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Top Video Game Streamers: Which Type Of Games Are Played Online?

Online gaming has become hugely popular in recent years. Platforms like Youtube and Twitch have made it possible for the best online gamers, and everyone else, to stream their online gameplay. Everyone has their favorite streamers, but who are the best streamers out there today? And what sort of games do they play?

If you are thinking about becoming a video streamer, or just want to know more about what really goes on on Twitch, here’s everything you need to know about the top video game streamers out there and the type of games that are popular to play online today.

Top video game streamers right now

Over the years live stream video gaming has become increasingly popular, with many gamers taking to platforms like Twitch. According to recent data from Statista, the number of active streamers globally on Twitch has risen dramatically over the last two years. Although the number of streamers has gone down slightly in 2021, as of September there were 8.07 million active streamers on Twitch. 

Amongst the millions of streamers in the world, there are a few that have risen in the ranks to become some of the best and most famous video game streamers. As of October 2021, here are the top 5 streamers out there:

Ninja

At the top spot is Ninja, or Richard Tyler Blevins, has amassed an amazing 17 million users on Twitch and over 25 million users on Youtube. He is most well-known for playing Fortnite, although he has a huge streaming schedule.

Tfue

Tfue, or Turner Tenny, has gained over 10 million twitch followers, again by playing Fortnite. Every time he plays a game, he has at least 25,000 people watching.

Auronplay

Spain also has its fair share of Twitch streamers, but none are as famous as Auronplay. On Twitch and Youtube, he has gained a massive following of around 28.4 million. This player has been featured in Forbes Spain and GQ Spain and has even been called the ‘minister of Youtube’ by the president of El Salvador.

Rubius

Rubius, or Rubén Gundersen, has amassed a whopping 40 million followers on Youtube. To succeed, Rubius did more than just stream games. He pushed out blogs, challenges and FAQs to boost his name. He also broke the record for the most concurrent views while playing Fortnite, at 1.1 million views.

Shroud

Another gamer who is one of the top video game streamers at the moment is Shroud. They have almost 10 million subscribers on Twitch and play a wide variety of different games online.

Which type of games are played online?

Shooting games

Shooting games have, and will probably continue to be, the most popular forms of online game out there. Over the last few years Fortnite has been one of the most popular games out there and is played by over 80.3k people.

Battlefield

Battlefield games are also one of the most popular games for Twitch streamers to play. It is also one of the most popular types of games that is played in esports tournaments. Games like Dota and League of Legends are the two most-played games on Twitch in the world.

Slot games

Slot games are played by people all over the world, both online and in real life. For those who like to watch people play a variety of different online slots, there are many slot game streamers that over 18s can watch who stream themselves playing slot games. Twitchers play a variety of online slot games, with different stakes, and people can watch them play the latest titles.

Building games

Building games and world creation games have always been popular, but nothing has ever been as popular as Minecraft. The game’s open-ended design allows users to create whatever they like, and Twitch streamers can stream their designs, buildings and even their battles with Minecraft monsters.

Driving games

Driving games that include stealing cars, running from cops and fighting with people, such as in Grand Theft Auto), are a hot topic on Twitch. Twitchers often entertain their audiences by completing tasks, driving stupidly or just running around a well-built virtual city.




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