OMEGA League Brings Dota 2 Resurgence – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, Aug. 31 – Sept. 6
Valve has gotten considerable criticism in current weeks due to the absence of main Dota 2 esports support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but a group of groups and tournament organizers has rallied together to reveal that fans are still starving for high stakes Dota competitors.
It was a full esports weekend, but current material trends reveal that the huge esports titles are seeing strong competitors from unique video games that encourage banner collaboration.
More than any other game, Dota 2 suffers considerably from the loss of its multi-million-dollar championship event, The International. However, a group of leading teams alongside organizers WePlay! Esports and Legendary Esports Events came together to fill that void with a $500K USD competition – the OMEGA League. The new league’s finals weekend led a stacked slate of esports competition, declaring the leading 2 areas on today’s Leading 10. Both the English and Russian broadcasts created over 3M hours watched.
Elsewhere in esports, we saw the conclusion of both the LCS and LEC playoffs as League of Legends prepares for its World Champion. The continuation of Europe’s legendary Fnatic-G2 Esports competition helped Europe once again surpass North America, as the LEC produced 2.84 M hours seen while the LCS reached 2.37 M.
Historically, video games see some of their greatest viewership upon release, and will sometimes rise in the rankings through a significant esports occasion or huge material update. Online murder mystery title Among Us has bucked these trends. The game was released in 2018 by independent publisher Innersloth, but in recent weeks has actually steadily climbed the Twitch charts, peaking this week at 3rd place and producing 20.73 M hours seen.
Among United States is emblematic of the method patterns take place on Twitch. If something catches on with a couple of popular banners, numerous others will flock to that video game to attempt and duplicate the larger banner’s success and take advantage of the appeal of the most recent pattern. This happened most recently with the increase of chess this summertime, and with the development of Grand Theft Automobile in 2019 when many leading banners spent a few weeks experimenting with the games roleplay servers.
Where Amongst United States stands out from these other trends, however, is that the video game requires 10 Twitch streamers to team up together – not only pushing more channels to stream the video game, but providing smaller sized banners the potential viewership boost of participating in a video game with larger names. Partnership is incredibly useful to streamers at all levels (there’s a reason Tyler “Ninja” Blevins had 3 other huge streamers join him on his return YouTube stream), that makes Amongst Us nearly a requirement for all variety banners to have on their schedule for as long as the video game stays fashionable.