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Fortnite was 40 billion views behind Minecraft on YouTube in 2019

YouTube’s annual look at the year, “YouTube Rewind,” was released today, revealing the most-liked and most-watched videos in multiple categories. Fortnite took second place in YouTube’s most-viewed video games category, but it fell well behind the category winner.

Fortnite was the second most-viewed video game on YouTube in 2019. It was surpassed by Minecraft by over 40 billion views. 

The top-five games in the most-viewed video games category were Roblox, Garena Free Fire, Grand Theft Auto, Fortnite, and Minecraft. Fortnite is the king of streaming on Twitch in 2019 as the most streamed game of the year. With a high stakes, competitive environment, it’s easy to get swept away in the adrenaline. But YouTube viewers get their thrill from other sources.