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YouTube Gaming had a big year in 2020. According to YouTube, all of the year’s gaming videos reached a combined watch time of over 100 billion hours. As YouTube’s live-stream feature has become a competitor of other streaming platforms like Twitch, live-stream viewership has also increased. In 2020, live-streams accounted for over 10 billion of the 100 billion total hours. So, you’re probably wondering what YouTube users have spent that many hours watching. In YouTube’s report, they explained that the most watched live games of the last year were Minecraft, Garena Free Fire, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V, and PUBG Mobile. Many of the top streamers play these games and more. Here are the top 10 YouTube streamers:
- YouTube Channel: VEGETTA777
- Subscriber Count: 32.3 million
- Games Streamed: Minecraft, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto, Spiderman, and more
Samuel de Luque, known by Vegetta777, is a Spanish YouTuber and one of the most popular gaming influencers on the platform. He plays a few different games but is primarily known for his Minecraft videos. He has a business relationship with the game and is one of the game’s top streamers. He ranked in the top 10 youtube gamers in 2020 in addition to the top 10 youtube streamers.
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- YouTube Channel: SSSniperWolf
- Subscriber Count: 27.5 million
- Games Streamed: Call of Duty: Black Ops, Far Cry Primal, Star Wars Battlefront, Halo and more
SSSniperWolf, or Lia, is known not only for her engaging first person shooter streams, but also vlogging. She loves giving fun commentary during her streams, of which Call of Duty: Black Ops is a forerunner. More recently she has delved into reactions and testing videos as she steadily approaches that 30 million subscriber mark.
3. The Donato
- YouTube Channel: The Donato
- Subscriber Count: 24.2 million
- Games Streamed: Garena Free Fire, Fortnite, Clash Royale, and more
Donato Muñoz, known on YouTube as The Donato, is a 21-year-old Venezuelan YouTuber who plays a variety of different games on the platform. He primarily streams Garena Free Fire and is one of the most popular creators representing that specific game. He streams almost every day and has amassed a dedicated following on the platform.
4. Total Gaming
- YouTube Channel: Total Gaming
- Subscriber Count: 23.5 million
- Games Streamed: Garena Free Fire, Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, and more
Ajay, or Ajjubhai, is an India-based gaming YouTuber who runs the channel Total Gaming. He streams multiple games but, similar to many other YouTube streamers on this list, partners with Garena Free Fire and primarily streams that game. Although he only started his channel a few years ago, he has reached over 20 million subscribers and is one of the most popular streamers on the platform.
- YouTube Channel: LazarBeam
- Subscriber Count: 18.7 million
- Games Streamed: Roblox, Fortnite, Among Us, and more
LazarBeam, or Lannan Eacott, is an Australian-based YouTuber who has grown significantly over the past few years. The main reason for this growth was the start of his Fortnite livestreams. He quickly became one of the most popular YouTube streamers of that game and has even partnered with Epic Games for his own character skin. Since then, he has continued streaming Fortnite in addition to other popular games.
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- YouTube Channel: NOBRU
- Subscriber Count: 12.2 million
- Games Streamed: Garena Free Fire and other mobile games
Bruno Goes, or NOBRU, is another popular streamer on YouTube. He is based in Brazil and has established himself on multiple streaming platforms other than YouTube. Another partner of Garena Free Fire, NOBRU is a professional player and has been referred to as “The Neymar of Free Fire.” He is growing quickly on YouTube and is sure to be one of the top YouTube streamers on the platform this year as well.
7. Gyan Gaming
- YouTube Channel: Gyan Gaming
- Subscriber Count: 9.38 million
- Games Streamed: Garena Free Fire, Grand Theft Auto, and more
Ankit Sujan, known as Gyan Gaming on YouTube, is a popular Indian streamer whose Garena Free Fire skill level has been compared to NOBRU. He also plays a few other games on his channel and often collaborated with popular creator Rai Star on his channel. He has grown significantly in the past few years and continues to make his mark on the gaming community through his impressive Free Fire stats.
- YouTube Channel: Aphmau
- Subscriber Count: 9.65 million
- Games Streamed: Among Us, Minecraft, MyStreet
Aphmau, otherwise known as Jess, makes daily gaming videos that feature adventure, frolicking, and just some overall joy. She loves to explore the worlds of every game she plays, finding new ways to engage with the game that other streamers might not think of. That’s why she has close to 10 million followers and a loyal fanbase of gamers.
9. Dynamo Gaming
- YouTube Channel: Dynamo Gaming
- Subscriber Count: 9.2 million
- Games Streamed: PUBG Mobile, Grand Theft Auto, and more
Adii Sawant is the India-based YouTuber behind Dynamo Gaming. He streams multiple games on his channel and is known for being one of the best PUBG mobile players in the world. Although he has been gaming on YouTube for over 10 years, his subscribers did not begin to increase until he started playing PUBG on his channel. Now he is one of the most popular players of that game and one of the most popular live-streamers on YouTube.
- YouTube Channel: iHasCupquake
- Subscriber Count: 6.96 million
- Games Streamed: Minecraft, Little Nightmares 2, and more
Tiffy is known on the internet as Cupquake, a variety gamer and artist at large. With five or more videos a week, Tiffy explores horror, indie puzzle and gaming content. Her trademark attitude comes from being attracted to the “cute and dark side of things”, and she also does livestreams on Twitch three times a week.
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Even more YouTube gamers
|YouTube Channel||Subscriber Count||Games Streamed|
|PewDiePie||110 Million||Minecraft, Among Us, and other new games|
|ElRubiusOMG||39.8 Million||Grand Theft Auto, Among Us, Minecraft, and more|
|Jacksepticeye||26.9 Million||Among Us, Minecraft, Spiderman, and more|