Game Theory: 97% Of You CAN'T Name The Most Popular Video Game In The World!
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* I am very sorry for the mistake at 7:06 and all following moments where we wrongly used the Costa Rica flag in place of the Thailand flag. This was a BIG mistake on our part.

Can YOU name the most popular video game in the world? Go ahead and leave your guess in the comments before watching this video. No cheating! Now, what made you choose that game? Was it that your favorite gamers are playing it on HRless and Twitch? Or is it your favorite game? Theorists, it's time to talk about the silent giants in gaming. Just press play!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
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  • The Game Theorists
    The Game Theorists

    Hey guys, I am very sorry for the mistake at 7:06 and all following moments where we wrongly used the Costa Rica flag in place of the Thailand flag. This was a BIG mistake and oversight on our part. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

    • Heavy0331

      It's fine :D

    • Elaine Medeiros
      Elaine Medeiros

      Don't worry I'm ten I won't be judging

    • Caleb Smith
      Caleb Smith


    • Cat Animations
      Cat Animations

      Question why isnt there a deadlock episode in about 3 years

    • SPSheep

      I dont think anyone noticed that.

  • Raul Fofo
    Raul Fofo

    sou br, assisto vcs demais! sou fan! Im from brazil, I love your videos Game Theorist! im your fan!

  • Pug

    Pokemon unite be the best MOBA game

  • xxxtentaciun


  • IMPanda Yolanda Parker Frazier
    IMPanda Yolanda Parker Frazier

    matpat: what has been the second downloaded mobile game in 2021 its also the most downloaded game in 2020 and 2019 Me: tiktok

  • Mr. Bucket
    Mr. Bucket

    The way MatPat says "PC bang" makes me simultaneously laugh and cringe. The "a" in the English spellings of Korean words is more like an "ah," similar to the "a"' in "yacht".

  • Nhoa xlight
    Nhoa xlight

    fiquei bolado com esse papo ae, só porque aqui a gente tem que ficar procurando alternativas já que vocês aí do primeiro mundo só publicam coisas pra vocês mesmos e esquecem o mundo lá fora que em parte vocês mesmos aí em cima emburacaram não quer dizer que estamos na obscuridade, que postura é essa de que tudo que não tá na boca de vocês é a escuridão misteriosa da caverna?

  • ZerreZ

    most of these international games are just copy and paste western/japanese games

  • Torque Dawg
    Torque Dawg

    I knew it from 2016

  • Adam Leblanc
    Adam Leblanc

    Is anyone gonna talk about absolute pixel being included in the ice-burg

  • Water Me Loan 64
    Water Me Loan 64

    PAC-Man Pong Fortnite Minecraft FNaF Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Marvel’s Spider-Man Burnout Paradise Breath of the Wild Portal 1 & 2 GTA Series Kirby Sonic Mania Metroid Prime Quarto-logy

  • Crystalicyt

    I think one of the reasons that Garena is so popular is because there are "Shoutout channels with botted people on the livestreams". I don't know for sure but hey that's just a HRless theory

  • grandoverlord gaming
    grandoverlord gaming

    I new it was freefire cuz im a season 1 player lvl 64 grandmaster 😴😴😴

  • ZerreZ

    its always Chinese mobile games

  • Hammer_ L0rd
    Hammer_ L0rd

    I thought he was talking about The game btw you lost The game

  • A Guy In The Kitchen
    A Guy In The Kitchen

    Delta runs chapter 2 is out & it really needs a theory!

  • Grant LeBaron
    Grant LeBaron

    I guess tf2

  • Salvador456

    Matpad dont forget México, in México they also play it a lot, a lot of my friends like a lot

  • ihavenoideatoknowwhattoputasaname

    I hate how people think that roblox is for kids because apparently blowing people's heads off is for kids

  • Detective _
    Detective _

    As a Thai person, watching this brings me joy

  • Edward Richardson
    Edward Richardson

    how he says mobile game tho

  • Loli_Mouse87

    can you do a cookie run theory

  • Yukiinue

    No bc when he was talking abt the best 5v5 I immediately went to cookie run

  • Trentasauruzz

    this is wierd i heard of it a while ago i play it

    • Trentasauruzz

      "also what is weird is that you guys never heard of it"

  • ChaosSorceror_Davidicus

    9:19 Shoutouts to Breath of Fire 1 there on the top of the screen. Great RPG series. Shame what Capcom's done to em. They got the "shitty mobile port only released in Japan" treatment. I always hope in vain that it'll come back in a big way.

  • Legoland Bobo
    Legoland Bobo

    1:05 i ill take the blue pill and get off the video. Bye

  • Evean Green
    Evean Green

    you should talk about the new law limiting children's gaming time in china

  • ThatDudeTjBH

    Theory request: talk about the lore of a fighting game called brawlhalla. It would be the onyl video i watch lol

  • Arnold Random
    Arnold Random

    Gta 6 will take place in india

  • Bruh_

    Poland Is POGGER

  • Emil I
    Emil I

    9:40 if only breath of fire was new enough for a theory😂

  • rita alwawi
    rita alwawi

    that's why u should live in sriya

  • TanmayDoesStuff

    Freefire has envaded America

  • Hisan Mateen
    Hisan Mateen

    Oj+matpats wife besties forever

  • (3S) Max Lawlor
    (3S) Max Lawlor

    street fighter alpha is ridiculously popular in brazil

  • KitKat

    Did you know deltarune chapter 2 is out? If ya do.... go do your thing and idk i just wanna see a thory about it

  • delete04

    We see 4 brawl stars you tubers in this video but no brawl stars theory on dis channel

  • Eva Green
    Eva Green

    i rlllly liked this episode :o

  • amin q
    amin q

    OK here is a little explanation of why : I live in iran and I earn 5 milion toman every month idk how much in dollars but a good pc that can run popular games cost around 25 to 30 milion so if i want to buy pc I should save 6 month and don't eat or anything to buy the pc it self 😭

  • amin q
    amin q

    Mobile games are very famous in my country as well (Iran) because pc games are expensive as well as pc it self

  • Dangerous 929
    Dangerous 929

    Please do an episode on Zardy's maze

  • Genshin Mobile
    Genshin Mobile

    Hmm Interesting

  • Blu Blu
    Blu Blu

    11:26 the Nice.

  • Meekochu Oswin
    Meekochu Oswin

    Brawl stars lore pls

  • Korakod First
    Korakod First

    Wrong Thailand’s flag…..

  • Your Friendly Jay
    Your Friendly Jay

    I feel like this is a gaming revolution. I would be so happy if that specific genre was targeting to male and female alike.

  • 金田一

    Games are getting shittier these days. I wish I could get back to the good ole 360 days.

  • Nicholas Cutbirth
    Nicholas Cutbirth

    Please do rain world lore.

  • Kaan Gül
    Kaan Gül

    Blue pill pls

  • Spicy Kirby0295
    Spicy Kirby0295

    HOLD ON! You mean to tell me that FREAKING TETRIS is BIGGER and MORE POPULAR than FNAF?!

  • Solar Nugget
    Solar Nugget

    hey, it's not just in china, it's also the most popular game in Vietnam and it's called 'Liên Quân'

  • Julian Reyes
    Julian Reyes

    Bruh Arena of Valor is so dope. The mobile game did a Collab with DC and they have DC superheroes/ villains as playable characters. They also made a Nintendo switch version of the game.

  • Arigamer192

    Am I the only one that miss the intro with the song?

  • Dachshund YT
    Dachshund YT

    Im at the beginning of this video, and im telling you, it's gonna be some sort of app only available in china

  • Raven Master
    Raven Master

    you mean a middle aged man with a wife and kids is out of the loop with the next generation? I can't believe it.

  • Goldatron Inc. Productions
    Goldatron Inc. Productions


  • Devanand .S
    Devanand .S

    Ff 😘😘😘 love from india

  • Bottle_of_air YT
    Bottle_of_air YT

    Me just waiting for the Rick and Morty episode

  • Jaivonni Cervantes
    Jaivonni Cervantes

    0:54 Or I take both pills and die of overdose

  • Abhi ABG
    Abhi ABG

    I have no smartphone(im using a flip phone) but i got a gaming pc so none of this would apply to me

  • T-Gaming

    im waiting for western gamer reaction when they know what crossfire is

  • Awesome Tanay Sharma
    Awesome Tanay Sharma

    cod mobile?

  • Sherona

    Do a mega Mart part 2

  • cringe nightmare in Town
    cringe nightmare in Town

    He mentioned tf2, epic

  • NOTSAM79


  • Charles Usaraga
    Charles Usaraga

    Mat Pat forgot Codm🥲🥲

  • NANI ?!
    NANI ?!

    Matpat: **says that he haven't heard of freefire until now.** Me who used to play it: **Inaudible Nani?!**

  • Moist Towlettes
    Moist Towlettes

    Please do a theory on Destiny 2 or the Destiny franchise

  • DerpyMooCow

    I saw the game trending on the YT gaming page, but I’d never heard of it so I just ignored it.

  • FE4RCE Gaming
    FE4RCE Gaming

    nobody talks about pakistan which even has more gaming craze

  • just abee
    just abee

    tawain is showed to be in china. MatPat doesn't want to be missing I guess

  • くんマフムード

    I think the comparison here is kinda unfair, the metric itself doesn't make sense, when we talk about India, Brazil, Korea and China, those are countries have large populations and the gaming companies in those regions target their products towards the locals of said regions, it's also worth mentioning that these countries have large, and I mean LARGE populations, China's population alone is over a billion that's roughly 17% of the world's population living in China alone, so while Arena of Valor have 100 million players a day 54% of which are females, how many of those players are actually, American, European or Japanese? meanwhile, Fortnite is popular in America because it is an American game developed by an American company targeted at American players, western/Japanese gaming companies will not die because they simply do the same as said other regions, they market their products locally, in fact, what's hurting video game companies AND movie companies right now is their attempt at targeting markets such as China while neglecting their own local market. China doesn't need your Fortnite and LoL because they have their own, meanwhile China themselves are trying to compete with those local game companies in their own territory and to a certain degree they're succeeding at it because they're providing western players with what their local companies neglected giving them, if western companies keep this up the iceberg will melt with them on top of it and they will drown in the abyss, becoming a subsidiary for a company like Tencent or some no name Korean/Indian company or a small studio owned by them.

  • Exam Mole
    Exam Mole

    Deltarune chapter 2’s out now lol

  • Yah Nation
    Yah Nation

    Then I guess it is not that popular.

  • giorno giovanna
    giorno giovanna

    Meanwhile in racing games 100% male take it or leave it

  • Name


  • Amr Jammoul
    Amr Jammoul

    06:04 I'm still hoping for a matpat x Kairos theory

  • xLuna

    The gender thing is so true, I would love to get into first person shooters and mobas, I love the strategy and the action, but the communities are so incredibly toxic to newcomers and women that I don't even want to try. I know I would get discouraged by the community so I don't want to throw away my money by buying it and then never playing it

    • cringe nightmare in Town
      cringe nightmare in Town

      Youre profile looks like the one a ton off people have, is it a avetar app

  • Carsona2

    Am I the only person who knew about this game?

  • Chasity Gaming
    Chasity Gaming

    do a video about Mobile legend bang bang

  • Skills I want
    Skills I want

    This game is just a rip off of pubg which bad because pubg have good graphics and good performance Why this game grow because it could run on 1,2 gb ram also

  • that one guy 76
    that one guy 76

    Can you do a video about what happend to tf2?

  • Felix Rohan. A
    Felix Rohan. A

    Before 2100 all the the games: My time has come

  • Nong Khnahs
    Nong Khnahs

    many gamers are just poor so games like that is gold to us, doesn't need a 3000$ set just a phone conected internet and we can play it anywhere me and my friends play arena of valor during our break time the game is fast paste and more easy to play than league some game company aiming for massive profits and some just aiming for people to have fun ( my english is pretty bad so if you notice any mistake please tell me so i can improve )

  • Shadowpool

    I would take the red pill

  • Derick Star
    Derick Star

    garena is popular in india almost 95 percent indians play it

  • NotOctoprime Or Goken
    NotOctoprime Or Goken

    Me: “who took both the pills” INFINITE POOWWWEEEERRR Also knew about this since I’m not in American So I knew about this Also The word gamer is Just kinda Just eh Cringe Cringe and also I’m pretty sure if the USA stayed in there own bubble they would survive but wouldn’t go anywhere In development but know it might

  • joshua tica
    joshua tica

    I love AOV, But I never knew it's name outside of the US until now. So I learn something new about my one of my favorite Mobile MOBA games 🙃


    Pls for another time, minimum wage is not always as big of an indicator as it is in America. In some countries, a vast majority works on minimum wage, in some, none. Some countries don't even have a minimum wage. You need to start looking at a mix of average and median wage Edit: Also, population. It's easy to forget, but asia houses as many humans as the rest of the world combined

  • AFN -
    AFN -

    One thing for sure, the "f2p" model where you pay more than if you just bought a game will never cease to exist. 🙂

  • A paper
    A paper

    as an asian garena, genshin impact is just scratching the service. you should just look at they chines racing game industry

  • Diamond Castle
    Diamond Castle

    Ewww lửa chùa dác

  • Mr. India
    Mr. India

    7:58 Thanks to Mukesh Ambani and Jio 😂😂😁

  • Jake Gilz
    Jake Gilz

    I hope MatPat make some fun theories about Another Eden

  • EyesOfByes

    It's like the #MaxMartin of videogames. Unknown, but the biggest.

  • EyesOfByes

    11:23 *Nice.*

  • Mr. India
    Mr. India

    4:23 Power of Indians...... 😁

  • A guy with a lot of time
    A guy with a lot of time

    Garena is populsrt in india after pubg was banned

  • McFunny

    Haha in the Philippines its common as heck xd

  • Thomas Mancini
    Thomas Mancini

    I've known that game since its release. And its popular with kids, teens and adults in tournaments