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Apex Legends continues to dominate the Twitch charts, despite a decline in viewers as of late. In the past week, the latest battle royale sensation has managed to conjure up 23 million hours watched on Twitch, which is a decline of eight million that had been achieved previously.
Despite the drop, the game still leads ahead of second place League of Legends, which sits at just over 20 million. Meanwhile CS:GO has enjoyed a boost in viewership, courtesy of the Extreme Masters Katowice event, which showcased its second stage of what will be a competition taking place over the course of three weeks.
The Legend’s Stage has seen Counter-Strike: Global Offensive into third place on the top 10 most viewed games on the streaming platform, seeing it ahead of Fortnite, Dota 2 and Overwatch. The increase in hours watched sat at just over 4 million, boosting from 13.25M for last week’s Challengers Stage, going up to 17.32M hours for the more recent Legend’s Stage.
The effect that Apex Legends has had on fellow BR title Fortnite is also clear, with the highly popular game from Epic only reaching above 15M for the first time since the start of February. This at the moment seems to show that Apex Legends’ honeymoon period is coming to an end, as Fortnite looks to reassert its dominance.