When it comes to Twitch in the year of 2017, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is synonymous with everything that’s great about the website.
Viewers came out in droves day in and day out to watch the game in its growing popularity once it was released in march, as PUBG became one of the most popular games of the year in sales and in viewership.
PUBG helped skyrocket careers for some, and these hilarious clips going viral undoubtedly also helped in make the game the huge hit that it is.
“Just when The Doc gets into it”
PUBG has seen its fair share of optimizations since entering Steam early access in March, but the game is still very far from perfect. This clip of DrDisRespect shows some of its inconsistencies with some incredible timing and a hilarious ending.
2017 was a tremendous year for former CS:GO pro Mike “Shroud” Grzesiek, as he became one of the biggest streamers on Twitch after going full-time over the summer. In this clip, the story of Shroud and long-time fan/stream-sniper “Bananaman” came to a violent end to become PUBG’s most viewed Twitch clip of the year.
Earthquake near Mexico City
On Sep. 19, a 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico and streamer Sterdekie was live as it happened. Luckily for him, he was able to evacuate the scene safely, but the clip itself is quite scary.
Final circle bloodbath
Grimmmz and AnthonyKongphan are two popular streamers who saw a ton of success in 2017 thanks to their formidable PUBG skills. The duo slaughter what seems like half of the server in a hectic final circle in this action-packed clip.
Twitch Bot gets third place
Sometimes, PUBG is a really silly game. You can place really well by not moving, or hiding, or just trying to avoid the action altogether. In this clip, a Twitch chat-controlled bot made it all the way to third place in a Solo match simply by crawling.
“Only losers die in the red zone”
This clip needs little introduction, other than to say that karma can be swift.
The Doc gets banned
Back in July, a teaming of titans took place as DrDisRespect, Grimmmz and AnthonyKongphan teamed up. When a random fourth teammate took the only seat left in a three-seat motorcycle, The Doc team-killed him. Shortly after, he was banned, and it set a precedent moving forward that no one is above the law in PUBG.