Twitch is experiencing a revival revolution with the games that get the most views. Among Us became a rage few months back in 2020. While it was the party game by Innersloth that was getting the views then, there is a new Twitch king in 2021.
Rust might be an old name for many people, but it only gained mass attention recently. All the popular streamers, including xQc, Shroud and Valkyrae are currently grinding the survival sandbox by Facepunch Studios.
Rust first came out in 2013 with early access and reached full release only in 2018. However, it struck the golden fate like Among Us and Phasmophobia on Twitch, only a week ago. There was a sudden boost in the views on Rust after multiple popular faces jumped into the nudity simulator.
The reason was an Offline TV (OTV) effort. They created a server on Rust and invited big-name streamers to play on it. Shroud, xQc, Pokimane, Disguised Toast, Sodapoppin, Myth, and many others joined in. All these popular Twitch stars played on a single server, and this gave Rust a massive viewership boost.
On January 3rd, there were a million simultaneous viewers watching Rust on Twitch. The game now has over 27 million hours watched on the Amazon platform. From December 27 to January 4, xQc, Shroud, TSM’s Myth, and OTV’s Sykkuno, contributed a combined watch time of 10 million hours.
xQc is not the one to shy away from a controversy. Rust was just another platform for the French-Canadian streamer to create some ruckus. Soon after all the Twitch overlords started playing the game on the same server, PvP became a problem for many.
Shroud was one of the prominent figures who called out xQc and said he was the reason the server would be split. He was not wrong, as today @BaboAbe announced on Twitter a new server will be launched on the 7th of this month.
xQc’s constant griefing on the server has left many disgusted and enraged. Pokimane reportedly stopped playing the game because it interfered with her stream.
However, with the constant controversies and drama, come the views. Therefore, one of the reasons the views skyrocketed for Rust on Twitch was xQc and his griefing.
Here’s hoping for peace on Rust with the two servers in place. The new server goes live on January 7 at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST/2 AM GMT. Join in to know which big leagues will go up against each other this time.