CS: GO, Dota 2 Take Bulk of Top 10 Areas – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, June 22-28
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 competitions have actually regularly declared leading areas in Twitch’s list of top channels considering that the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, however, the Valve esports went one step even more, declaring the top 6 spots on the Top 10.
On the content side, the loss of drops for Escape From Tarkov right away returned Simply Chatting to the top of the stack.
Portuguese-language CS: GO coverage when again leads the “Gaules” channel to top Twitch’s ranking, producing 3.39 M hours viewed. While the continuous wave of CS: GO competitions has been a boon for the channel, its numbers are helped by marathon streams, some over 24-hours in length which likewise transmitted replays of previous occasions.
This week, Gaules was signed up with at the top by another alternate-language esports broadcast – the Russian stream of the Beyond Impressive Dota 2 competition. It is uncommon to see both Valve titles competing for leading streaming areas in the same week, however the recent glut of local events for Dota 2 combined with CS: GO’s relentless competitors schedule caused major competitions for both video games falling on the same weekend, permitting their different broadcasts to use up the top 6 areas on today’s leading 10.
As predicted last week, the end of viewership incentives for Escape From Tarkov sent out the video game plunging back near the bottom of the Leading 10 and returned Simply Talking to its place at the top, producing 40.48 M hours seen.
Looking beyond Just Chatting and its continued supremacy, Riot Games’ new shooter title VALORANT appears to have cemented itself within the lower half of the leading 10, generating approximately 12M hours seen for a number of consecutive weeks. As the video game’s esports scene grows, it will likely see some spikes during weekend-long events, and maybe during significant material updates such as brand-new characters, but will otherwise remain in its existing position.