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 January 28th to February 3rd.

Most watched channels

There's a new entry at number one this week - which is a first for this chart! Twitch channel Method takes first place after racking up over 3.6 million hours watched this week.

Method is a World of Warcraft raid guild set up by Scott "Sco" McMillan, and the channel seems to be hosting footage from them. It also explains why WoW has broken into the top 10 games of the week.

Riot Games' Twitch channel is in second place with an 8.4 per cent decrease in views. Fortnite star Tfue moves into third place despite a 26.8 per cent decrease in hours watched last week. 

Twitch channel VGBootCamp is a new entry in fourth place. The Super Smash Bros. focused channel racked up over 1.7 million hours watched last week. 

Fifth place goes to Sco, who was mentioned earlier on. The Method founder's own Twitch channel has amassed over 1.6 million views in the last week. 

The first YouTube Gaming channel appears in sixth place, which is LoL Esports. Despite a 2 per cent decrease in views, the League of Legends focused channel has moved up one place. Fellow YouTube channel Nick Eh 30 is in seventh place after a 66 per cent increase in hours watched. 

 Fortnite streamer TimTheTatman is in ninth after racking up over 1.1 million hours watched last week. And in tenth place, we've got retired Overwatch pro xQc, who drummed up over a million hours watched playing CS:GO last week.

Top channels

Trending by followers

The trending by followers chart is headed by Twitch channel PAGO3. Mateusz 'PAGO' Pągowski is a retired Counter Strike pro player that is now streaming over on his own channel. He racked up over 115k followers last week. 

Tfue has been knocked down to second place but is still growing rapidly, bringing in over 87k new followers in the last week. Other entries include Twitch streamer MatteoHS who gained over 76k new follows, and YouTuber ByDavidir, who increased his subscriber count by 59 per cent.

Also, PewDiePie has made an appearance in the trending by followers chart after reeling in another 49k subs to his YouTube channel in the last week. That's not unusual for Pewds, but it's enough to put him in the chart.

Trending by views

Android Gameplay is topping the views chat this week. The mobile-centric YouTube channel has moved up to first place from second and has gained over 16.4 million views this week. The official Angry Birds YouTube channel is now in second place. 

Other entries include VGBootCamp who also made an appearance on the most-watched streamers chart, alongside YouTuber TheGrefg, and Venezuelan YouTuber TheDonato.

Trending by followers and views


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.