India rises to 7th for online gaming engagement globally

Published on:

It is now a well established fact that online gaming has grown exponentially through the Covid 19 pandemic-led lockdown. This phenomenal growth has been largely led by fringe players that dipped their toes into gaming either out of curiosity or boredom. During this period, online gaming went on to become a hot topic of discussion in India with many social media platforms bursting with posts, stories videos and so on. According to Twitter blog post, between esports leagues like the Call of Duty League and VALORANT Champions Tour, along with global gaming events like E3 and Summer Game Fest, there has been a rise of 18 per cent in tweets about gaming YoY.

Gamers from all around the world stop by Twitter to discuss new game announcements, patch notes, highlights from major esports events, bets on risky tattoos and so on. India has risen up to the seventh position when it comes to tweeting about gaming, behind United Kingdom, France, Spain. Japan is at the top position followed by United States, Korea, Brazil, Thailand, Philippines.

As of  January 2021 India was at the eighth position, but halfway through Q2, the country has made a leap to seventh position. Many experts believe, India is bound to further improve its ranking by the end of the year.

Here’s some of the key insights into the gaming and esports conversation on Twitter in 2021 so far:

Most Talked Esports Leagues (Globally, YTD)

  2. Call of Duty League (@CODLeague)
  3. Overwatch League (@OverwatchLeague)
  4. VALORANT Champions Tour (@VALORANTEsports)
  5. League of Legends European Championship (@LEC)

CBLOL: Most Mentioned Teams

  1. LOUD esports (@LOUDgg)
  2. paiN Gaming (@paiNGamingBR)
  3. Flamengo Esports (@flaesports)
  4. Furia (@FURIA)
  5. INTZ (@INTZ)

Call of Duty League: Most Mentioned Teams

  1. OpTic Chicago (@OpTicChi)
  2. Atlanta FaZe (@ATLFaZe)
  3. NY Subliners (@subliners)
  4. Dallas Empire (@DallasEmpire)
  5. Toronto Ultra (@TorontoUltra)

Overwatch League: Most Mentioned Teams

  1. Dallas Fuel (@DallasFuel)
  2. SF Shock (@SFShock)
  3. Washington Justice (@WashJustice)
  4. Shanghai Dragons (@ShanghaiDragons)
  5. Florida Mayhem (@FLMayhem)

VALORANT Champions Tour: Most Mentioned Teams

  1. Sentinels (@sentinels)
  2. Crazy Raccoon (@crazyraccoon406)
  4. Version1 (@version1gg)
  5. Team Liquid (@liquidvalorant)

League of Legends European Championship – Most Mentioned Teams

  1. G2 Esports (@g2esports)
  2. MAD Lions (@madlions_lolen)
  4. Rogue (@rogue)
  5. Schalke 04 Esports (@s04esports)

Most Talked About Esports Athletes (Globally)

  1. Mongraal (@Mongraal)
  2. Benjyfishy (@benjyfishy)
  3. Bugha (@Bugha)
  4. FalleN (@FalleNCS)
  5. Scump (@scump)
  6. mitr0 (@mitr0)
  7. TenZ (@TenZOfficial)
  8. Zayt (@zayt)
  9. Rekkles (@RekklesLoL)
  10. Clayster (@Clayster)

Most Tweeted About Esports Team (Globally)

  1. LOUD esports (@LOUDgg)
  2. paiN Gaming (@paiNGamingBR)
  3. FaZe Clan (@fazeclan)
  4. G2 Esports (@G2esports)
  5. Furia (@FURIA)
  6. Flamengo Esports (@flaesports)
  7. Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid)
  8. Fnatic (@fnatic)
  9. T1 (@T1)
  10. Cloud9 (@Cloud9)

Most Tweeted About Video Games in the World (YTD)

  1. Genshin Impact
  2. Apex Legends
  3. Ensemble Stars!
  4. Final Fantasy
  5. Animal Crossing
  6. Knives Out
  7. Fortnite
  8. Monster Hunter
  9. Fate/Grand Order
  10. Minecraft

Most Talked About Gaming Personalities (Globally)

  1. Colon (@Colon56N)
  2. Quackity (@Quackity)
  3. Ibai (@IbaiLlanos)
  4. Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband)
  5. GeorgeNotFound (@GeorgeNotFound)
  6. Dream (@Dream)
  7. Valkyrae (@Valkyrae)
  8. Technoblade (@Technothepig)
  9. El Rubius (@Rubiu5)
  10. Kiyo (@ kiyo_saiore)

Countries that Tweeted the most about E3:

  1. United States
  2. Japan
  3. Spain
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Brazil
  6. France
  7. Canada
  8. Mexico
  9. Germany
  10. Argentina

Most Talked about Games from E3:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
  2. Elden Ring
  3. Battlefield 2042
  4. Halo Infinite
  5. Forza Horizon 5