Conversation about esports was up 14% on Twitter last year compared with 2019
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By David Cohen

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

With Covid-19 putting the kibosh on in-person gatherings and events, some of the industry’s biggest moments and developments played out on the social network.

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

  1. Gaming
  2. Gaming news
  3. Esports
  4. Gaming influencers
  5. Playstation
  6. Fortnite
  7. Call of Duty
  8. Minecraft
  9. Animal Crossing
  10. Xbox

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

  1. Japan
  2. U.S.
  3. South Korea
  4. Brazil
  5. Thailand
  6. U.K.
  7. France
  8. India
  9. Philippines
  10. Spain

The year’s most-tweeted-about games were:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. Fate/Grand Order
  3. Disney: Twisted-Wonderland
  4. Final Fantasy
  5. Fortnite
  6. Ensemble Stars!
  7. Knives Out
  8. Genshin Impact
  9. Apex Legends
  10. Identity V

The most-tweeted-about gaming events were:

  1. The 2020 Game Awards
  2. The Future of Gaming on PS5 Event
  3. Tokyo Game Show 2020
  4. Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020
  5. Xbox Games Showcase

The most-tweeted-about gaming 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

Conversation about esports was up 14% on Twitter last year compared with 2019.

The year’s most-talked-about esports events were:

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

The most-tweeted-about esports teams were:

  1. FaZe Clan
  2. G2 Esports
  3. mibr
  4. Fnatic
  5. paiN Gaming
  6. T1
  7. Cloud9
  8. Furia
  9. Flamengo Esports
  10. 100 Thieves

And the most-tweeted-about esports athletes were:

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