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 24th 2020.

Most-watched channels

It's been another esports heavy week and ESL_CSGO on Twitch tops the chart this time around. The channel racked up a whopping 6.9 million hours watched during the final of the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2020 tournament. Csgomc_ru is a new entry at number two, racking up 4.6 million hours watched with coverage of the tournament also. 

There's a CS:GO interval in the form of Summit1g in third place, who saw a 77 per cent increase in views last week. The Twitch streamer amassed over 2.7 million views playing Escape From Tarkov last week.

YouTube's ESL Counter-Strike takes fourth place with 2.1 million hours watched with CS:GO esports coverage. Gaules takes fifth place with a 40.8 per increase views also covering CS:GO. However, Gaules is an independent Twitch streamer and not a company channel. 

The YouTube channel for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang takes sixth place following a 68.1 per cent increase in views over the last week. The game has a huge esports scene and the YouTube channel is showcasing a few events simultaneously. 

LoL Esports on YouTube takes seventh place and sees an 8.5 per cent drop off in views. Twitch's loltyler1 takes eighth place and sees an 8.6 per cent increase in views.  

Last week's chart-topper TFBlade falls down to ninth place following a 17.5 per cent decrease in views. NOBRU on YouTube closes the chart following a 24.5 per cent rise in views covering Garena Free Fire. 

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.