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 February 11th to February 17th.

Most watched channels

Twitch channel ESL_CSGO is leading the charge this week. It's a new entry, but it racked up over 5.8 million hours watched last week covering games and news from the Counter-Strike esports circuit. 

The official Overwatch League Twitch is in second; the start of season two saw the channel amass over 5.2 million hours watched last week. Battle royale star Shroud is in third place, keeping numbers high after flipping over to Apex Legends.

The official Rainbow6 channel is in fourth place, racking up over 3 million views last week. Rainbow Six: Siege is experiencing a resurgence as the title rolls into its fourth year. Riot Games' Twitch channel is in fifth after a 6.45 per cent decrease in views last week.

Ninja is in sixth place despite a 37 per cent increase in hours watched. The renowned Fortnite star has also shifted on over to Apex Legends, but is still dabbling in Fortnite in his evening streams.

CS:GO player and Twitch streamer Gaules is in seventh place following a huge 251 per cent increase in hours watched last week. PUBG streamer DrDisrespect is in eighth, and he's also currently on the Apex Legends wagon. 

YouTube channel LoL Esports closes the chart this week, and is the only YouTube channel to make an appearance. Solid League of Legends coverage has kept the channel firmly in the top 10.

Most watched channels

Trending by views and followers

The chart below shows the top 10 channels and creators trending by the number of followers or views they have gained in the last week.

Trending 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.