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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 22nd to October 28th.

Most watched channels

It's interesting to note that all of the top ten channels this week belong to Twitch. Epic's official Fortnite channel is leading the charge this week with a massive 415 per cent increase in views. 

In second we have Dota1RuHub, a channel dedicated to Dota 2 coverage and a new entry this week. Third place is also a new entry; GamesDoneQuick has smashed in to third with a playthrough of Super Metroid. 

Riot Games has fallen down to fourth place with a 76 per cent drop in views on last week. Ninja is in fifth place with another 45 per cent decrease in views compared to last week. The streamer has taken some time off this week to appear at TwitchCon and his absense may have affected his views 

Battle royale pro Shroud is in sixth place after a 37 per cent drop in views, but Fortnite favourite Dakotaz is making his way up with a huge 104 per cent increase in views since last week. 

NICKMERCS is and TSM_Darquan have both experienced big leaps in views this week, with 127 per cent and 178 per cent increases respectively. LIRIK (main image) is a new entry to the chart this week, coming in at number 10 with an 163 per cent increase in views. Looks like his fanbase are enjoying Red Dead Redemption 2. 

Most watched channels

Trending channels by followers 

Unlike the above chart, this one is a perfect balance of Twitch and YouTube Gaming channels. However, the majority of these creators are still Fortnite centric. In fact, Fortnite's official YouTube and Twitch channels are both in the chart.

New entries this week include Twitch channel Chanzes, which mainly broadcasts Fortnite, and Mexican YouTuber Lizeth Perez, who is growing rapidly with coverage of mobile battle royale Free Fire.

Trending channels by views

A surprise entry from IGN takes the top spot on the views chart this week. The video games outlet racked up a huge 10.9 million views on its YouTube channel. 

Other entries include YouTuber channels Cr0nGameBlog and GamesDoneQuick. Twitch's official Twitch channel is also in this week's chart down to its coverage of TwitchCon this weekend. 

Trending channels by views and followers

Editor - Influencer Update

Danielle Partis is Editor of She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.


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