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 July 15th. Want to see last week's? Click here.

Most watched channels

There's a new entry at number 1 this week - the Twitch channel belonging to esports group Method takes the top spot after amassing over 4.3 million hours watched last week. 

YouTube Gaming also brings in a new entry in second - Free Fire - Brasil racked up over 2.4 million hours watched last week covering mobile title Garena Free Fire. 

Gaules on Twitch takes third after a 98 per cent increase in views covering Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. ESL_CSGO follows closely behind, after a 257.4 per cent jump in views last week. 

Riot Games on Twitch moves up to fifth, amassing over 1.9 million hours despite a 6.6 per cent decrease in views. 

Fortnite star Tfue falls one place to sixth after a 43.8 per cent drop in views last week. He's closely followed by Shroud in seventh, who dropped 21 per cent of his views playing Apex Legends. 

Overwatch pro xQcOW makes his way back into the top 10 with a 24 per cent rise in hours watched, and Ninja makes his return to the chart after a huge 516 per cent increase in hours watched in the last week. 

DisguisedToast on Twitch is a new entry in tenth place, amassing over a million views covering Teamfight Tactics. 

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.