StreamElements and Rainmaker.gg have shared some stats on the Twitch viewership for 2021. Grand Theft Auto V became the most streamed video game, only behind the Just Chatting category.
Rockstar’s hit title continued to dominate the charts thanks to the popularity of many role-playing servers, which attracted a lot of viewers.
The top 10 is also full of popular esports games like League of Legends and CS:GO. The only new IP that came close to entering the top chart was Amazon’s MMORPG New World, which ended up in 18th place.
Twitch generated 24 billion hours watched in 2021, which is up 45% year-over-year. For comparison, Facebook Gaming rose 47% with 5.3 billion hours watched.
Top 10 most streamed categories on Twitch in 2021
- Just Chatting — 3.1 billion hours watched
- Grand Theft Auto V — 2.1 billion hours watched
- League of Legends — 1.8 billion hours watched
- Fortnite — 1 billion hours watched
- Valorant — 949 million hours watched
- Minecraft — 880 million hours watched
- Call of Duty: Warzone — 858 million hours watched
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive — 757 million hours watched
- Apex Legends — 691 million hours watched
- Dota 2 — 578 million hours watched