"Fortnite" streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, eSports organization FaZe, and the "League of Legends" World Championship topped three separate charts that ranked gaming-related Twitter activity in 2019.
Tyler Blevins, better known to fans as Ninja, was Twitter's most-talked about gaming personality for 2019, according to the social network.
The livestreamer made a high-profile move from streaming service Twitch, where he was the site's top name, to Microsoft-owned Mixer in August 2019.
Currently best-known for his association with battle royale phenomenon "Fortnite," he was also part of the influencer campaign that accompanied a February surprise 2019 launch of genre competitor "Apex Legends."
Also in the top five were Elrubius, the Spanish-Norwegian YouTuber Rubén Doblas Gundersen, followed by Jacksepticeye (Irish YouTuber Seán McLoughlin), and two American "Fortnite" players in Tfue (Turner Tenney), who launched a lawsuit against eSports organization FaZe Clan, and CourageJD (Jack Dunlop), the 100 Thieves team member who left Twitch to sign with YouTube in November.
From 6 to 10 on the Twitter list were Nadeshot (100 Thieves team owner Matthew Haag), Pokimane (Imane Anys, known for her "Fortnite," "League of Legends," and softly spoken ASMR content), TimTheTatman (heavily tattooed American Tim Betar), DrLupo ("Fortnite" player and Rogue team member Ben Lupo), and Dr. DisRespect (Guy Beahm, American "Call of Duty," "Apex Legends" and "PUBG" streamer).
In terms of eSports, the most tweeted-about 2019 events were the "League of Legends" Worlds, fighting game tournament and fan celebration EVO, the "Fortnite" World Cup, "Dota 2" world finals The International, and the "Overwatch" League Finals, in that order.
They were followed by the IEM Katowice "Counter-Strike: GO" tournament, the "Call of Duty" World Championships, the "League of Legends" MSI tournament, and "Call of Duty" World League events in Anaheim and then Miami.
As for teams, FaZe Clan ruled the Twitter topic roost, for better or for worse: in 2019, it made headlines for recruiting a female "Fortnite" player, was accused of unfair business practices by one of its most high-profile players (Tfue, above), and saw another player banned from "Fortnite" entirely, before later moving to "Call of Duty."
Also figuring in the Twitter top ten for Most Talked About Esports Teams were G2 Esports, Cloud9, Fnatic, 100Thieves, Team Liquid, Team SoloMid, Flamengo, MAD Lions (Formerly Splyce), and OpTic Gaming.