World of Warcraft is dominating Twitch because Fortnite streamers are desperate for change
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Fortnite fans perusing Twitch for their favorite streamers to watch have been running into an issue for the past couple of weeks: almost all of the biggest names in the community are playing a different game.
Its not a battle royale title or even a competitive multiplayer game; its a largely cooperative fantasy RPG that came out 15 years ago. Maybe youve heard the name before: World of Warcraft, the Blizzard-produced massively multiplayer online game that was released in its classic, preexpansion form on August 26th but was originally released in November 2004.
According to streaming analytics firm StreamElements, viewership of World of Warcraft on Twitch jumped 83 percent in August alone, thanks largely to WoW Classic and streamer…