In the games industry, we have a habit of calling things "the year of ___". 2013 was the year of Luigi. 2014 was the year of Luigi's death. 2019 is the year of Gooigi. However, if Gooigi had not turned into an unassailable, medium-sized phenomenon, we might also be tempted to call this the year of auto-chess .
Auto Chess is a gameplay mode. Spend gold to recruit heroes, then strategically combine them with other heroes and combine them with copies of themselves to increase their power. Each turn, these heroes automatically beat it. The players repeat this process until only one is left. After the Dota 2 -mode had taken Steam by storm earlier this year, Valve announced its own version named Dota Underlords . And now, Riot's 19459020 League of Legends shoot on deck builder Twitch has become his personal toy. Teamfight Tactics is said to have been at the forefront of Twitch since an hour after yesterday's release. At the time of this release, nearly 200,000 viewers were seen simultaneously, surpassing approximately 60,000 perennial winners Fortnite . This is not surprising in itself. League of Legends is generally near the top of Twitch itself, and large, new games tend to rise on the platform as both streamer and potential players are curious.
However, there are a few things to keep in mind in this case: Teamfight Tactics reaches a high of much more than Dota 2 Auto Chess reflecting the original eclips Auto Chess & # 39; all-time high of 65,000 simultaneous viewers in March. This makes sense because the mod version of Auto Chess did not receive an official push from Valve in the same way Teamfight Tactics by Riot.
Teamfight Tactics ] is also said to be more accessible as Auto Chess similar to LoL to Dota . It will be interesting to see what happens if the Beta for Valves Dota Underlords is available to all at some point this week. At the moment, Dota 2 (19459020), the once popular Auto Chess (19459020) model (19659007), has all eyes on (19459019) Teamfight Tactics (19459020) barely onlookers in the low thousands.
Similar to Auto Chess and the typical Dota 2 Amount Teamfight Tactics attract streamer, which does not usually yield to the prickly and special siren song of MOBAs. Unlike other breakout twitch hits from 2019 such as Apex Legends however, this one has not managed to get many streamers out of the absolute highest (read: Fortnite -playing) squadrons of the Platform to hold. Viewers are more spread across large but not very large streamers like Lirik, Reckful and DisguisedToast, some of which are from LoL and others are not.
There is a stimulus streamer watching learn this game. For example, DisguisedToast forces himself to make 10 wins before he finishes his stream today, and although I do not approve of that from the point of view of working practices, it has been worthwhile watching him learn and find new strategies. and uh, break the game . Teamfight Tactics is not a reflexive game, meaning that viewers gain strategic knowledge from streams that are actually applicable to their own games – unlike Shroud Play Apex (or literally) for every shooter).
While the game is a variety of genres from apex removed, the comparison is still useful to some extent. Apex received a major streamer-centered marketing push from Electronic Arts with a launch-day affiliate program that reportedly cost the publisher $ 1 million for Ninja alone. If Riot uses a similar tactic, this is not very transparent – nor is it that EA was transparent about its affiliate program. Regardless, Teamfight Tactics does not cope with the absurd 400,000+ spectator peaks Apex at the start. However, Teamfight Tactics has another notable weapon to be Holster: Riot's story. For years, people have been waiting for a follow-up of League of Legends and for years I've heard from sources that the company is in a state of paralysis of analysis that was causing the demolition of the project after the demolition of the project Project, that's the most significant thing Riot has been publishing for years. It is still part of LoL but it is almost a stand-alone game. This has aroused even more excitement, interest and curiosity.
As always, there's a fair chance that Teamfight Tactics will drop off Twitch's top spot in a few days weeks. It's going strong at the moment, but it's still in beta and has a lot of rough edges. I'm also sure that Nintendo will announce Gooigi Auto Chess much earlier and that this will really be a checkmate (something that Auto Chess does not actually have).