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Turner “Tfue” Tenney posts his first 3M+ hours watched week of 2019, leading an esports-heavy week of viewership on Twitch that has six esports channels in the top 10.
Gimme More, Gimme More
Tenney previously generated sizeable viewership on Twitch for his successful efforts during a solo World Cup qualifier, but this week, his 13th place finish in the North American East region helped him generate an average of 137K concurrent viewers on Sunday during a seven-hour stream.
Meanwhile, his intensified streaming schedule helped him rack up hours watched during the week. Tenney has averaged just under six hours of airtime per day so far this year, but this week his 71.5 hours of airtime saw him nearly double that average for the seven-day period.
Showing the Classics
Outside of Fortnite’s top two streamers, only a pair of personality streams broke into the top ten, and each was involved heavily in the recently released World of Warcraft Classic beta test. Predominant WoW streamers Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris and “Asmongold” (real name unknown, other than “Zack”) each saw huge boosts to their viewership after being added to testing for the upcoming WoW Classic re-release.
The two streamers managed to average close to 50K CCV for the week, with Morris reaching 3M hours watched and Asmongold posting 2.4M. For comparison, last week the two streamers were averaging about half of that CCV, and Asmongold led the two streamers with 617K hours watched.
For the Commonwealth
Following the Mars Dota 2 League Disneyland Paris Major, early closed qualifications for the upcoming EPICENTER Major in the Commonwealth of Independent States region posted notable viewership on Twitch.
Led by 3M hours watched on a Russian-language broadcast, regional qualifications for the Major that’s coming up in June had two channels make it into the top 10. The EPICENTER English-language channel posted a smaller average of 14K CCV with 1.1M hours watched.
While Russian-Language channels for Dota 2 esports frequently match English-language broadcasts on Twitch, this strongly Russian-language skewed viewership is an anomaly, even for the standards of Dota 2’s esports market.