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 March 18th to March 24th.

Most watched games

It's a big week for Twitch as every channel in the top 10 belongs to the streaming giant. The chart is topped by DreamHackDota2_RU, which saw a huge 191 per cent increase in views last week.

The Dota 2 focused channel amassed over 4.1 million hours watched last week. It's closely followed by the main DreamHack Twitch channel, which also saw over 4 million hours watched last week. 

Summit1g is in third place. Despite being number 1 last week, the creator is still gaining views as a result of his popular Grand Theft Auto V roleplaying streams.

The official Overwatch League channel is in fourth again, with a 22.1 per cent increase in views. Ninja takes fifth, with a further 4.4 per cent rise in hours watched after a return to Fortnite.

League of Legends streamer loltyler1 is in sixth after a 17.8 per cent drop hours watched, closely followed by LIRIK who also experienced a drop of 18.2 per cent, despite GTA: V being a popular pick currently.

Sodapoppin is in eighth; a switch to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has resulted in a 19.9 per cent decrease in hours watched. The week prior to last, Sodapoppin had a huge 79 per cent increase in views playing GTA: V.

Riot Games' official Twitch is in ninth, dropping from third after a 39 per cent decrease in hours watched last week. Closing the chart is alanzoka, a Portuguese streamer currently playing GTA: V and Sekiro. 

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.