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 25th to March 31st.

Most watched channels

Twitch's summit1g is leading the chart for last week. The streamer has been focusing on Grant Theft Auto: V for a couple of weeks now, and its proving to be a success for him. 

Riot Games' Twitch is in second place after a sizeable 83.2 per cent increase in hours watched. The League of Legends LCS quarterfinal matches are keeping fans glued to Riot's channel. Following this, League of Legends streamer loltyler1 is in third place after a 55.5 per cent increase in hours watched last week. 

FaZe Clan's Tfue is in fourth place, moving into the chart again after a meteoric 151.5 per cent increase in hours watched in the last week. Another burst of interest in Fortnite is seeing some of its biggest creators return to the top spots.

Twitch channel Magic is a new entry at fifth after racking up over 1.9 million hours watched in the last week. The channel, as the name suggests, is covering Magic: The Gathering. Last week saw the Mythic invitational take place during PAX East.

Fortnite fanatic Ninja falls to sixth place after a 7.6 per cent decrease in views. While a return to his flagship title saw Ninja back in the top 10, he's slowly falling again under the weight of esports and Twitch's current GTA trend.

That said, GTA: V YouTuber Sodapoppin is down to eighth place after an 8.3 per cent decrease in views this week, so perhaps not everyone is benefitting from GTA: V. 

LoL Esports' YouTube channel takes ninth this week after a 65.5 per cent increase in hours watched, and YouTube channel IESPL_ID is a fresh entry in tenth. The channel has been focusing on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and saw views rocket up by a huge 254.8 per cent 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 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.