Twitch Rivals is a series of esports competitions from the eponymous streaming platform. These events stand out by not being tied to a specific discipline, instead encompassing a variety of games, from such familiar titles as League of Legends and CS:GO all the way to fun simulation games such as Overcooked 2. Additionally, instead of the usual cyberathletes, competing in these tournaments are the popular streamers – ensuring the huge influx of viewers to the events.
In our new article, Esports Charts will highlight the most popular Twitch Rivals events in Q2 2021.
The most popular Minecraft Twitch Rivals tournament was the Mystery Games event, which took place on April 6th. The event’s format was unique: there were only three game stages, and the players learned what to do during the tournament itself, and not in advance.
In total, 16 teams participated in the event and were watched by 287K Peak Viewers (one of the highest indicators among all Twitch Rivals tournaments in our overview). The detailed statistics on Twitch Rivals Minecraft Mystery Games can be found in the corresponding article.
MineDraft is a new series of regional events for Minecraft. The event follows a 5 vs. 5 deathmatch format. Out of the regional MineDraft events, the North American one attracted the most viewers, andFoolish__Gamers became the region’s most popular streamer, attracting 15K Peak Viewers.
The most popular MineDraft streamers (besides the official Twitch Rivals channel):
Call of Duty: Warzone
The Warzone events brought the most hype compared to any other Twitch Rivals tournament. Initially, the introduction of Warzone raised a lot of questions, as it was not clear whether the discipline would be able to gain a foothold in presence of already successful battle royales. But Activision was lucky in this regard, as the game found its fans, not in the least because of the contribution of community streamers.
The first series of Warzone tournaments, Showdown, was based in different regions. The EMEA region attracted the most viewers due to covering many European countries and popular streamers alike (featuring 49 teams with 3 streamers in each). For this reason, the tournament’s audience was not only English-speaking: German-speaking viewers contributed 20% of the Hours Watched. The Russian-speaking fans of Warzone occupied the second spot, while the English got only to the fifth spot of this ranking.
The most popular Twitch Rivals Warzone EMEA Showdown streamers:
There were many more teams in the European region (as many as 74) but the tournament still attracted the least number of Peak Viewers as compared to other regions.
All of Warzone's top streamers participated in the American region, allowing the tournament to attract 192K Peak Viewers.
The most popular Twitch Rivals Warzone NA Showdown streamers:
Swagg (36K viewers)
Aydan (32K viewers)
Huskerrs (25K viewers)
Jurdy2d (16K viewers)
Tfue (15K viewers)
Twitch Rivals did not stop there and launched the next series of Call of Duty: Warzone – World Series. There will be four events in the series: two in North America and two in Europe. Twitch Rivals x Call of Duty: World Series of Warzone NA #1 is already a success with 441K viewers — making this Twitch Rivals event the most popular in Q2 2021, with the event’s top channel being that of Timthetatman with 81K Peak Viewers.
Mobile esports and Twitch Rivals
Twitch Rivals also supports mobile disciplines. In Q2 2021, the platform hosted a Call of Duty Mobile event in LATAM, and it attracted 19K Peak Viewers.
The platform is also actively promoting tournaments dedicated to the new mobile MOBA from Riot Games – League of Legends: Wild Rift. The very first Showdown in April performed even better than CoD:M, gathering 28K Peak Viewers.
Aside from the classic disciplines, Twitch Rivals hosts arcade game events. In Q2, the platform organized two events dedicated to Overcooked: a four-player game that requires cooperation in order to cook different meals for customers. The latest event for the Spanish audience drew 39K Peak Viewers. IamCristinini became the most popular streamer of Twitch Rivals Overcooked! Party España by gathering 7K Peak Viewers.
Prior to that, there was already a long-lasting partnership between Twitch Rivals and Riot Games disciplines. The platform hosted competitions in VALORANT, League of Legends, and Teamfight Tactics. LoL became the most successful of these, being one of the most successful games on Twitch in general.
Other Twitch Rivals events included two regional Apex Legends competitions. Although they were held in different regions, the results shown were approximately at the same level.
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