India, the new gaming nation, emerges as the 7th among countries Tweeting the most about Gaming: Right after the boom in Indian Esports, especially in mobile gaming, a large portion of social media along with many other platforms was overtaken by gaming content & conversations. Globally, the ever-growing interest in Gaming & Esports resulted in 2 billion Tweets from January – June 2020. Since then, Twitter, the American microblogging and social networking service saw an 18% growth spike on gaming trends while we are just midway through 2021.
This trend is now prominent in India as well because many popular gamers, Esports players & brands have taken their interest in Twitter where they can engage with their respective communities. Platforms like Twitter have played a key role in the formation of such communities where gamers find other like-minded people to share their own passion & interests. Furthermore, Twitter is a great platform to keep up with all the happenings in the world of Esports & Gaming and take part in conversations revolving around the same. All of these resulted in a record growth of the #GamingTwitter community in India, and the nation has now claimed the 7th Spot on the list of top-10 countries Tweeting the most about gaming.
Here’s the list of Top 10 countries Tweeting the most about gaming
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
Recognizing the potential of interest-based conversations, Twitter has introduced Twitter Topics, including those related to gaming. For #GamingTwitter patrons, the platform features an array of related topics where esports, Animal Crossing, Among Us, Call of Duty are there among several others. According to Twitter, “Topics use machine learning to find Tweets on a subject. When one chooses to follow a Topic – they see Tweets from a whole host of accounts that are experts, fans, or just tend to engage in a lot of conversations about the particular topic on Twitter.“
Check out the Top 10 most followed gaming Topics on Twitter
2. Gaming News
7. Call of Duty
Iconic Esports tournaments often deliver jaw-dropping moments that inspire billions of gamers around the world. Posts & content relating to those on Twitter helps gaming enthusiasts to engage further into the sport & fathom mixed emotions from remote corners of the globe. Thus, being the third most followed gaming Topic on the platform, ‘Esports’ is a vast section to be explored on Twitter.
These are the Top 5 most talked-about esports teams on Twitter in India
1. FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan)
2. G2 Esports (@G2esports)
3. Sentinels (@Sentinels)
4. FNATIC (@FNATIC)
5. Astralis (@Astralisgg)
However, #GamingTwitter is mostly dominated by non-Esports title where Apex Legends & Fortnite are the only two titles that made it to the Top 10 ‘Most Tweeted About Video Games’ list. Free-to-play mobile titles such as Genshin Impact & Knives Out have made it to the list whereas titles that are immensely popular in India, BGMI aka PUBG Mobile, Free Fire & Valorant is nowhere to be spotted.
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These are the top 10 most tweeted video games Ranked:
- Genshin Impact
- Apex Legends
- Ensemble Stars!
- Final Fantasy
- Animal Crossing
- Knives Out
- Monster Hunter
- Fate/Grand Order