Twitter Gaming reports record conversation volume for first half of 2022


MANILA, Philippines – In the first half of 2022, there were approximately 1.5 BILLION Tweets about gaming – a record half following up on a record year for gaming conversation in 2021. The 36% increase in Tweets about gaming year-over-year* was driven by big-time conversations around game releases like Elden Ring, esports leagues like Call of Duty League, VALORANT Champions Tour and Professional Gamers League Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and global gaming events like Xbox Showcase, Playstation’s State of Play and Summer Game Fest.

Gamers around the world continued to come to Twitter to discuss all of the latest happenings and trends. From new game releases to patch notes to highlights from major esports events – it’s all happening on Twitter.
Genshin Impact remained atop the charts for Most Tweeted About Video Game globally, after claiming the title in 2021. And everyone’s favorite daily activity, Wordle, took the no. 2 spot.
Here’s a look at Twitter’s global gaming conversation insights from the first half of 2022 (Jan. 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022):

Countries Tweeting the Most About Gaming

  1. Japan 🇯🇵
  2. United States 🇺🇸
  3. South Korea 🇰🇷
  4. Thailand 🇹🇭
  5. Indonesia 🇮🇩
  6. Brazil 🇧🇷
  7. Philippines 🇵🇭
  8. India 🇮🇳
  9. United Kingdom 🇬🇧
  10. Mexico 🇲🇽
Most Tweeted About Video Games

  1. Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact)
  2. Wordle
  3. Ensemble Stars! (@ensemble_stars)
  4. Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy)
  5. Project Sekai (@pj_sekai)
  6. Apex Legends (@PlayApex)
  7. Elden Ring (@ELDENRING)
  8. Fate/Grand Order (fgoproject)
  9. Valorant (@PlayVALORANT)
  10. The Legend of Zelda (@NintendoAmerica)
Most Tweeted About Esports Athletes

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  1. FalleN (@FalleNCS)
  2. TenZ (@TenZOfficial)
  3. Nobru (@nobru)
  4. Fnx (@linfnx)
  5. Rekkles (@RekklesLoL)
  6. Cabochard (@CabochardLoL)
  7. S1mple (@s1mpleO)
  8. Mixwell (@Mixwell)
  9. Scump (@scump)
  10. Hungrybox (@LiquidHbox)
Most Tweeted About Esports Team

  1. Loud Esports (@LOUDgg)
  2. Karmine Corp (@KarmineCorp)
  3. Crazy Raccoon (@crazyraccoon406)
  4. FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan)
  5. paiN Gaming (@paiNGamingBR)
  6. G2 Esports (@G2esports)
  7. T1 (@T1)
  8. Los Grandes (@losgrandesgg)
  9. Fnatic (@FNATIC)
  10. Furia Esports (@FURIA)
Most Tweeted About Esports Leagues

  1. Campeonato Brasileiro de League of Legends (@CBLOL)
  2. Apex Esports (@PlayApexEsports)
  3. League of Legends Champions Korea (@LCK)
  4. Call of Duty League (@CODLeague)
  5. Overwatch League (@overwatchleague)
Most Tweeted About Gaming Personalities

 

  1. Colon (@Colon56N)
  2. Sapnap (@sapnap)
  3. Dream (@Dream)
  4. Ibai Llanos (@IbaiLlanos)
  5. Juan S Guarnizo (@JuanSGuarnizo)
  6. AuronPlay (@auronplay)
  7. Felipe Neto (@felipeneto)
  8. Junichi Kato (@unkochan1234567)
  9. GeorgeNotFound (@GeorgeNotFound)
  10. Rubén Gundersen (@Rubiu5)
Twitter Spaces: Top 3 Most Listened to Spaces in Gaming
  1. “Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard, let’s talk” (Host: @charlieintel; Date: Jan. 18, 2022)
  2. “Talking about Summer Game Fest plans and ideas from fans” (Host: @geoffkeighley; Date: May 22, 2022)
  3. “100Thieves post LCS talk” (Host: @100t_esports; Date: March 27, 2022)
Twitter Communities: Top 5 Most Engaging Gaming Communities
  1. Retro Gaming
  2. Splatoon!
  3. Xbox Community
  4. Valorant
  5. Counter-Strike

Let’s Keep the Momentum

The gaming community on Twitter continues to put esports and gaming on the map around the globe – kudos to you all!
Twitter will be here in the second half of the year to help you stay up to date on all of the content & conversations from esports events like Rocket League Championship Series, Intel Extreme Masters Rio Major 2022, Call of Duty League & Overwatch League Champs; Riot Games’ leagues like League of Legends Championship Series, League of Legends European Championship, League of Legends Champions Korea, League of Legends Pro League and VALORANT Champions Tour; major gaming releases like Xenoblade 3, God of War: Ragnarok, Gotham Knights, Hogwarts Legacy, and Modern Warfare 2; and much more.
Keep the energy up, and stay tuned to Twitter so you never miss another great gaming moment!

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