Hello from DeStream! In one of our previous articles, we gave tips on how to become a renowned streamer. Today we?re going to discuss this topic further, and, since the main niche in streaming is occupied by games,we?re going to tell you about the best games to stream.
The art of game-streaming includes not only charisma, acting or playing skills but also a right choice of the game to play. Of course, we should consider the type of content creator you are, in order to accurately suggest the game, rather than just rely on its popularity.
As mentioned before, the type of streamer you want to become determines your circle of gaming interests.
For example, as they say (not without reason) that streaming indie games is a great way to get an initial audience. But, if you?re a pro League of Legends player, it will not be the best solution to play indie games.
Well, since everything is clear with the examples, let?s move on to the types of game-streamers.
It should be noted that all the points below are presented in terms of the effectiveness of gaining an audience.
Not to create confusion, the prefix ?solo? doesn?t mean that you mustn?t collaborate with other content-creators. Solo-streamers are those who always play the same game.
Most often the solo-streamers are professional e-sportsmen, who, as a rule, rarely change their gaming-discipline and therefore always stream the same game.
- you?re a real expert in your discipline and therefore can teach your viewers an give them tips;
- you can?t get bored with the chosen game;
- due to the high level of playing and, as a result, rare losses, you begin to be associated with this (actually very popular) game.
- Someday the game will begin to lose its popularity. Developers will abandon the project, and you will lose most of your audience (if not all);
- high popularity of the game gives privilege if the career is established, but at the very beginning it will be much more difficult for you to attract an audience because of the strong and famous competants.
Best games to stream:
- League of Legends (LoL)
One of the most popular MOBA games in the world and the most popular one on Twitch, LoL has more than 125 million hours watched. In addition, The 2019 World Championship had more than 137 million viewers and a total prize fund of over $2,2 million.
It?s no secret that the game has a gigantic audience and if you?re a high-level LoL player your chances of gaining an audience increase significantly.
P.S The same is with Dota 2 (second most popular MOBA on Twitch and in the world)
2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)
CS:GO was released in 2012. With more than 45 million views, the game is extremely popular among streamers. The biggest tournament on CS:GO is IEM World Championship with a prize pool of $1 million. The average count of concurrent viewers (ACV) on IEM 2019 was 393,647.
So, the conditions are the same as with LoL: a huge audience and high chances to succeed if you?re a skilled player.
After a global map overhaul in October of 2019, Fortnite received a 31% increase in viewership, which led to an enormous sum of 79,1 million views on Twitch. The prize pool of Fortnite World Cup 2019 finals was absolutely fantastic ? $40 million. The maximum ACV(Average concurrent viewers) was 2,334,826.
Unlike LoL or CS:GO, Fortnight is a single player game, so here everything depends on you and your skill.
The series of FIFA is the most popular sports-game series in the world with over 27 million watches on Twitch. Nothing surprising coming from the most popular sport in the world.
So, If you are a pro FIFA player, then you have incredibly high chances to gain a good audience.
5. Apex Legends
Released in 2019, Apex legends is one of the rare new games that managed to stay on the top of the Twitch charts long after the release. A new battle-royale is for those, who are tired of long rounds (In Apex the average time of the round you play is 10?20 minutes).
Just like other games from this list, a good Apex Legends player can gain a very big audience. And the novelty of the game is also very good for a novice streamer.
This game is the most popular online DCCG (digital collectible card game) in the world with more than 6.8 million views on Twitch.
In Hearthstone it is crucial to be able to plan and think strategically. If you have these qualities, then good luck becoming a popular streamer.
What do you think, when exactly does a person become a really good streamer? It is when the community follows its idol no matter what game he/she plays on stream. For the audience, the streamer turns into a favorite sports team, the games of which they are always happy to watch.
And this is what being a real universal streamer means. This in no way means that being a solo-streamer is worse (the most popular streamer in the world, Ninja, is a solo-streamer). We just need to take into account the fact that most of popular streamers are universal.
Universal streamer?s advantages:
- Your personality and charisma are your key to success ? you don?t need to be associated with any game. With a successful career, these games begin to be associated with you;
- a universal streamer doesn?t need high-level playing skills;
- the audience are your fans, not the fans of the game you are playing. This means that your viewers themselves will begin wholeheartedly attracting new audiences to your channel.
Universal streamer?s disadvantages:
- On the initial stage it will be much more difficult for you to attract an audience since you play different games;
- the most popular content creators on Twitch will become your concurrents;
- to become a real universal streamer, you will need to work on your content quality much harder than ever.
Best games to stream:
- Grand Theft Auto V
The iconic GTA V is also one of the most viewed games on Twitch. It has more than 37 million views. The game has such a status thanks to almost complete freedom of actions and a huge amount of fun you can have while playing.
GTA online is another great side of this game, which allows you to turn collaborative streams into a mass of ??laughter and pleasure both for you and your viewers.
It is also worth noting that we, at DeStream, specialize in bringing new emotions to traditional streams. We make streamers closer to their audience, and if you?re looking for methods to make your broadcasts full of new emotions, we?ll be happy to help you.
2. Call of Duty
Call of duty is truly a legendary game. Since 2003 the developers are creating the games of this series. The last one, released in 2019, is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Although the game was released on october 25, it has already gained almost 3 million views on Twitch and is likely to become the best-selling game of 2019. The game turned more than $600 million in sales in the first three days after release, so you better try it out, even if you?re not a streamer.
3. World of Warcraft
WoW was the most viewed game on Twitch during september 2019. WoW owes this to its new version called ?WoW classic? which returns players to 2006, allowing them to feel nostalgia for those times.
So, World of Warcraft gets its place among the best games for stream with a total of 31 million views on Twitch.
4. Latest games that blow up ratings
Assassin?s Creed: Odyssey, The Witcher III Wild Hunt, Red Dead Redemption 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood and a lot of other games had made a lot of buzz in the media and, of course, Twitch community.
People are always looking forward to new games, especially if these games have strong marketing campaign. So, stay tuned to latest news and keep an eye on the world-famous developers.
2020 promises to be full of new interesting games. Ghost of Tsushima, The last of us: Part 2, Cyberpunk 2077, and so on. You can already hear the wallets of many people crying, waiting for the 2020 releases.
If a novice streamer is lucky enough to be one of the first to stream a just released game, then he/she will be guaranteed an influx of new audience.
5. Just Chatting
Although it?s definitely not a video game, just chatting streams are getting more and more viewership annually on Twitch. Now the conversation format has over 68 million views, and this number is not going to stop growing.
The biggest advantage of just chatting streams is the high level of interactivity. Followers are always happy to hear stories and chat with their favorite streamer.
So, today we?ve figured out the main features of game broadcasts, and also learned which games are best to stream for certain types of streamers.
However, there is a third type of a streamer ? genre-streamer that specializes in playing one certain type of games. MMORPGs, action shooters, RPGs, etc. these streamers quickly master the games of the same genre and plays them at the same high level. We didn?t concentrate on telling you about genre streamers, as there are no definite tips that are suitable for this approach. The only thing you need to know is that genre-streaming is an intermediate stage in the transition from solo-streaming to universal.
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