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 22nd. Want to see last week's? Click here.

Most watched channels

The first-ever Fortnite world cup has took Twitch and YouTube by storm this weekend. The top channel this week is YouTube's Fortnite channel, which racked up a massive 5.9 million hours in the last week. 

Esports group Method is booted down to second place by Fortnite, but the World of Warcraft centric channel still saw a 12.3 per cent increase in views. Method still amassed over 4.8 million hours watched last week. 

Fortnite's Twitch channel takes third, and its a new entry with 4.5 million hours watched. Similarly to the YouTube channel, it has been providing coverage of the world cup which concluded this weekend.

The OverwatchLeague Twitch channel re-enters the chart in fourth after a massive 446 per cent increase in views. Stage 4 of the Overwatch League just kicked off, bringing viewers back into the fold.

Twitch channel SolaryFortnite takes fifth after a 224 per cent rise in views last week. Riot Games falls to sixth after a 4 per cent decrease in views. 

ESAMarathon on Twitch is a new entry in seventh. The speedrunning channel hosted its ESA Summer event which saw a handful of speedrunners racing through various games to raise money for charity. 

PUBG Mobile Esports is another new entry in eighth. It's a YouTube channel focused on PUBG Mobile and it racked up over 1.7 million hours watched in the last week. 

xQcOW on Twitch falls one place to ninth despite a 12.6 per cent increase in views, and Fortnite star Tfue is in tenth after a 10.6 per cent drop in hours watched. 

Top 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.