Fans Turn Out for Minecraft Esports – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, Nov. 9-15
The election continues to drive Just Chatting viewership while esports activity for Minecraft boosts the long-running title into the Top Three.
Additionally, the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War as the latest in the annual franchise series combined with the continued popularity of Warzone means that two CoD titles now appear in the Top Ten.
Twitch’s Top Channel – xQc
Félix “xQc” Lengyel has reclaimed his position as the most-watched streamer on the platform after a few unique events pushed him slightly down the list in recent weeks. Throughout 2020 Lengyel has not only consistently been Twitch’s top performer in terms of viewership, but has become something of a tastemaker on the platform.
Lengyel has been credited with serving as a driving force for the rise of chess on Twitch over the summer after a stream he did with chess Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, who recently signed with TSM. He is also at least in part responsible for the explosive growth of Among Us as a leading title on the platform, having participated in games with other high profile streamers early in the game’s ascent.
Twitch’s Top Content – Just Chatting
With a drawn-out, emotionally charged election cycle still grabbing headlines last week, Just Chatting once again broke 50M hours watched. Top political streamer Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker held on to a Top Ten spot for a second week.
Also of note was the sudden surge of popularity for Minecraft. While the title always hovers around the Top Ten, it’s rare to see it break into the upper limits of the list so late into the game’s life. However, last weekend’s numbers were boosted by a unique Minecraft esports competition, the MC Championship, which pits teams of popular content creators against one another. The event helped boost Minecraft to third place with just over 20M hours watched.
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