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 December 2nd.

Most-watched channels

It's a Counter-Strike dominated week, and leading the charge is ESL_CSGO on Twitch. The channel is a new entry at number one with coverage of the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals racking up over 4.4 million hours watched last week. 

xQcOW is in second place this week, moving up one place following the decline of several PUBG focused channels. The Twitch streamer racked up around 1.9 million hours watched in the last week, primarily with Just Chatting streams.

The Yogscast's Twitch channel is a new entry in third following the launch of its annual Jingle Jam charity event. In its first week, the channel amassed over 1.9 million hours watched last week, and has raised over $2 million for charity so far. 

DreamHackDota2_ on Twitch is another big mover in fourth, again with coverage of  CS: GO ESL events. CSRUHub follows closely behind in fifth for similar coverage.

Riot Games is another new entry in sixth after racking up over 1.3 million hours watched. The Twitch channel has been covering the League of Legends All-Star event, a LoL tournament that fans and viewers can vote in. 

Twitch channel Magic is yet another new entry, taking seventh place after racking up 1.3 million views also. The channel covers Magic: The Gathering, and has been focused on the Mythic Championship VII over the last week.

Tfue on Twitch moves back into the chart following a 122 per cent increase in views. The Fortnite streamer is back on form after amassing over 1.2 million hours in the last seven days. He's followed by the only YouTube channel in the list - ESL Counter-Strike. This channel is also covering ESL CS:GO activity. 

Twitch streamer and CS:GO pro Gaules closes the chart, racking up 1.1 million views after an impressive 110.5 per cent increase in views.

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.