When Blizzard launched the World of Warcraft Classic server , over a million viewers watched the game on Twitch . Then the MMO did not set a record for the site, but she still managed to do it now – at least in the last two years.
Classic managed to score a little more than 47 million viewed hours in one week. This is more than any other game in the last two years, including Fortnite and Apex Legends.
For comparison, during The International 2019 Dota 2, Valve scored 34 million watched hours in a week. It was the record for 2019, but Classic broke it.
Apex Legends also scored about 30 million viewed hours on release in February, and in 2018 only four games overcame this mark for all 12 months, including Fortnite and League of Legends.
For the week ending September 1, CS: GO took second place thanks to the StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019 tournament, and the Just Chatting section closed the top three. League of Legends with local tournaments, including the European LEC, managed to get around Fortnite and take fourth place.
As The Esports Observer noted, the popularity of World of Warcraft on Twitch in the short term affected the performance of other games – almost all the titles from the top in recent days have lost some of the audience.