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.

Most watched channels

Twitch channel ESL_CSGO rules the most-watched channels chart for a second week running. The channel debuted at number one and its view have increased by 34 per cent in the last week. 

The official Overwatch League Twitch channel is still in second place as season 2 rolls on, despite a 4.8 per cent decrease in hours watched. Battle royale streamer  Shroud is still in third after a 36 per cent decrease in views. 

Riot Games' Twitch channel moves up to fourth from fifth last week, despite a 4.5 per cent drop in hours watched. Dota2RuHub re-enters the chart at fifth after a huge 274 per cent increase in hours watched. 

CS:GO Twitch streamer Gaules moves up one place to sixth, accumulating over 2.1 million hours and taking Ninja's spot on the top 10. Ninja isn't even in the top 10 this week. Twitch channel CSRHub is in seventh after a 46.4 per cent increase in hours watched. 

BeyondTheSummit is another new entry to the chart, a 452 per cent increase in views saw the Dota-focused channel rack up over 1.9 million hours watched in the last week. It's closely followed by ESL_Dota2, another channel covering Dota 2 events. 

ESL Counter-Strike is the final channel in the chart, a 92.3 per cent increase in views saw the CS:GO focused channel rack up over 1.3 million hours in the last week. 

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 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.