World of Warcraft Sets New Concurrent Viewer Record on Twitch

World of Warcraft Classic set a new record on Monday for the biggest ever game launch on Twitch with 1.1 million unique viewers concurrently. It’s not entirely clear who was the previous record-holder since this information has come from Blizzard and not Twitch. But still, it is impressive that a 15-year-old game can set a concurrent viewer record on Twitch.

One, of course, has to wonder if those numbers are so high because the server queues were so massive that first day. Will viewership remain high or is it just novelty and newness that is driving the game’s popularity on Twitch at the moment? Only time will tell.

At the moment World of Warcraft is the number one game on Twitch. As the record was being set an amazing 19,080 channels were streaming the game. Within the first 24 hours of WoW Classic launching, there were 6.1 million unique viewers. Over the last 7 days, WoW has had the highest average viewers with 212k viewers versus the next highest, a tie between CSGO and Dota 2 with 114k. WoW’s global share is 14.789% and is up 514% from last week. There have been 35.9 million hours watched in the last week, the next highest is CSGO with 19.3 million hours.

The most-watched WoW streamer this week has been Asmongold. At one point he got disconnected during a livestream and had 80,000 people watching as he slept, waiting for a queue that took 6 hours to get through.


Source: Press Release and Twitch Tracker

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About Shannon Doyle

Shannon first discovered MMOs in 1999 when she picked up the newly launched Everquest. This started a lifelong love affair with online gaming that has taken her around the world and brought her to While she still pines for the streets of Paragon, the City of Heroes, today she spends most of her gaming time walking across Tyria in Guild Wars 2, roleplaying with anyone who says hello.