Top 10 streamed games of the week: CS:GO esports causes huge spike for Valve shooter

Top 10 streamed games of the week: CS:GO esports causes huge spike for Valve shooter 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 December 2nd.

Most-watched games

It's hard to remember a time when League of Legends wasn't topping the charts. A 6.6 per cent rise in views sees Riot's flagship MOBA soar past 22.4 million hours watched in the last week.

Fortnite manages to move back into second place following a 13.3 per cent jump in views. Interest in the title is still going strong.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is last week's big mover; a 37.6 per cent increase in views puts Valve's shooter in third place. As always, it is esports events pumping up the views, and the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals are currently underway. 

Grand Theft Auto V stays in fourth and sees a mild 5.7 per cent rise in hours watched. The game has had a solid year across YouTube and Twitch and has managed to stay in the top 10 for most of 2019.

PUBG Mobile drops to fifth after a 30.3 per cent dropoff in views last week. The PMCO Fall Split Global Finals came to a close last week causing a moderate decline in views and streams for the title. However, PUBG Mobile is due for another huge esports push in 2020, which could see the game continue to dominate into the new decade.

Dota 2 moves down one place to sixth but still sees a 10.3 per cent increase in views over the last week. Garena Free Fire also remains in seventh for another week, with a view change of less than one per cent.

Minecraft sees a 6.5 per cent rise in views, pushing over 10 million hours watched last week. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare re-enters the chart in ninth following a 30.4 per cent increase in views, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds rounds off the chart in tenth, falling one place after a 7.9 per cent view decrease.


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.