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 13th to May 19th. Want to see last week's? Click here.

Most watched channels

Riot Games' Twitch channel was the most watched channel last week. It racked up over 4 million views covering Dota 2's The International.

Streamer and FaZe Clan member Tfue is in second place this week after a huge 125.2 per cent increase in hours watched. While Tfue usually plays Fortnite, a return to Dota 2 has seen viewers return to his Twitch channel.

YouTube channel Vietnam Esports TV remains in third for another week despite a 23.3 per cent decrease in hours watched last week. Twitch streamer sodapoppin soars in fourth place after a monumental 390.3 per cent increase in hours watched. 

Dota2RuHub falls to fifth after topping last week's chart. A 41.8 per cent decrease in views saw the Dota-focused channel drop by multiple places.

Asmongold on Twitch is a new entry in sixth; the channel has smashed into the top 10 after an impressive 283.6 per cent increase in views in the last week. LoL Esports is in seventh - a YouTube channel dedicated to League of Legends coverage.

The OverwatchLeague Twitch channel falls to eighth after a 42 per cent decrease in hours watched, as the first two stages of OWL season 2 draws to a close.

Ninja is in ninth place, down from sixth after a 9.2 per cent decrease in views. Epicenter_en1 is a new Twitch entry in tenth this week, the channel racked up over 1.2 million hours watched streaming Fortnite. 

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.

Channels 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.