A Banner Year for Gaming on Twitter in 2021

2021 was another record year for gaming chatter on Twitter, as Twitter continued to serve as the go-to place for game publishers, gaming media, popular streamers and entertainers, esports leagues, teams, players and commentators.

In 2021, there were more than 2.4 BILLION Tweets about gaming, up 14% year over year and a more than 10x increase from 2017. And, Q4 2021 was the biggest quarter for gaming conversation ever on Twitter.

The gaming community around the world came to Twitter to talk about the biggest moments of the year as in-person esports events returned to center stage, publishers dropped new games like Halo Infinite, media outlets continued to expand coverage of the space and NFTs became a hot topic.

Hereโ€™s a look at Twitterโ€™s global gaming conversation insights from 2021:

Most Talked About Video Games:

  1. Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact)
  2. Apex Legends (@PlayApex)
  3. Ensemble Stars! (@ensemble_stars)
  4. Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy)
  5. Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject)
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@animalcrossing)
  7. Knives Out (@game_knives_out)
  8. Minecraft (@minecraft)
  9. Project Sekai (@pj_sekai)
  10. Fortnite (@fortnitegame)

Most Talked About Esports Athletes:

  1. Mongraal (@Mongraal)
  2. Bugha (@bugha)
  3. Benjyfishy (@benjyfishy)
  4. Scump (@scump)
  5. Rekkles (@RekklesLoL)
  6. Nobru (@Nobru)
  7. FalleN (@FalleNCS)
  8. Mixwell (@Mixwell)
  9. TenZ (@TenZOfficial)
  10. s1mple (@s1mpleO)

Most Talked About Esports Teams:

  1. LOUD esports (@LOUDgg)
  2. FaZe Clan (@fazeclan)
  3. paiN Gaming (@paiNGamingBR)
  4. G2 Esports (@G2esports)
  5. Fnatic (@fnatic)
  6. Furia (@FURIA)
  7. 100 Thieves (@100Thieves)
  8. DetonatioN Gaming (@team_detonation)
  9. T1 (@T1)
  10. Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid)

Esports Teams with the Most Video Views:

  1. FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan)
  2. G2 Esports (@G2esports)
  3. 100 Thieves (@100Thieves)
  4. TSM FTX (@TSM)
  5. LOUD esports (@LOUDgg)

Esports Teams with the Most Followers Gained:

  1. LOUD esports (@LOUDgg)
  2. FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan)
  3. Sentinels (@Sentinels)
  4. 100 Thieves (@100Thieves)
  5. G2 Esports (@G2sports)

Countries Tweeting the Most About Gaming:

  1. Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
  2. United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  3. South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
  4. Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
  5. Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
  6. Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ
  7. Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
  8. United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
  9. France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
  10. India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Most Talked About Gaming Events:

  1. E3 2021 (@E3)
  2. The Game Awards (@TheGameAwards)
  3. Xbox Games Showcase (@Xbox)
  4. Gamescom 2021 (@Gamescom)
  5. Summer Game Fest 2021 (@SummerGameFest)

Most Talked About Gaming Creators:

  1. Colon (@Colon56N)
  2. AuronPlay (@auronplay)
  3. Felipe Neto (@felipeneto)
  4. Ibai Llanos(@IbaiLlanos)
  5. Dream (@Dream)
  6. GeorgeNotFound (@GeorgeNotFound)
  7. Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband)
  8. Sapnap (@sapnap)
  9. BadBoyHalo (@BadBoyHalo)
  10. Junichi Kato (@unkochan1234567)

Gaming Creators with the Most Video Views:

  1. Ibai Llanos (@IbaiLlanos, Spain)
  2. Gotaga (@Gotaga, France)
  3. TimTheTatman (@timthetatman, US)
  4. OpTic Scump (@scump, US)
  5. Dr. Disrespect (@DrDisrespect, US)

Gaming Creators with the Most Followers Gained:

  1. Ibai Llanos (@IbaiLlanos, Spain)
  2. Dream (@Dream, US)
  3. Ari Gameplays (@arigameplays, Mexico)
  4. TommyInnit (@tommyinnit, UK)
  5. Karl Jacobs (@KarlJacobs_, US)

Most Talked About Esports Leagues:

  1. CBLOL (@CBLOL)
  2. Call of Duty League (@CODLeague)
  3. Valorant Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports)
  4. Overwatch League (@OverwatchLeague)
  5. League of Legends Championship Series (@LCSOfficial)

Esports Leagues with the Most Video Views:

  1. League of Legends Esports (@lolesports)
  2. Valorant Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports)
  3. Call of Duty League (@CODLeague)
  4. ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS)
  5. League of Legends Championship Series (@LCSOfficial)

Esports Leagues with the Most Followers Gained:

  1. Fortnite Competitive Series (@FNCompetitive)
  2. Valorant Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports)
  3. League of Legends Esports (@lolesports)
  4. League of Legends European Championship (@LEC)
  5. Valorant Champions Tour: North America (@valesports_na)
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