The 25 Most-Watched Games on Twitch in the Past Year

What is Twitch? Twitch is an interactive streaming platform for gaming, entertainment, sports, music, socializing, and more. It provides a dynamic stage for gamers and other entertainers to showcase their skills and passions while building loyal communities. In the words of Twitch itself: “Twitch is where millions of people come together live every day to chat, interact, and make their own entertainment together.” How many people use Twitch? Twitch sees around 15 million active users consuming 71 million hours of content each day. Of course, this is made possible by Twitch streamers, many of whom have earned a living doing what they love. How many Twitch streamers are there? Twitch has an estimated 9 million monthly active streamers. These streamers may be dedicated to streaming one game or activity, or they may explore a wide range of entertainment. So what is the most-viewed game on Twitch? Let’s find out! This infographic created by the team at VR.Space explores the most-watched games on Twitch of the past year:

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What Are the Most-Watched Games on Twitch in the Past Year?

Here are the top 10 most-watched Twitch games and activities based on total hours:

  1. “Just Chatting” hours of watch time: 3,079,987,907
  2. Grand Theft Auto V hours of watch time: 1,928,602,345
  3. League of Legends hours of watch time: 1,726,946,470
  4. VALORANT hours of watch time: 1,005,790,984
  5. Fortnite hours of watch time: 866,274,458
  6. Minecraft hours of watch time: 770,211,130
  7. Call of Duty: Warzone hours of watch time: 758,727,173
  8. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hours of watch time: 744,194,977
  9. Apex Legends hours of watch time: 729,789,454
  10. Dota 2 hours of watch time: 580,767,957

What Is Just Chatting on Twitch?

As you can see, the most-watched game on Twitch is not a game at all. Twitch Just Chatting is the category used when broadcasters simply talk to their audiences, without playing a game or doing another specific activity. These are more casual streams that are often used for intermissions between gameplay, giving streamers an opportunity to chat with their viewers. In 2021, the most popular Just Chatting Twitch streamer was AdinRoss. However, he was banned indefinitely in April 2022 for hateful conduct.

How Many Viewers Does GTA Have on Twitch?

Grand Theft Auto V was the most-viewed game on Twitch in the past year, with 1,928,602,345 hours of watch time. Despite being released in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has been perennially popular among Twitch streamers, experiencing a 92.9% increase in viewers from the previous year.

How Many Views Does League of Legends Have on Twitch?

In the past year, League of Legends racked up 1,726,946,470 hours of watch time, which is an incredible number to imagine! In April 2022, the most-followed League of Legends Twitch channel was Riot Games, which streams the League of Legends World Championship. The League of Legends World Championship is an annual League of Legends tournament that offers a multi-million-dollar championship prize.

Game

Watch Time (Hours) + Increase Over Previous Year

“Just Chatting”

3,079,987,907

 

30.1%

Grand Theft Auto V

1,928,602,345

 

92.9%

League of Legends

1,726,946,470

 

3.8%

VALORANT

1,005,790,984

 

3.1%

Fortnite

866,274,458

 

(-27.1%)

Minecraft 

770,211,130

 

(15.6%)

Call of Duty: Warzone

758,727,173

 

(-21.5%)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

744,194,977

 

(-2.5%)

 

Apex Legends

729,789,454

 

(91.5%)

 

Dota 2

580,767,957

 

(17.5%)

Escape From Tarkov

369,319,081

 

(-12.5%)

World of Warcraft

334,880,759

 

(-29.2%)

Slots

321,875,921

 

(87.3%)

Dead by Daylight

298,126,212

 

(34.1%)

Lost Ark

277,858,083

 

(888.3%)

Music

271,877,619

 

(7.9%)

Hearthstone

248,067,722

 

(-12.7%)

FIFA 22

241,542,350

 

(0%)

Teamflight Tactics

216,927,445

 

(20.0%)

Rust

202,561,076

 

(-34.0%)

New World

197,417,898

 

(1,452.7%)

Rocket League

181,033,023

 

(5.0%)

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

179,962,233

 

(12.7%)

Sports

174,787,266

 

(336.9%)

 

Genshin Impact

160,890,931

 

(69.0%)

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