18 August 2016 - 18:16

Twitch's Most Watched Esports Games in July 2016

CS:GO tops the list, CoD falls and Overwatch makes its first appearance in the top 10.

It's no secret that esports are a big part of Twitch, and NewZoo is a website that analyzes data to see just which games get the most viewing time as an esport. NewZoo's data for July was just released and it has some stalwarts and a few surprises as well. Check it out:


Topping out the list is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive thanks to strong showings of ELEAGUE and ESL One Cologne. A whopping percent of the total 52.8 million hours viewed of CS:GO were esports content.

Dropping two spots from June 2016 is DotA 2, now in third place with 8.1 million hours of esports viewing. This number will probably grow for August thanks to The International 6, which just wrapped up in the past week.

Up two spots and one spot at fifth and seventh respectively are fighting games Street Fighter V and Super Smash Bros. thanks in large part to EVO 2016 earlier in the month. EVO is always a huge event for esports and the fighting game communities, and the top two titles racked up 4.2 million esports hours combined. 56% of Smash and 51% of SFV were esports hours.

Making its first appearance on the list is Overwatch with 1.2 million esports hours, but 24.8 million total hours, meaning only 5% of the hours were esports. This number should rise as time goes on, as the game is eighth in esports hours watched but fifth in overall hours when compared with the rest of the list.

Dropping four spots from June 2016 is Call of Duty: Black Ops III, with just 1 million esports hours watched and 11.7 million hours total. CWL's Season 2 finals took place in August, though, so this number should rise in next month's stats.

Which of the games on the list did you watch in July? Let us know in the comments below and follow @GAMURScom for more esports news.

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