Top 10 streamed games of the week: Animal Crossing breaks 13 million hours during launch weekend

Top 10 streamed games of the week: Animal Crossing breaks 13 million hours during launch weekend 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 16th, 2020.

Most-watched games

There's a lot of green arrows across the board this week, which is no surprise as the entire world begins to self-isolate.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare stays on top for another week and sees a 7.4 per cent rise in views, racking up over 37.6 hours over the last week. League of Legends takes second place and sees a 5.4 per cent rise in views, gaining 32.3 million hours. 

Fortnite views are also up by 25.2 per cent and the title has amassed over 24.5 million hours watched as a result. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is last week's big mover with a 73.2 per cent increase in views. 

Grand Theft Auto V takes fifth and sees a 19.9 per cent increase in views, and PUBG Mobile drops two places to sixth despite a 3.9 per cent increase. 

Animal Crossing New Horizons is a fresh entry in seventh following its launch last week. Since Friday, the title has racked up over 13 million hours watched. 

Garena Free Fire drops down to eighth, and Dota 2 falls to ninth. Minecraft is pushed back down to tenth but sees a 13 per cent increase in views, keeping it on the board.


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.