The year 2021 was another record-breaking year for gaming chatter on Twitter as it continues to be the go-to place for the gaming community, from game publishers, media, streamers, esports leagues, commentators, and to the players.
In 2021, there were more than 2.4 BILLION tweets about gaming, up 14% year over year and more than 10x increase from 2017. Q4 was also the biggest quarter for gaming conversation ever on Twitter. Meanwhile, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand remain to be top communities for gaming as each earned a spot in the top 10 countries Tweeting the most about gaming globally.
In the Philippines, Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) was the Most Tweeted About Game in 2021 followed by other equally-popular games such as Valorant (@PlayVALORANT), Roblox (@Roblox), League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends), and Minecraft (@Minecraft) in the top five.
When it comes to esports teams, Team Secret (@teamsecret) is the Most Tweeted About Esports Team in the Philippines in 2021; followed by OG (@OGesports), T1 (@T1), Sentinels (@Sentinels), and G2 ESports (@G2esports).
Here’s a look at Twitter’s global gaming conversation insights from 2021:
What’s next for 2022?
2021 was a banner year for gaming, but there is a lot of hype about what we’ll see in 2022. Twitter will be here to help you stay up to date on all the content & conversation from esports events like the Call of Duty League, ESL Pro League, Halo Championship Series, Rocket League Championship Series, Fortnite Championship Series, and Riot Games’ leagues like the LCS, LEC & VCT to major gaming events like E3, Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, IGN’s Summer of Gaming, Gamescom, The Game Awards & much more.
Gaming continues to be the area where people are making connections and finding new communities on Twitter. The diversity of the community on Twitter shows the high appeal of the gaming industry for everyone to follow, discuss, converse, and share.
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