Twitch serves as the top live streaming service for gamers across the world and reigns supreme over any other platform for eSports coverage. The numbers are officially in for the year, and two prominent eSports landed top spots on the list of most watched Twitch channels in 2018.
Riot Games made its way towards the top of the chart, falling second only to popular Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. The League of Legends developer amassed over 99.31 million views over the course of the year, with the World Championship as the game’s most-watched live event.
Coming in fourth, the Overwatch League ended the year with 74.6 million views on the live streaming platform. The league celebrated its first season in 2018, winning Esports Live Event of the Year at the Esports Awards after selling out the Grand Final at the Barclays Center in New York City.
Earlier in the month, the Overwatch League announced the schedule for Season 2, which begins Feb. 14. The upcoming season will feature changes to the league’s overall structure, including road games and a more flexible schedule with the All-Star event taking place between Stages 2 and 3.
To purchase tickets for Season 2 of the Overwatch League, visit the event page here at AXS.