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 28th. Want to see last week's? Click here.

Most watched channels

The OverwatchLeague channel tops the chart for another week as stage four of the season rolls on. The Twitch channel saw a 31.6 per cent decrease in views but still racked up over 4 million hours watched last week.

Riot Games' Twitch channel comes in second despite a 47.2 per cent drop in views. Channels that were covering the Fortnite World Cup last week have fallen out of the chart, making way for other channels to return. 

This is also demonstrated by Tfue moving back into third place despite a 52.1 per cent drop off in hours watched last week. 

Evo is a new entry in fourth this week, racking up over 1.7 million hours as part of its 2019 championship. The event saw a plethora of professional gamers come together to compete in a number of fighting game tournaments, including Tekken, Super Smash Bros. and Soul Calibur. 

xQc on Twitch takes fifth place after a 156.3 per cent rise in views. However, this rise more accurately reflects a return to streaming following a 3-day Twitch ban for showing a video containing male nudity. 

Shroud moves back into the chart in sixth, but sees a 24.4 percent drop in views after a focus on Overwatch. Garena Lien Quan Mobile sees the biggest view increase for last week and is also the only YouTube channel in the list. 

Evo1 on Twitch takes eighth place, a channel that has also been covering this weekend's Evo 2019 championship. Warcraft streamer Asmongold takes ninth but sees a 30.8 per cent drop in views, and CS:GO pro Gaules rounds off the chart in tenth despite a 44.2 per cent decrease in views.

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.