With livestreaming booming, more aspiring gamers and entertainers are trying to become the next big star, but the established streamers have already attracted millions of fans - here's the top 20 most followed streamers on Twitch.
Before Fortnite came along and took over Twitch in 2018, the streaming landscape looked a lot different, but it has grown exponentially, with many of the internet's biggest names coming from a Twitch streaming background.
While some broadcasters are closely tied to a single game, like Turner 'Tfue' Tenney and Fortnite for example, others have built up followings on what's known as 'variety' streaming, while others attract fans thanks to their skill, sometimes doubling as professional players.
Ninja is comfortably number one in terms of followers, with over 14 million, but he has since moved to Mixer, so technically he's no longer the number one Twitch streamer.
At the time of Ninja's move, former CS:GO pro Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek was in second place with over 6 million followers, but Fortnite streamer Tfue has taken advantage of Ninja's departure to overtook shroud, and now holds the second place spot.
TSM Myth, who briefly took the number two spot in 2018, now sits in fourth with over 5 million followers.
Veteran streamers like Saqib 'LIRIK' Zahid and Jaryd 'summit1g' Lazar still find themselves within the top 20, showing that even after almost a decade of streaming, a loyal fanbase will stick around and grow.
Imane 'Pokimane' Anys is the only female streamer to make the top 20 with 3.1 million, and will likely remain so for some time, with the next most popular being Amouranth, who is a fair bit behind in 85th, with just over 1 million followers.
|12||NICKMERCS||Call of Duty/Fortnite||2,997,000|
|13||Syndicate||Call of Duty/Fortnite||2,727,000|
* Note: Game/Company channels riotgames, esl_csgo, and Fortnite omitted.
We will keep this top 20 ranking updated as streamers gain more followers and move up (or down) the chart.
Last updated: September 1, 8:00AM EST.
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