World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Shadowlands, was officially launched on the 23rd of November. WoW has had more hours watched than any other game since the release, and now tops all games on Twitch.
With 29.5 million hours watched, according to Twitch stats tracker SullyGnome, WoW’s viewership for the past seven days was second only to Just Chatting (53.7 million), which has become a staple at the top of Twitch’s most-watched categories.
This total put WoW ahead of the second most-watched game, League of Legends, by around five million hours watched. Outside of WoW and League, no other game posted more than 20 million hours watched in the past week.
This week’s overall WoW viewership was anchored by the strongest opening day numbers the game has had on Twitch for an expansion release. When Shadowlands was officially launched on the 23rd of November, WoW peaked at nearly one million viewers on Twitch.