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Top 10 most watched and trending channels of the week

Top 10 most watched and trending channels of the week has teamed up with esports and streaming analytics firm Stream Hatchet to bring you weekly charts of the most popular games and creators in the streaming space.

This chart documents the most watched channels by hours across Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer and Facebook.

Each week we'll be documenting the top ten most watched channels across all the major streaming platforms, so you can see which creators are growing and which ones are in decline. The chart also shows what games they play the most. Check out our chart covering the top ten most watched games of the week here.

We'll also document the top ten rising channels of the week. These are the creators that are rising fastest on their respective platforms.

This chart covers the week commencing October 9th to October 14th.

Biggest channels

There's not a whole of movement in the chart this week. League of Legends developer Riot Games is topping the most-watched channels for a second week as Worlds 2018 rolls on. Ninja is still in second and will probably stay there.

YouTube channel LoL Esports is still in third place providing Worlds coverage. Twitch favourite Shroud has had a good week with an 83 per cent spike in views this week. Shroud dropped a little last week playing Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, but is back on top form with COD: Black Ops 4.

Fortnite streamer Tfue has dropped one place to fifth, but still had another 52 per cent increase in views this week. YouTube's Vietnam Esports is still in sixth place. 

Twitch channel Dota2mc_ru is a big entry this week with a huge 319 per cent increase in views as qualifiers for the Kuala Lumper Major continues.

Closing the chart is Twitch's Starladder_CS_en with a whopping 542 per cent increase in views this week. The channel is providing coverage of StarSeries season 6.

Most watched channels this week

Trending channels by followers

YouTube channel DOTA 2 Divine is leading the chart this week with a 100 per cent increase in followers. The usual suspects Tfue, Ninja and Shroud are following in second, third and fourth respectively.

New entries include Twitch Fortnite streamer cloakzy, a 6 per cent increase in followers has sent him into the top 10. 

Trending channels by views

Ninja is back on top with the views this week, alongside chart regulars TheGrefg and Riot Games. Fortnite compilation channel RedFury is an unsurprising new entry this week. 

Other entries this week include NoahJ456, a YouTube Gaming channel with 3.4 million subscribers, YouTube channel Fortnite Hub which kind of explains itself, and Shroud, who is back in the top 10 after straying from battle royale caused him to drop a few views last week. 

Trending channels by views and followers


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.


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