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Anyone who's been following the launch of WoW Classic can see it's a big hit with the community (queues notwithstanding), but it's also been breaking records and pushing WoW into the very top of streaming in its launch week, and even managed to draw one of the biggest streamers in the world, Ninja, into its fold.

We've already heard about Classic's massive 1.1 million viewer launch day which broke Twitch records for the most concurrent viewers on a game's launch day (with the overall record for most concurrent viewers still held by Fortnite, but not on its launch day). Battle for Azeroth, meanwhile, had around 600,000 CCV on its launch day.

But today we got even more impressive news, as Classic's launch week has generated the most weekly hours watched for any game on Twitch in the past two years! 47 million hours of classic have been watched in its launch week (August 26th - Sept 1st), beating out both the DotA 2 International main event from last week (coming in at 34 million hours, the highest for this year at the time), Fortnite (which has broken the 30 million mark several times) and Apex Legends (which only managed the 30M mark on its launch week). Classic has also had an average of 380,000 CCV during the week, and is currently at 55 million hours watched total.

Contributing to this crazy week of streaming are also massive numbers generated by WoW personalities such as Asmogold, the most watched WoW streamer, who had his best week ever, as he managed to get 7.9 million hours watched in the opening week, peaking at 290,000 and averaging 124,000 CCV on launch day. Other WoW channels such as Sodapoppin, Method and newcomer (but well known Battle Royale streamer) Shroud, and even Jokerd, the first level 60, also contributed to the record setting week:

Classic has even drawn massive streaming star and top Fortnite streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, as he's joined in the fun earlier today:

As Ninja recently switched over to the Mixer streaming platform from Twitch, he won't be helping the stats for Classic's second week, but he'll certainly be bringing in a lot of new players with him.

In any case, this is incredibly impressive for any game, let a lone a 15 year old re-release, and it's certainly great to see WoW at the very top once more, regardless which version it is. I wonder how many of those millions of hours watched were spent either watching a queue on stream or watching a stream while waiting in a queue.

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8 hours ago, Varrick said:

I think we all saw this coming

In all honesty, I wasn't so sure. There's a difference between saying "WoW was so great back then" and actually wanting to spend money and time playing it again. Especially when you are well aware how addictive and time-consuming the game was.

Now it seems that we have a nice mix of old players who missed the game so much they are actually going to play it again, and new players (of which I am) who were not playing back then and took that second chance they were given. I'm really enjoying it so far.

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