Battle Royales have led gaming viewership across Facebook Gaming, Twitch, and YouTube Gaming for the past three years. Titles like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone have driven the genre’s viewership.
Moreover, back in May of this year, Stream Hatchet reported Battle Royales dominated over MOBAs in mobile game streaming. Although both genres are immensely successful, the Battle Royal mobile genre experienced 213M hours watched in April of 2021.
Additionally, many of the top gaming streamers including NICKMERCS, TimTheTatman, and LazarBeam have built substantial fan bases by dominating a game in the Battle Royale genre. Today, with streamers changing their usual content, audience overlap between Battle Royale titles is heavily growing.
Here are some key takeaways:
- The audience overlap between Apex and Warzone increased 8 pts since January. Top Call of Duty: Warzone streamers like NICKMERCS and TimTheTatman recently switched to playing Apex Legends due to the persisting hacker issue.
- Apex Legends fans are less likely to watch other games. The overlap from Apex to Warzone audiences has actually decreased less than 1 pt since January.
- Fans of both Apex and Warzone have less interest in watching Fortnite streamers. Audience overlap has decreased 3 pts and 4 pts respectively.
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