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July’s fastest growing Twitch channels may prove the Fortnite bubble is bursting

Published: 16/Jul/2019 15:44 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 16:07

by Matt Porter

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July’s fastest growing Fortnite may be weaning, with some of the game’s biggest names plummeting down the list.

The growth of Twitch channels is a good way to see what games are popular on the streaming platform, with streamers who broadcast the most popular games regularly rising up the ranks as the fastest growing channels.

The release of Teamfight Tactics has helped a number of streamers have huge jumps in their growth in terms of followers, however another surprising side effect is the lack of growth in channels who are linked to battle royale game Fortnite.

TWITCH/NINJANinja finds himself low on the top 20 Twitch channels list.

Surprisingly though, World of Warcraft streamers make up a quarter of the top 20, with streamers such as zperfection_tv and German emmadizzy sitting in fifth and sixth respectively.

Teamfight Tactics has served NZXT’s channel very well as it sits third, while Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang, who has also been grinding Riot’s auto-chess game just missed out on the top 20.

TwitchmetricsTeamfight Tactics and World of Warcraft dominate the standings.

Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney remains the fastest growing channel on Twitch, streaking ahead of his nearest competition by 20,000 followers, however Fortnite appears to be the big loser in July, with Fortnite channels struggling.

Even Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who is widely recognized as the biggest streamer on the platform, hasn’t seen the incredible growth he is used to, sitting all the way down in 18th position for July’s channels.

The fact that Fortnite streamers are perhaps seeing a downturn in growth comes as little surprise, with a June report from Nielsen stating that the game’s overall earnings had plummeted by 38% between compared to the same period last year.

Whether this is just a blip thanks to the early popularity of Fortnite remains to be seen, but it’s telling that only two Fortnite streamers rank in the top ten fastest growing channels on the site.

Top 20 Fastest Growing Twitch channels – July 2019

  1. Tfue
  2. Giants
  3. NZXT
  4. sallibesterstreamer
  5. zperfection_tv
  6. emmadizzy
  7. pink_screen
  8. LOLITOFDEZ
  9. shroud
  10. Doowayscht
  11. mrfreshasian
  12. ypcali
  13. Warframe
  14. Clix
  15. ESL_CSGO
  16. Symfuhny
  17. StoneMountain64
  18. Ninja
  19. BrookeAB
  20. Kaytlien
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TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.