Sports games have a huge player base in the gaming world right now. Players spend an insane amount of money on these games and titles like FIFA, Madden NFL, and Rocket League are the best examples of this. Ubisoft has also stepped foot into this niche with its recent game, Roller Champions.
A 3v3 multiplayer, Roller Champions is a very unique concept. Players have to skate a lap in the game while having to throw a ball into the goal. If you get five points inside 7 minutes, you win the game in this very wacky concept.
Its different style earned it a lot of attention when it came out. Roller Champions reached a peak of 54,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch when it first came out in May and even the reviews were kind of positive. However, current statistics are not kind and the game has had a huge fall off.
Roller Champions currently has lost almost 99% of its viewers on Twitch, according to information available on the TwitchTracker. It has had a major fall off from its 54,000 viewer peak and only has 861 live viewers, at the time of writing. All games decrease in concurrent viewers and players, even Elden Ring, but this is something else.
Seeing how the game was only released three weeks back, such a steep decline is surprising. Players were giving the game some attention but this drop-off all of a sudden is shocking. As you can see in the statistics, only 861 live viewers are watching live streams of the game now, which is almost 99% less than the peak viewers on 24th May (when the game was released).
In June, the concurrent player peak of Roller Champions has also taken a hit. The game got 54,000 concurrent viewers at the same time in May when it was released. However, this saw a sharp decline, as it only reached a peak of 20,000 concurrent viewers in June, which is nearly a 60% decline.
Roller Champions failing to gain interest is tough to see, knowing it’s from Ubisoft. The company hasn’t had the best time with online games and HyperSpace is an example. It recently got shut down, so there was a lot of expectation going with Roller Champions. However, it seems like the game is failing to gain any kind of interest from the community and has died quickly.