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 the games they've played most that week. Check out our chart covering the top ten most-watched games of the week here.

This chart covers the week commencing November 25th.

Most-watched channels

FACEIT TV is a fresh entry in first this week. The Twitch channel swoops into the top spot after racking up over 2.1 million hours watched covering Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Over the last week, FACEIT TV has been broadcasting coverage of the ECS Season 8 Finals. 

PUBG Mobile Indonesia is another new entry in second following a huge 241 per cent leap in views. The PUBG Mobile-centric YouTube channel amassed around 1.7 million hours watched last week. 

Twitch streamer xQcOW moves into third place from fifth after a 4.5 per cent rise in views. This small rise combined with two Mobile Legends' channels dropping from the chart has allowed the streamer to move up two spots. 

PUBG Mobile Esports on YouTube takes fourth after another impressive 287.5 per cent rise in views. Similarly to the above PUBG channel, its surge in views has been caused by coverage of PUBG Mobile's esports scene.

LIRIK takes fifth place, a Twitch streamer that hasn't been seen in the top 10 for a while. LIRIK's views were actually down by 12.8 per cent last week, which suggests his recent performance hasn't been bad, just overshadowed by esports coverage. 

Brazilian YouTuber Nobru moves into sixth place - a channel we've clocked on the trending by followers chart recently too. According to last week's followers chart, Nobru racked up over 200,000 YouTube subs in just one week, which is no easy feat. 

He's closely followed by Buxexa in seventh, another Brazilian YouTuber. Buxexa racked up over a million hours watched last week. Both Buxexa and Nobru are primarily Garena Free Fire creators.

Twitch's loltyler1 takes eighth but sees a 37.7 per cent dropoff in hours watched last week. The League of Legends pro fell under a million hours watched, dropping four places in the chart.

Castro_1021 is a FIFA 20 Twitch streamer and a new entry in ninth place. The channel saw a 60.2 per cent rise in views, amassing around 878k hours watched last week. This could also have contributed to FIFA 20's return to the top games chart for last week.

Dota2RUHub draws up the rear for another week and sees a 68.7 per cent decline in hours watch.

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.


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.