The most popular games streamed on Twitch in 2022

By William Davis


May 19, 2022

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Twitch is the most popular live streaming platform in the world. We dug into numbers to find out the most popular games on Twitch in 2022 and which could be the next big thing.

It’s worth mentioning that the most popular topic on Twitch is still “Just Chatting.” Though Twitch originally rose to popularity for video games, it has a lot more to offer these days. No singular video game eclipses the popularity of Just Chatting and that’s unlikely to change.

The most popular game on Twitch entering 2022 was Grand Theft Auto 5, followed by League of Legends and Fortnite. We expect these games to remain popular in 2022 and it’s unlikely that any of them completely fall from favor.

Counter-Strike is a legendary game that never goes out of fashion and we expect it to hold onto its popularity during 2022. CSGO has the potential to peak as the most-watched game on Twitch during its biggest tournaments.

Amazon is trying to gain ground in gaming with its own IPs and they might surprise us later in 2022. Its debut effort, the MMORPG New World, had a splashy launch but largely fell off after.

Top rising games in 2022

Two of the biggest games to launch in 2022 have been Lost Ark and Elden Ring.

Lost Ark got a very good start in Twitch and became the most streamed game in February 2022. Elden Ring was launched only a few days before the end of February and it still made it into top 10 of the most streamed games that month. Elden Ring has fallen off precipitously since its launch but Lost Ark could stick around.

Online casino streaming is another rising topic in Twitch. A number of dedicated channels have been gaining popularity among the Twitch users but popular variety streamers have also dabbled in them, most notably Felix “xQc” Lengyel.

While this might sound odd, it wasn’t all that long ago that Chess was the biggest thing on Twitch. Stats from show that some of the top rising games include Temple Tumble, Book of Dead and Money Train 2.

Veteran streamer and former top Twitch star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins also enjoyed a resurgence, partly thanks to his return to Fortnite for its no-building mode. There are also a couple of other rising channels in the Fortnite category so we might see this game regain ground during the year.
Recently one of the most popular GTA streamers “Sykkuno” announced that he will leave Twitch for Youtube. That will see GTA’s popularity take a hit, though there has also been a general reduction in the popularity of role-playing in GTA on Twitch.


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