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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

#StreamerKnown forFollowers
1NinjaFortnite14,708,000
2TfueFortnite6,932,000
3ShroudCS:GO/PUBG/Variety6,790,000
4MythFortnite5,352,000
5dakotazFortnite4,045,000
6TimTheTatmanFortnite/Variety4,002,000
7summit1gVariety3,955,000
8TSM_DaequanFortnite3,706,698
9drdisrespectVariety3,655,000
10DrLupoFortnite3,558,000
11PokimaneLoL/Fortnite3,326,000
12NICKMERCSCall of Duty/Fortnite2,997,000
13SyndicateCall of Duty/Fortnite2,727,000
14imaqtpieLoL2,601,000
15SodapoppinWoW/Variety2,587,000
16loltyler1LoL2,579,000
17nightblue3LoL2,474,000
18SypherPKFortnite2,522,000
19LIRIKVariety2,471,000
20AlanzokaVariety2,065,000

* 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.

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