Top 10 biggest Twitch streamers after shroud joins Mixer - Dexerto

Top 10 biggest Twitch streamers after shroud joins Mixer

Published: 27/Oct/2019 14:07 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 17:52

by Andy Williams


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 ClanNick 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

HyperXPokimane 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 GlobalLupo 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

TSMDaequan 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)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)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 PCTimTheTatman 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)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)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 ClanTfue 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). 


Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.


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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.