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 27th 2020.

Most-watched games

Gaming group Method take the lead for last week with coverage of the latest World of Warcraft raid. Their Twitch channel racked up over 5.7 million hours watched last week. 

Summit1g had a great week, clocking in at number two with 2.7 million hours watched. League of Legends pro LolTyler1 swoops into third place following a 252 per cent rise in views. 

Lol Esports on YouTube remains in fourth place for another week and sees a 20.3 per cent rise in views. Limit_maximum on Twitch is a fresh entry in fifth after a 348 per cent rise in views, totalling over 1.5 million hours watched over the last week.

Twitch's xQc takes sixth place for another week and sees a reasonable rise of 8/8 per cent. LCS on Twitch remains in seventh place, with a 6.6 per cent rise in views. 

Gaules is another big riser in eighth - the Twitch streamer saw a 213 per cent rise in views and amassed almost 2 million hours watched last week. NOBRU on YouTube comes in ninth place but sees a 16.1 per cent drop in views.

Twitch's LEC closes the chart and sees a 7.7 per cent drop in views. Both LEC and LCS are League of Legends focused 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.


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.