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World of Warcraft • Aug 26, 2019

Over half a million viewers are staring at WoW Classic's login screen before launch

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Over half a million viewers are staring at WoW Classic's login screen before launch
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World of Warcraft Classic releases August 26 and viewers are so hyped they are watching streamers sit at the login screen hours before the game even launches.

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WoW Classic is a return to what made the game great for many players and the excitement surrounding it is endless.

After waiting for nearly two years, Classic is finally arriving and viewers are just as excited as the players as they are sitting and watching streamers sit at the login screen just telling stories.

"Sup y'all, it's me, it's your boy Asmongold," he said. "And today, we're going home."

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Asmongold, one of the biggest World of Warcraft streamers on Twitch, cracked 100,000 viewers hours before the game launched just to hear him talk about stories he had from when the game first released.

He's not the only one pulling in large numbers of viewers as thousands also tuned in to watch TimTheTatman figure out if he was going Horde or Alliance.

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That's a big decision to make and many streamers have already pledged their allegiance to the Horde, which is a reason to pick the Alliance just so the server is balanced.

For the average player, this likely won't matter a whole lot but Tim doesn't want to make Twitch oversaturated with all Horde streamers if he can help it.

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World of Warcraft took over Twitch hours before Classic even launched.

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A whopping two hours before the game goes live, World of Warcraft dominated the Twitch directory with well over 300K viewers, and double the viewership of the next game, Grand Theft Auto V.

Once Classic actually launches, you can expect that number to skyrocket even higher, maybe even breaking records along the way.

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Many streamers on Twitch grew up with World of Warcraft so this is a chance for them to go back to their roots.

If there's ever been anything to topple Fortnite on Twitch, it looks like this would be it.

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