League of Legends and Dota 2 saw a boost in e-sports viewing in October

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StreamElements today released its State of the Stream report for October. Thanks to insights from Rainmaker.gg, StreamElements’ analytics partner, we know that this month’s most watched game includes two esports titles that have recently had major competitions.

According to Rainmaker, Twitch’s viewing hours increased in October by 1.9 billion hours seen, although the peak for the year so far was still in May. Facebook Gaming’s hours are also still high, and the platform saw a growth of 61% year-on-year. The viewing hours for both dropped slightly in September from a very view-heavy August.

Dota 2 and League of Legends shot up in the rankings of the most watched games, probably because The International 10 and the final of the League of Legends World Championship were held in October. Views for the games increased by 189% and 98% respectively. New World, which managed to climb into the top 10 last month, has stayed pretty high on the rankings.

As for the streamers themselves, StreamElements reports that Vtubers continues to become more popular as Ironmouse and Veibae have beaten the ten most-watched female streamers. Amouranth continues to rank the highest in that category.

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On the list of most watched streamers, CSGO streamer Gaules just managed to do above xQc, even though the two had a big lead over everyone else on the list. According to Rainmaker, German streamer xRohat moved up the rankings thanks to a marathon stream maintained by Twitch subscriptions.

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