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.

This chart covers the week commencing February 25th to March 3rd.

Most watched channels

ESL_GO takes the top spot for a second week on the most-watched channels chart. Despite a 4.5 per cent decrease in views, the CS:GO focused Twitch channel racked up over 7.8 million views in the last week. 

The Overwatch League channel remains in second place despite a 15.2 per cent drop in views. The channel seems to have dwindled slightly as season 2 of the OWL rolls on. 

Shroud manages to stay in third place despite a 13.1 per cent drop in views. The battle royale favourite is still going strong with Apex Legends currently. 

Riot Games' Twitch channel is in fourth again, this time with a 5.7 per cent increase in hours watched. Twitch channel Gotaga is a new entry in fifth after a 147.4 per cent increase in views. The French competitive Fortnite player racked up over 2.6 million hours watched in the last week. 

Ninja is back in the chart at sixth, and a return to Fortnite has seen the Twitch champion surge in the last week. A 129 per cent increase in hours watched saw him amass over 2.1 million hours last week. 

Tfue is in seventh after a 50 per cent increase in hours watched. The fast-rising Fortnite player also racked up over 2 million views in the last week, which explains Fortnite's return to the top of this week's most-watched games chart. 

Twitch channel ESL_CS2 is a new entry at number eight, after amassing over 1.9 million views. As the name suggests, the channel has a focus on competitive Starcraft II content. CS:GO focused Twitch channel CSRuHub falls to ninth after a 16 per cent drop in hours watched.

Twitch streamer Gaules closes the chart this week, after a 16.8 per cent drop in views. Gaules was in sixth last week but a 16.8 per cent drop in views plus the entry of ESL_SC2 puts him at the bottom of the chart. 

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 follows


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.