With Twitch now over 10 years old, records on the platform have been broken and broken again. In the very competitive world of streaming, records are being set for the longest streams, subathons, and even the most subs or views on Twitch – so we’ve rounded up the most impressive records in the platform’s history.
As the audience for livestreaming grows, streamers are in a constant battle for the attention of viewers. The established streamers fight to keep hold of their viewer base, as the newcomers fight for their share. Along the way, records are set for various milestones.
You can check out viewership records on Twitch here, as well as the highest viewership on YouTube. But, while peak viewership alone is the most common measure of popularity on Twitch, there are many more records and milestones that streamers strive for.
The current record for highest sub count on Twitch is held by Ludwig, with 283,066 subscribers.
As well as viewers and followers, subscribers are another way to measure how popular a streamer is. But, unlike followers, the number of subscribers can tell us how popular that streamer at a given point in time is, as it can go up or down every month.
Over the years, lots of streamers have broken the records for the most subs at one time. Famously, Ninja set the record at 269,000 in April 2018, but that has since been beaten. Ludwig now holds the record, following his subathon in 2021.
|Twitch subscriber records|
|#1||Ludwig||283,066 (April 2021)|
|#2||Ninja||269,154 (April 2018)|
|#3||Geekandsundry||55,349 (February 2018)|
|#4||Tyler1||36,666 (February 2018)|
It’s also worth noting that Kkatamina has set the record for most subs for a female streamer, with over 73,000 subs in November 2021.
The current record for the longest subathon stream is 76 days, held by GhostInTheMachine.
Another record that streamers have started gunning for is the infamous ‘subathon‘. Made popular by Ludwig, with his subathon helping him conquer the subs record, lots of other streamers have done their own version. But, it’s more than just the number of subs you can accrue, instead focusing on how long the subathon lasts.
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Ludwig capped his stream at 30 days, but others have been less conservative. In September 2021, PandaTV streamed for 840 hours straight, setting the new record. This was then eclipsed by PappiEric, with a 45-day subathon. In September, Athena streamed for over 1000 hours straight for her subathon, amounting to 47 days.
In November 2021, streamer CruelRice completed a 38-day subathon, putting her above both Ludwig and PandaTV.
Now, the record now stands at a whopping 76 days, completed by streamer GhostInTheMachine. Streaming from August 5 to October 20, the broadcast holds the current record for longest subathon stream.
|Longest Subathon on Twitch|
|#1||GhostInTheMachine||76 days (October 2021)|
|#2||Athena||47 days (September 2021|
|#3||PappiEric||45 days (September 2021)|
|#4||CoolLifeGame||41 days (October 2021)|
|#5||ItsIffy||40 Days (January 2022)|
|#6||CruelRice||38 days (November 2021)|
|#7||PandaTV||36 days (July 2021)|
|#8||x5_PiG||34 days (June 2021)|
|#9||Ludwig||30 days (April 2021)|
At the time of writing, Emilycc is over 60 days deep into her subathon, potentially gunning for the top spot – and will be added to the list of records when her subathon eventually ends.
Another long subathon is also underway, over on TaySpokes channel – approaching 40 days at the time of writing, and set to be added to the list when it ends.
These subathon streams might seem long, but they’re nothing compared to the overall longest stream on Twitch. So what is the longest stream on Twitch ever by a single streamer?
This record was originally set by Los Pollos TV, in April 2020, with 161 hours live, and since then, lots of broadcasters have attempted to break it. CallMeCypher set a new record shortly after, streaming for 200 hours straight, before it was ended due to technical difficulties.
Now, there is one clear record-holder, and it’s unlikely anyone will ever overtake them. At the time of writing, Twitch streamer GPHustla has been live, with a single uninterrupted broadcast, for 465 days. This is the longest solo livestream on Twitch.
If we go beyond solo streamers, the channel ‘StreamerHouse‘ claims to have been live continuously since 2013, which would of course mean it holds the record overall. However, this is a group of friends and guests, rather than an individual streamer.
So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about the biggest Twitch records, from most subs through to the longest streams.
There are plenty of other records to boast on or off of Twitch too, including viewership and followers. Check out some of our other lists below: