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 20th to May 26th. Want to see last week's? Click here.

Most watched channels

Twitch streamer Sodapoppin is leading the most watched channels charge this week. Despite a 10.8 per cent decrease in views, the channel still amassed over 2.6 million hours watched. 

Ninja moves in second place up from ninth; an 11.3 per cent increase in views sees the leading streamer amass over 2.1 million hours watched in the last week. 

Streamer Tfue falls to third after a sizeable 45 per cent decrease in views last week. There's been no change in his streaming patterns but Tfue is currently the subject of a lawsuit between himself and gaming organisation Faze Clan

Asmongold has moved up two places to fourth despite a 26.4 per cent decrease in views. Both Riot Games and Vietnam Esports TV have dropped completely from the chart, allowing Asmongold to take a higher spot. 

LevelUpCast is a new entry in fifth after racking up 1.3 million views. It's also a Mixer channel, which is surprising to see in the top 10. LevelUpCast is a weekly web show hosted by a handful of faces from Microsoft, covering a host of Mixer news and updates.  

Garena Lien Quan is in sixth place after a whopping 609 per cent increase in views in the last week. The channel has been covering the end of the Arena of Glory Spring 2019 tournament in Vietnam, which could explain the jump in views. 

Summit1g re-enters the top 10 in seventh place, still going strong on the Grand Theft Auto Twitch coverage. Symfuhny also re-enters in eighth; a week of strong Fortnite broadcasts saw the Twitch streamer experience a 248.8 per cent increase in views last week.

Shroud is in ninth place, moving back into the top 10 after a 21.4 per cent increase in views, and retired Overwatch pro xQcOW is a new entry in tenth place, racking up over a million hours watched last week with a return to Overwatch.

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.