Twitch is the biggest live streaming platform in the world, and with over 9 million active streamers in 2020 it’s no surprise that people are starting to make some serious money from it. But who’s raking in the biggest bucks?
New research from Mazuma reveals the streamers making the most from Twitch as well as the e-sports games which are being watched the most:
The top 10 streamers making the most money on Twitch
|Rank||Streamer||Twitch Followers||Estimated Annual Earnings (£)||Estimated Annual Earnings ($)|
- Nickmercs started his gaming career as a Gears of War pro before transitioning to a career as a Call of Duty streamer, making him estimated annual earnings of £1,806,038 on subscriptions alone.
- Xqcow became famous for being an Overwatch player and has amassed a following of 7,548,468 which has led to his annual earnings of over a million (£1,628,345).
- Summit1g came to fame with his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive channel, although he has since diversified to other games, his following of 5,777,327 means he is able to earn £1,253,314 annually from subscriptions.
The top 10 most watched e-sports games
|Rank||Game||Total Average Concurrent Viewers In A Year|
|1||League Of Legends||2,220,000|
|3||Call Of Duty: Warzone||1,199,200|
|5||Grand Theft Auto V||1,165,700|
|6||Counter-strike: Global Offensive||1,013,800|
|8||Escape From Tarkov||776,400|
|10||World Of Warcraft||642,400|
- Despite being released nearly 12 years ago, League of Legends still tops the charts of the most-watched game of the last year.
- Fortnite was released nearly 4 years ago and has beaten other fan favourites to the second spot, with 1,519,800 average concurrent streamers.
- Valorant hit the market in June 2020 and in the six months of being active, it has had nearly 2.2 million concurrent viewers tune into the action on Twitch, placing it in the fourth spot on our list ahead of competitive gaming heavy-weights like Counter-strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.
You can view the research in full here.
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