Not only is Fall Guys fun to play, but it also turns out to be great fun to watch. Between Battle Royale and platform racing, Mediatonic's game offers itself a new distinction by beating League of Legends on the number of hours watched on Twitch. Fall Guys averaged 182,000 viewers on the platform over the past week, according to TwitchTracker, compared to League of Legends' 174,000.
Over the same period, 30.6 million hours of Fall Guys were streamed, compared to 29.3 million for LoL. Note that the flagship game of Riot Games was the week in question in a relatively low period, at least in terms of esports. Indeed, the regular season of the LEC (the European LoL Championship) had just ended and the playoffs do not resume until August 21.
However, the feat is not negligible. Almost three weeks after its official release, Fall Guys continues to grow in popularity. Twitch's esports branch has also jumped at the opportunity by organizing Twitch Rivals, which will be the first competitive events of the party game .
On social media, the announcement of this record resulted in a small series of tackles between official League of Legends and Fall Guys accounts. Conceding this victory, the community manager of LoL split a drawing where we can see a Fall Guy ahead of a Teemo... But preparing to walk on his toxic and explosive champions. The tone is set between the two behemoths of the multiplayer of 2020.
It's become a running gag — streamer TimTheTatMan kept losing in Fall Guys, and he kept being mercilessly trolled for it by the official Twitter account. It was dominating conversation so much that thousands tuned in to see if he would finally succeed in obtaining a Crown ...
Original content by Romain "Zorg" Becquelin.