Who Is The Most Popular Twitch Streamer? Top 10 Famous Gamers In 2022 With The Most Subscribers

Who is the top streamer on Twitch? Twitch has produced social media celebrities who are known for gaming and entertaining same as YouTube. Read on for the top 10 popular Twitch streamers.

Streaming has continued to grow at an accelerated pace, particularly with increased competition from YouTube and Facebook Gaming – but Twitch remains number one for livestreaming content.

At the very top of the pile are those streamers with millions of followers, who regularly attract tens of thousands of viewers as soon as they hit the ‘go live’ button. Some of these streamers have been around for over a decade, while others have only just got their start in the past year.

Top 10 most popular Twitch streamers

10: sodapoppin – Followers: 8.8 million

Known for: Variety

A 10-year veteran of the Twitch scene, sodapoppin has long hovered around the top of the viewer rankings. Despite a two-week suspension in April, May sees him return to the top 10.

9: Pokimane – Followers: 9.2 million

Pokimane is among the popular Twitch streamers
Pokimane is the only female streamer to reach above the 10th spot in the top 20 list.

Known for: Variety

By far the most followed female streamer, Pokimane is a beacon for many others to aspire to. A member of Offline TV, she streams a wide variety of games, but started primarily with League of Legends, before moving to Fortnite. Pokimane was one of the most-watched female streamers on Twitch in 2021.

8: TheGrefg – Followers: 10 million

Known for: Fortnite/Minecraft

YouTube superstar TheGrefg produces some of the finest Spanish content Twitch has to offer. While he mostly streams Fortnite and Minecraft, he’s more recently spread out into Fall Guys and Among Us as his popularity exploded over the course of the past year.

7: Shroud – Followers: 10.1 million

Shroud left Twitch for Mixer, but returned when the latter shut down.

Known for: Variety

First making his name for his ridiculous aim in CS:GO, and then PUBG, the former pro player Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek gained a reputation as the ‘human aimbot’. He moved to Mixer shortly after Ninja, but has returned to his original domain, and enjoyed a nice bump in followers since too.

6: xQc – Followers: 10.9 million

xQc was the most-watched streamer in 2020, in terms of hours watched.

Known for: Overwatch/Variety

A former Overwatch pro, Félix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel is often the streamer that pulls in the most views. While he’s mostly into FPS titles, he streams a wide variety of games, and even ‘Just Chatting’ will pull in upwards of 60,000 viewers. He was the most-watched streamer in 2021.

5: Tfue – Followers: 11.1 million

Tfue was the second streamer to reach 10 million followers.

Known for: Fortnite/Call of Duty

Tfue currently sits at #4 on the most followed Twitch streamer list. Although he’s largely moved on from the game now, Tfue was the only Fortnite streamer who could rival Ninja during the game’s prime in 2018, and later usurped him in viewership in 2019. Ninja’s move to mixer made way for him to top the charts, but he now rests at fourth overall.

4: ibai – Followers: 11.2 million

Known for: Variety

Spanish streamer Ibai Llanos is known for originally casting League of Legends, but today streams a variety of content. Starting with LoL back in 2014, he was previously a content creator for G2 Esports, but has since moved on to form his own organization, KOI, alongside FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué.

3: Rubius – Followers: 12.1 million

Known for: Variety

The second-most followed non-English speaking streamer on Twitch, Rubius is also very well-known as a YouTuber, but his massive following also supports his live streams, too.

2: Auronplay – Followers: 13.1 million

Auronplay doesn’t have the most followers, but his viewership is often the highest on Twitch.

Known for: Variety

Like TheGrefg, Raul ‘AuronPlay’ Alvarez Genes has also exploded since 2020. A big GTA V streamer, AuronPlay has been one of the central Among Us content creators since it blew up. He bizarrely picked up a Twitch ban in September 2021, but it was reversed 20 minutes later.

1: Ninja – Followers: 18.3 million

Ninja is by far the most-followed streamer on Twitch.

Known for: Fortnite/Variety

Like Tfue, Ninja may not be dedicated to Fortnite anymore, but it’s certainly the game that helped him reach never-seen-before levels of popularity on Twitch. A former Halo pro, he now plays a variety of big titles and reclaimed his crown as the most-followed Twitch streamer. He also landed a role in the Hotel Transylvania: Transformia movie.

Despite his channel’s stats taking a dive, with almost double second place, it doesn’t look like he’ll be losing it anytime soon either, having recently surpassed the 18 million follower mark.

* Note: Game/Company channels riotgames and esl_csgo omitted. Follow-botted accounts, such as heelmike, are also omitted.

The rise of Spanish streamers

One of the big changes in the past couple of years, when looking at the landscape of big names on Twitch, is the growth of non-English speaking streamers.

In particular, Spanish-speaking streamers are dominating, now taking up two of the top three spots. This is thanks to the growth of streaming not only in Spain but also in South America.

In 2022, there is an argument that Auronplay is actually the most popular streamer on all of Twitch, with his average viewership often beating every other streamer.

Minecraft streamers

Throughout 2021, and now well into 2022, we’ve seen a surge in streamers in the top 20 who are famous for Minecraft – namely, Dream and TommyInnit – who have shot into the top 20 rapidly.

Also in 2021, Twitch started to clamp down on bot accounts, with the likes of xQc being one of the most affected. Since then, things seem to have evened out, but that doesn’t stop the most followed Twitch streamers’ rankings from continually changing.

Pokimane joined by Amouranth

For a long time, Pokimane was the only female streamer in the top 20, with just under 9 million followers.

The second-most followed female streamer on the platform is Amouranth, who has now slipped out of the top 20 rankings from her previous spot.

Tfue and Ninja, two of the top twitch streamers.
Tfue has now overtaken Shroud but has a long way to go if he wants to overtake Ninja in followers.

Ninja is still number 1 for Twitch followers

Ninja is comfortably at number one on the list of the most followed Twitch streamers, with over 18 million followers on his channel. He ended his exclusive partnership with Twitch when he moved to Mixer, but came back after the platform dissolved.

Auronplay and Rubius are fast approaching Ninja’s follower count though, and are on track to overtake him.

Ludwig ‘Ludwig’ Aghren – who now streams and creates content over on YouTube – holds the record for most subs at one time, passing Ninja’s mark of 269,154.

Meanwhile, Tfue, xQc, and shroud are the next NA-based streamers on the list, all with over 10 million followers, at spots 5, 6, and 7 respectively.