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 February 17th 2020.

Most-watched channels

The most-watched channel of last week was TFBlade on Twitch. The channel racked up 1.8 million hours watched playing League of Legends. TFBlade, real name Ashkan Homayouni, was suspended from Twitch twice last year over allegations of using racial slurs during streams. However, video evidence suggests that he may not have, and the suspensions were revoked.

ESA Marathon is a new entry at number two after racking up over 1.8 million hours watched last week. While the chart specifies the main game as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the channel has covered a variety of games during a recent charity speedrun event. 

WePlayEsport_RU is another new entry in third after amassing 1.7 million views covering Dota 2's esports scene. LoL Esports is the only YouTube channel in the list this time at number four, moving down one place following a 5.4 per cent drop in views.

Summit1g is in fifth place with 1.5 million Escape From Tarkov views. He's closely followed by xQc on Twitch, who also racked up 1.5 million hours watched last week.

League of Legends pro loltyler1 is in seventh place and sees a 19.6 per cent decrease in views. Twitch's Gaules sees an impressive 67 per cent increase in views covering CS:GO. 

WePlayEsport_EN, presumably WePlayEsport_RU's western counterpart, is a new entry in ninth place with 1.3 million hours watched. The Rocket League channel closes the chart for last week after racking up 1.2 million 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.