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 March 23rd 2020.

Most-watched channels

ESL_CSGO on Twitch takes the top spot by a considerable margin with over 4.4 million hours watched over the last week. As the title suggests, the channel covers CS:GO, and the ongoing ESL Pro League.

CS:GO pro player Gaules takes second place with 2.1 million Twitch hours last week. Twitch's LCK_Korea is a fresh entry in third with 1.7 million hours of League of Legends hours amassed in the last seven days.

Twitch's xQc takes fourth place with 1.6 million hours watched and a 10.2 per cent increase. NICKMERCS, also on Twitch, comes in at fifth after a 10.2 per cent increase in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hours.

Summit1g follows in sixth with 1.6 million hours watched, and loltyler1 comes in at seventh with 1.6 million hours also. There's only around 10k hours between the two. 

Tfue is in eighth and racked up 1.5 million hours of Fortnite streaming, and LIRIK comes in at ninth after an 11.1 per cent increase in views after a week of Half-Life: Alyx. 

The only YouTube channel in the chart takes tenth place and it belongs to Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

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.