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 November 5th to November 11th.

Most watched channels

As Fortnite continues to lead the popular games chart, Ninja continues to lead the popular creators chart. The streamer topped up his views by another 38 per cent this week.

Second place this week goes to Twitch channel ESL_CSGO, providing coverage of the recent IEM CS:GO tournament in Chicago. That channel saw a meteoric 3249 per cent rise in views during the event.

Twitch streamer Shroud takes third despite a 16 per cent drop in views. Fortnite streamer Tfue shoots up to fourth with a 131 per cent rise in views. 

The official Rocket League Twitch channel is having a successful week in fifth place with an 829 per cent increase in views. The channel is providing coverage of the Rocket League Season 6 championship.

League of Legends streamer loltyler1 is a new entry at six this week with a 136 per cent increase in views. He's closeely followed by Fortnite streamer Gotaga, who's experienced a 184 per cent increase this week. 

Dota2mc_ru and PGL_Dota2 are both new entries to the chart also.  Both are Dota focused Twitch channels providing coverage of the Kuala Lumpur Major.

YouTube channel Nick Eh 30 is bringing up the rear despite a 17 per cent decrease in views this week.

Top channels

Trending channels by followers

YouTube channel Challenger TV is leading the trending by followers chart this week. The channel provides coverage of various esports tournaments. 

Other entries this week include YouTuber Danoninho, a relatively small Brazilian streamer, and Symfuhny, a Fortnite Twitch streamer that has a YouTube channel on the side.

Professional gamer Faker (main image) has also made an appearance this week. The League of Legends icon's Twitch channel is closing the trending by followers chart. 

 Trending channels by views

Overwatch's official YouTube is leading the views chart this week. The unveiling of new playable character Ashe saw Overwatch fans flock to the channel. Fortnite YouTube channel Myphex is in second place after leading the chart last week

Other entries this week include YouTube gaming channel RedFury, media outlet IGN, and of course, everyone's favourite Fortnite boy - Ninja.

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.