TL;DR: Among Us was the most watched game last week with an inverse relationship to Fall Guys viewership.
Recently, a new craze has emerged on streaming platforms around casual multiplayer games like Fall Guys and Among Us. Competitive games like League of Legends, Fortnite and Call of Duty have obviously cultivated audiences interested in high-octane gameplay. However, casual games are trending as streamers have banded together to generate content outside of the typical competitive realm. Fall Guys brought casual games in focus with an incredible launch a few weeks ago but Among Us has since taken the reigns as the new king. This week, Stream Hatchet analyzes the changing of guards as Among Us has stolen a large portion of the casual games market.
- Among Us hours watched have increased 653% week-over-week since August 9th while Fall Guys has decreased 60% over the same time frame.
- With 46M hours watched last week, Among Us was the #1 ranked game across Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming.
- Not only has Among Us dominated total hours watched, but the game also generated a peak concurrency of 838K viewers while averaging an audience of 273K, the highest average of any game last week.