Twitter reveals statistics for 2021, banner year for gaming world
Twitter recently released the 2021 statistics of the gaming world on its platform after serving yet another year as a place to meet and interact with game publishers, game media, esports leagues, teams, and many more.
Through an insight posted on Twitter Blog, Twitter users and the public alike can look back to 2021 as another banner year for gaming.
Based on the stats, there were over 2.4 billion tweets about gaming, higher by 14% compared to a year before and more than 10 times more than in 2017. It was revealed that Japan is the top at talking about Twitter gaming, followed by the US, South Korea, Thailand, Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, UK, France, and India.
The gaming community gathered on Twitter to be part of the biggest moments in gaming in 2021, including the return of in-person esports events and new game releases like Halo Infinite. At the same time, the impact and coverage of NFTs took a somewhat center stage.
“As we continue adjusting to life in the middle of a pandemic, people are finding new ways to make connections with various communities, and one of them is through gaming,” said Maurizio Barbieri, Head of Sports and Gaming Partnerships for SEA and Greater China at Twitter.
Maurizio added that ever-growing conversations around gaming on Twitter reflect the increasing attention surrounding various games, esports teams, and gaming personalities.
Ranks and stats
The post shows global gaming data and rankings for 2021 with illustrations.
In 2021, the top 10 most talked games are Genshin Impact @GenshinImpact), Apex Legends (@PlayApex), Ensemble Stars!(@ensemble_stars), Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy)Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject), Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@animalcrossing), Knives Out (@game_knives_out), Minecraft (@minecraft), Project Sekai (@pj_sekai), and Fortnite (@fortnitegame).
As 2021 was filled with various game events, the most talked-about events throughout the year are E3 2021, The Game Awards, Xbox Games Showcase, Gamescom 2021, and SUmmer Game Fest 2021.
Twitter also sees the rise in conversations surrounding multiple leagues, such as Call of Duty League, ESL Pro League, Halo Championship Series, Rocket League Championship Series, Fortnite Championship Series.
Esports is a competitive field, there is no doubt about that. Leagues and championships have brought attention to these athletes in the year, such as Mongraal (@Mongraal), Bugha (@bugha), Benjyfishy (@benjyfishy), Scump (@scump), Rekkles (@RekklesLoL), Nobru (@Nobru), FalleN (@FalleNCS), Mixwell (@Mixwell), TenZ (@TenZOfficial), and s1mple (@s1mpleO).
As esports athletes mostly play in teams competitively, there are also top 10 most talked esports teams in 2021. They are LOUD esports (@LOUDgg), FaZe Clan (@fazeclan), paiN Gaming (@paiNGamingBR), G2 Esports (@G2esports), Fnatic (@fnatic)
Furia (@FURIA), 100 Thieves (@100Thieves), DetonatioN Gaming (@team_detonation), T1 (@T1), and Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid).
Other parts of the gaming community who are as important in promoting esports and games, in general, are gaming content creators. The most talked-about gaming creators in 2021 include Colon (@Colon56N), AuronPlay (@auronplay), Felipe Neto (@felipeneto), Ibai Llanos(@IbaiLlanos), Dream (@Dream), GeorgeNotFound (@GeorgeNotFound), Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband), Sapnap (@sapnap), BadBoyHalo (@BadBoyHalo), and Junichi Kato (@unkochan1234567).
Although 2022 has only started, there is a lot of hype in the gaming community this year. Multiple leagues, gaming events, reveals, releases and more will keep Gaming Twitter alive and thriving.