Social media platform Twitter said it recorded 2 billion tweets about gaming in 2020, which is up 75% from 2019, with a 49% increase in unique authors. Being cooped up at home because of government-imposed quarantine to curb the spread of the coronavirus gave people free time to play games.
Gaming fans around the world came to Twitter to talk about the biggest moments of the year and used it as a place to connect with fellow gamers when many couldn’t connect in person. Filipino gamers have also been actively tweeting sparking conversations which added to the 87% growth from 2019 to 2020.
From 2019’s top 10 finish, the Philippines now ranks 9th on countries that Tweeted the most about gaming in 2020.
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Filipinos did not miss a chance to know what’s the latest in the gaming scene. Be it from the hottest games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@animalcrossing) to League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends), Twitter became the field where Filipinos and people around the globe actively express their passion for gaming.
Here are the most talked-about games among Filipinos on Twitter in 2020:
Despite the physical distance, Filipinos and their favorite gamers and teams are just a Tweet apart. It’s on Twitter where they find updates straight from the source. Here are the most talked-about esports team among Filipinos on Twitter in 2020:
Global gaming trends on Twitter
The gaming industry’s arena is the whole globe. From global championships to major announcements, Twitter continued to be the virtual esports bar in 2020. The esports conversation was up 14% compared to 2019.
Here are some of the most tweeted gaming topics on Twitter globally in 2020:
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