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Archive • Jan 26, 2018

Summit1G Becomes the Most Followed Twitch User - The Full Top 10

Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar has officially become the most followed user on Twitch, beating the likes of Tom 'Syndicate' Cassell and even Riot Games. The 30 year old is one of the most popular streamers on Twitch and built a large portion of his fan base while playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

However, the former semi-professional CS:GO player now tends to favor newer games like the popular battle royale titles of PUBG and Fortnite. Summ1t has been on a serious streaming grind in recent weeks and his Fortnite streams have become massively popular. So, perhaps it is no surprise to hear that the American entertainer has become the most followed channel on all of Twitch. But, when you consider his competition, it suddenly becomes more impressive.

According to SocialBlade, Summit currently has 2,708,335 followers and 197,290,013 channel views. Staggering figures when you think about the fact that this is literally a man in his office playing video games.   Related:   To put into perspective how successful Summit is, Riot Games sits in second place with 2,686,921 followers. Granted, they dwarf him in terms of channel views but to think that one man can secure more followers than a multi-million dollar company with the most successful game on Earth is pretty incredible. Other solo streamers that show up in the top ten followers list include Dr DisRespect, LIRIK, and Sodapoppin. Surprisingly, only Riot Games and ESL's Counter-Strike channel feature from the esports related channels.

The top ten Twitch channels in terms of followers are as follows:

10. DrDisRespectLIVE

 

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.  

9. sodapoppin

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.  

8. LIRIK

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.  

7. imaqtpie

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.  

6. Nightblue3

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.  

5. shroud

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.  

4. ESL_CSGO

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.  

3. Syndicate

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.  

2. Riot Games

Riot Games need no introduction. The game developers behind League of Legends, the most played game on Earth, naturally also have a massively popular Twitch channel. It is worth bearing in mind that this is only the English broadcasting channel of Riot. If all of their channels for different languages were accumulated, they would top the charts by quite some margin. The main channel currently has 2,687,250 followers.  

1. summit1g

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.