Streaming has continued to expand rapidly in 2021, despite growing competition from YouTube and Facebook Gaming. Twitch, on the other hand, continues to be the most popular platform for live streaming video.
Those streamers with millions of followers, who frequently attract tens of thousands of viewers as soon as they push the ‘go live’ button, are at the top of the heap. Some of these streamers have been active for more than a decade, while others have only been active for a year. Here are the top 10 twitch streamers by follower count:
This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. last updated, November 27, 2021
10. Myth – 7.4 million Followers
Ali Kabbani, more commonly as Myth, is a Syrian-American Twitch streamer. He is only 22 years of age. He gained popularity after making a name for himself with outstanding Fortnite building skills. He was once by far the fastest-growing Twitch streamer. Myth has kept his massive following engaged in whatever he streams, even after the Fortnite craze has died down.
Myth is currently a streamer for Team SoloMid since 2018. He has a total view of 163 million, and people watched his streams for more than 93 million hours.
9. pokimane – 8.4 million Followers
pokimane is a Moroccan-Canadian Internet personality, and her real name is Imane Anys. She is the most followed female streamer and also the most-watched female streamer of 2020. She plays a great variety of games, but Fortnite And League of Legends are the games that gave her lots of popularity in her early career.
For now, she has 7,226 subscribers and had an all-time high of 30,712 subscribers in April 2020. Her total stream view is 221 million, and her watch time is 67 million hours.
8. ibai – 8.4 million Followers
Ibai Llanos Garatea, mononymously known as ibai is a Spanish Twitch Streamer. he is also an eSports commentator and was a presenter for G2 Esports until 2021. He started his streaming career back in 2014 by streaming League of Legends. He also plays various other games. Recently he surpassed pokimane by follower margin and climbed to 8th position. He is a two-time winner of the “Streamer of the Year” award by the Esports Awards.
Currently, ibai has 38,725 subscribers. He has a total of 281 million views and 163 million hours of watch time.
7. TheGrefg – 8.5 million Followers
David Cánovas Martínez, we know as TheGrefg or Grefg is the 7th most followed Twitch streamer in our list. He is a Youtube superstar, but he also has a huge fanbase in Twitch. He mostly streams Fortnite and Minecraft, but when Among US and Fall Guys came out, he started streaming them too. These games gave him a huge boost and put him on the top 10 Twitch streamers list.
Eleven thousand six hundred fifty people are currently subscribed to his channel. He has 190 Million views, and people have watched his stream for more than 102 million hours.
6. xQcOW – 9.5 million Followers
Félix Lengyel, better known by his online alias xQc or xQcOW, was the most-watched Twitch streamer of 2020. He is a former Overwatch pro who now creates content under Luminosity Gaming eSports org. Nowadays, he plays a long list of games.
Right now, he has more than 80,000 subscribers, and 26,363 of them are tier 1. He got 134 million views and 149 million hours of watch time only in 2020. He earned an immense 8$,454,427.17 amount of money from August 2019 to October 2021, and it’s the second most earning in that period. Only one person was in front of him, and he was CriticalRole.
5. shroud – 9.8 million Followers
Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is a former eSports pro from Canada. He gained his popularity while playing CS:GO with his insanely good aim and then on PUBG. People call him ‘human aimbot’ for his aim. Shroud moved to Mixer along with Ninja in 2019 but came back shortly after Mixer was shut down. Shroud is very popular both inside and outside of Twitch.
Shroud is very close to the 10 million followers mark. People watched his videos more than 539 million times and over 321 million hours in their lifetime. He has 6,562 subscribers on Twitch as of now. He earned $2,040,503.15 in the last 2 years from Twitch.
4. Rubius – 10.4 million Followers
Rubén Doblas Gundersen, alias Rubius was the first non-English speaking streamer on Twitch who reached the 10 million followers mark. He is from Spain. Rubius is more of a Youtuber rather than a Twitch streamer. He plays various types of games.
From August 2019 to October 2021, he has earned $5,295,584.44. Also, he was the 4th most paid twitch streamer in that period. Right now, he has 16,665 subscribers on Twitch.
3. Tfue – 10.7 million Followers
Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney is also from America and an eSports player. He was the biggest rival streamer of Ninja during Fortnite’s prime time in 2018. He took over Ninja by viewership in 2019. Ninja’s move to Mixer put him on the charts.
He was the second streamer who hit 10 million followers on Twitch, but later auronplay surpassed him. He has 300 million lifetime views and 224 Million hours of watch time on Twitch. Currently, he has a little over 6 thousands of subscribers
2. auronplay – 10.8 million Followers
Raúl Álvarez Genes, a.k.a auronplay, is another Spanish Twitch streamer and comedian. His follower gain exploded during 2020. He is one of the biggest GTA V streamers but also plays a variety of games. AuronPlay was one of the leading Among Us content creators since it blew up. In September 2020, Twitch banned him and reversed their decision within 20 minutes.
From August 2019 to October 2021, he has earned $3,053,341.54, according to the Twitch leak. Currently, he has 38,000+ subscribers, and 19,000+ of them are tier 1.
1. Ninja – 17 million Followers
Richard Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja, is a 30 years old American Twitch streamer. He is by far the most-followed streamer on Twitch with an insane 17 million follower mark. A former Halo pro gained so much popularity on Twitch by playing Fortnite. But Ninja plays a variety of big titles nowadays. In August 2019, He signed a $50 million exclusivity deal with the now-closed Mixer and returned to Twitch after 1 year.
Though Ninja has a huge fanbase, he is not even on the top 25 most earning Twitch streamers. Currently, he has 6000+ subscribers as of November 2021. Ninja has almost double the followers of second place, so he isn’t losing his crown anytime soon.
Now let’s talk about some interesting things. Ninja is the number one Twitch streamer, but he was not even in the top 25 most earning streamers from August 2019 to October 2021. It is maybe because he is not much active nowadays.
Also, streamers can earn much without a big follower base. CriticalRole Earned 9,626,712.16 directly from Twitch, according to the data breach. He has only 985K followers and had 139,559 all-time high subscribers in this November 2021.
Once streamers thought they had to talk in English to reach a mass audience, but Spanish streamers proved it wrong. Rubius and auronplay both are from Spain and they have more than 10 million followers.
Back in June 2020, Twitch banned Dr Disrespect. At that time, he had 4.45 million Streamers. He was a big contender for this list, but now he won’t even make it to the top 20. Dr Disrespect now streams on Youtube and is very successful there, but his revenue dropped.