Insights

Over 2 Billion Gaming Tweets in 2020!

By ‎@rdotchadha‎
Monday, 11 January 2021

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. 

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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. 

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Gaming was the 6th most followed topic on Twitter. Within the category, the most followed gaming topics in 2020 were:

  1. Gaming 
  2. Gaming News
  3. Esports
  4. Gaming Influencers
  5. Playstation
  6. Fortnite
  7. Call of Duty
  8. Minecraft
  9. Animal Crossing
  10. Xbox
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Countries Tweeting the Most about Gaming:

  1. Japan
  2. United States
  3. Korea
  4. Brazil
  5. Thailand
  6. United Kingdom
  7. France
  8. India
  9. Philippines
  10. Spain
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Most Tweeted About Video Games:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@animalcrossing)
  2. Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject)
  3. Disney: Twisted-Wonderland (@twst_jp)
  4. Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy)
  5. Fortnite (@fortnitegame)
  6. Ensemble Stars! (@ensemble_stars)
  7. Knives Out (@game_knives_out)
  8. Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact)
  9. Apex Legends (@PlayApex)
  10. Identity V (@IdentityVJP)
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Most Tweeted About Gaming Events:

  1. The 2020 Game Awards
  2. The Future of Gaming on PS5 Event
  3. Tokyo Game Show 2020
  4. Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020
  5. Xbox Games Showcase
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Most Tweeted About Gaming Personalities

  1. @ibaillanos
  2. @rubiu5
  3. @jack_septic_eye
  4. @ninja
  5. @pokimanelol
  6. @timthetatman
  7. @BadBoyHalo
  8. @technothepig
  9. @georgenotfound
  10. @Corpse_Husband
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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.

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Most Talked about Esports Events:

  1. League of Legends Worlds 2020
  2. EVO Japan 2020
  3. CBLoL Split 2 Finals 2020
  4. Call of Duty League 2020 Championship
  5. Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020
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Most Tweeted About Esports Teams:

  1. FaZe Clan (@fazeclan)
  2. G2 Esports (@G2esports)
  3. mibr (@mibr)
  4. Fnatic (@fnatic)
  5. paiN Gaming (@paiNGamingBR)
  6. T1 (@T1)
  7. Cloud9 (@Cloud9)
  8. Furia (@FURIA)
  9. Flamengo Esports (@flaesports)
  10. 100 Thieves (@100Thieves)
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Most Tweeted About Esports Athletes:

  1. @Mongraal
  2. @benjyfishy
  3. @Scump
  4. @Bugha
  5. @mitr0
  6. @fer
  7. @zayt
  8. @FalleNCS
  9. @TACOCS
  10. @Clayster
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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!

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