Now that Ninja has moved to Mixer, loyal Twitch fans might wonder who gets the most views these days. These ten streamers have the highest subscriber counts on Twitch.
Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo is a professional Fortnite player for the esports organization Rogue. He began streaming on Twitch back in 2013. DrLupo has played a lot of different games during his time as a streamer. He began with Destiny, but jumped onto the Battle Royale bandwagon early with H1Z1. He then transitioned to PUBG and now plays Fortnite.
Most notable, DrLupo likes to leverage his following to run charity streams. At the end of last year, he ran a stream to benefit children’s cancer research hospital St. Jude’s. He earned $1 million for the hospital.
There isn’t a lot of specific information about AdmiralBahroo. His first name is Sam, and he started streaming on YouTube back in 2012 before moving to Twitch in 2013. He streams a little bit of everything, but lately has taken to Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Before that, he worked his way through the Borderlands games. He also streams a lot of indies.
Bahroo runs pretty low-key streams. He has a loyal fanbase and just seems generally interested in playing different kinds of games and keeping things positive.
Timothy “TimTheTatMan” Betar is a full-time Twitch creator and esports pro. He plays for Monster Energy and has a sponsorship from Audio-Technica. The streamer plays a variety of games on his channel, notably Overwatch, Counter Strike, World of Warcraft, and Fortnite.
TimTheTatMan has an incredibly loyal fanbase. They voted him Streamer of the Year during the 2018 Gamer’s Choice Awards, in which he actually beat out Ninja for the title. He has also participated in charity streams for St. Jude’s. Most recently, he appeared in some infomercials as part of a promotion for Amazon Prime Day.
7 Critical Role
Critical Role doesn’t stream video games, instead opting to stream Dungeons & Dragons. The channel began in 2015 and features a group of actors who improvise their way through a D&D campaign. The group follows an ongoing story lead by Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer.
Critical Role consists of seven players: Ashley Johnson, Laura Bailey, Liam O’Brien, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, Taliesin Jaffe, and Travis Willingham. The steam also features celebrity guests from time to time, who in the past have included such names as Felicia Day, Will Wheaton, Will Friedie, Ashley Burch, and Jon Heder.
Recently, the team decided it would like to move into the world of animation and launched a Kitckstarter to fund a project called Legend of Vox Machina.
Like AdmiralBahroo, Jesse “MOONMOON_OW” keeps things low-key. The streamer has amassed a following by playing a variety of games and playing them often. The streams have a laid back feel, and MOONMOON_OW likes to speak to his chat conversationally.
Lately, MOONMOON_OW spends most of his time playing through Mario Maker 2 courses.
Turner “Tfue” Tenney plays Fortnite professionally and on stream. While the streamer has made an incredibly lucrative career playing out of the game (Tfue made over $20 million in a year) it hasn’t come without controversy. Popular esports organization FaZe Clan signed Tfue a few years back, and their representation helped make him the household name he is.
However, according to Tfue, FaZe Clan held him under an incredibly restrictive contract, so Tfue sued them earlier this year. The lawsuit is still ongiong, but it doesn’t seem to have put too much of a damper on the streamer’s prominence.
Félix “xQc” Lengyel plays Overwatch professionally as a tank. He has bounced around a number of teams, but can’t seem to keep himself out of controversy. In 2017, he spent some time playing for the esports team Dallas Fuel before getting booted off for making racist and homophobic remarks during official matches. Now, he substitutes for the Los Angeles Gladitors.
While he plays Overwatch professionally, on his Twitch channel, he plays a little bit of everything. Recently, his controversial behavior continued when Twitch banned xQc for 72 hours for watching porn on stream.
Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff has set numerous world records for his Fortnite play. The streamer, who began on YouTube in 2011, has streamed a variety of different shooters in the past, from Call of Duty to Destiny, but has moved to Fortnite exclusively.
NICKMERCS first gained notoriety for earning the world record for most squad kills in a Fortnite game. While some other players have since taken that record, he still holds the world record for the most kills from a duo.
Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek played Counter Strike: Go professionally for many years. His professional career started around 2014, when he signed with esports organization Cloud9. He lead Clou9 to multiple wins before taking a back seat in 2017 and then eventually stepping down. He is known as one of the best CS:GO players out there.
These days, Shroud spends his time streaming on Twitch, where he has clocked over 6,000 hours on the platform. Shroud recently weighed in on the Apex Legends solo mode, a game that he has spent a lot of time with lately. Shroud also streams a lot of PUBG and CS:GO
1 Dr DisRespect
Herschel “Dr DisRespect" Beahm IV began streaming in 2015. The streamer is more of a personality than a gamer, and plays a caricature of himself on stream. The man behind the facade used to work in the games industry as a level designer on Call of Duty, but quit in 2015 to pursue a full-time career as a streamer. He spends most of his time playing Battle Royale games and cracking jokes in character.
Recently, Dr. DisRespect streamed from a bathroom at E3 and was banned from Twitch for two weeks. The streamer eventually broke character to apologize for the stream and is now back and, for better or worse, bigger than ever.