In the gambling industry, we have a habit of announcing "The Year of ___." 2013 was Luigi's Year. 2014 was the year of Luigi's death. 2019 is the Year of Gooigi. However, if Gooigi has not become an invincible, moderate phenomenon, we may be tempted to call this Year of Auto Chess .
Auto Chess is a mode in which players spend gold to recruit characters who can then strategically pair with other characters and combine with copies to increase their strength. Each round, these characters automatically raise it. Players repeat this process until only one remains. After Dota 2 fashion took Steam out of a storm earlier this year, Valve announced its own version called Dota Underlords . Now the thematic rhythm of Ridot – the Legend of Legends of the deck builder made Tvich into his personal toy. Teamfight Tactics as it is known, is at the top of Twitch an hour after his release yesterday. From this post, she had nearly 200,000 simultaneous viewers, defeating perennial Fortnite with about 60,000. This is not surprising in itself. League of Legends is usually located near the tip of Twitch itself, and major new games tend to climb on the platform due to the curiosity of both streimers and potential players.
There are, however, a few things worth mentioning in this case: Teamfight Tactics has much higher values than Dota 2 Auto Chess Auto Chess – the highest level of 65,000 simultaneous viewers in March. This makes sense given that the mod version of Auto Chess has not received formal pressure from Valve in the same way Teamfight Tactics is from Riot. is also meant to be more accessible than like is is Dota . It will be interesting to see what happens when the Beta for Valve's Dota Underlords becomes available to all at some time this week. So far, however, with all eyes at the moment Teamfight Tactics Dota 2 has ever been popular Auto Chess mod
A lot like the Autoshaft and the typical crowd Dota 2 Teamfight Tactics attracts streams that usually do not lend themselves to barbecue and song for MOBA. However, unlike other triple hits in 2019, such as Apex Legends this one does not manage to embrace many streams of the absolute highest platform (read: Esthelons). Then the viewers are a little more common among large, but not very huge, strikers like Lyric, Wrong and Degasted Toast – some of which come from LoL and others do not.
There is a complaint to watch streams teach this game. DisguisedToast, for example, is forced to receive 10 victories before he finishes his stream today, and although I do not approve of this in terms of labor practices, he is rewarding to watch him learn, invent new strategies, and, Game Break . Teamfight Tactics is not an intense reflex game, which means that viewers can acquire strategic knowledge of streams that are actually applicable to their own games – unlike when they watch, say, Shroud play Apex
While the game has multiple genres away from Apex the comparison is still useful to a certain extent. Apex received enormous marketing support from Electronic Arts, a partner day program that costs the publisher $ 1 million for Ninja only. If Riot uses such a tactic, it is not particularly transparent to them – not that EA has been transparent to what its affiliate program had at that time. However, Teamfight Tactics did not drive the ridiculous 400,000+ visualization peaks Apex at the start.
Teamfight Tactics however, there is another weapon to mention his holster: the story of the rebellion. People are waiting for the tracking of League of Legends for the eons, and for years I have heard from sources that the company is in a state of analytical paralysis that leads to cancellation of the project after the cancellation of the project, this is the most significant something Riot has released for years. This is still part of LoL but it's almost a separate game. This caused even more excitement, interest and curiosity.
As always, there is a chance – a good chance, even – that Teamfight's tactics will fall from Twitch's first place for a few days or weeks. So far there is momentum, but it is still in beta and has very rough edges. Plus, I'm sure Nintendo will announce Gooigi Auto Chess a long time ago and this really will be a matt thing Auto Chess does not really have.