Riot Games and the Overwatch League lead a top-heavy week for Twitch, while Jaryd “Summit1g” Lazar continues his reign as the platform’s top influencer.
Every week, The Esports Observer releases a list of the top 10 Twitch channels, ranked by total number of hours watched for the week, from Monday through Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Analytics.
Riot Games even managed to see an increase in hours watched for the weekend from last week’s semifinal contests for the Spring Split in each league despite having just 30 hours of airtime, down from more than 50 hours last week.
‘Thijs’ and That
The release of a new Hearthstone card set last week paid dividends for the game’s top streamers as three Hearthstone gamers managed to push their way into the top 10.
Thijs Molendijk, Octavian “Kripparrian” Morosan, and Vladislav “SilverName” Sinotov all saw significant increases to their hours watched totals for the week. While the increase in viewership was a boost of around 50% for Morosan, Sinotov saw his total hours watched more than triple. Molendijk more than doubled his viewership to 1.1M making him the game’s most-watched streamer.
Don’t Call it a Comeback
Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek made his way into the top 10 for the first time in three weeks following a dominant start to the year. The lack of top 10 performances come in part due to high variance in Grzesiek’s airtime, and his divergence into playing a number of different titles.