Fortnite, Kingdom Hearts Were Among the Most-Talked-About Games on Twitter in Q1

FaZe Clan and G2 Esports were popular esports organizations during the quarter

Twitter shared data on gaming discussion during the first quarter - Credit by Vertigo3d/iStock

Twitter revealed the most-talked-about video games and esports organizations on its platform in the first quarter of 2019.

In a series of tweets, Rishi Chadha, head of gaming content partnerships at Twitter, said this data is the first entry in a new monthly insights feature, which will examine how video games are discussed on the social network.

Globally, the five most-talked-about video games on Twitter in the first quarter of 2019 were:

  1. Fate/Grand Order
  2. Fortnite
  3. Granblue Fantasy
  4. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  5. Kingdom Hearts

The five most-talked-about video games in the U.S. during that period were:

  1. Fortnite
  2. Kingdom Hearts
  3. Call of Duty
  4. Apex Legends
  5. Overwatch

Chadha highlighted the rapid growth of Electronic Arts‘ Apex Legends during Q1 2019. The battle-royale game was released Feb. 4, and Chadha said it had already climbed to the No. 11 spot on Twitter worldwide.

The five most mentioned esports organizations globally in Q1 2019 were:

  1. FaZe Clan
  2. G2 Esports
  3. MIBR
  5. OpTic Gaming

Chadha also highlighted three other organizations as “honorable mentions,” saying 100 Thieves and Team Vitality entered the top 10 on Twitter, while ENCE cracked the top 15.

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