Twitch is a popular video-streaming platform that provides an entertaining, friendly way to watch gamers play video games. Gamers who stream their matches on Twitch take turns playing their favorite games while commentating on the action as it happens and communicates with other players, including professional gamers, amateurs, and noobs. In this article, we will discuss everything about top Twitch streamers- their careers, net worth, earnings, and many more. Let’s get started!
In the technology realm, Twitch is proud of its engaging community and it is the reason it is boosting its content and other live chat streaming feathers. Twitch promotes the platform where people interact and chat with their favorite game streamers.
Everyone wants to set up a successful channel in the beginning. They want their name in the list of the top live streamers, but of course, not everybody gets it. As of now, Ninja (followers 18.4 million), Auronplay (Followers 14 million), Tfue (followers 11.2 million), and Pokimane (followers 9.2) are ruling the Twitch world.
1. Ninja (18.4 Million Followers)
Richard Tyler Blevins, popularly known as Ninja, is an American Twitch live gaming streamer and Youtuber. Blevins started streaming after joining many esports teams to compete in Halo 3 and rapidly gained popularity after beginning to play Fortnite Battle Royale in late 2017.
When he played Fortnite on Steam with Drake, Travis Scott, and JuJu Smith-Schuster, they had a peak viewer count record on Twitch. In September 2022, Blevins’ Twitch channel had over 18 million subscribers, making it the biggest channel on the streaming platform. Also read, how you can check your Twitch followers?
He has played for different teams, including Cloud9 Renegades Team Liquid and most recently Luminosity Gaming.
Fortnite is Ninja’s most-streamed game, which is not surprising at all. The insane success of Fortnite Battle Royale has contributed a lot to Blevins’ growth. While Epic Games stated they had made over US$3 billion in sales in the year, largely because of Fortnite, Blevins made around $10 million in 2018. In December 2018, he became the first PC player to surpass 5,000 Fortnite victories.
Ninja’s net worth reached $15 million in the year 2020. As he acquires more viewers on YouTube and Twitch and triumphs in more professional competitions, this number is anticipated to rise steadily in the future. In the gaming world, he is recognized as one of the greats.
Ninja has a number of continuing sponsorship agreements, including one with German sportswear giant Adidas. Red Bull, Uber Eats, and NZXT are a few additional sponsors.
2. Auronplay (Followers 14 million)
Raul AuronPlay is the second most followed twitch streamer on the list. The Spanish star started streaming on twitch as a live game streamer in 2019. Before making a career on Twitch, he established himself on YouTube as well.
At an early age, he had to work in a graphic and bookbinding company. After quitting his job, he created his YouTube channel in 2016 and decided to follow his true passion. He named his channel after the Final Fantasy X character Auron.
Auron created his Twitch Channel in Sep 2019. His involvement in the GTA V and Minecraft roleplaying groups also contributed to his growth. As of now, Minecraft and GTA V are the most streamed video games of AuronPlay. He has streamed Minecraft for around 725 hours, which is 25 percent of his total streaming time, and GTA for 650 hours, making it 23 percent total streaming time. The third game is Among Us but he streamed it for 160 hours only. He also streamed many other games that include Rust, Fall Guys, Fortnite, VALORANT, and FIFA.
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AuronPlay currently has 14 million subscribers on Twitch. He has bagged MTV Millennial Awards Streamer of the Year 2021 and Kid’s Choice Awards Mexico Gamer MVP 2021.
AuronPaly made more than $3 million from his Twitch live game streaming from August 2019 to October 2021. He is also making money from several sponsorships, merchandise, and his YouTube channel which has 14 million subscribers.
In 2022, his content mainly consisted of Minecraft and GTA V gameplays. AuronPlay has also been focusing on his YouTube channel and his popularity is bound to swell even more in the future.
3. Tfue ( 11.2 million)
Turner Tenney, popularly recognized by the name Tfue, is one of the leading American Twitch streamers and YouTubers. He is 24 years old and is famous for playing Fortnite. He has also earned a name in the eSports arena. Since his childhood, he was interested in video games and YouTuber videos. At the age of 12, he started playing video games.
In May 2014, he first made an appearance on his brother’s YouTube channel and then he created his own YouTube channel for streaming. He streamed lots of video games, such as Call of Duty and Destiny. His gaming skills have improved a lot over the years in terms of accuracy and numerous trick shots and is certainly among the bests. He is best known for his solo combat skills in Fortnite.
His followers increased significantly after the launch of Fortnite. In 2018, he got banned from Fortnite when he was found purchasing and selling accounts. He also joined the eSports industry in 2018 and represented FaZe Clan.
According to the data, the net worth of Tfue is $6 million as of 2022. Twitch live video game streaming, Sales on Amazon, YouTube ads, and other sponsorships are the sources of his income.
4. Pokimane (9.2 Million Followers)
Pokimane is currently one of the most popular female Twitch streamers with millions of followers. She is 26 years old and is famous for her Twitch video game streaming and has a promising Youtube career as well. Fortnite, Minecraft, and League of Legends are some of the many games that she has streamed in her career. In 2021, she was one of the most-watched female streamers on Twitch.
Pokimane started live video game streaming on Twitch in 2013 and a significant portion of her popularity comes from League of legends. Seeing her success, the game developers hired her for streaming Fortnite.
Apart from League of Legends and Fortnite, Pokimane also regularly streams other games including Rust, Among Us, Valorant, GTA V, Minecraft, and Apex Legends. She also has three Youtube channels i.e., Pokimane with 6.64 million subscribers, Pokimane Too with 439K subscribers, and Pokimane ASMR with 767K subscribers. She was named the “Best Twitch Streamer of the Year” in 2017. Also, check the net worth of Nickmercs.
Pokimane’s net worth is $500k as of 2022. Her sources of income include Twitch streaming, YouTube channels, and eSports tournaments. She also earns a handsome amount of money by brand endorsements on her social media accounts.