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 29th to November 4th.

Most watched channels

Fortnite aficionado Ninja is back on top of the most watched list this week after a 29 per cent increase in views. The blue-haired superstar has knocked Riot Games down to second place. 

DreamLeague and OverwatchLeague are both new entries this week, landing in third and fourth place respectively. Both of this Twitch channels are providing coverage for the ongoing Dota 2 and Overwatch esports tournaments.

Blizzard's official Warcraft Twitch channel is a new entry at fifth this week. The channel was providing coverage of the WoW Arena Worlds Championship event that took place at BlizzCon this weekend.

Shroud is still sitting in sixth place with a small but sweet 2 per cent increase in views this week. Twitch channel DreamHackDota2_RU is a new entry at seven, providing coverage of DreamLeague season 10. 

YouTube gaming channel RedFury is in eighth place with a huge 357 per cent increase in views. The channel looks to be Fortnite-focused with compilations and coverage of events.

LoL Esports is in ninth place after a 15 per cent decrease in views, and YouTube channel Nick Eh 30 is closing the chart with a 14 per cent drop in views since last week.

Top channels

Trending channels by followers

YouTube gaming channel Myphex is leading the followers chart this week. The Fortnite-focused channel has experienced a 91 per cent increase in followers. It's interesting to note that back in September, this channel only had 284 subscribers. Two months later, it's closing in on 250k. Mental.

Myphex is followed by Areas De Testes, a Brazilian YouTube channel that makes weird science videos. We had a deeper dive into this and according to Social Blade, this channel gained 122k followers in a day, so we're probably going to discount it for hacking.

Other non-hacker entries this week include Russian Fortnite channel TEYNES, and Dynamo Gaming - a Mumbai-based creator making PUBG mobile content.

Trending channels by views

The trending by views chart is headed by Overwatch's official YouTube channel. The launch of a new hero this weekend saw fans of the game flock to watch the announcement video and its accompanying animated short.

Myphex and Redfury are also new entries to the chart, alongside CiccioGamer89 (main image), a Spanish YouTube streamer focusing on Fortnite. 

Top trending


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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