GTA V Beats Fortnite As the Most Watched Game Of the Year on Twitch

Published 12/24/2021, 10:41 AM EST


GTA V has time and again proved why it is one of the best open-world games. With a wide array of features, the game has a high potential for re-playability. And, though a pretty old game now, it looks like Grand Theft Auto V has managed to break another record by topping a list. The title has found itself as the most-watched video game on Twitch.

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GTA V tops most-watched list

The video game world is currently booming. Call of Duty Warzone and Fortnite seem to be dominating the market. These games are relatively new and receive regular support in the form of updates. These titles have immense streaming value as well. However, the GTA community will be proud to learn that none of these two games grab the spot for the most-watched video game. Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has the privilege of holding this position.

Sullygnome is a website that provides analytics for Twitch. It records statistics based on various metrics, such as most played, most-watched, and trending titles. The site’s main motive is to provide accurate data on video games and streamers which the community loves watching.

According to Sullygnome, the most-watched video game of the past year is none other than Grand Theft Auto V.

The reason behind this static could be attributed to a wide range of factors. This iteration of the game based in the fictional city Los Santos offers an experience no other RPG can. The game had received substantial resources for its development and the money went into developing the game can be compared to the likes of full-fledged Hollywood movies.

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The game was released all the way back in 2013. Evidently, the game has still managed to stand against the trials of time, topping lists 8 years later. The game even managed to beat juggernauts such as Fortnite and Call of duty. This only goes to show how well-made the title is.

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Tanmay Gupta

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Tanmay is an Esports writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing his Bachelor’s in Journalism at Christ University Bangalore, he is passionate about video games and the stories they tell. He also has a keen interest in analyzing video games and writing about them.

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