Twitter Insights Show Top Gaming And Esports Trends So Far In 2021

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2021 has been a big year of announcements and conversation in the video game industry, as well as, a big year for Esports as tournaments continue to be held online and begin returning to LAN.

"Gamers around the world come to Twitter to discuss all of the latest happenings and trends. From new game announcements, patch notes, highlights from major esports events, bets on risky tattoos - it all happens here." Rishi Chadha Head of Gaming Content Partnerships says.

So what were the most talked-about games so far this year?

  1. Genshin Impact
  2. Apex Legends
  3. Ensemble Stars!
  4. Final Fantasy
  5. Animal Crossing
  6. Knives Out
  7. Fortnite
  8. Monster Hunter
  9. Fate/Grand Order
  10. Minecraft

Releasing at the end of 2020, Genshin Impact has risen to the top, with a surprising second place going to Apex Legends.

Read more: Genshin Impact 1.7 Release Date Leaks With a Big Change In Store.

We also have some E3 statistics. These are the most talked-about games from the event.

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequal
  2. Elden Ring
  3. Battlefield 2042
  4. Halo Infinite
  5. Forza Horizon 5

Twitter Insights Show Top Gaming And Esports Trends So Far In 2021

Elden Ring also has the most viewed video with over 4.2 million views already.

We also got a look into the most talked-about Esports leagues so far this year.

  1. CBLOL
  2. Call of Duty League
  3. Overwatch League
  4. VALORANT Champions Tour
  5. League of Legends European Championship

With much more planned for the remainder of the year, we can expect to see more new titles and events potentially break into the list, although Genshin Impact may prove a difficult opponent to overthrow.


With recent announcements of the League of Legends World Championship returning to a multi-city event hosted in China this year, we can expect that to rise to the top of the conversation in the Esports world.

If you are interested in reading more, you can find the full list of trends here.