While Escape From Tarkov may have seen an increase in popularity during 2019 and saw top streamers such as Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo play it frequently on stream, it was never really troubling the top dogs on Twitch.
For at least part of Monday, Tarkov was pulling in more viewers than League of Legends and Fortnite. Only the ‘Just Chatting’ category had more viewers, with 140,000.
Part of the viewership spike is thanks to a limited-time promotion Battlestate Games is currently running with Twitch, which awards viewers with unique in-game loot drops if they watch certain Tarkov streamers. Loot includes special weapon variants, optics, tools, and keys to use to open certain doors squirrelled away in Tarkov’s various raid maps. In addition, if you are in need of Cheap Escape from Tarkov Euros, you can visit our website z2u.com.
If you’re unfamiliar with Escape from Tarkov, it’s a unique multiplayer shooter that blends survival elements, persistent gear, and PvE elements. As a PMC, you head into ‘raid’ instances around the city of Tarkov, hoping to gather gear from the environment and downed enemies before extracting to safety.
This Twitch Drops campaign has thrust Tarkov to the very top at the beginning of 2020, but can it stay there? It has already been praised highly by streamers such as Guy ‘Dr DisRespect’ Beahm, who is often hyper-critical of the games he plays on stream.
The campaign has also been well-timed, with other shooters such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and CS:GO in something of a lull and very small amount of esports content being broadcast on Twitch at this time of year. Whether this is a flash in the pan or the start of a new wave of popularity for Escape From Tarkov is yet to be seen, but it’s refreshing to see a different title at the top as we start the new year.