends Valve's MOBA soaring past 9 million hours watched. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order closes this week's chart with a tidy 8 million hours watched in its first 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.