Twitter Revealed That Gaming-Related Tweets Are Up 30% Year-to-Date

There has also been a 15% jump in unique authors

Fortnite stayed strong among U.S. Twitter users Twitter
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Gamers are taking to Twitter, as the social network said there were over 500 million gaming-related tweets during the first half of the year, up 20% from the first half of 2018, and the year-to-date total of nearly 700 million is up 30% year-over-year.

Twitter said there has also been a 15% jump in unique authors thus far in 2019.

The social network also shared some related statistics.

The five most-mentioned competitors in July’s Fortnite World Cup were:

  1. @bugha
  2. @nyhrox
  3. @aquaa
  4. @ttfue
  5. @cizzorz
Twitter

The five countries that tweeted the most about the event were:

  1. U.S.
  2. Japan
  3. France
  4. U.K.
  5. Argentina
Twitter

The five most-mentioned competitors in the Evolution Championship Series were:

  1. @go13151
  2. @sonicfox5000
  3. @katitagaribon
  4. @kayane
  5. @arslanash95
Twitter

And the countries with the most EVO-related tweets were:

  1. U.S.
  2. Japan
  3. Spain
  4. France
  5. Brazil
Twitter

The top five countries in terms of gaming tweets thus far in 2019 are:

  1. Japan
  2. U.S.
  3. South Korea
  4. U.K.
  5. Brazil
Twitter

The five most-talked-about games in Japan were:

  1. Fate/Grand Order
  2. Granblue Fantasy
  3. Monster Strike
  4. Ensemble Stars!
  5. Kantai Collection
Twitter

And in the U.S.:

  1. Fortnite
  2. Call of Duty
  3. The Legend of Zelda
  4. Overwatch
  5. Kingdom Hearts
Twitter

Finally, the most-mentioned esports teams over the past 30 days were:

  1. @FaZeClan
  2. @ShanghaiDragons
  3. @TSM
  4. @100Thieves
  5. @TeamLiquid
  6. @GhostGaming
  7. @G2Esports
  8. @mibr
  9. @Cloud9
  10. @Fnatic
Twitter

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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