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Apex Legends has lost most of its Twitch viewers within two months

Paid streaming may have powered initial interest, but that has quickly faded

Raymond Bakker
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Raymond Bakker
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 11:08 GMT
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Apex Legends has lost most of its Twitch viewers within two months

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 11:08 GMT
Raymond Bakker
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Raymond Bakker


Battle royale shooter game Apex Legends has lost most of its Twitch viewers within two months of it being available. EA Games initially paid popular streamers to broadcast the game, bumping the game to the first spot on release.

According to various Twitch monitoring websites, Apex Legends had an average of 280.000 viewers in the first couple of weeks of being available. The game is a free to play battle royale shooter.

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A large number of those initial viewers were the result of paid streaming of the game. Publisher EA Games paid popular streamers to show off the game to their viewers, skewing the popularity metrics on the platform in the process.

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