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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Usurps Twitch’s Most Popular Titles With an Unexpected Surge

Published 03/13/2022, 3:31 PM EDT

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Is it so hard to believe that the original trilogy of Modern warfare is now over a decade old? Well, for some fans who grew up on these games, this fact might seem too hard to digest. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3  was a massive part of a trilogy, which brought everything to a close and gave the world a well-written, well-directed, and perfectly executed conclusion.

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Nothing tops that, and a recent surge of viewership count of a particular Modern Warfare 3 tournament has proved this claim. Activision has been trying its best to bring the franchise back to its glory, but having them get beaten by a legendary title is just embarrassing. This not only beat Warzone but also conquered giants like Valorant, Apex Legends, CS: GO, Elden Ring, and more.


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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 reign supreme on Twitch

It looks like the decade-long title is still fresh in everyone’s mind and Twitch viewers haven’t forgotten about this golden game. A recent tweet from modern warzone, highlighted this epic change in tide and also stated what caused it. The tournament was hosted by a Spanish-speaking community and now it is well on its way to breaking the record of the inaugural streamer’s award.

“30 minutes later and the viewer count has increased by another 100k to 327,000 live viewers. The Spanish-speaking community and their streamers might pass the total concurrent viewers of last night’s streamer awards with one throwback MW3 tournament. Insane.”


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What made the original modern warfare trilogy special?


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For starters, the industry was still a long way out from its eventual plunge into micro-transactions. These titles took some time to produce and weren’t churned out hastily. The multiplayer might not be 100% perfect, but the story mode delivered some iconic moments and unforgettable characters that fans aren’t willing to forget.

The perfection of the multiplayer in all three titles could simply be found in their imperfections and the community thoroughly enjoyed them because they were simply fun. Lastly, there was no skill-based matchmaking and players truly played just to have a good time, and the competitive nature was reserved for custom lobbies only.


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Is this a wake-up call for Activision or Microsoft to revert all the modern changes and go back to simpler times? let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Ayank Chourasia


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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.
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