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Shroud Tops Twitch Viewership in Return to the Platform — Weekly Twitch Top 10s, Aug. 10-16

After reigning at the top of Twitch hours watched for the last three weeks, Félix “xQc” Lengyel had to vacate his throne this week as Michael “shroud” Grzesiek staged his return to streaming on the platform after a hiatus. 

Twitch’s Top Channel – Shroud

While the platform’s top content category remained unchanged, Riot Games’ League of Legends lost its second place in the ranking as the League of Legends European Championship took a break this week and the game had to make space for the recently launched and widely hyped game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

On Wednesday one of Twitch’s long-time popular streamers, Michael “shroud” Grzesiek, made his return to streaming on the platform after signing an exclusive streaming deal with the now-defunct Microsoft-owned platform Mixer in October 2019. While he was an hour late to his stream, he reached almost 3M unique viewers and peaked at 516K concurrent viewers.

While Félix “xQc” Lengyel dropped to the second spot in the ranking, his viewership stayed consistent week-over-week at 3.18M. The League of Legends European Championship, last week’s second most-watched channel on Twitch, dropped out of the ranking as the league took a week-long break to prepare for the playoffs starting on Friday. Nevertheless, regional League of Legends competition was represented in the ranking as the U.S.-based League of Legends Championship Series started its playoff tournament on Thursday and the league’s official Twitch channel re-entered the ranking in sixth position.

Twitch’s Top Content – Just Chatting

It has now been eight weeks since Just Chatting was not the most-watched content category on Twitch with more than 37.5M hours watched during the week. The combination of the increasing hype around the Takeshi’s Castle-esque game Fall Guys:Ultimate Knockout and reduced viewership for League of Legends as the LEC took a week-long break before heading into playoffs later this week resulted in Fall Guys claiming the second spot in the Top 10 most-watched Twitch categories.

Riot Games’ League of Legends was watched a cumulative 29.3M hours during the week ranking it third most-watched, while Fortnite came in fourth at just above 20M hours in viewership. Compared to last week’s ranking, Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V climbed on spot each while World of Warcraft dropped out of the ranking in favor of Dota 2

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