Gaming Talk takes off on Twitter in 2020


There were over 2 billion tweets about games in 2020, up 75% from 2019, and those tweets were coming from more people, with a 49% increase from unique authors.

With Covid-19 Putting the kibosh on in-person gatherings and events, some of the biggest moments and developments in the industry have taken place on the social network.

Gaming was the sixth most followed topic on Twitter in 2020, and the most followed gaming topics for the year were:

  1. Games
  2. Games News
  3. sports
  4. Game influencers
  5. Playstation
  6. Fortnite
  7. Call of Duty
  8. Minecraft
  9. Animal crossing
  10. Xbox

The countries that tweeted the most about games last year were:

  1. Japan
  2. WE
  3. South Korea
  4. Brazil
  5. Thailand
  6. United Kingdom
  7. France
  8. India
  9. Philippines
  10. Spain

The most tweeted games of the year were:

  1. Animal Crossing: New horizons
  2. Destiny / Grand Order
  3. Disney: Twisted-Wonderland
  4. Final fantasy
  5. Fortnite
  6. Stars of the Ensemble!
  7. Knives Out
  8. Genshin impact
  9. Apex Legends
  10. Identity V

The most tweeted gaming events were:

  1. The Game Awards 2020
  2. The Future of Gaming event on PS5
  3. Tokyo Game Show 2020
  4. Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020
  5. Xbox games showcase

The most tweeted in-game personalities were:

  1. @IbaiLlanos
  2. @ Rubiu5
  3. @Jack_Septic_Eye
  4. @Ninja
  5. @pokimanelol
  6. @timthetatman
  7. @BadBoyHalo
  8. @Technothepig
  9. @GeorgeNotFound
  10. @Corpse_Husband

Conversations about esports increased 14% on Twitter last year compared to 2019.

The most talked about esports events of the year were:

  1. League of Legends Worlds 2020
  2. EVO Japan 2020
  3. CBLoL Split 2 Finals 2020
  4. 2020 Call of Duty League Championship
  5. 2020 Overwatch League Grand Final

The most tweeted esports teams were:

  1. FaZe Clan
  2. G2 Sports
  3. mibr
  4. Fnatic
  5. PaiN Gaming
  6. T1
  7. Cloud 9
  8. Fury
  9. Flamengo Sports
  10. 100 thieves

And the most tweeted esports athletes were:

  1. @Mongraal
  2. @benjyfishy
  3. @expensive
  4. @bugha
  5. @ mitr0
  6. @make
  7. @zayt
  8. @FalleNCS
  9. @TACOCS
  10. @Clayster



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