The Biggest Streamers on Twitch

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Video games have always been popular, dating back to the original titles like Pong, but the rise of gaming as a profession, and streaming online for an audience, has taken off in the last ten years. With the creation of streaming platforms like Twitch, and other platforms like YouTube and Facebook providing opportunities for live streaming, professional gaming isn't going away any time soon.

Twitch plays host to more than 35 million unique viewers each month, all of whom are watching the 8 million streamers broadcast everything from video game play, to cooking, to watching professional sports together, to chatting and hanging out.

While that unique viewers number is incredibly high, most streamers on Twitch are only broadcasting to a handful of viewers at a time. The biggest streamers, however, have millions of followers and host tens of thousands of viewers at a time.

The 25 celebrity streamers on this list earn millions of dollars a year and are changing the face of video games and gaming with their popularity.

georgenotfound

Total Followers: 4.4M
Avg. Viewers: 85,580

George Davidson, aka GeorgeNotFound, is an English streamer known for streaming Minecraft. He is the co-founder of Dream SMP, an invitation-only Minecraft server for a handful of streamers and YouTubers.

In April of 2020 Davidson revealed that he has protanopia (red-green colorblindness), prompting a YouTuber named SkullGamer to create a texture pack project to distinguish red-green colorblindness.

tubbo

Total Followers: 4.4M
Avg. Viewers: 34,289

Tobias "Tubbo" Smith is an English streamer known for playing Minecraft. He was a member of the invitation-only stream Dream SMP, started by DreamWasTaken, and has been a part of several other servers during his time as a streamer.

In late 2019 Tubbo created Tubbo Network, which is rereleasing soon, as a cross-play minigame server to support players across Bedrock and Java editions.

Fresh

Total Followers: 4.47M
Avg. Viewers: 8,971

Harley Fresh is an Australian streamer who plays competitive Fortnite. Fresh is currently a member of Luminosity Gaming, and underwent a rebrand in 2020. He changed his name from MrFreshAsian to Fresh, simplifying his brand as his popularity continued to rise.

Tyler1

Total Followers: 4.51M
Avg. Viewers: 25,908

Tyler Steinkamp, aka Tyler1, is an American streamer known for playing League of Legends. He was banned from playing the game from 2016 to 2018 for disruptive behavior towards other players, earning him the nickname "The Most Toxic Player in North America."

dakotaz

Total Followers: 4.7M
Avg. Viewers: 1,003

Brett Hoffman, also known as dakotaz, is an American streamer known for playing Fortnite. Recently he's streamed Valorant and Among Us as well, and is often credited for helping another streamer, Daequan, get his career off the ground.

Hoffman was signed with Team SoloMid for a brief spell, prior to signing with Loaded.

bugha

Total Followers: 4.76M
Avg. Viewers: 5,102

Kyle Giersdorf is an American streamer who gained notoriety after winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Currently a member of Sentinels, Bugha also has a Best Esports Athlete award to go with his World Cup title.

Right after winning the World Cup in 2019, Bugha's social media accounts and Twitch were famously hacked, with the hacker promoting their own stream and social media accounts.

mongraal

Total Followers: 4.86M
Avg. Viewers: 11,221

Kyle Jackson is a British streamer for FaZe Clan, known for playing Fortnite. He previously played competitive Halo and Call of Duty for the organization Secret, before joining Faze Clan in 2019.

The youngster is still only 17 years old at the time of writing this, but with a long history of gaming behind him he's already considered a veteran in the industry.

sypherpk

Total Followers: 4.94M
Avg. Viewers: 6,235

Ali “SypherPK” Hassan is an American gamer and Twitch streamer best known for playing Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Elder Scrolls Online. In the Fall of 2020, SypherPK announced that he was forming a talent incubator, designed to help up-and-coming streamers with the resources to be successful.

adin ross

Total Followers: 4.98M
Avg. Viewers: 64,229

Adin Ross is an American streamer known for streaming Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K. He often plays with Bronny James, son of LeBron James, and even chatted with The King while playing with Bronny.

Ross has been susceptible to view bots in the past, an act of "fake" viewers and followers boosting a Twitch stream. This can be done for a variety of reasons, but can also put a streamer's channel at risk because it goes against Twitch's Terms of Service.

alanzoka

Total Followers: 5.18M
Avg. Viewers: 21,352

Alan Ferreira is a Brazilian variety streamer known for streaming horror games such as Five Nights at Freddie's. He's gained tremendous notoriety since beginning to stream Fortnite in 2018, but he's also known for playing Deathloop, I Am Fish, and Outer Wilds.

juansguarzino

Total Followers: 5.32M
Avg. Viewers: 35,998

Juan Sebastián Guarnizo Algarra is a Colombian streamer, known for playing Minecraft, PUBG, Roblox, Call of Duty: Warzone, and a variety of other games.

dreamwastaken

Total Followers: 5.5M
Avg. Viewers: 125,725

Dream, often known as DreamWasTaken, is an American streamer known for Minecraft. The streamer has never revealed his face, keeping his identity anonymous, but that hasn't kept him from amassing an incredible following on both Twitch and YouTube.

Dream was involved in a scandal in late 2020, after his Minecraft speedrun came into question. It was eventually determined that Dream had used a mod to increase the drop rate of certain items.

summit1g

Total Followers: 5.99M
Avg. Viewers: 23,155

Jaryd Russell Lazar is an American streamer and retired Counter Strike: Global Offensive professional player. After retiring from professional CS:GO, Lazar, better known as Summit1g, turned his attention to becoming a variety streamer. He's best known for streaming Escape from Tarkov, Sea of Thieves, Grand Theft Auto V, Valorant, and DayZ.

nickmercs

Total Followers: 6.16M
Avg. Viewers: 37,385

Nicholas Kolcheff is an American streamer known for playing Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Apex Legends. Kolcheff, known by his alias NICKMERCS, gained notoriety playing Gears of War and Halo professionally, before rising to popularity playing Fortnite.

Kolcheff joined the popular esports organization 100 Thieves in 2018, before leaving abruptly in 2019 and becoming a co-owner of FaZe Clan later in the same month. Rumors are currently swirling that he is taking a break from streaming prior to leaving Twitch to join YouTube Gaming.

tommyinnit

Total Followers: 6.5M
Avg. Viewers: 121,549

Thomas Simons is an English streamer, mainly playing and creating content related to Minecraft. He has over 6.5 million followers, making him the most followed Minecraft streamer on Twitch.

He also streams Fortnite and PUBG, and has the third-most concurrent viewers ever, amassing over 650,000 viewers to watch him stream the finale of the Dream SMP, an invitation-only survival multiplayer minecraft server.

myth

Total Followers: 7.34M
Avg. Viewers: 7,077

Ali Kabbani is a Syrian-American streamer and esports professional known for playing Fortnite and Valorant. Myth is a member of Team SoloMid (TSM), serving as captain of TSM's professional Fortnite team until the organization left competitive Fortnite in 2020.

Prior to playing Fortnite, Myth played Paragon, a third-person online battle arena game released by Epic Games which has since been removed. Epic didn't see a clear path forward for the game, so it never made it out of beta.

Ibai

Total Followers: 7.88M
Avg. Viewers: 88,135

A Spanish streamer, Ibai Llanos Garatea, known better as Ibai, gained notoriety as a broadcaster for League of Legends. While he transitioned from casting to content creation in February of 2020, he still dabbles as an announcer for the FIFA 20 and FIFA 21.

He was named Esports Streamer of the Year at the Esports Awards 2020.

grefg

Total Followers: 8.16M
Avg. Viewers: 32,320

David Cánovas Martínez is a Spanish streamer, known for playing Fortnite and for writing three books, several of which provide insight on being successful on YouTube and in esports. Martinez set the record for most concurrent viewers on Twitch in February 2021, when more than 2.5 million viewers tuned in to see the release of his new Fortnite skin.

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pokimane

Total Followers: 8.24M
Avg. Viewers: 16,071

Imane "Pokimane" Anys is a Moroccan-Canadian variety streamer, known for playing League of Legends, Fortnite, Valorant, Among Us, and Minecraft. She gained popularity in 2017, breaking into the top 100 most followed streamers on Twitch while streaming and commenting on League of Legends.

Before becoming a full-time streamer, Pokimane was working toward a chemical engineering degree at McMasters University.

XQC
Twitter

Total Followers: 9.3M
Avg. Viewers: 58,389

Félix Lengyel is a French-Canadian streamer and former professional Overwatch player, widely known for stirring up controversy and being banned from Twitch multiple times. During his professional Overwatch career he was fined and released by his team, the Dallas Fuel, for making homophobic remarks directed at another pro player.

XQC has also been banned on Twitch multiple times for violating the services Terms of Service regarding explicit content and stream sniping (following along on someone else's live stream to find them in-game and ruin their game experience).

Shroud
Twitch

Total Followers: 9.57M
Avg. Viewers: 26,390

Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek is a Canadian streamer and former Counter Strike: Global Offensive professional player. Gaining popularity while playing CS:GO professionally for Cloud 9 Shroud pivoted to streaming in 2017, growing his platform on Twitch to over 100,000 subscribers.

In a shocking move, Shroud left Twitch in 2019 to stream exclusively on Microsoft's now-defunct Mixer, but has since returned to Twitch.

Rubius

Total Followers: 9.89M
Avg. Viewers: 36,875

Rubén Doblas Gundersen, known by the alias "El Rubius," is a Spanish-Norwegian streamer currently residing in Andorra. El Rubius is known for a variety of things, including having one of the most-retweeted tweets of all time, and the third largest following on Twitch.

El Rubius has also published a variety of books and comics, some of which are interactive, and his comic series El Rubius: Virtual Hero, was made into an Anime series in October of 2018.

auronplay

Total Followers: 10.1M
Avg. Viewers: 139,118

AuronPlay, or Raúl Álvarez Genes, is a Spanish Twitch streamer, who currently has the third most followers on the platform according to SocialBlade. He's known for streaming Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto, as well as hanging out in Just Chatting and laughing with his viewers.

Tfue
YouTube

Total Followers: 10.7M
Avg. Viewers: 12,473

Holding steady with the second most followers on Twitch, Turner "Tfue" Tenney is an American-born streamer that plays a variety of games, including Fortnite, Call of Duty Warzone, H1N1, and Apex Legends. Tfue made headlines in 2019 for filing a lawsuit against FaZe Clan, an esports organization to which he was signed.

Ninja
YouTube

Total Followers: 16.9M
Avg. Viewers: 12,052

American streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins built the bulk of his audience playing Fortnite, but before that he's was widely known for competing professionally in Halo 3 and Player's Unknown Battleground (PUBG). Ninja currently has the most followers of anyone on Twitch by more than six million followers.