If you’re starting your career as a Twitch streamer, it’s important to pick games that offer you the most exposure. You want to ensure you’re opening yourself up to the biggest audience possible. A recent study has revealed which games can offer Twitch streamers the most exposure.
The study by Japan101 reveals the best games to stream on Twitch. The following ten games are listed based on various metrics. Factors included are popularity, peak views, and the most revenue potential.
League of Legends
The online multiplayer game League of Legends is the best game to stream on Twitch.
It featured the highest peak viewership in 2022. Additionally, it had the second-highest average viewership of the year. The top five streamers for League of Legends have an average audience of 170,000 across the past 30 days.
League of Legends is a five-on-five competitive online game developed by Riot Games. It was first released in 2009 as a free-to-play title. It is heavily inspired by the popular Warcraft mod, Defense of the Ancients.
While not specifically a game, the Just Chatting channel on Twitch lets streamers showcase their personalities.
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While League of Legends is a spin-off from the Defense of the Ancients Warcraft mod, Dota 2 is the official sequel.
Developed by Valve, the online game is one of the most popular titles to watch on Twitch. Surprisingly, less than 250,000 people broadcast the game. This means that there’s a potential for an audience here. “Nix,” one of the most popular Dota 2 streamers, has had a peak audience of over 100,000 within the past 30 days.
Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based first-person shooter is next on the list of best games to stream on Twitch for the most exposure.
Whether talking about the original Overwatch or its sequel, Overwatch 2, the game boasted the fourth-highest peak viewership in 2022. Its persistence also helps establish it as a popular game to watch.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
From one first-person shooter to another. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive remains one of the most popular games on Twitch.
Despite being over a decade old, the peak viewership for CS: GO has been over 1,600,000 in the past year. “BLASTPremiere,” the top streamer for the game, has had an average of over 60,000 viewers within the past 30 days.
World of Warcraft
Whether discussing the Classic Wrath of the Lich King re-release or the new Dragonflight expansion, World of Warcraft remains a popular game on Twitch.
Fans of World of Warcraft can enjoy content throughout the day. Streamers across the globe are live, meaning there’s always an audience. As a result, it lands a spot on this list of the best games to stream on Twitch for the most exposure.
‘Shroud,’ the top streamer for the popular massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG), had 1,700,000 viewing hours across the past 30 days streamed.
Another MMORPG, Lost Ark, lands in the seventh spot on this list.
Over the past year, its peak viewership has been over 900,000. A total of 3,000,000 hours have been watched by fans in 2022 as well.
Escape from Tarkov
The popular tactical first-person shooter from Battlestate Games takes the eighth spot on the list.
“LIRIK,” the top streamer for Escape from Tarkov, has been averaging 20,000 viewers in the past 30 days on Twitch.
We’ve reached the second Riot Games title on the list of best games to stream on Twitch for the most exposure.
Like League of Legends, VALORANT is a free-to-play title. The first-person shooter’s top streamer, “summit1g,” boasts over 5,000,000 viewer hours in the past 30 days.
Grand Theft Auto: V
Despite releasing nearly ten years ago, Grand Theft Auto V remains one of the best games to stream on Twitch for the most exposure.
Developed by Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto V is regarded as one of the greatest games ever. The top GTA V streamer, “PaulinhoLOKObr,” averages 100,000 viewers per stream over the past 30 days.
Analyzing the Results
“It’s incredibly interesting to see the array of games that provide the most potential for individuals to achieve exposure through the relatively new phenomenon of game streaming,” said a spokesperson on behalf of the study. “With the potential earnings for those attracting the most streamers constituting more than good wages, it’s no wonder it’s such a popular pastime.”