As Twitter looks back at the gaming conversations that took place on its platform throughout 2017, it’s easy to see that both esports and gaming are both huge topics.
Looking back at the conversations that took place on its platform in 2017, Twitter found that esports and gaming were two big contenders to the biggest discussion topics – entertainment, politics, sports, and of course, news. Publishers, gaming media, streamers, teams, players, commentators, esports leagues, etc all converged on Twitter to interact and engage with fans and each other, tweeting over 218 million times about gaming during the year.
The year has just started, yet a lot is already happening in the gaming world. Twitter has live streamed esports competitions like @EAMaddenNFL, @EASPORTSFIFA, @PUBG_DMM and @OPL. So far, the most Tweeted about esports event in 2018 is ELEAGUE Major: Boston, while fans will be able to watch all six @HCS World Championship tournaments live on the platform. The first, the Orlando Open, began last Friday, February 16.
It's @Halo Season.
Watch all six @HCS World Championship tournaments LIVE right here on Twitter!
— Twitter Gaming (@TwitterGaming) February 14, 2018
Looking at the most Tweeted gaming topics from 2017 gives us an important view into the conversations around gaming. The list of most Tweeted topics brings together the discussion around new game releases or gamers talking about “well established franchises.”
@Pokemon, which had 45 million mentions in 2017 lead the discussion. The other top topics were:
- Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject)
- Monster Strike (@MStrikeOfficial)
- Splatoon (@SplatoonJP)
- Ensemble Stars (@ensemble_stars)
- Minecraft (@Minecraft)
- Granblue Fantasy (@GranblueUSA)
- Dragon Quest (@DragonQuest)
- Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch)
- Tap Tap Fish (#taptapfish)
A lot more is coming to Twitter in 2018. So stay posted and make sure to follow the conversation as it heats up.
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