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 January 20th.

Most-watched channels

It's a big week for esports on Twitch and YouTube. But then again, every week is a big week for esports streaming. Dota2mc_ru on Twitch leads the charge this time after a massive 750 per cent rise in views. The channel racked up over 5.7 million views covering DreamLeague S13.

DreamLeague on Twitch takes second place with an even bigger rise of 1.2k per cent. As the name suggests, this channel is also covering DreamLeague and it amassed over 4.9 million hours watched last week. DreamLeague is set to end today, and the conclusion might see these channels decrease dramatically.

 Summit1G is our first streamer this week, and they're in third place following a 22.3 per cent rise in views. They've racked up over 2.7 million hours in the last week mostly playing Escape From Tarkov.

LoL Esports is in fourth and its a YouTube channel that racked up 1.5 million hours watched covering League of Legends. League of Legends channels look set to pop up frequently between now and mid-April, when the NA championship ends.

NoBru on YouTube takes fifth place after a 14 per cent rise in views, and they've been playing Garena Free Fire. xQcOW is in sixth place and racked up 1.34 million hours in the last week. 

The next two channels are LCS and LEC, both League of Legends-centric Twitch channels covering the NA championship. They racked up 1.2 and 1.1 million hours each respectively.

Vegeta777 is this week's YouTuber in ninth, managing to stay on the top 10 despite a 28 per cent decrease in hours watched. Rubius on Twitch comes in tenth and sees a 9.4 per cent rise in views playing Minecraft.

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.