2017 was the year of Dr DisRespect. The entertainer's popularity shot up and he won numerous awards for his work. The Doc took some time away from streaming after he announced that he had been unfaithful to his wife, but returned to Twitch in January. Sitting at 1,497,175 followers, Dr DisRespect is one user that is likely to keep climbing up the ranks in 2018.
Sodapoppin started out as streamer for World of Warcraft where he was best known for his Feral Druid play. Now, the man from Texas is a variety streamer with a loyal fan base. He currently has 1,721,003 followers.
Lirik is one of the original Twitch streamers and he also started out as a World of Warcraft streamer before moving on to other games like DayZ. Lirik is unlike many streamers, he doesn't even use a face came, but has built up a massive fan base with his daily 6 hour streams and events like Sub Sunday where his fans get to choose which game he plays. Lirik currently sits at 1,978,889 followers.
Former Dignitas League of Legends professional Michael 'imaqtpie' Santana is most famous, of course, for playing League of Legends. He is well known for his cheerful and often goofy persona and gives off a feel-good vibe in virtually every stream. Imaqtpie currently has 2,132,030 Twitch followers.
Nightblue3 is a League of Legends streamer that is best known for his ability to teach other players and fans as he streams. He currently has 2,136,855 followers.
Shroud is a former professional CS:GO player that is best known for his time with Cloud9. His insane skills in CS:GO and regular streaming are what helped him to build such a large following. In 2017 shroud decided to retire from professional Counter-Strike and concentrate on streaming full time, resulting in his channel growing even more. Shroud currently has 2,221,636 followers and is one of the fastest growing channels on Twitch.
The ESL _CSGO Twitch channel doesn't just bring you all of the live action from the tournament organizer's hugely popular Counter-Strike events, but also features a permanently live re-run of various events and matches. ESL sold exclusive streaming rights for certain events to YouTube in 2017 and has now sold them to Facebook, so the future of the ESL_CSGO Twitch channel is uncertain. The channel currently has 2,285,742 followers.
Syndicate is one of the biggest streamers and YouTubers in the gaming industry. He originally blew up on YouTube with his Call of Duty content and engaging personality. His popularity also transferred over to Twitch and he is currently the second most followed individual streamer on the website. Syndicate has 2,526,169 followers.
As mentioned above, summit originally grew in prominence due to being one of the first Counter-Strike streamers.Summit streams six days a week from around 3 pm EST and is known for his laid back attitude and constant interaction with his viewers. He currently sits at 2,708,605 followers.