Best online streaming games that attract subscribers like a magnet in 2018
From its mass appearance in the mid-2010s, streaming made a long way and became an important platform for gamers all over the world. Platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and other smaller ones attract hundreds of thousands of viewers every day. With a market of this size, professional streamers can make a fortune out of donations of their subs. However, if you are a beginner be prepared for a crazy competition. Here is the list of the best online streaming games of 2018’s winter that are fun to watch and bring a big buck to pro streamers.
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MOBA games are dominating streaming services
Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) is on top of streaming games list, and it will not get down anytime soon. The two main games are League of Legends and Dota 2, which were developed by Riot Games and Valve Corporation respectively. In these games, each player controls a “champion” or “hero”, who has unique skills and playstyle in fantasy world team battles.
Even though both games evolved from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne mod, they have some substantial differences. League of Legends (LoL), which is the most popular game on streaming services like Twitch, created characters different from original Warcraft series, and abolished playing mechanics like turn rates to make it easier for new players.
Another fantasy game to be mentioned is Hearthstone, an online collectible card game that is also built upon Warcraft’s lore. Despite it is a card game with limited actions, its streams attract a huge audience on Twitch and YouTube. It supports many platforms so PC, MAC, iOS and Android gamers can enjoy the game together.
Battle Royale, from a movie to games
Battle Royale games are a new phenomenon in the industry. It is based on 2000’s Japanese movie about students, who were brought to the island and forced to fight for their lives. In the gaming world, it began from mods to ARMA game, where players fought inside shrinking “safe zones” simultaneously upgrading their weaponry from loot. However, after the release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and its successor Fortnite Battle Royale (FBR) mod the interest towards the genre spiked.
These two games have much in common, the same Unreal Engine, the same loot system, and they are both incredibly popular on Twitch and YouTube streaming. In terms of differences, FBR has a fun shelter-building system and looks more cartoonish. On the other hand, PUBG tries to look realistic, has a nice character customization feature and allows using transportation.