Hearthstone attracts less Twitch viewers than a year ago — Statporn

Apr 18 2019 3 min read

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New Hearthstone's add-on Rise of Shadows helped attract the attention of viewers to the game: after all, this is literally the beginning of a game year, the absolute change in meta, dozens of new decks — people are pleased. However, we will be a little stricter and take a look at the numbers.

In the first week after the expansion's release, the game gained 10.3 million hours of viewing. Rise of Shadows came out on April 9th, and the next day Hearthstone streams on Twitch were watched by around 2.5 million hours. Separately, we can divide the merits of Thijs "Thijs" Molendijk and Octavian "Kripparrian" Morosan, who collected approximately one million hours of viewing.

Blizzard releases three add-ons per year for their card game: in April, August and December. The surge in popularity take place on the first weeks after the expansion comes out.

Hearthstone at Twitch, April 2019.

Same statistics, but April 2018.

And now let's take a deeper look into numbers. 

  • Witchwood, April 2018 — 15 million hours of viewing in the first week.
  • Boomsday Project, August 2018 — 11.8 million hours.
  • Rastakhan's Rumble, December 2018 — 9 million hours per week.

Interest gradually lowers, and the last add-on clearly shows it. 10.3 million hours in the first week is 30% less than last year for the same time. This downgrade lasts in year stats also: in 2017, HS was watched by a total of 411 million hours, and in 2018 — 332 million.

Blizzard's card game takes a shaky 10th place in the top-10 Twitch, regularly dropping out.

All statistics are taken from The Esports Observer.

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