World of Warcraft viewership on Twitch jumped 84% last monthStreamElements: WoW Classic launch propels viewership, dedicated streamers in AugustRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterTuesday 10th September 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleActivision BlizzardWorld of Warcraft Classic launched last month not just to crowded servers, but also crowded streams, boosting World of Warcraft viewership on Twitch up by 84%.StreamElements has shared infographics of the top ten streamers on Twitch last month, as well as the top ten games, both of which show an unmistakable influence from the launch of Classic. World of Warcraft leaped to the fourth-most-watched game on Twitch by watchtime, just under Dota 2 and above the “Just Chatting” category. In total, it saw just under 68 million hours watched in August.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Meanwhile, notable WoW streamer Asmongold rocked past Tfue in hours watched and took the top spot in August, with over 10 million hours watched (it’s worth noting that August was also the month that top streamer Ninja departed for Mixer).”While the top 10 streamers on Twitch chart features a lot of familiar faces, their respective places on the list continue to shift,” said StreamElements CEO Doron Nir. “Most notably was popular WoW player Asmongold who rode the recent World of Warcraft Classic wave all the way to the top. This speaks to the value of grinding away at a game that might not be at the top of the charts today, but could be tomorrow. “There are several interesting things to note regarding the top ten games of August. Based on the number of streamers that flocked to World of Warcraft Classic, nostalgia is a sweet spot for the gaming community. Another older game that experienced a huge rise was Minecraft. Although no new content was released for it, a number of popular streamers increased the amount of hours they were playing it.”Image Credit: StreamElementsImage Credit: StreamElementsCelebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesActivision Blizzard wins patent lawsuit after nine yearsThe judge ruled that the patents were “not inventions” of Worlds Incorporated, which was suing for infringementBy Marie Dealessandri 6 days agoCall of Duty, King push Activision Blizzard to record Q1 revenuesPublisher’s revenues jump 27% to $2.28 billion as Call of Duty Mobile’s Chinese debut helps drive Activision division sales up 72% year-over-yearBy Brendan Sinclair 7 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.