Fortnite eSports News by Content Engine AI

Fortnite has continued to dominate the online video streaming space since launching on PS4 back in 2016, and the popular battle royale shooter is still performing very well in the latest report from market analysts at StreamingLabs and Newzoo.

StreamLabs said that Fortnite accounted for 45% of all viewership of the latest quarter’s top games in Twitch’s overall software pool, but gamers’ hours spent watching Fortnite dropped 12% in comparison to the Q2 report. The new data, released on Thursday, show Fortnite has dominated the streaming segment of the market for Q3, only losing out to League of Legends.

StreamLabs and Newzoo also noted that a big part of the decrease in Fortnite usage comes from players shifting their attention to another popular free-to-play online shooter, PUBG. Fortnite and PUBG are only two of many top-tier games dominating the Player Genome Project rating, which “captures the top mobile and console games across global markets.”

Fortnite isn’t the only big game making headlines this week: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a longtime streaming competitor for Fortnite, saw viewership drop 14% in Q3 compared to Q2, per StreamingLabs and Newzoo. PUBG, meanwhile, had the biggest increase in the PGM ratings with an increase of 66%.

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