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 15thto April 21st.

Most watched channels

The official OverwatchLeague Twitch channel takes the top spot this week. A 6.95 per cent increase in views saw the OWL-focused channel rack up over 3.5 million hours watched last week.

Twitch star Ninja is in second place this week, the highest he's been on the chart for a while. A 39.1 per cent jump in views saw the Fortnite pro rack up over 2.8 million hours. He's closely followed by fellow Fortnite plater Tfue, who amassed over 2.7 million hours watched in the past week.

The only decrease in the chart this week belongs to Twitch's summit1g, who dropped 30.7 per cent of his views in the last week. The streamer has been focusing on Grand Theft Auto: V for a number of weeks, which is also slowly losing views across platforms.

ESL_CSGO on Twitch takes fifth after a massive 371.1 per cent rise in views last week. As the channel name suggests, the big views are coming in for the ESL Pro League games. Dota2RUHub follows on in sixth place, a new entry to the top 10 after amassing over 1.3 million hours watched in the last week.

YouTuber Nick Eh 30 is in seventh place after an impressive 81.5 per cent increase in views last week. Nick Eh 30 is the only YouTube channel to make it into the top 10 this time. It's very closely followed by Shroud on Twitch, who racked up 1.1 million hours last week.

ESL_DOTA2 is in ninth after a meteoric 784.7 per cent rise in views. The Twitch channel gathered over a million hours watched in a week covering the ESL Dota 2 One Major in Mumbai.

SolaryFortnite on Twitch closes the chart, amassing over 986k views in the last week. Solary is a French group of professional gamers and this channel is, well, its Fortnite arm.

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.