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Top three esports titles hit a combined 286 million monthly hours watched on Twitch

Wessel Minnie

Apr 7, 2020 1:50 pm

It is no secret that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are staying at home, and staying safe. With lockdowns being implemented across the globe, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that viewing numbers for esports titles have increased. In a Press Release, according to data gathered by, the top three esports titles have hit a combined 286 million monthly hours watched on

Top three esports by the numbers

The Press Release explains that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a huge increase in both the number of viewers and hours spent watching on


League of Legends leads the way, followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and then CS:GO in third place. Check out the raw numbers and comments on the increase as per the report. Note that these numbers are for March 2020.

League of Legends – Over 123 million hours watched

“As one of the most played games in the world, League of Legends draw the highest number of Twitch viewers last month, revealed the Statista and TwitchTracker data. The statistics show they spent over 123 million hours watching the online battle arena game developed and published by Riot Games, or two million more compared to February. At the same time, the average number of LoL viewers surpassed 166,000.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 96.2 million hours watched

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ranked second on the list, with 96,2 million hours watched on Twitch in March. The popular first-person shooter game created by Infinity Ward and published by Activision witnessed an increase of over 87 million hours watched compared to the prior month.


Moreover, the average number of viewers hit nearly 130,000 last month, or ten times more than the February figures. The end of the second week in March also brought a new Twitch record for the game, reaching nearly 521,000 peak viewers.”

CS:GO – 66,8 million hours watched

“Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was the third most-watched game on Twitch. The popular shooting game reached 66,8 million hours watched last month, or 17,1 million more compared to February.


Statistics also show the CS:GO average monthly number of Twitch viewers has been on the rise for the last three months. In February, over 71,600 Twitch users followed the game, or 26,000 more compared to the month before. The number continued growing in March, reaching nearly 90,000 average viewers.”


It is very clear that esports viewer numbers continue to grow, and have increased significantly due to gamers staying at home.


Header image via Riot Games