Top 10 streamed games of the week: huge week for COD: Modern Warfare as battle royale mode drops

Top 10 streamed games of the week: huge week for COD: Modern Warfare as battle royale mode drops 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 March 9th, 2020.

Most-watched games

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare takes the number one spot this week, dethroning League of Legends after a long reign. The arrival of Warzone, a new free-to-play battle royale mode has seen players flock back to the title, and it has racked up over 35 million hours watched over the last week.

League of Legends is knocked to second place and sees a 15 per cent decrease in views. The MOBA still amassed over 30.6 million hours watched however, so it's not in any long term danger. 

Fortnite moves down to third and sees an 8.7 per cent decrease in views. The decrease in views across a lot of popular titles could be attributed to the rise of Modern Warfare. 

PUBG Mobile drops to fourth following a 4.3 per cent decrease, and Grand Theft Auto V moves down to fifth after a 10.8 per cent dropoff in views. 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive racked up 11.8 million hours watched after a 9.5 per cent decrease in views. Garena Free Fire clocks in at number seven with 11.2 million hours watched, and its closely followed by Dota 2 which actually saw a minimal 0.08 per cent increase in views. 

Minecraft is also on the rise after seeing a 29.5 per cent increase in views. It switches places with Apex Legends in tenth, which saw a 26.5 per cent decrease in views but again, that could also be down to frequent players leaping over to Modern Warfare's Warzone mode.


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.