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 April 20th 2020.

Most-watched channels

Anomaly on Twitch takes the top spot for last week, with a massive 16.9 million hours watched. The streamer seems to be almost be streaming Valorant nonstop, which is bringing in huge numbers. Fextralife, also on Twitch and also playing Valorant, takes second place with 4 million hours watched.

Gaules takes third place with some CS:GO and 3.1 million hours watched over the last week. He's followed by Summit1g, who racked up a tidy 3 million hours playing Valorant too.

ESL_CSGO takes fifth place with 2.8 million hours, followed by Twitch's ONSCREEN, who amassed 2.6 million hours playing Valorant.

xQc breaks the trend in seventh with 1.8 million hours racked up, primarily from Just Chatting streams. Twitch's Mythbrings it back in eighth with 1.7 million hours of Valorant.

NICKMERCS clocks in at number nine with 1.6 million hours of COD: Modern Warfare, and Sfory on Twitch closes the chart with 1.5 million hours of Valorant.

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.