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World of Warcraft Twitch viewership more-than doubled in Q3

World of Warcraft Twitch viewership more-than doubled in Q3

World of Warcraft continues to be popular on streaming platform Twitch with viewership more than doubling in Q3.

According to StreamElements, World of Warcraft was the third most-watched game on Twitch between July and September - behind only Fortnite and League of Legends. Blizzard’s title saw an increase of 118 per cent quarter-on-quarter, moving up from seventh place in Q2.

Numbers for Blizzard’s title are taken from both recent and classic renditions of World of Warcraft.

After streaming giant Ninja made the jump to Mixer, there was room to manoeuvre amongst the top five streamers. World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold topped Q3. He recorded 13 million hours of viewership for the popular MMO.

Battle royale giant Fortnite continues its decline, losing 20 per cent of its Twitch viewership. However, that hasn’t stopped the game from topping the Twitch chart in Q3, while its competitor Playersunknown’s Battlegrounds sneaks into the list at No.10.

In contrast to Fortnite’s hefty drop, the platforms Just Chatting category has continued its growth since launching in Q4 2018 - increasing 36 per cent in that time.

Twitch continues its domination in the world of streaming - growing 3.4 per cent since quarter two to take 75.6 per cent of the market in Q3. Meanwhile, Mixer holds 3.2 per cent of the market, Facebook gaming has 3.7 per cent, and YouTube has the second biggest share at 17.6 per cent of the market.


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