As one of the top live streaming websites on the net, Twitch boasts a wide array of online personalities - but which of these streaming stars has the most subscribers?
Unlike followers, streamers’ subscriber counts are not made directly available to the public, with many fans guessing at the amount of subscribers top content creators have earned throughout their careers on the platform.
However, sites like twitchtracker.com organize the Twitch’s top broadcasters by their subscriber count, dividing subs by type - and while they allow for a certain margin of error, have introduced a surprising development as of early October.
Overwatch pro and top Twitch personality Felix “xQc” Lengyel stands at number one on twitchtracker’s list of most-subscribed streamers as of October 11, boasting a current sub count of 30,955 at the time of writing.
Of his 30k+ subscribers, 16.7k are via Twitch Prime, with 12.7k being Tier 1 subs, leaving just 53 and 54 subscribers for his Tier 2 and Tier 3 benefits, respectively.
Known for his over-the-top reactions and hilarious interactions with other personalities on Twitch, it comes as little surprise that xQc is one of the most monetarily supported streamers out there - despite his claims of being a “brand risk” for the site earlier this year.
xQc surpassed former CS:GO pro and gaming aficionado Michael “shroud” Grziek to reach first place, leaving shroud sitting in second with 30,463 subscribers - the majority of which are also via Twitch Prime.
Unsurprisingly, the two-time Blockbuster champion Dr Disrespect sits in third place, boasting an estimated 26,041 subscribers.
German variety streamer “Montanablack” follows quickly behind with over 25k, while popular Overwatch broadcaster “MOONMOON” takes fifth place with 23.8k subs.
This list clashes with Twitch’s most followed channels, which, as of September 1, saw the likes of Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Turner “Tfue” Tenney, shroud, TSM Myth, and dakotaz take the top five spots in terms of followers.