Twitch’s year-in-review for 2021 is out and doesn’t provide any significant surprises in the rankings of the top ten games or the ten categories which were that were most popular on the platform in the last 12 months. The top 5 remain unchanged in the end; however, the order of them differs, thus allowing GTA V to be the most played games of 2018 when we take off those in the Just Chatting category, far ahead of its time, just as always.
In terms of 2.1 billion hours spent, GTA V is ahead of League of Legends, the first game last year with more than 300 million hours. Fortnite finishes the podium with 1 billion minutes of play, which increases compared to 2020 even if it loses the position. There aren’t any new releases on this list, but it is also highlighted, as expected, including the most popular games available, including Minecraft, CSGO, and Dota 2. In this sense, the first new game to be released is New World, with 259 million hours played. New World is only at the 18th spot in this list.
In the meantime, StreamElements tells us that in 2021 , the amount of time watched through Twitch was up by 45 percent and is essential, increasing from seventeen billion to 24 billion. The pandemic has something to do with it, and even when there were fewer restrictions and more people were staying in their homes this year because more people were discovering the platform.
It is sure that in the next year, the platform will continue to expand and attract more users, Perhaps even an unexpected or two in the top 10 games with the highest amount of viewers.