When Twitch was first introduced back in 2011, it wasn’t a popular platform and only select people knew of its existence. More than a decade later, it is the biggest gaming platform in existence. More than 8 million content creators go live on Twitch every month and over 2 million viewers tune in on the platform daily. The statistics are staggering and explain why Twitch is considered to be a big deal. Here are some of the biggest Twitch streamers that contribute immensely to the platform’s success and growth.
Top Twitch Streamers:-
Richard Blevins adopted the alias of ‘Ninja’ when he first started streaming gameplays on Twitch back in 2011. He enjoyed a fair share of success while playing games like ‘Halo’ and ‘PUBG’ but his fame exploded with Fortnite Battle Royale. Between 6 months of 2017-18, Ninja gained 1.5 million followers and became the first streamer to cross the 3 million mark later that year.
Years later, Ninja has 17.4 million followers today and is the top subbed streamer of Twitch. Holding multiple Twitch records, appearing on shows, and collaborating with brands and celebrities, Ninja has done it all.
Imane Anys, popularly known as Pokimane, is often hailed as the Queen Of Twitch by her fans, and rightfully so. She is the most subbed female streamer on Twitch with over 8.9 million followers. Born in Morocco, Anys immigrated to Canada with her family where she currently lives.
Anys joined Twitch in 2013 and rose to fame with her League Of Legends gameplays. In 2017, she was named the Best Twitch Streamer at the Shorty Awards. Pokimane is known for her enthusiastic personality mixed with serious gameplays of titles like Fortnite and Among Us.
Raul Alvarez has been streaming on Twitch since 2019 with the usernames AuronPlay and simply Auron. Within this short time, Auron has managed to become the second of the two top-subbed Twitch streamers in the world. He is also the most followed Spanish streamer in the world and has a huge influence in the country.
Auron was awarded as the Streamer Of The Year at the 2021 MTV Millenial Awards. His GTA V roleplays are considered to be his best work by his fans along with the rest of his content known for being laidback and fun.
El Rubius is the alias used by Spanish-Norwegian streamer Ruben Doblas Gundersen. Ruben grew up in Madrid and developed a lasting love for video games through his first ever Super NES console. His gaming career began at YouTube with his first ever channel called “elrubius”. Rubius played games like ‘GTA IV’ and ‘Skyrim’ and continued to grow between the time period from 2006 to 2011.
Rubius switched to Twitch in 2018. With over 11.2 followers, he is the second most followed Spanish steamer on the platform. His content is full of satire and sarcasm that he regularly showcases through his gameplays and sketches.
People might not recognize the name Félix Lengyel when they hear it but his username xQc will definitely ring a bell. xQc used to play esports professionally but has settled down as a full-time Twitch streamer since 2019. With over 10 million followers, the Canadian is one of the top subbed Twitch streamers in the world. xQc brings a lot of variety to his content.
Aside from gameplays, he hosts plenty of casual streams and watch-alongs as well. It includes his venture into Among Us and chess in 2020 that has given his fans a lot of memorable moments. He participated in the PogChamps chess tournament in 2020 but lost in the semifinals.
Michael Grzesiek, better known as Shroud, is arguably one of the biggest and most popular gaming personalities in the whole world. It reflects in his fan-following on Twitch as well. With over 9.9 million subscribers, Shroud is the 6th biggest streamer in the world statistically.
Before moving to twitch in 2017, Shroud participated in multiple eSports tournaments and was one of the biggest names in ‘PUBG’. He currently streams popular online multiplayer games like Apex Legends and Valorant. Known as one of the most skilled gamers in the world, you can expect serious quality in his streams.
Turner Tenney aka Tfue is an eSports player who has shifted his focus to full-time streaming over the past few years. With over 10 million followers, he is Twitch’s 4th biggest streamer. Born and raised in Florida, Turner was homeschooled and always wanted to have a career in gaming.
His streaming career began with games like ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Destiny’ but his transition to Fortnite proved to be the turning point in his career. He ended up joining the popular esports organization FaZe Clan which he left in 2019. Turner also has a YouTube channel with 11.9 million subscribers.
Twitch has experienced a huge boost in the Spanish market in the past few years. Many Spanish streamers exploded into fame and one of them is David Martinez, known better as TheGrefg. Martinez is one of the most followed Twitch streamers and YouTubers with 9.4 million followers and 17.3 million subscribers across both respectively.
Even better, he holds the record for most concurrent viewers in a single Twitch stream. This came along when Martinez presented his own Fortnite skin on a stream back in January 2021. Martinez has also written 3 books and released 3 songs.
Ibai Llanos, shortened to just Ibai, is one of the most popular internet celebrities in Spain and the whole world. His influence and fame have transcended beyond just gaming. Ibai shares a pretty close working relationship with FC Barcelona player Gerard Pique, alongside whom he launched the first-ever Balloon World Cup.
Ibai has also collaborated with many more soccer players and global celebrities including Ronaldinho, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Aguero, Ed Sheeran, and J Balvin among others. Ibai’s channel currently has 9.3 million followers where he streams various games, charities, and even collaborates with the Spanish soccer league LaLiga Santander.
Juan Guarnizo is a Columbian content creator who went mega-hit on Twitch in a short period of time. Juan began streaming only in 2016 and today his Twitch channel is followed by over 7 million people. He is a graphic designer by profession but streams many games on both Twitch and YouTube.
He is one of the biggest names in both Columbia and Mexico’s streaming communities. Despite being so popular, Juan keeps a low profile and his personal life is a complete mystery to the general public. Most of his videos are entirely in Spanish, which is his mother tongue.
A lot of things blew up during the COVID pandemic era of the internet and Dream is arguably the biggest one out of them. While Dream was already getting popular in 2019, but it was only in 2020 that he truly rose to stardom. Dream has nearly 6 million followers on Twitch and he mostly plays Minecraft which he is famous for.
He is also the co-creator of Dream SMP, a Minecraft server where many Minecraft streamers collaborate with each other. Dream has always kept his identity a secret. His real name, face, and region are all unknown to the fans of the streamer.
Mongraal is the youngest streamer to appear on not only this list but among the majority of the mainstream Twitch content creators as well. Mongraal is the alias used by a young English professional gamer Kyle Jackson. Kyle rose to fame at just the age of 13 years through his Fortnite skills.
He was not only the youngest competitive player but also the official number 1 British Fortnite player. Kyle is currently a member of FaZe Clan and streams Fortnite on Twitch. He has 5.1 million followers which makes him the second most followed streamer from the United Kingdom.
Popularly known as TSM Myth or just Myth now, Ali Kabbani is an American streamer famous for his Fortnite gameplays. Ali used to be a part of Team SoloMid, a professional esports organization, from 2018 to 2021. Before that, Ali used to stream ‘Paragon’ on his YouTube channel that he created in 2013.
He started streaming on Twitch in 2016 and has 7.4 million subscribers to his name. Ali’s content at present is focused on online games like Valorant, Fortnite, and Apex Legends. He also runs a YouTube channel with more than 4.5 million subscribers.
The recent revival of Minecraft has been a more than pleasant comeback for both the fans of the game and content creators. TommyInnit or Thomas Simons is one of the many streamers who participated in this comeback. Thomas turned out to have benefited the most as he is the most followed Minecraft streamer on Twitch.
His 6.9 million followers have earned him a place in the Guinness World Records. He also holds the record for most viewers on a single Minecraft scream. Thomas collaborated with multiple streamers on a Minecraft server called Dream SMP. The series finale was hosted on his channel and garnered a record 650k viewers.
Summit1g is the popular online alias of Jaryf Russell Lazar. The American streamer used to be a professional gamer and played for two major organizations, A51 and Mythic. He has also been operating a Twitch channel since 2012. After a rather successful esports career, Jaryd decided to retire and moved on to a full-time career as a streamer.
At one point in 2018, Summit1g was the most followed streamer on the platform. With over 6 million followers at present, Jaryd is still one of the top subbed Twitch streamers in the world. His streams showcase a wide variety of games including GTA V, Sea Of Thieves, Max Payne, Valorant, and more.
Born in Florida, Charles White Jr. created a channel called ‘penguinz0’ in 2007 where he started uploading his gameplays. 15 years later, the channel has 10 million subscribers and nearly 5 billion views in total. His online persona ‘moist critical’ became a huge hit because of his unique style and content.
In 2018, Charles joined Twitch and has accumulated over 3.5 million followers since then. He participated in the PogChamps chess tournament and provided the viewers with an iconic moment. He faced fellow streamer xQc and won the match within the first 6 moves which left the viewers shocked.
Lee Sang-hyeok, known by his alias Faker, is a South Korean streamer that rose to prominence with his League of Legends gameplay. Many of the gaming community regard him as the greatest League of Legends player of all time. Faker is one of the only two players to win the League of Legends World Championship three times.
He is also the most followed Twitch streamer from Korea with over 3.8 million followers. Having won multiple awards and titles at a young age, Lee Sang-hyeok has solidified his status as a gaming icon.
Anyone who follows soccer would immediately recognize the name Sergio Agüero as one of the modern greats of the game. Popularly known as Kun Agüero, the Argentine joined Twitch in 2020 when soccer was on a break during the coronavirus pandemic. Kun became the fastest-growing streamer on Twitch and gained over a million followers within a month.
Sergio currently has 3.6 million total followers and is hugely popular among the Hispanic community. He has collaborated with many popular streamers as well. He mostly plays FIFA but the fans also tune in for his casual streams where he talks about his life and football.
Loserfruit (Kathleen Belsten) is one of the top female Twitch streamers and the most followed one from Australia. When considering gaming channels, Kathleen only falls short of Pokimane in terms of followers. Like many streamers from her time, Kathleen kicked off her career with League Of Legends before moving on to Overwatch.
Then Fortnite came along and Kathleen found true success with the battle royale. She was the second person ever to get a Fortnite skin of her own. Today, Kathleen has 2.6 million followers with nearly 40 million total views.
Nicholas Kolcheff aka Nickmers is an American streamer and one of the co-owners of the famous esports organization FaZe Clan. Nicholas is among the oldest active gamers and has been gaming since the early 2000s. He spent his early days streaming Gears of War before he joined YouTube in 2011 and moved on to Outlast and Call of Duty.
He has been active on Twitch since 2011 as well and has over 6 million followers. Nicholas was named the Live Streamer of the Year at the 2020 Streamy Awards and received another nomination the following year.
Born in 2000, Adin Ross is one of the youngest yet most successful streamers on Twitch. His channel has been in existence since only 2019 and yet has more than 5.3 million subscribers already. Adin Ross started his streaming career with NBA 2K20 where he faced other NBA streamers.
One of his streams featured a call from LeBron James that brought a lot of attention to the channel. He later went on to collab with Travis Scott, Nav, and xQc on his own GTA V server. Recently, Adin was featured in Bella Poarch’s music video ‘Inferno’ in a cameo.
Tyler1 is the Twitch alias of Tyler Steinkamp, a League of Legend streamer who has been active on the platform since 2014. Tyler didn’t get everything right when he was just getting started. In his early streaming and gaming days, Tyler was only known for his toxic behavior.
In 2016, he made a special announcement and claimed to have changed. This led to a big follower boost and his career took a turn. Tyler has developed a more positive reputation since then and has 4.8 million followers on Twitch. He mostly plays League of Legends and is known for his antics and providing funny moments.
LilyPichu is one of the top female Twitch streamers today and one of the most loved faces on the internet. Her real name is Lily Ki and the best way to describe her is as an artist. Lily can sing, animate, and is a skilled voice actress as well. She has released a good bunch of songs and has provided her voice for many animated films and video games.
The popular video game Genshin Impact is one of them. Lily has 2.4 million followers and while she might not be the best gamer, her amazing personality simply makes everything better.
Thomas Morris is the real name of this Twitch streamer popular among gaming masses as Sodapoppin. Thomas has been active on Twitch ever since 2011 when the platform was founded. He used to stream World of Warcraft back then and quickly began the top WoW player on the whole platform.
His channel was the most-viewed WoW channel at that time and has the 11th highest views in Twitch’s entire history. Roleplaying has been a major part of Sodapoppin’s content and a lot of VRChat streams can be found on his channel.
Sykkuno is probably the most loved personality on Twitch and even the whole of the internet. While the fans don’t know his real name, they know his genuinely kind and sweet personality. Sykkuno joined Twitch in 2015 but never streamed regularly until 2019. His being introverted and shy contributed a lot to it.
But since 2019, Sykkuno has gained over 4 million followers and made a lot of friends in the streaming community. His collaborations and interactions with Pokimane, Disguised Toast, Corpse Husband, Valkyrae, and more were the highlights of the gaming community during the coronavirus pandemic.
With over 3.1 million followers, Ludwig Ahgren was one of the fastest-growing streamers on Twitch. Ludwig started streaming in 2018 and went on a break in 2021 to shift over to YouTube. While nobody knows when or if he would return, nobody can deny the influence he had in his short-lived Twitch career.
He is often praised for his high intelligence and cleverness, not limited to just gaming.
When the world had gone under a lockdown and Among Us was the hottest thing on the planet, DisguisedToast went ahead and got himself certified as an icon of the game.
Going as Jeremy Wang in his regular life, Toast is known for his high IQ gameplays and tactics. Toast has 2.4 million followers on Twitch despite being away from the platform between 2019 and 2021.
Sweet Anita is one of the most unique and rapidly growing streamers on Twitch currently. Born in England, Anita was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome at the age of 27. Instead of letting it act as a handicap, Anita has turned the tides in her favor by embracing her true self. Today, she has over 1.8 million followers on Twitch who love her for who she is. Her genuine charming personality and clever sense of humor keep the viewers engaged and there is no surprise her channel has been growing steadily.
George Davidson aka GeorgeNotFound is one of the most popular Minecraft streamers in the whole world right now. With over 4.7 million followers, he is also among the most subbed Twitch streamers from the UK.
George has been diagnosed with severe colorblindness and has to overcome this handicap every time he plays. He regularly collaborates with fellow Minecraft streamer Deam, with whom he co-founded the Minecraft server Dream SMP.
BotezLive is a channel run by two sisters Alexandria and Andrea Botez. The sisters were born in Texas but their family moved to Canada where both grew up. Their father introduced them to chess at an early age. Alexandria even won the U.S. Girls Nationals when she was 15 years old.
Alexandria and Andrea started streaming on separate channels but decided to shift to a single channel in 2020. They have more than a million followers and played a huge part in popularizing chess on Twitch. BotezLive is moving at a fast pace and is likely to keep doing so for a long time. Fans love both the sisters for the combination of their genuine chess skills and fun, friendly personality.
Over the past few years, Twitch has become a mainstay in the gaming industry. From budding gamers to global gaming giants, everyone wants to be on Twitch. The platform has helped many individuals show that gaming can be more than just a pastime and is a solid career option in modern times. The names mentioned above are the perfect example of it. Today, they have millions of followers and global influence that sets an example for everyone hoping to make their passion their career.