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Top 15 Twitch Streamers

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Twitch is the most popular streaming platform in the world! With thousands of streamers and hundreds of games, Twitch is the most inclusive streaming service worldwide with high-quality content. Now, Twitch has become a household name of the gaming community and continues to dominate the streaming world. For this article, we will be looking at the top 15 Twitch streamers and what they specialize in. From broadcasters to Fortnite players and everything in between, these Twitch streamers have something for everyone. 

Top 15 Twitch Streamers

1. Shroud

  • 6.9m followers
  • 1.2k videos

 

Twitch streamer Shroud

Michael Grzesiek is a professional Polish eSports player who focuses on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He gained his popularity when he joined Cloud9 in 2014, where he led the team to three annual podium finishes in ESL Pro League Season 4. As a streamer, he casually plays his specialty games and has an upbeat comedic personality that simply is infectious to watch. With over 6.9 million followers on Twitch, he is the most popular streamer and was only second to Ninja before Ninja left the platform. 

2. TSM_Myth

  • 5.4m followers
  • 179 videos

TSM_Myth streaming on Twitch

Part of the professional eSports team Team Solo Mid, Myth is a Fortnite legend, Twitch streamer, and YouTube personality. Myth’s career in gaming started in 2016 when he broadcasted a game known as Paragon, a game developed by the same company as Fortnite. Ever since Fortnite’s release, Myth has committed himself to being the best at the game. He has been acquired by TSM and continues to impress at the professional level. 

3. Tfue

  • 7m followers
  • 236 videos

Twitch streamer Tfue

Truner Tenney, better known as Tfue, is an American gamer, YouTuber, and internet sensation. Before his rise to fame, Tfue played Destiny on Twitch as a professional player for Rogue. Tfue transitioned to Fortnite once it was released and soon became a popular player for his skill in the game and personality on the streaming platform. Soon after Fortnite’s release, Faze Clan picked up Tfue as one of the founding members of their Fortnite roster. Now, he is a professional player with the organization and has a staggering 6.9 million followers on Twitch! 

4. Summit1g

  • 4m followers
  • 332 videos

Summit1g streaming on Twitch

Jaryd Russell Lazar, more commonly known as Summit1g, is an American Twitch streamer and retired professional player in CS:GO. Lazar gained his popularity in the early years of CS:GO by streaming it on Twitch. Now, he has remained in the spotlight with games such as GTA V, H1Z1, and Apex Legends. Lazar has a personality that some consider to be built for the gaming community. With his desire to stay relevant in the changing world of gaming, Lazar has found a massive community of 4 million followers. 

5. Riot Games

  • 4m followers
  • 2.1k videos

Riot Games' logo

Riot Games is the creator of the popular MMO game League of Legends. League of Legends (LoL) is the most played game in the world and hosts a series of championship matches throughout the year. Riot Games streams these games with professional on-site commentary by ex-players and analysts who explain the details of the game. In some cases, over 600,000 people watch professional events! This is the most viewership of any eSports or eSports channel in history. 

6. TimtheTatman

  • 4m followers
  • 77 videos

 

Twitch streamer TimtheTatman

Tim the Tataman is a Twitch streamer and Fornite player with a comedic personality and love for eSports. He gained his popularity on YouTube by releasing highlight clips to showcase his skill and humor. Since his transition to Fortnite, Tim has become incredibly popular among the young adult category of viewers who love his honesty and ability to coordinate team playing in Fortnite. Now, he has recently picked up a partnership with Monster Energy and Audio-Technica Corporation. 

7. Dakotaz

  • 4.1m followers
  • 53 videos

Dakotaz

An America streamer and professional eSports gamer, Dakotaz streams everyday on Twitch as well as uploads daily content to YouTube. Dakotaz, like many other popular streamers, is a Fortnite player who now lives in France. Dakotaz created his success with H1Z1 upon its release where he uploaded daily content to YouTube before committing himself to everyday Twitch streams. In 2018, Dakotaz joined TSM’s Fornite team for one season before going on to explore other avenues with professional organizations. As of now, he is still searching for a team, but his talent and love for the game will lead him back to a professional team in no time. 

8. DrDisrespect

  • 3.7m followers
  • 80 videos

Twitch streamer DrDisrespect

DrDisrespect is an internet personality with a unique style and gaming personality. He sports a puffy mustache, sports goggles, and a body armor get up that made him an internet phenomenon. He focuses on Royale-style games such as H1Z1, Fortnite, and DayZ. He has started notable beef with professional players such as loltyler1, who is an equally controversial Twitch streamer. This kind of beef has thrust him into the scene as a fantastic player of Royale games but also as one of the infamous trolls of Twitch.tv.

9. TSM_Daequan

  • 3.7m followers
  • 17 videos

TSM_Daequan

Daequan Loco is a popular Fornite player for Team Solo Mid. He started playing for the team in 2017 before later grabbing the world record for most eliminations in a single game at 39 eliminations. His fame comes mostly from his swag and style. Video game professionals are typically not known for their antics, but Daequan breaks the mold. His sense of humor and style bring something fresh to eSports and bring in massive amounts of followers on his daily streams. 

10. DrLupo

  • 3.5m followers
  • 269 videos

Twitch streamer DrLupo

DrLupo is an American Twitch streamer and professional player for Rogue Gaming. He focuses his game on Fortnite where he creates highlight clips and compilations to upload to his YouTube Channel. He started his career as a Destiny streamer who gained some momentum in 2014 as a top talent. He later transitioned to H1Z1, which opened the door for a battle royale style game focus. When Fortnite was released, DrLupo became a fellow streamer with Ninja and TimtheTatman as a three-man squad that often played together. This trio became wildly popular in the Fortnite realm and continues to push all three members into the spotlight. 

11. Syndicate

  • 2.7m followers
  • 49 videos

Syndicate

Tom Syndicate is a British YouTuber, vlogger, and streamer. He began his career in 2010 with a YouTube series called TheSyndicateProject. The project idea was to make a “Let’s Play” series which was extremely successful as it was the first project to be started in this style. As his YouTube career took off, his Twitch following exploded in a matter of months. With his personality and comedic edge to gaming and streaming, Syndicate is one of the most entertaining streamers to watch for video game content. 

12. ESL_CSGO

  • 3.2m followers
  • 5.2k videos

ESL_CSGO streaming on Twitch

ESL CS:GO is the professional league of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. ESL is a platform providing tournament company, meaning ESL takes thousands of teams and allows them to compete on a stage for the ESL Pro League Championship. Much like Riot Games, ESL is focused on a host relationship with professional teams as they help continue to grow the eSports community. ESL: CS:GO is the official and exclusive channel for CS:GO tournaments. ESL Tournaments are held 4 times a year for the Spring, Summer, and Winter Splits, with a World championship occurring after the Winter split. 

13. imaqtpie

  • 2.6m followers
  • 184 videos

imaqtpie

Michael Santana, better known as Imaqtpie, is a League of Legends streamer and ex-professional gamer for team Dignitas. When Santana was a player in the professional league, League of Legends was in its infancy which meant more players could explore strategies. Playing through 5 seasons as a professional player, Santana became known as an AD carry who had a free spirit and loved to try something different. After his professional career, he continued streaming League of Legends and is still one of the most revered players in North America. 

14. Pokimane

  • 3.4m followers
  • 587 videos

Twitch streamer PokimanePokimane is a Moroccan Canadian Twitch streamer who is best known for her gameplay in League of Legends and Fortnite. Earning over 450,000 followers in her second year of streaming, Pokimane became one of the fastest-growing Twitch streamers in the world. In 2018, she won the Shorty Awards Twitch Streamer of the Year title and was nominated for Best Live Streamer and Best Content Creator. Heading into 2019, Pokimane has a substantial number of followers and has recently been pairing with Ninja to do joint streams with Fortnite. The partnership with other popular streamers seems to be a good strategy as she continues to grow her channel at a record-setting pace. 

15. NICKMERCS

  • 3m followers
  • 1.6k videos

NICKMERCS

NicK Kolcheff is an American bodybuilder and eSports streamer who is well known for his gameplay in Fortnite. Nickmercs holds the world record for most eliminations with a squad in Fortnite at 55 eliminations, Nick also holds the record most duo eliminations at 46. Shortly after his solo success in Fortnite, Nick joined 100 Thieves before leaving to FaZe clan in 2019. Nick started his career in gaming by making Outlast videos on his YouTube channel as well as streaming Call of Duty. He then transitioned to Destiny before finding his primary game in Fortnite upon its release.

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How Much Do Twitch Streamers Make?

eSports is one of the fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world right now. It’s no surprise that since the advent of the internet and high-quality interactive games that people will gravitate towards them. People love to watch and play video games which means dollar bills for Streamers on Twitch. For this list, we will be exploring the top paid streamers on Twitch and where they come from. Here are the top five highest-paid Twitch streamers. 

1. PewDiePie

  • 1m followers
  • 0 videos

Twitch streamer PewDiePie

This Swedish gamer and internet personality has over 101 million subscribers on YouTube. During his time in university at the Chalmers University of Technology, PewDiePie joined YouTube and Twitch gaming community in 2010. He quickly found fame by pairing his playful attitude with the booming gaming community and bringing it to his daily streams. Becoming the top subscribed YouTube channel in 2014 as well as popular on Twitch, PewDiepie has familiarized himself with success. This has brought in massive revenue for the gamer as he makes nearly $22 million a year!

2. Summit1g

  • 4m followers
  • 332 videos

Summit1g

Jaryd Russell Lazar, more commonly known as Summit1g, is an American Twitch streamer and retired professional player in CS:GO. Lazar gained his popularity in the early years of CS:GO by streaming it on Twitch. He has remained in the spotlight with games such as GTA V, H1Z1, and Apex Legends. With a community of over 6 million viewers, he has accumulated a large donation base and subscriber base. Summit1g has taken his fame to parlay it into millions a year in revenue.

3. TSM_Myth

  • 5.4m followers
  • 179 videos

Twitch Streamer TSM_Myth

TSM_Myth is no stranger to top ten lists. Part of the professional eSports team Team Solo Mid, Myth is a Fortnite legend, Twitch streamer, and YouTube personality. Myth’s career in gaming started in 2016 when he broadcasted a game known as Paragon, a game developed by the same company as Fortnite. With Fortnite’s release, his revenue has shot through the roof! Making almost $330,000 a year just from subscribers, TSM_myth is living lavish and doing what he loves: Video games. 

4. Nightblue3

  • 2.5m followers
  • 43 videos

Nightblue3 Nightblue3, or Rabia Yazbek, is a popular League of Legends streamer and YouTube content creator. He started his career as an anonymous twitch streamer but released his identity in 2016 when he reached 1,000,000 subscribers on YouTube. The player is best known for his PG-rated streams and making the content learnable and fun. He currently is approximately making $30,000 USD a month from his consistent revenue, not including donations. For Nightblue3, that money is well deserved as he has spent years creating his brand as a top player, patient professor, and an all-around well-mannered guy.  

5. Sodapoppin

  • 2.6m followers
  • 864 videos

Twitch streamer SodapoppinSodapoppin is an MMO game streamer who was popularized for his play in World of Warcraft. Sodapoppin has several high-level donors who have made his videos viral with donations coming in as large as $20,000. He also became famous for doing high stakes online poker with up to $5,000 per hand. However, those high stakes poker brought donors who wanted to fuel the game and soon Sodapoppin became a household name off the internet with massive donations and subscriber income.

This article was written by Harrison Loew

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