Last year Ninja started the battle of platforms. His transfer to Mixer was the starting point of the war of streaming services, and Shroud, who followed his decision, only confirmed the situation again. The result of these events was the beginning of a struggle between the main platforms of the industry for the most popular streamers in the world.
While everyone in the world was arguing about which WoW addon is better, Blizzard released their original MMO version. A couple of hours after the release the category updated its peak record on Twitch twice, reaching the mark of more than a million viewers. Thanks to the hype, Asmongold became the most popular Twitch streamer for two months in a row.
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The Witcher Phenomenon
In December, 2019, Netflix released the adaptation of “The Witcher” book series. The hype around the series also drew attention to the CD Project RED gaming trilogy. As a result, the views of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Twitch has increased on 555%.
The esports has set an all-time record in 2019 - 1,8B Hours Watched. But the sky is the limit. The viewers peak on G2 Esports match against SK Telecom T1 at Worlds 2019 semifinals reached nearly 4 million viewers. This is 145% more than at the LoL Worlds 2018 and its another achievement for the industry.
In August OG surprised all the Dota 2 fans. They won The International for the second time and became the first team in history to raise the Aegis over their heads twice. The finale with their participation gathered almost 2 million viewers, improving the result of TI 2018 by 63%.
In 2019, hype about mods was repeated. It all started with a custom modification for Dota 2. Map called "Dota Auto Chess" gave the game an incredible online boost and opened the world of autobattlers genre. Later, such world famous studios as Valve, Riot Games and Blizzard showed their own vision of this phenomenon.
In 2019, Brazilian fans amazed the world. The regional league Free Fire Brazil showed phenomenal viewing results with a peak of one million viewers. This allowed the event to become one of the most popular championships of the year.