The was in a rumble earlier this year with prominent streamers leaving for other platforms like Mixer, YouTube, and even Facebook gaming. Some left permanently, others returned to their alma mater in Twitch, which caused a ruckus in the number of their followers. In a year full of disasters, we look to end it on a high note, here are the streamers who made their way to the top 20 in terms of followers.
20: mrfreshasian – Followers: 3.8 million
Edged into the top 20 in December, Fresh is a competitive Fortnite player hailing from Australia but his competitive career didn’t stop him from pushing new content which earned him a steady influx of new followers. His dedication towards streaming while being a pro player earned him the 20th spot in the list this year.
19: Tyler1 – Followers: 3.9 million
Even if you don’t know Tyler1, chances are you have seen his memes. Other than being popular for his eccentric personality, he is arguably the most consistent LOL streamer around, with impressive viewership at that. He organized a tournament of his own where a lot of prominent personalities from the entertainment industry took part in.
18: SypherPK – Followers: 4.2 million
Another one of Fortnite success stories, SypherPK religiously streams Fortnite for his audience, occasionally switching to other games like Warzone.
17: ibai – Followers: 4.3 million
ibai, a content creator for G2 Esports who streams League of Legends consistently and is loyal to the game. He is the only LOL streamer in the top 20 other than Tyler1 with a loyal set of followers.
16: alanzoka – Followers: 4.3 million
alanzoka moved to Twitch from YouTube and rose to stardom on the former with Rocket League and Valorant.
15: DrLupo – Followers: 4.4 million
DrLupo is truly a streamer of sorts. He tries his hand at everything while making it look entertaining. He has streamer multiple games like Fortnite, COD, Fall Guys, Warzone in the past and will continue to do so.
14: xQc – Followers: 4.4 million
A former Overwatch pro turned streamer, xQc is an FPS streamer who tried his hand at every FPS out there. The first thing anyone will notice is his eccentric personality which the masses find to be funny.
13: Dakotaz – Followers: 4.7 million
Dakotaz is a propular Fortnite streamer with a huge aduience that earned him the 13th spot on the list.
12: NICKMERCS – Followers: 4.8 million
Hailing from FaZe Clan, NICKMERCS switches back and forth between Fortnite and Warzone. He is often touted to be the best Fortnite player on the console.
11: TheGrefg – Followers: 5.4 million
0.3 million followers shy of the top 10, TheGrefg is a popular Fortnite streamer. Other than Fortnite, he can often be seen trying his hand at Minecraft. Swaying into the Among Us and Fall Guys bandwagon helped him secure the 11th spot on the list.
10: Summit1g – Followers: 5.7 million
Served as an inspiration to the likes of Shroud, he is one of the oldest streamers out there. From a disastrous CSGO career, Summit1g turned his life around as a streamer, building a loyal audience over the years.
9: TimTheTatman – Followers: 5.9 million
Know from streaming FPS, TimTheTatman can often be found playing shooters with the likes of Ninja, DrLupo, and Shroud. He switches between COD, Fortnite, and Overwatch, and his audience seems to enjoy whatever he has to offer. His dedication is something to be admired for with more assured success on his way heading into 2021.
8: Auronplay – Followers: 6.3 million
A well known GTA streamer, Auronplay chose to stream Among Us in 2020 which helped him rise so high up the list, into the top 10. With the dying hype of Among Us, Auron seems to hold himself pretty well maintaining a steady audience.
7: Pokimane – Followers: 6.8 million
The most popular female streamer on the platform, Pokimane had quite a rollercoaster of a year. While dragged herself into controversies at multiple points in 2020, she was last seen sending Christmas presents to her fans from their Amazon wishlist.
6. Sodapoppin – Followers: 7 million
Sodapoppin is a Twitch veteran being streaming on the platform for the past decade. He has significantly high numbers given he is known for streaming World of Warcraft.
5: Myth – Followers: 7.1 million
Another one of Fortnite success stories, Myth hails from TSM. He switches between multiple games as Fortnite doesn’t post the same number of viewers as it once did. He is doing surprisingly well despite not streaming Fortnite anymore.
4: Rubius – Followers: 7.5 million
He is the only non-English streamer this high up the list. Being a non-English streamer limits the number of audiences but he still maintains his spot at the top.
3: shroud – Followers: 8.6 million
The most fluid aimer in the history of FPS games. Formerly a CSGO pro player for Cloud9, he was argued to be the most gifted in NA in terms of mechanical skills. He left the professional team only to remain in C9 as a content creator, later parted ways with the org. He returned to Twitch after a short spell with Mixer when the later project went south.
2: Tfue – Followers: 9.8 million
Tfue made 2018 hard for Ninja, topping the Twitch charts at multiple points that year. Originally rose to fame from Fortnite with the support from FaZe Clan, Tfue was argued to be the best player in the world, and much like shroud, he left competitive Fortnite to continue streaming. He no longer streamers the game that put him here but still has a loyal fanbase that enjoys his content.
1: Ninja – Followers: 16.5 million
Former Halo pro, Ninja ruled Twitch ever since Fortnite came into fruition. He was seen playing with celebrities all throughout 2017 and 2018. Much like shroud, he returned to Twitch after a brief spell with mixer and topped the charts once again. He maintains a healthy 6.7 million follower buffer from the second-placed Tfue. He is longer streaming Fortnite but trying his hand at other games which his followers are okay with.