We truly believe that you can never excel in something you don’t love doing. Therefore, the best advice we can give you is to select a game that matches your interest and just start streaming it. If you’re passionate about it, you will progress in the long run.
Having said this, it’s also important to cope with the trends effectively. You can find a game that fits your genre of interest and also promises good viewership and engagement on Twitch.
In this guide, we’re gonna show you the best games to stream on Twitch that have the highest viewership and audience. You can start streaming these games right now and attract a better organic audience on your channel.
So, without any further ado. Let’s dig in.
1. Counter-Strike 2
As we all know Counter-Strike 2 has just replaced CSGO last September and the game has taken over the gaming communities instantly. If you don’t know what is Counter-Strike then here’s a quick summary of the game.
Counter-Strike (CS) is a 5v5 FPS shooter game where one team is named Terrorists, and the other is known as Counter-Terrorists. The terrorists have to push a bomb site to plant a c4 explosive and wait for it to blow up, while the counter-terrorists defend the site and prevent them from planting the c4. The first team to secure 13 rounds wins the game and one round hardly ends in 2 minutes.
CS has changed the way we’ve always looked at FPS shooters. With the current hype of its latest release, it’s a great time to start streaming Counter Strike 2 on your Twitch channel to find better engagement and viewership on Twitch.
Minecraft is one of the famous open-world games and it has been actively growing since its initial release in 2011. The endless opportunities to explore and have fun with your creativity make Minecraft a perfect game to explore as a Twitch streamer.
Even though it’s an old and saturated game with over 465 million hours of viewership, it definitely holds a place for you to make a career out of it.
If you’re a fan of battle royale games then you must have heard about Fortnite. The colorful graphics, the fast-paced gameplay, the emotes, dances, and colorful skins make Fortnite a happening game to attract a better viewership for Twitch streamers.
If you’re unfamiliar with battle royale games, imagine this; 100 players diving into an arena and killing each other to survive. The last man standing wins the game.
4. League of Legends
League of Legends also known as LoL, is one of the famous multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games that has a massive fan base all over the world. LoL has been watched by over 950 million hours on Twitch with an average of 150k viewers on Twitch.
Moreover, the game holds unlimited potential with over 100 heroes with different abilities and playing methods.
Considering these facts, the game holds a great potential for new streamers to develop a solid viewership on Twitch.
5. Apex Legends
Apex Legends is an FPS game that was released recently, in 2019. With no prior marketing or advertising campaigns, the game’s release caught many off guard. However, this turned into a massive audience and fan following of the game.
This FPS stands out as one of the most interactive games in its category. It has a very dynamic gameplay and is given regular updates with new items, cosmetics, and heroes. And generally, the game itself is very entertaining. And with the new updates rolling in frequently, it keeps the game fresh and leaves a lot of room for learning.
When talking about its Twitch presence, it managed to surpass its counter-representative games such as PUBG and Fortnite easily on its release. Even now, it’s constantly in the top 10 most viewed games on the website, standing at a consistent 75-80k viewers.
Valorant is another first-person shooter multiplayer game that became famous instantly after its release in 2020. Many Twitch streamers shifted from CSGO to Valorant back then as both games share the same kind of gameplay except for the fact that valorant has different agents with different abilities.
Moreover, Riot Games is very consistent with the updates, constantly working on expanding and diversifying the game. The game is also free to play and has a massive esports presence.
Most CSGO players end up transitioning to valorant and vice versa in case one or the other game does not work out for them. So it not only has its own dedicated viewers, but players from other games also end up tuning in from time to time to check it out. The competitive edge of the game in terms of tournaments and prize pools also adds to the game’s popularity.
Accumulating an average of 100k views and a whopping follower count of around 15M, it’s safe to say that this one has a large Twitch presence and could be the perfect game for your streaming content.
7. Dota 2
Dota 2 is our second MOBA game on this list and is one of the most watched and followed multiplayer games in the world. This game distinguishes itself, given its complex gameplay, small updates with significant impact on the meta, and broad cosmetic choices.
It also has one of the most active esports scenes in the world of multiplayer games. this MOBA game is probably the most streamed in this world as a result of having the largest prize pool in esports and a massively intricate series of professional tournament circuits.
Another reason for its massive presence on streaming platforms could be attributed to the fact that it has a deep, complex, and sometimes even difficult gameplay that requires a lot of in-depth analyses, community engagement, and learning.
Hence most new players jump on different streaming platforms to learn the game before they try to play it. Dota 2 enjoys a large, devoted fan following that is constantly hanging out. So you’re bound to get some viewers from that.
On Twitch, it has a follower count of almost 17M people and an average viewership of 60k that increases exponentially during professional circuits and international seasons.
8. Call of Duty: Warzone
COD: Warzone is the royale battle of Call of Duty, and while it may not be as famous as other famous titles, it has a very dedicated fanbase.
The game has fast-paced, almost unpredictable gameplay that gives it a certain edge over other shooter games. It also lets around 150 players compete against one another at a time resulting in very entertaining moments, for both the player and the viewer.
On Twitch, its popularity can be proven by its 19M followers and an average viewership of 23k at all times.
While the above-listed games are some of the most popular on Twitch, you shouldn’t select your game solely based on its popularity. Make sure that the game you choose is the one you genuinely enjoy playing and has a gameplay that resonates with your style. Making the right choice is essential for building a presence online. Good luck!