Twitch is a live streaming video platform introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off from Justin.tv. The site primarily focuses on video gaming, including play throughs of video games and broadcasts of eSports competitions. Choosing a Twitch stream channel to follow depends as much on the personality of the gamer as it does the game they’re playing. From educational, to serious, to downright wacky, we rounded up ten of the most popular gamers streaming on Twitch for you to follow.
Tom Cassell was the first ever Twitch streamer to reach 1 million followers back in 2014. He gained a following by playing the “Zombies mode” of various Call of Duty titles. He later branched out to Counter Strike and The Division as well. He streams full time and has a daily stream.
Main Games: Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Tom Clancy’s The Division
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Rabia is an ex-professional LOL player who has formerly played for Sirens A Team and Team SoloMid. He’s a challenger level player who is known for his very informative streams. If you’re looking to brush up or take your game to the next level, this is a good stream to tune in to! He streams daily, usually starting at 4AM PST / Noon GMT.
Main Games: League Of Legends
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With a self-proclaimed love for all shooters, Jaryd is a retired professional CS:GO player who played for Exerts eSports, Area 51 Gaming, Adaptation, and Splice. He’s a rags to riches story who started out as a call representative for Time Warner Cable before streaming full time. These days he streams 6 days a week, taking a break on Thursdays and his streams start at 12PM PST.
Main Games: Counter Strike: Global Offensive, H1Z1, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Halo 5, Overwatch
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Started out all the way back in 2011 as a World of Warcraft streamer, LIRIK’s channel hit it’s stride when DayZ came out. Although he falls back on shooters a lot, LIRIK plays a variety of games and has fans from all genres. You can catch him on Twitch daily except Thursdays, there’s no set time but he streams for about 7 hours a day.
Main Games: DayZ, Arma 3, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Overwatch
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A challenger level League of Legends player, Michael Santana was a professional player for Team Dignitas turned full-time streamer. His streams are known to be upbeat and personable. He came up with his name because ‘his mom says he’s cute.’ His streaming schedule isn’t set in stone but he usually plays daily.
Main Games: League of Legends
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Jordan Maron’s story is a little bit different than the others on this list. He rose to popularity through YouTube, originally he played a lot of Call of Duty before switching over to Minecraft and that’s where his popularity exploded nearly overnight. YouTube is still his main focus but he streams occasionally as well, it’s best to subscribe to him or watch his Twitter to see when he’ll be streaming next.
Main Games: Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto IV, Counter Strike: Global Offensive
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Whoever said WOW is dead certainly didn’t tell Sodapoppin. He started streaming back in 2008 and his following has grown to over a million subscribers since then. In his spare time, he also founded the eSports team Northern Gaming. If you want to catch his stream he’s on daily usually starting in the EST afternoons.
Main Games: World of Warcraft
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Brennon got his start on the internet through YouTube. He had humble beginnings, starting his channel back in 2009 before it started to get popular years later. These days he plays a variety of games and although he tends to focus on YouTube you can catch him streaming daily except Wednesdays.
Main Games: DayZ, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, Tom Clancy’s The Division
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Hailing from Denmark but playing out of Los Angeles, Søren Bjerg is the current mid lane player for the professional League of Legends group, Team SoloMid. A young player, he’s had a rocky start. At one point Riot, the developers of League of Legends, banned him from playing for a few weeks until he was 17 in the middle of a tournament. He’s managed to overcome adversity and has developed into one of the biggest LOL personalities out there. His streams are spotty depending on his current schedule, if you want to follow Søren to learn a thing or two, it’s best to subscribe to his channel to get notified when he goes online.
Main Games: League of Legends
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Focusing mainly on Counter Strike, JoshOG made a name for himself by streaming 7 days a week for 11 hours at a time. He eats during streams to keep intermissions down to a bare minimal, a point he feels makes up a large part of his success. JoshOG is well known for helping with local charities including ‘Extra Life’ – a stream benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Main Games: Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch
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We hope these ten of the most popular gamers streaming on Twitch help solve your game streaming fix. For more popular lists don’t forget to follow us on twitter.