A new competitor has risen to as YouTube Gaming’s most-watched streamer and it may surprise you to learn it’s not IShowSpeed, Dr Disrespect, or TimTheTatman.
The year is still young, but 2023 has already seen a surprising shift in YouTube’s elite streamer rankings with a new gamer emerging in popularity.
With Twitch and Kick feuding over top talent, it’s easy to forget that YouTube has a pretty stacked roster of its own with VTuber Kuzuha, Ludwig, Pekora, DrLupo, and others.
However, in the first three months of 2023, Moroccan streamer Ilyas Elmaliki has stepped up to surpass iShowSpeed as the most-watched on the platform.
Ilyas Elmalik becomes most-watched YouTube Gaming streamer
According to a report by StreamCharts, Elmaliki has risen to the top spot on YouTube Gaming in 2023 with a whopping 258 hours of airtime.
So far, from January to March of 2023, the Moroccan’s content has accumulated over 8.9 million hours watched while maintaining an average viewer count of 34.7K.
IShowSpeed, meanwhile, racked up 8.57 hours of content watched for a close second with TimTheTatman coming in third at 7.54 million.
That said, Speed has a whopping subscriber advantage with 16.5M subs compared to Elmaliki’s 730K, so it makes his hours watched all the more impressive.
Dr Disrespect, who is rumored to be joining Kick, was in ninth with 6.25 million hours. Whether or not Doc will end up leaving YouTube, a platform he only joined due to his Twitch ban, remains to be seen.
Only time will tell if Elmaliki will keep the crown throughout 2023, but what else do we know about Ilyas Elmalik?
Who is Ilyas Elmalik?
Elmaliki has been active on YouTube since 2018 and has steadily built up a loyal fan base. His recent rise to the top spot on YouTube Gaming is a testament to his hard work and dedication. He is known for his entertaining and engaging content, and his community appreciates his authenticity.
In the past, YouTube Gaming has been overshadowed by other streaming platforms. This includes platforms such as Twitch. However, Elmaliki’s success shows that it is becoming a major contender in the streaming industry. YouTube has a strong roster of streamers, including VTuber Kuzuha, Ludwig, Pekora, DrLupo, and others. However, Elmaliki has managed to stand out from the crowd.
Elmaliki’s success is a reminder that the streaming industry is constantly evolving, and new talent is emerging all the time. The most popular streamers of today may not be the same as the most popular streamers of tomorrow. As the streaming industry continues to grow and evolve, it will be exciting to see who emerges as the next big star.
Ilyas Elmaliki’s rise to the top of the YouTube Gaming charts is a remarkable achievement. His hard work, dedication, and engaging content have helped him build a loyal fan base and establish himself as a major player in the streaming industry. As the streaming industry continues to grow, it will be exciting to see what the future holds for Elmaliki and other up-and-coming streamers.