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 May 6th to April May 12th.

Most watched channels

Dota2RuHub on Twitch takes the top spot this week. The channel saw a view increase of 345 per cent in the last week. It's closely followed by Twitch channel MDLDisney, which also saw a massive 435 per cent increase in hours watched. Both channels were covering Dota 2. 

Vietnam Esports TV is in third after racking up over 4.6 million hits in the last week. The YouTube is focused on League of legends currently. It's followed by a Twitch channel belonging to LoL developer Riot Games, which experienced a 133 per cent increase in hours watched last week.

The OverwatchLeague Twitch is in fifth place after amassing over 3.6 million hours watched in the last week. Ninja takes sixth place, and he's the first actual content creator in the list so far. Ninja experienced a slight drop of 9.2 per cent but still brought in over 2.1 million hours last week.

LoL Esports is in seventh, a YouTube channel also focusing on League of Legends. The channel saw a 130 per cent increase in views. Twitch channel ZeratoR is in eigth, a new entry to the chart after a huge 727 per cent increase in views. 

RPGLimitBreak is a new entry in ninth after amassing over 1.7 million hours watched in the last seven days. The channel has been covering Final Fantasy X. Tfue on Twitch closes the chart, falling to tenth after a 32.2 per cent decrease in views.

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.