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Top 20 most followed Twitch streamers - Updated September 1, 2019

by Calum Patterson

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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 moves to mixer and leaves top spot open

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.

Tfue has now overtaken shroud, but has a long way to go if he wants to overtake Ninja in followers.

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.

Top 20 most followed Twitch streamers - Updated August 6, 2019

# Streamer Known for Followers
1 Ninja Fortnite 14,708,000
2 Tfue Fortnite 6,932,000
3 Shroud CS:GO/PUBG/Variety 6,790,000
4 Myth Fortnite 5,352,000
5 dakotaz Fortnite 4,045,000
6 TimTheTatman Fortnite/Variety 4,002,000
7 summit1g Variety 3,955,000
8 TSM_Daequan Fortnite 3,706,698
9 drdisrespect Variety 3,655,000
10 DrLupo Fortnite 3,558,000
11 Pokimane LoL/Fortnite 3,326,000
12 NICKMERCS Call of Duty/Fortnite 2,997,000
13 Syndicate Call of Duty/Fortnite 2,727,000
14 imaqtpie LoL 2,601,000
15 Sodapoppin WoW/Variety 2,587,000
16 loltyler1 LoL 2,579,000
17 nightblue3 LoL 2,474,000
18 SypherPK Fortnite 2,522,000
19 LIRIK Variety 2,471,000
20 Alanzoka Variety 2,065,000

* 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.