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 27th. Want to see last week's? Click here.

Most watched channels

ESL_DOTA2 on Twitch takes the lead by a considerable margin for last week. The channel amassed over 3.7 million hours watched on account of covering the end of the ESL One Birmingham tournament.  

DreamHackCS is a new entry in second place after racking up over 2.7 million hours watched in the last week. The Twitch channel has been covering the DreamHack Masters Dallas tournament. 

Ninja is our first solo streamer of this week's chart - moving into third after an 18.7 per cent increase in views on Twitch. He's closely followed by Tfue on Twitch, who saw a 20.3 per cent increase in hours watched. Both channels have been playing Fortnite recently.

Dota2RuHub is in fifth after a huge 379 per cent increase in views. This surge is also down to coverage of the ESL One tournament. 

Twitch's Sodapoppin drops down two places to sixth after a 26.8 decrease in hours watched. Asmongold on Twitch also drops 16.5 per cent in hours watched. Both channels have been covering World of Warcraft over the last week. 

Riot Games moves back into the chart in eighth after a sizeable 226.7 per cent increase in views. Riot's Twitch has been broadcasting coverage of the LCS Summer Split. 

NICKMERCS on Twitch takes ninth place after a huge 280 per cent leap in views last week. Nick's Fortnite coverage saw him amass over 1.2 million views in the last seven days.

Shroud closes the chart for this week, racking up over 1.1 million hours watched with Battallion 1944 coverage.

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 followers and views


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.