Upstream: The Summary of Streaming Mobile Games and Esports – August 15, 2022 | Pocket Gamer.biz

Each month, PocketGamer.biz and Stream Hatchet analyze the impact of mobile games and esports on streaming platforms; the ebb and flow of the most popular titles including Free Fire, PUBG Mobile and Clash Royale, and pioneering newcomers; and how they reach their audience.

The top 10 most streamed mobile games this month are largely unchanged from last month, seeing only one new entry: Monster Strike, which rose to ninth place, dropping Standoff 2 from the top 10.

Mobile game streaming is down 35% from June, and only three games in the top ten have seen an increase in viewership – Free Fire (6.1%), Mahjong Soul (7%) and the title at the fastest growing of the month, Monster Strike. (230 percent).

The most streamed title of the month was Free Fire, with 39.9 million hours of total viewing. Last month’s most-watched title, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, dropped 73.6% to 16.3 million views. This can partly be attributed to the lack of esports events in July. Only 0.7% of watch time during this period came from esports, half of which came from events held in June. June’s esports events were partly responsible for the title’s top spot in June.

PUBG Mobile retained its second place in the rankings, but also saw a decline in viewership, with a 55.8% drop to 18.5 million hours.

YouTube remains the dominant platform for mobile streaming, accounting for 66.2 million hours viewed, or 52.1% of the total. Facebook Gaming came in second, with 30.1%, while Twitch trailed at 17.8%.

Free Fire, the most streamed mobile game of the month, did particularly well on Facebook Gaming and YouTube, where it clocked 20 million and 17.2 million hours respectively.

In contrast, the top game on Twitch – League of Legends: Wild Rift – has only been viewed for three million hours on the platform.

Robert P. Miller