If you’ve been wanting to get into following some entertaining streams, but don’t know who or what to look for, we’ve got you covered. The Twitch platform is a home for all types of live streaming, although if you’re a fan of gaming you’ll find yourself right at home here. As the platform continues to grow and new streamers are popping up left, right and centre, the amount of content has grown substantially. Here are a few of the top Twitch streamers you need to be following right now.
If you’re new to Twitch, we’ll excuse you if you haven’t heard of Shroud. But if you’re a gaming fan and you’ve never seen this guy’s name pop up in conversations online, have you been living under a rock? Shroud got his start in professional Counter-Strike tournaments before progressing into becoming a streamer where he has garnered a worldwide audience.
His lethal aim in first-person shooter games has been celebrated by other streamers and video game aficionados who are often left scratching their heads as to how he pulls off some of the shots he lands.
Another streamer who has a background in competitive Counter-Strike gaming, Summit1g is also a top-level FPS streamer on Twitch. Considering himself a bit of a variety streamer, you will more than likely catch the Colorado native in a shooter or puzzle game on most days.
Syndicate is an interesting type of streamer, as in addition to his usual gaming videos (typically on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare), he also hosts talk shows and podcast streams. He’s definitely one of the OGs of the platform, having been streaming consistently since the platform launched back in 2011.
The title for the most popular female streamer on Twitch is held by Pokimane, who’s seen incredible growth on the platform since back in 2013. To top things off, she’s not just a star on Twitch, but her growth across YouTube and Instagram makes her a real cross-platform entertainer. Her laidback persona has helped to catapult her to success as a multi-talented Twitch streamer.
If you’re not into the run and gun style games and are looking for a stream that involves sports, you can’t go past Castro_1021. He’s been playing FIFA on the platform for a number of years, being the most successful sporting gamer on Twitch.
Another female streamer making waves on Twitch is KittyPlays, the Canadian streamer with over 1 million followers on the platform. In addition to her usual gaming streams, she often interacts with viewers in the cat and offers a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere on her stream.
What gives them the edge?
One of the main similarities between many of these top streams is the extremely high level of gameplay that they provide. Furthermore, their production quality is generally up an extra notch, featuring custom twitch graphics, overlays and alert sounds. If you’re looking to up the quality of your stream, definitely consider investing in a Twitch overlays template.
As the streaming industry continues to shift and evolve, you can expect to see more fresh faces adding themselves to the ranks of the top Twitch streamers. Keep an eye out for the next big thing!