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Top Twitch Streamers for 2021 Revealed

A new report confirms who are the most-watched streamers on Twitch in 2021, a year that saw a sharp increase in viewership compared to 2020.


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The year 2021 is quickly coming to an end, with just seven days left until New Year’s Eve. It’s been a year of ups and downs for many subsections of the games industry, but the only area that has seen growth is streaming. Twitch It’s not the only streaming platform that looks to have strong growth, but it’s still an industry leader. And at the top Twitch remains a single streamer, claiming the spot for the second year in a row. Of course, that Twitch streamer is xQc.

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According to a report from Stream Elements, xQc is the top streamer of 2021 in terms of total hours watched by viewers throughout the year. xQc amassed an astounding 261 million hours of watch time from his Twitch viewership. This is 100 million hours more than xQc in 2020, when he is also the most watched streamer on Twitch. It would be appropriate to say that xQc’s total hours watched in 2021 is unlikely before across streaming platforms.

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Streamer xQc’s success is also unique. That’s not to say other Twitch streamers haven’t been incredibly successful, but xQc is on a whole other level. The next most popular Twitch streamer is Brazilian favorite oud_coringa, who has managed over 180 million hours. In the third, Gaules finished second in 2020 surpassed last year’s xQc total. Somewhat behind Gaules, with MontanaBlack88, auronplay, HasanAbi, shroud, NICKMERCS, Summit1g and loltyler1 making the top 10 with between 100 and 125 million watch hours.


Stream Elements also reported on the top female Twitch streamers of 2021, which is Amoranth. Amouranth amassed 45 million hours of viewers and eventually ranked 33rd on the list. The only other woman to break into the top 100 Twitch streamers is a mummy, revealing that Twitch has yet to have a problem growing its base of female streamers and bringing in a huge following. The viewer is a woman.

One thing that hasn’t changed significantly in 2021 is which games on Twitch attract the most viewers. The ten most watched games on Twitch for 2021 are Grand Theft Auto DRAW, including Grand Theft Auto Online streams, and later League of Legends, Fortnite, Valuable substance, Minecraft, Call of Duty: Warzone, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends, and Dota 2. The highest new IP on the list is New world, 18th place.


The success of xQc, as well as the success of so many other Twitch streamers, is largely due to Twitch’s own growth – although Twitch owes everything to its streamers as well. Twitch has seen a 45% year-over-year increase in total hours watched. Viewers will reach 24 billion hours by 2021. For comparison, Games on Facebook has grown to 5.4 billion hours by 2021. Now to see if xQc and Twitch could continue the trend into 2022.

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