2020 was the year we were all at home. And the year where we all played video games more than ever before. For the first time ever, there were more than 2 BILLION Tweets about gaming throughout the year. This is up 75% from 2019, with a 49% increase in unique authors.
Gaming fans around the world came to Twitter to talk about the biggest moments of the year and used Twitter as a place to connect with each other when many couldn’t connect in person.
Gaming was the 6th most followed topic on Twitter. Within the category, the most followed gaming topics in 2020 were:
Countries Tweeting the Most about Gaming:
Most Tweeted About Video Games:
Most Tweeted About Gaming Events:
Most Tweeted About Gaming Personalities
From global championships to major announcements, Twitter continued to be the virtual esports bar in 2020. The esports conversation was up 14% compared to 2019.
Most Talked about Esports Events:
Most Tweeted About Esports Teams:
Most Tweeted About Esports Athletes:
As 2021 kicks off, the conversation around gaming is sure to continue. With next gen consoles in the wild now, which games will dominate the conversation like Animal Crossing has? Will FaZe Clan continue its reign of most talked about esports team? What new gaming personalities will sprout up and boom in popularity? Keep an eye out for updates!