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 April 8th to April 14th.

Most watched channels

Riot Games' is still topping the most watched channels this week. The company's Twitch is currently hosting the League of Legends EU Masters, and has racked up over 4.1 million hours watched in the last week.

Twitch's summit1g moves into second place after a 16.2 per cent increase in views. That increase has knocked the OverwatchLeague Twitch channel down to third. 

FaZe Clan's Tfue is in fourth, moving up one place after a small yet significant 3.6 per cent increase in hours watched. Ninja takes fifth; a 1.3 per cent increase in views puts him slightly ahead of YouTube's LoL Esports in sixth. 

Twitch's Thijs takes seventh and is a new entry to the chart after a huge 111.2 per cent increase in hours watched. Thijs is a professional Hearthstone player and the release of a new expansion for the title has caused a surge in views for the game and the creators that play it frequently.

Lord_Kebun takes eighth place after a 33.1 per cent increase in hours watched. Lord_Kebun's platform is Twitch, and their main focus last week was Grand Theft Auto: V.

Another Hearthstone player enters the chart at ninth, nl_Kripp's hours watched rocketed by 63 per cent. Kripp is a Twitch streamer and a member of esports outfit Team SoloMid.

YouTube channel LoL eSports BR closes the chart for last week with a focus on League of Legends esports overage, similar to the leading channel belonging to Riot Games itself.

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 follower growth


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.