There is no doubt that the year 2019 has been quite rich in the universe of streaming. Indeed, the platform war started with players who, with big contracts, tried to get the most famous streamers. But one thing is certain, Twitch is now a key player for hundreds of millions of gamers around the world. The platform allows several video games to be known on the internet thanks to its 2 million unique streamers. Here is the list of the biggest games of the moment.
League of Legends
League of Legends is an online battle arena (MOBA) video game with several modes, developed and published by Riot Games on Windows and Mac OS. In this strategy game, the player takes on the role of a champion with unique skills that he will have to develop over the course of a game. During the game, two teams of 5 champions must compete to destroy the opposing Nexus.
Several modes are available in League of Legends such as Summoner’s Rift, ARAM or Tactical Combat. Launched on October 27, 2009 to the general public, the title quickly became a true phenomenon and one of the most played in the world. League of Legends also conquered the world of eSports by becoming the most watched event in the history of eSports. In this regard, at the end of 2019, the game totaled over 990 million hours of streams on Twitch.tv.
The second most streamed game on Twitch, Fortnite totaled nearly 885 million hours on the platform, a 28% drop from 2018. It is a free online game developed by publisher Epic Games, launched in June 2017 and available multiple platforms, such as the PC, PS4 and iOS.
Fortnite is a game developed as several packages with different game modes that share the same general gameplay and game engine. The game modes include Save The World and Battle Royale. You can find out more about how the game works by following other professional players on Twitch. And don’t forget that you can enhance your viewing experience with a quality headset.
Grand Theft Auto V
The fifth installment of the action-adventure saga developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V is one of the most popular video game in the world. It is therefore no coincidence to find it at the 3rd place of the biggest games of the moment on the Twitch platform. In fact, the video game totaled nearly 523 million streams by the end of 2019.
GTA V takes place in the virtual city of Los Santos where the player embodies a criminal (Michael de Santa, Trevor Philips or Franklin Clinto) in a universe parodying the United States of America. In this title, immersion is total and the character has access to concrete tools that allow him to easily interact with his virtual environment. Available on PC, PlayStation (3 and 4) and Xbox (360 and One), the game has two modes: Solo and Multiplayer.
Similar to League of Legends, Dota 2 is a MOBA that is played in a 3D environment and based on the confrontation of teams of players in arenas. Two teams (Radiant and Dire) composed of 5 players each compete to destroy the Ancient One. This is a major structure of the enemy base. The heroes embodied by the players, 117 in number, have special attributes, spells and attacks that can be “melee” or “range”.
On Twitch, Dota 2 had to total at the end of 2019 more than 458 million hours of streams.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Despite being the 5th game on our list, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is no less popular for that. In fact, the game has been viewed nearly 398 million times on the popular video game streaming and VOD service.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an online multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Valve Corporation. Based on the action and team cooperation of the original game created in 1999, CS:GO has 8 main game modes: Casual, Demolition, Flying Sniper, Team Deathmatch, Arms Race, Danger Zone, Competitive and Wingman.
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