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Top 10 biggest Twitch streamers after shroud joins Mixer

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

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 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). 

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TikTok slammed for banning Nikita Dragun’s comments after suggestive video

Published: 23/Jan/2021 21:35

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Nikita Dragun was shocked to find that she had been partially banned by the platform, with her being left unable to comment on anything.

As someone with close links to the Hype House, beauty YouTuber Dragun, 24, has built up an impressive profile on the app. She has 12.4 million followers and 212 million likes. So, it is unsurprising that she reacted with panic when she found that her TikTok account had been restricted.

In a now-deleted post on her Instagram story, Dragun remarked: “I can’t comment, I can’t do anything.” Lamenting how this restriction meant she was unable to defend herself against trolls, she said that she noticed these restrictions coming into place the moment she posted a racy dancing video. This suggests that TikTok restricted her account use because her latest video – which she said that she would delete soon –  broke guidelines related to nudity and family-friendly content.

@nikitadragun

omg i’m deleting this

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When Dragun went to Twitter to vent her frustrations, YouTuber and friend Tana Mongeau was quick to defend her, saying that if Dragun is gone she is “quitting” the platform before declaring: “I can’t do this without you.” Referring to the controversy she and Mongeau often encounter, Dragun quipped in response “at least one of the problematic sisters must live on”.

In response to Dragun’s partial TikTok ban, many of her fans questioned why Tony Lopez and Zoe LaVerne were still able to use the app. In one Instagram comment that got over 12,000 likes, a fan said: “Tiktok don’t be shy, ban Tony and Zoe”. Another Instagram comment with over 7,000 likes claimed that TikTok is “banning everyone but Tony and Zoe.”

Tony Lopez has been accused of sending explicit messages to minors, and it was recently revealed that he would be facing a lawsuit for the solicitation of minors.

Meanwhile, LaVerne has recently faced grooming allegations after she admitted that she had “caught feelings” for a thirteen-year-old fan after a video leaked of the two kissing.

Luckily, it looks like Dragun’s TikTok ban didn’t last long, as within a few hours she confirmed t0 fans on Twitter that she was unbanned. She hasn’t yet deleted the TikTok that is suspected to be the cause of her ban.