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 May 18th 2020.

Most-watched channels

Fextralife on Twitch tops the chart this week with 3.9 million hours watched over the last week. They're still going hard on the Valorant, but they're the only channel in this week's chart that is still playing Riot's new shooter.

Twitch's ESL_CSGO takes second place with 3.6 million hours watched, mostly re-running the ESL One: Road to Rio tournament. CS:GO pro Gaules takes third place with 2.9 million hours watched on Twitch.

xQc takes fourth place with 2.3 million Twitch hours racked up over the last seven days, followed by Summit1g who amassed 2.2 million views with Sea of Thieves as his primary title last week. NickMercs on Twitch takes sixth with 2 million hours playing COD: Modern Warfare.

NOBRU takes seventh and is the first and only YouTube channel in the chart this week. It's a Garena Free Fire focused channel, and it racked up 1.9 million hours watched last week.

Twitch's Tfue takes eighth with 1.8 million hours' worth of Fortnite, followed by Auronplay, also on Twitch, who amassed 1.6 hours of Grand Theft Auto V watch time. Asmongold takes tenth with 1.4 million hours' of World of Warcraft.

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.