Top 10 Esports Twitch Streamers – All-Time & 2020 Rankings

PlayerRank All-Time FollowersTotal ViewersTotal hours WatchedViewers/HourGames
Tfue18,628,375224,000,0007,30130,680.73Fortnite, Call of Duty
Nickmercs33,073,000108,000,0008,01713,471.37Fortnite, Call of Duty
Tyler123,041,000167,000,0005,67129,448.06League of Legends
Clix9
1,600,00027,700,0001,86814,828.69Fortnite
Myth66,062,000113,000,0007,70414,667.71Fortnite, Valorant, Apex Legends
Cloakzy42,020,00035,200,0004,1538,475.80Fortnite, Call of Duty
Symfuhny72,110,00041,600,0007,0835,873.22Fortnite, Call of Duty
Bugha52,460,00050,300,0002,43520,657.08Fortnite
Scump8863,00025,000,0001,95512,787.72Call of Duty
Chap101,230,00034,800,0006,2845,537.87Fortnite

Twitch is the biggest streaming platform for video games and other entertainment, and it is the hub of all things video games in 2020. New games are previewed through the perspective of streamers now and thousands tune in daily to be entertained by the personalities of Twitch. Also, it has become a platform for Esports athletes to show their practice live to their fans and watch their matches from anywhere in the world. Here is the list of the top 10 Esports streamers on Twitch in 2020.

1. Turner “TFue” Tenney

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Potentially one of the best Fortnite players on this list, Turner “TFue” Tenney is a 22-year-old Twitch streamer from Florida. He is one of the highest-paid Fortnite players in the world, and, up until very recently, he played for the Epports group FaZe Clan.

According to his profile, Tenney is “one of the best Fortnite players in history,” and has won over $700,000 from Fortnite. Tenney rose to fame by streaming gameplay of H1Z1 and PlayerUnknown’s: Battlegrounds before switching to Fortnite at the crux of its historic rise to popular culture.

The numbers he rakes in can support that claim-with 8.5 million Twitch followers and over 10 million YouTube subscribers. He has a serious fanbase. Also paired with his passion for the sport and his large support base is his incredible skill set. In September 2018, he broke the record for single-match kills on a PC with 57 kills.

2. NICKMERCS

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Nickmercs is one of the premiere streamers on Twitch that gained popularity during Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and grown his channel exponentially since 2016. Nickmercs gained most of his following during his time on Fortnite, where he became one of the most popular streamers during the game’s heyday in 2018 and 2019.

Since then, Nickmercs has moved to Warzone full-time, where his channel has grown more. Nickmercs is one of if not the best Warzone player in the World at the moment, and has capitalized on his skill by winning many tournaments and competitions, showing he’s one of the best. Also, Nickmercs is one of the few major streamers and content creators under contract with an organization and makes content and competes for FaZe Clan.

3. Tyler1

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Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp has been streaming League of Legends nonstop since he began his Twitch channel in 2014. In 2016, Tyler1 grew in notoriety and fame because of his toxicity while playing League. He would often lose intentionally, tell teammates to kill themselves, and attack his teammates during games on-stream. He was suspended 22 times from League of Legends and banned for a year and a half from Twitch from 2016 to 2018.

Tyler1 has been reinstated on Twitch as a “reformed” gamer and continues to stream League of Legends with one of the largest fanbases on Twitch. He grinds new accounts to the top rank in League of Legends nonstop while focusing on his intense gameplay. He is a loud streamer and intense during the game while being encouraged by his Twitch chat.

4. Clix

Cody “Clix” Conrad is one of the newest faces of the competitive streaming side of Twitch and has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the most successful streamers on the platform. At only 15 years old, Clix amassed a massive following because he is one of the best Fortnite players in the world, and streams the game daily to thousands of fans.

Clix began to gain popularity around the 2019 Fortnite World Cup and has only increased in fame in the year since then. Then, he streamed to just over a thousand people daily, and now his streams have over 20,000 people in there and has one of the most active Twitch channels on Fortnite.

In Fortnite, Clix is one of the top pros in the game because of his amazing mechanical ability and aim. He plays at an extreme pace and entertains his fans with trash talk and lots of antics during the game. Clix only seems to be gaining popularity still and is set to be the future of Esports on Twitch.

5. TSM Myth

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TSM Myth is one of the youngest and most popular Esports players on Twitch. He initially rose to popularity through YouTube but made Twitch his primary platform for gaming around 2016. He began his rise to prominence in Fortnite, and since switched to streaming games such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

Self-nicknamed “The Architect”, Myth has a reputation of being one of the best builders in the game. Although his main source of income is his Fortnite escapades, from which he has built a net worth of over $1 million dollars, he also does merchandise and branding to build up his reputation while making a nice chunk of coin on the side.

6. Cloakzy

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The sixth name on our list, Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore, more commonly known as just “Cloakzy” also rose to fame in the same period as the rise of Fortnite. Cloakzy was initially one of the best Fortnite players in the world for the first year of the game’s release but grew frustrated with the game and has moved to other games such as Warzone.

Cloak keeps much of the detail on his personal life private, as evidenced by the fact that he’s almost always referred to as Cloak or Cloakzy. Originally from the Austin area, he last year moved temporarily to the New York/New Jersey area before returning to Austin, Texas.

Although his numbers aren’t quite the millions of subscribers and followers on YouTube and Twitch that TFue rakes in, he has been able to get hundreds of thousands of fans in a short period, even doubling his fan base in a short.

From the little that is known about Cloak’s personal life, it’s clear that he’s had a long passion for gaming from his early childhood. In general, at just 25 years old and with an estimated net worth of about $1 million, it’s fair to say Cloak is doing very well for himself.

7. Symfuhny

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Mason “Symfuhny” Lanier is a streamer who plays games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Fortnite, and Apex Legends. Sym is known for his precise aim and skill within Battle Royale games. He began his career as a professional H1Z1 player like Cloakzy and Tfue, and transitioned to Fortnite professionally in late 2017.

Sym quickly became one of the best in the game in Fortnite and was known for his editing ability and aim. However, much like Cloakzy, Symfuhny eventually grew tired of competing in Fortnite and began streaming other games exclusively. Recently, Symfuhny has climbed the ranks as one of the best Warzone players in the world and has won many competitions recently such as Twitch Rivals.

8. Bugha

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Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf is a professional Fortnite player who streams his practice and tournaments to thousands of his fans on his Twitch channel. Bugha is the most successful Fortnite player in history after winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup and became one of the faces of Twitch after winning.

Since then, Bugha has amassed millions of followers on all platforms and continues to experience success in Fortnite on a professional level,. He streams his tournaments and practice regularly and remains as one of the most popular Fortnite streamers behind Tfue and Clix. Also, Bugha streams other games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or The Forest after he is done with Fortnite, but he still plays his main game, Fortnite, every day for his fans.

9. Scump

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Seth “Scump” Abner has been a professional Call of Duty player since 2011 and has recently begun streaming again to a crowd of thousands of hungry Call of Duty fans. Early in his career, Scump gained a massive following on Youtube because of his entertaining Call of Duty videos and success on the pro level as one of the best SMG players of all-time.

At the beginning of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season in November 2019, Scump made his return to Twitch after taking over a year off from streaming. He instantly climbed the ranks as one of the best competitive streamers on the platform. Scump streams his team’s daily practices as well as Warzone, where he continues to make content for Youtube.

10. Chap

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To round out the top 10 list of top 10 Esports streamers, we return to the game that is the king of Twitch, Fortnite. Ryan “Chap” Chaplo is the 4th Fortnite streamer in the top 10 and is one of the top pros in the world. No other Fortnite pro streams as much as Chap does, who streams 8 to 10 hours a day every single day. The content of his streams are entirely Fortnite, and caters to the hardcore fans of Fortnite.

Chap has had success from the beginning to recently in competitive Fortnite. He won the first-ever tournament in the Summer Skirmish in 2018, and recently took 6th in the FNCS duos tournament, earning him thousands of dollars. Chap has said that he will continue to play and stream Fortnite nonstop, which means that Chap could find himself moving up these rankings in the future.

  
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