With more than 15 million daily viewers and 140 million unique monthly visitors, Twitch has emerged as the newest forum for gamers to connect and show off their skills.
The live-streaming video platform has 2.2 million gamers who share their live gaming experiences and participate in eSports competitions ? and their audiences are engaged, with each viewer spending an average of 95 minutes watching these videos.
While Twitch still has a long way to go to be able to compete with YouTube (which hosts 30 million daily viewers), it has already created avenues for ?experiences, merchandise, community and entertainment, making it a rich place for brands and advertisers.
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If you want to get in front of a community of competitive gamers and eSports enthusiasts who love the digital world, consider including Twitch streamers in your influencer marketing strategy.
Below, we have curated a list of fifteen of the top Twitch streamers that you should follow in 2019:
Ninja is a professional gamer who mostly streams his live Fortnite game performances on Twitch. According to TwitchMetrics, he is the most watched Twitch streamer to date and has the highest number of followers.
While he is more popular for Fortnite, he also streams videos of other games, such as Battlefield V and Realm Royale. He is an active Twitch streamer spending ~60 hours live on Twitch every week and, hence, is number one on our list of top Twitch streamers.
He also collaborates with several brands like Revelation (real estate) and NZXT and features ads and promotions from these on his Twitch profile.
Shroud is the second-most followed among the top Twitch streamers. He is known for streaming his game performances of Call of Duty Black Ops 4. Shroud streams videos of multiple other games, such as Fortnite, Realm Royale, Lord of The Rings, and Fallout 76. He streams for ~60 hours every week.
His key brand collaborations include those with Madrinas Coffee and HYPERX. Madrinas Coffee also has a product named after him ? Shroud?s Insane Cappuccino.
TSM_Myth has the third-highest follower base on Twitch and is known for streaming of Fortnite game performances.
This top Twitch streamer has multiple brand partnerships ? with brands like HTC, Logitech, and Geico ? and features those brands on his Twitch profile.
With the fourth-highest follower count, Tfue has the second most-watched Fortnite channel on Twitch.
This Twitch streamer also has the fastest growing Twitch channel overall and for Fortnite and is one of the top Twitch streamers. He is also one of the most active Twitch streamers and spends ~70 hours live on Twitch every week.
He has a partnership with MAXNOMIC, a company that makes specialized, comfortable chairs for gamers.
This top Twitch streamer posts videos of multiple games, such as Fortnite, Counter-Strike, and Ring of Elysium, but is more popular for videos on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. He has the third most-watched Call of Duty channel on Twitch. He is usually active for 60?70 hours each week and, hence, is one of the top Twitch streamers.
He has several brand partnerships, including ones with Monster Energy and Audio-Technica.
6. Riot Games
Riot Games is popular Twitch streamer who has a channel dedicated specifically for live streaming of League of Legends game performances. It is the most watched League of Legends channel on Twitch and second most-watched overall.
He is one of the most active Twitch streamers and is sometimes live for as much as 22 hours on weekends. He often participates in tournaments at www.lolesports.com and promotes their page on his profile.
This Twitch streamer shares videos playing multiple games but is most popular for his performances of the Fortnite game. He has the fourth most-watched Fortnite channel on Twitch and is one of the top Twitch streamers for Fortnite.
He is sponsored by several brands, including Monster Energy, Audio-Technica, Cyberpower PC, and Razer.
This Twitch streamer is a gamer who posts videos of his performance in the Fortnite game. He has the fifth most-watched Fortnite channel on Twitch.
Though this Twitch streamer is active for fewer hours (~50 hours per week) than other top Twitch streamers, he still has a large viewer base.
He has done brand collaborations with G FUEL and Logitech. He also sells his own range of clothing with his logo on it.
DrDisrespect streams videos of his game performances of multiple games, with Fortnite and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 being the most prominent.
His channel ranks fourth among the most-watched Call of Duty channels on Twitch and is one of the top Twitch streamers of this game. He promotes several brands on his Twitch profile page such as G FUEL, Turtle Beach, and Razer.
This Twitch streamer mainly streams videos of his Fortnite game performances. He has the sixth fastest-growing Fortnite channel and seventh fastest-growing channel overall.
This Twitch streamer has multiple brand partnerships that he features on his profile page. Some of these are Dr. Pepper, G FUEL, Chipotle, and HTC.
DrLupo is another gamer who streams videos of Fortnite and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
He is an active Twitch streamer spending 65?70 hours live every week. He has brand sponsorships from companies like Kings Coast and NZXT, which he features on his profile.
Syndicate not only streams gaming videos, primarily of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 but also hosts podcasts and talk shows.
Syndicate has one of the oldest channels on Twitch, streaming since the platform?s inception in 2011, and continuous to see follower grow. He promotes his own clothing brand, SYNDICATE ORIGINAL, on his Twitch profile.
This Twitch streamer has a channel dedicated to video streaming of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game performances.
This is the third-most watched League of Legends game channel on Twitch. This Twitch streamer not only posts game performances, but also discusses game predictions, news, and issues.
This Twitch streamer featured Noble chairs on his profile and U.GG, a service that helps gamers improve their gaming on his Twitch profile.
This Twitch streamer posts a variety of gaming and other videos but is most popular for her Fortnite game videos. She has the fifth-most watched Twitch channel overall and fifteenth-most watched Fortnite channel.
She has done brand promotions for brands like NZXT, HYPERX, and Mastercard on her profile.
Due to its large viewer base and high audience engagement, no one can deny the importance of Twitch as an emerging social media platform. And the above-mentioned Twitch streamers are some of the most followed on the platform.
Originally published at Shanebarker.com.
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