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Asmongold retains Twitch viewership crown despite WoW Classic decline

Published: 8/Nov/2019 16:24 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 19:24

by Connor Bennett


Popular streamer Asmongold has kept his place as Twitch’s most-watched broadcaster for October despite seeing World of Warcraft tumble down the rankings.

Twitch has seen a major shake-up in recent weeks with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, and Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop packing up and helping for new pastures in both Mixer and YouTube. 

In their absence, some streamers have captured those viewers who don’t want to make the move away from Twitch themselves but it’s Fortnite superstar Turner ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive broadcaster Alexandre ‘gAuLeS’ Borba. 

For the month of October, Asmongold was the only streamer able to break the astounding milestone of having been watched for over 6,000,000 million hours. Tfue could only manage a tick over 5,950,000 hours – a highly commendable feat in itself – while gAuLeS eclipsed 5,000,000 hours. 

SullyGnome/StreamElementsAsmongold has held off Tfue to keep his title as Twitch’s most-watched streamers.

Asmongold’s success may come as a slight shock considering his game of choice, World of Warcraft, has seen a significant decrease in interest over the last thirty days. 

According to further stats, the game has seen a 60% decline in hours watched. It’s been surpassed by games like League of Legends and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. 

SullyGnome/StreamElementsWorld of Warcraft’s interest on Twitch fell off a cliff in October.

Both of the games’ rise is explainable considering LoL has been holding it’s Worlds event – which concludes on Sunday, November 10 as G2 Esports take on FunPlus Phoneix.

On the other hand, Modern Warfare was released on October 25 and streamers have flocked to the game. While their interest may have subsided following the release week, professional teams are also getting to grips with the title so there will be a constant stream of content.

With a number of big game releases on the horizon, it remains to be seen if interest in Asmongold will keep on chugging or if Twitch viewers will head elsewhere. 

However, he has been able to withstand a substantial decline in WoW already, so his loyal fans likely won’t be betting against him to retain his title for the third month.

Call of Duty

xQc stunned by toxic Call of Duty players in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 18/Nov/2020 1:55

by Bill Cooney


Twitch Star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is no stranger to trash talk, but what he heard while playing Call of Duty: Cold War was enough to throw even him for a loop.

Call of Duty: Cold War is one of the hottest games on Twitch right now, and xQc certainly seems to have gotten a taste of the series’ legendary chatroom toxicity.

We’re not saying that this is a symptom of the CoD community overall, but the series has built up a reputation for being host to some hilariously venomous lobbies. xQc found this out firsthand while sitting in a lobby, and after getting knocked out.

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The face when the CoD lobby gets a little too lit.

Ask anyone who’s played Call of Duty for long enough, and there’s a good chance is they’ll have a hilarious story about a toxic lobby or three that they’ve been a part of over the years. Now, xQc can officially add that to his list of accomplishments as well.

During a late-night/early morning stream on November 17, Felix ran into a rowdy lobby he tried to calm down in vain, before being called out himself.

“Guys, guys, guys, it’s 3 AM on a f***ing Monday, you guys are playing Call of Duty talking shit,” the former Overwatch pro begged, to no avail, and got told to shut his mouth, just not quite with that exact term.

After this, you’d probably figure things couldn’t get more radioactive, right? Well, you would be wrong, because Felix also ran into some incredibly toxic personalities while he was playing.

After getting knocked out, xQc asked, “It was you right?” before being told in graphic detail what his assailant wanted to do to him. We won’t type the quote out here, but the clip below should give you the gist.

The Canadian does come from the wild west that can be Overwatch games, but nothing really compares to being cursed out by an absolute random in CoD.

Whether Felix will return to Black Ops remains to be seen, especially since he seems to have had the full experience during this stream alone.