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Twitter shares global gaming insights for 2021

By Kara Santos Published Jan 13, 2022 12:31 pm

The Philippines ranked sixth in the list of top 10 countries tweeting the most about gaming globally, according to Twitter.

New insights from Twitter Gaming's 2021 Year in Review show that the Philippines took the sixth spot in countries tweeting the most about gaming. The country trails behind Brazil and Thailand, with the top three spots dominated by Japan, the United States and South Korea.

The Philippines takes the 6th spot.

According to Twitter, in 2021, there were more than 2.4 billion Tweets about gaming, up 14 percent year over year, and a more than 10x increase from 2017.

The last quarter of the year was reportedly the biggest in terms of gaming conversations held over the microblogging and social networking service.

"The gaming community around the world turned to Twitter to talk about the biggest moments of the year as in-person esports events returned to center stage, publishers dropped new games like Halo Infinite, media outlets continued to expand coverage of the space and NFTs became a hot topic," said Twitter.

Genshin Impact, the free-to-play action role-playing game developed by Chinese developer miHoYo, which was first published in 2020, dominated the global gaming conversation around the world last year.

Also making the top 10 most talked about games in 2021 were Final Fantasy, the quarantine breakout hit Animal Crossing: New Horizons, sandbox video game Minecraft, and free-to-play Battle Royale game Fortnite.

Genshin Impact also topped the list of the most Tweeted games in the Philippines in 2021, followed by Valorant Esports, Roblox, League of Legends and Minecraft.

Most Tweeted about Games in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, the five most popular esports teams in the Philippines include Team Secret, OGesports, T1, Sentinels and G2esports.

Check out Twitter’s global gaming conversation insights from 2021:

Most Talked About Video Games:

  1. Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact)
  2. Apex Legends (@PlayApex)
  3. Ensemble Stars! (@ensemble_stars)
  4. Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy)
  5. Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject)
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@animalcrossing)
  7. Knives Out (@game_knives_out)
  8. Minecraft (@minecraft)
  9. Project Sekai (@pj_sekai)
  10. Fortnite (@fortnitegame)

Most Talked About Esports Athletes:

  1. Mongraal (@Mongraal)
  2. Bugha (@bugha)
  3. Benjyfishy (@benjyfishy)
  4. Scump (@scump)
  5. Rekkles (@RekklesLoL)
  6. Nobru (@Nobru)
  7. FalleN (@FalleNCS)
  8. Mixwell (@Mixwell)
  9. TenZ (@TenZOfficial)
  10. s1mple (@s1mpleO)

Most Talked About Esports Teams:

  1. LOUD esports (@LOUDgg)
  2. FaZe Clan (@fazeclan)
  3. paiN Gaming (@paiNGamingBR)
  4. G2 Esports (@G2esports)
  5. Fnatic (@fnatic)
  6. Furia (@FURIA)
  7. 100 Thieves (@100Thieves)
  8. DetonatioN Gaming (@team_detonation)
  9. T1 (@T1)
  10. Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid)

Esports Teams with the Most Video Views:

  1. FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan)
  2. G2 Esports (@G2esports)
  3. 100 Thieves (@100Thieves)
  4. TSM FTX (@TSM)
  5. LOUD esports (@LOUDgg)

Esports Teams with the Most Followers Gained:

  1. LOUD esports (@LOUDgg)
  2. FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan)
  3. Sentinels (@Sentinels)
  4. 100 Thieves (@100Thieves)
  5. G2 Esports (@G2sports)

Countries Tweeting the Most About Gaming:

  1. Japan
  2. United States
  3. South Korea
  4. Thailand
  5. Brazil
  6. Philippines
  7. Indonesia
  8. United Kingdom
  9. France
  10. India

Most Talked About Gaming Events:

  1. E3 2021 (@E3)
  2. The Game Awards (@TheGameAwards)
  3. Xbox Games Showcase (@Xbox)
  4. Gamescom 2021 (@Gamescom)
  5. Summer Game Fest 2021 (@SummerGameFest)

Most Talked About Gaming Creators:

  1. Colon (@Colon56N)
  2. AuronPlay (@auronplay)
  3. Felipe Neto (@felipeneto)
  4. Ibai Llanos(@IbaiLlanos)
  5. Dream (@Dream)
  6. GeorgeNotFound (@GeorgeNotFound)
  7. Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband)
  8. Sapnap (@sapnap)
  9. BadBoyHalo (@BadBoyHalo)
  10. Junichi Kato (@unkochan1234567)

Gaming Creators with the Most Video Views:

  1. Ibai Llanos (@IbaiLlanos, Spain)
  2. Gotaga (@Gotaga, France)
  3. TimTheTatman (@timthetatman, US)
  4. OpTic Scump (@scump, US)
  5. Dr. Disrespect (@DrDisrespect, US)

Gaming Creators with the Most Followers Gained:

  1. Ibai Llanos (@IbaiLlanos, Spain)
  2. Dream (@Dream, US)
  3. Ari Gameplays (@arigameplays, Mexico)
  4. TommyInnit (@tommyinnit, UK)
  5. Karl Jacobs (@KarlJacobs_, US)

Most Talked About Esports Leagues:

  2. Call of Duty League (@CODLeague)
  3. Valorant Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports)
  4. Overwatch League (@OverwatchLeague)
  5. League of Legends Championship Series (@LCSOfficial)

Esports Leagues with the Most Video Views:

  1. League of Legends Esports (@lolesports)
  2. Valorant Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports)
  3. Call of Duty League (@CODLeague)
  4. ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS)
  5. League of Legends Championship Series (@LCSOfficial)

Esports Leagues with the Most Followers Gained:

  1. Fortnite Competitive Series (@FNCompetitive)
  2. Valorant Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports) 
  3. League of Legends Esports (@lolesports)
  4. League of Legends European Championship (@LEC) 
  5. Valorant Champions Tour: North America (@valesports_na)

While 2021 was a banner year for gaming, there's a lot more to expect in 2022.

Upcoming esports events include the Call of Duty League, ESL Pro League, Halo Championship Series, Rocket League Championship Series, Fortnite Championship Series and Riot Games’ leagues like the LCS, LEC and VCT to major gaming events like E3, Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, IGN’s Summer of Gaming, Gamescom, The Game Awards and much more.