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 June 17th. Want to see last week's? Click here.

Most watched channels

ESL_CSGO is a new chart-topping entry this week. The Twitch channel racked up over 3.5 million hours watched in the last week with coverage of the ESL Pro League season 9 finals.

The OverwatchLeague Twitch channel comes in at a close second, less than 50,000 hours behind ESL_CSGO. A 77 per cent rise in views has kept the channel ahead. Riot Games comes stays in third place despite a 1.34 per cent drop in hours watched.

Tfue remains in fourth despite a huge 77 per cent increase in hours watched. Tfue went hard last week with a lot of 10-hour Fortnite World Cup Duo qualifying streams. 

RocketLeague on Twitch is a new entry in fifth after amassing over 1.85 million hours in the last week. The channel has been covering the European and North American RLCS tournaments. Magic on Twitch is also a new entry with 1.4 million hours watched in the last week.

GuardianCon on Twitch is the third new entry this week, after racking up over 1.4 million hours watched. GuardianCon is a Florida-based convention and charity event, and its charity Twitch marathon took place last week.

Shroud moves back into the top 10 after a 33.1 per cent increase in hours watched. Shroud has been playing Rainbow Six: Siege in the last week.

Twitch's Dota2Ru_Hub is a new entry in ninth after racking up 1.2 million views, and Games Done Quick sneaks into the top 10 with 1.25 million hours watched after the first day of its annual charity event SGDQ.

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.