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2021 was a banner year for gaming on Twitter

General Sharil “memeranglaut” Abdul Rahman

Top esports teams saw big engagement numbers by fans in 2021.

2021 was a big year for gaming on Twitter as fans engaged with both the esports teams, game titles and publishers on the popular platform.

There were more than 2.4 billion tweets about gaming sent out last year, up 14% from 2020 and a staggering 10x when compared to 2017. Better yet, Q4 2021 was the biggest quarter for gaming conversation ever on Twitter.

Twitter shared with Gosugamers a few insights on which brand saw the biggest engagement.

Games

We start with the list of most tweeted about games:

  1. Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact)
  2. Apex Legends (@PlayApex)
  3. Ensemble Stars! (@ensemble_stars)
  4. Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy)
  5. Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject)
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@animalcrossing)
  7. Knives Out (@game_knives_out)
  8. Minecraft (@minecraft)
  9. Project Sekai (@pj_sekai)
  10. Fortnite (@fortnitegame)

Not surprising that Genshin Impact is seeing a high engagement rate as 2021 is the first full year of the game's existence.

Players

The top 10 most tweeted about esports players are:

  1. Mongraal (@Mongraal) - Fortnite
  2. Bugha (@bugha) - Fornite
  3. Benjyfishy (@benjyfishy) - Fortnite
  4. Scump (@scump) - CoD
  5. Rekkles (@RekklesLoL) – League of legends
  6. Nobru (@Nobru) – Free Fire
  7. FalleN (@FalleNCS) – CS:GO
  8. Mixwell (@Mixwell) – CS:GO
  9. TenZ (@TenZOfficial) - Valorant
  10. s1mple (@s1mpleO) – CS:GO

The top three players are Fornite players, and 8/10 are from FPS games.

Teams

Top 10 more tweeted about esports teams:

  1. LOUD esports (@LOUDgg)
  2. FaZe Clan (@fazeclan)
  3. paiN Gaming (@paiNGamingBR)
  4. G2 Esports (@G2esports)
  5. Fnatic (@fnatic)
  6. Furia (@FURIA)
  7. 100 Thieves (@100Thieves)
  8. DetonatioN Gaming (@team_detonation)
  9. T1 (@T1)
  10. Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid)

The list is chock-full of big esports names, with LOUD esports leading the way.

Videos

The most esports teams with the most video views are:

  1. FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan)
  2. G2 Esports (@G2esports)
  3. 100 Thieves (@100Thieves)
  4. TSM FTX (@TSM)
  5. LOUD esports (@LOUDgg)

Leagues

The most tweeted about esports league are:

  1. CBLOL (@CBLOL)
  2. Call of Duty League (@CODLeague)
  3. Valorant Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports)
  4. Overwatch League (@OverwatchLeague)
  5. League of Legends Championship Series (@LCSOfficial)

Seeing @CBLOL, the top-level professional LoL competition in Brazil being tweeted the most is not too surprising, as Brazil is fifth highest of the countries that tweeted the most about gaming last year.

Countries

2021 was a banner year for gaming on Twitter, but 2022 is set to be another record-breaking year as gaming is now a mainstay for everyone around the world. With the once again increase in travel restrictions and limited movements thanks still to COVID-10, it is one of the main activities to enjoy by communities and folks of all ages. 

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Sharil “memeranglaut” Abdul Rahman
He dabbles in Esports, checking out what's new and hip with the industry. Outside of Esports and gaming, he likes Japan. Ijou. Check him out at @SharilGosu

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