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Top 10 biggest Twitch streamers after shroud joins Mixer

by Andy Williams

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After Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek’s surprise departure to Mixer, there has been a shuffle among Twitch’s biggest channels. Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 streamers after shroud left for Microsoft’s rival platform.

Following shroud deciding to take his craft to Microsoft’s streaming platform, Mixer, those on Twitch will be eager to fill his shoes. Grzesiek was one of Twitch’s most-followed streamers, having amassed over 7 million followers before his move.

Now that Mixer have acquired the talents of two of Twitch’s biggest personalities in shroud and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, there's a big shake up in the upper echelon of streamers. So here’s a breakdown of the top 10 Twitch channels, filtered by follower count (excluding company channels).


10. NICKMERCS — 3 million followers

FaZe Clan
FaZe Clan
Nick joined FaZe back in May.

Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff is most known for his talents on the sticks. The former Call of Duty streamer transitioned to Fortnite and joined FaZe in the early parts of 2019, after which his channel saw a surge in followers — seeing him sneak into the top 10. 


9. Pokimane — 3.4 million followers

HyperX
HyperX
Pokimane is sponsored by HyperX.

Imane ‘pokimane’ Anys is the only female streamer to break into the top 10. Having livestreamed a wide variety of games to her channel, she often engages with various parts of the Twitch community. 

Alongside her faithful Twitch following, Anys also boats over 4 million subscribers on her YouTube channel.


8. DrLupo — 3.6 million followers

REKT Global
REKT Global
Lupo is a part of Rogue Nation.

Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo was dubbed as one of the best Fortnite players, before venturing into other games such as World of Warcraft. Having hosted a number of charity streams in his time on the platform, Lupo has recently joined forces with esports organization, Rogue.



7. TSM_Daequan — 3.7 million followers

TSM
TSM
Daequan took a second hiatus from streaming in 2019.

Daequan ‘TSM_Daequan’ Loco is perhaps known for his comedic approach to his streams, often engaging his spectators with his antics. After coining the use of ‘Double Pump’ in Fortnite, Daequan came back after a hiatus from the streaming platform — due to issues within his personal life. Nonetheless, Loco sits firmly within the top 10. 


6. DrDisRespect — 3.7 million followers

Dr Disrespect (YouTube)
Dr Disrespect (YouTube)
The 'two-time' greets fans at E3.

Guy ‘DrDisRespect’ Beahm is a self-proclaimed ‘two-time’ champion, whose content production originated on his YouTube channel in 2010, before making the leap over to Twitch in 2016. 

Ever since, Beahm’s competitive and quirky DrDisRespect masquerade and high-quality streams have led to his rise in popularity.


5. Summit1g — 3.9 million followers

summit1g (Twitch)
summit1g (Twitch)
Lazar has streamed over 3,000 hours on Twitch.

Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar is a former CS:GO, H1Z1 and PUBG player who plays a diverse range of games to his audience. He is one of the most veteran streamers, with over 3,000 hours on Twitch (more than any other in our top 10). He's also known for his infamous ‘1G curse’.



4. TimTheTatman — 4.1 million followers

Cyberpower PC
Cyberpower PC
TimTheTatman will often link-up with big personalities in the gaming world.

Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar is potentially most known for his Fortnite collaborations with the likes of Ninja, DrLupo and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop. 

Having switched from Overwatch to Fortnite, Tim’s noted for his ability in shooters specifically, but is more of an entertainer than an elite player.


3. Dakotaz — 4.1 million followers

dakotaz (Twitch)
dakotaz (Twitch)
Hoffman boasts an extensive following across all platforms.

Brett ‘dakotaz’ Hoffman emerged through playing H1Z1, before gaining popularity by taking his talents over to Fortnite — where he frequently rubs shoulders with the pros.

Hoffman frequently showcases his encounters on his YouTube channel through daily uploads, where he has gained over 3 million subscribers.


2. Myth — 5.5 million followers

TSM_Myth (Twitter)
TSM_Myth (Twitter)
Myth's rise to fame came from Fortnite.

Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is a streamer for Team SoloMid who exploded in popularity off the back of Fortnite. Kabbani shares residence with fellow popular streamer, Daequan, who used to frequently dominate playing duos, before Loco’s hiatus.

His YouTube channel sits at over 4.4 million subscribers, where his fanbase watch a range of content from his livestreams.


1. Tfue — 7.1 million followers

FaZe Clan
FaZe Clan
Tfue is the unprecedented 'King of Twitch'.

Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney gets top honors (by some margin). The Fortnite pro is often seen going head-to-head with some of the best in the game, and has an ongoing rivalry with ex-Twitch icon, Ninja. Formerly a part of FaZe Clan, Tenney has been subject to drama with the organization and his ex-teammates, Cloakzy and 72hrs.

Having returned from a temporary break from streaming, Tfue is now back at the top of his game, which is why he is the new King of Twitch.


Top 10 biggest Twitch streamers (October 27, 2019)

Channel Followers Stream time
Tfue 7,184,928 2,067 hours
Myth 5,509,203 2,076 hours
dakotaz 4,129,548 2,515 hours
TimTheTatman 4,102,362 1,842 hours
summit1g 3,985,706 3,012 hours
DrDisRespect 3,780,033 1,318 hours
TSM_Daequan 3,733,416 830 hours
DrLupo 3,659,091 2,663 hours
pokimane 3,485,585 975 hours
NICKMERCS 3,092,491 2,072 hours

Stats via Sully GnomeLast updated: October 27 at 10:40 (EST).