Are you thinking of becoming a Twitch streamer?
With over 2.2 million gamers on Twitch, it’s quickly becoming one of the best platforms to start your gaming career.
But, if you want to be successful, you’ll need to learn from the best. That’s why I’ve put together this list of the top Twitch streamers you should follow in 2023.
Here’s a list of the most-followed Twitch accounts if you’d like to check out any of them.
|Rank||Channel||Owner||Total followers (millions)|
|10||juansguarnizo||Juan Sebastián Guarnizo||9.2|
|18||Riot Games||Riot Games||6.3|
Excited to read more about the best Twitch Streamers?
Below, I have curated a list of 20 of the top Twitch streamers who you should follow in 2023.
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 Valorant, Call of Duty, and Apex Legends. 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.
Raúl Álvarez Genes, better known as AuronPlay on Twitch. His streamer name, as well as YouTube channel name, derives from Auron, one of the main characters in Final Fantasy X.
Álvarez was late to the Twitch streaming service, only joining in 2019.
AuronPlay’s channel is famous for his GTA online streams. In 2020, he joined a GTA role-play server called Spain RP. He created a character named Gustabo.
Unfortunately, the Spain RP server was shut down a year later, which is when Álvarez created his own GTA role-play server named Infamous RP.
Rubén Doblas Gundersen started his online career on YouTube, where he shot to stardom and became the most watched and subscribed Spanish YouTuber.
After a slew of controversies and YouTube’s adpocalypse in 2017, he made the switch over to Twitch in 2018.
His content varies quite a bit, although it’s usually centered around video games in some form or way. He does gameplay, vlogs, and sketches. A lot of his sketches are humorous and satirical.
Ibai Llanos Garatea has the fourth most followed Twitch channel in the world.
Ibai started his gaming career in 2014 at the age of nineteen. He played in the League of Legends professional competition until 2016 when he became an announcer for the game’s professional competitions.
It was only in 2020, when he left LVP, the company he was broadcasting with, did he start his twitch career.
Ibai does gaming, vlogs, and interviews with celebrities including the likes of Ed Sheeran and Ronaldinho.
In 2021, he created a new sport and created a world cup for it. After discovering a video on Twitter of people playing a balloon game, he decided to create the Balloon World Cup.
Félix Lengyel is a Canadian Twitch streamer and former professional Overwatch player.
His esport career starting in 2016, partnered with his gameplay streaming on Twitch.
He has played for plenty of esport teams over the years, including Dallas and Arc 6. He also played for Team Canada in 2018 and 2019.
It was in 2018 that he signed a deal with esport organization, Sentinels, to become a content creator for them. From there, he has spent most of his time streaming content on Twitch.
With the sixth-highest follower count, Tfue has the sixth most-watched Fortnite channel on Twitch.
He started streaming Call of Duty and H1Z1 at first but later transitioned to Fortnite, which would quickly gain him fame.
He was a part of FaZe Clan, which is a professional esports organization, but later had a fall-out with the organization and several lawsuits ensued.
Furthermore, he still streams gameplay on Twitch and has a massive fan base.
He has a partnership with MAXNOMIC, a company that makes specialized, comfortable chairs for gamers.
Shroud is the seventh-most followed Twitch streamer. He originally gained fame as one of the best Counter-Strike players, but eventually quit playing professionally.
On Twitch he is known for streaming Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Escape from Tarkov, and GTA5.
He also plays professionally Valorant professionally for Sentinels.
He has done brand collaborations with HYPERX and Logitech.
David Cánovas Martínez is a Twitch streamer that mainly plays games on his channel.
TheGrefg used to hold the Guinness World Record for the most concurrent viewers for a Twitch stream, after achieving a peak concurrent viewership of 2,468,668 during the live presentation of his own Fortnite skin, on 11 January 2021.
In 2021 David broke the Guinness World Record for the most concurrent viewers of a Twitch stream when he reached 2,468,668 viewers for the live presentation of his very own Fortnite skin.
His record was later broken by Ibai when he reached 3.3 million concurrent viewers.
TheGrefg streams tons of gameplay, including Fortnite and Minecraft.
Imane Anys, or Pokimane, started her Twitch account way back in 2013, playing League of Legends on her streams.
She slowly built a dedicated fan base and by 2017 she had over 400,000 followers on the streaming platform. In 2018 Twitch awarded her best Twitch streamer of the year.
She won because of her League of Legends tips, commentary, and gameplay.
She also streams Valorant and has reached immortal rank.
Juansguarnizo is a Colombian naturalized Mexican streamer and YouTuber, originally from Ibagué, Colombia.
Currently, his Twitch channel has 9.2 million subscribers, which makes him one of the top 10 Twitch streamers in the world.
He created content for esports team KOI, which was founded by ibai.
Juansguarnizo is mostly known for his GTA5 and Minecraft streams, but he also plays games like ARK and Rust.
Thomas Chance Morris is an American YouTuber and Twitch streamer known as sodapoppin.
He started his streaming career in 2012 mainly playing World of Warcraft. He would later go on to play other games, as well as streaming online gambling.
Sodapoppin is also credited as one of the first streamers to popularize the social deduction game Among Us, when he streamed gameplay during the Covid Pandemic in 2020.
Michael Peters, better known as Heelmike, is a Twitch streamer who gained popularity streaming Fortnite, but soon started mixing in more fan interactive streams.
He has been streaming more risqué content and has been slapped with a ban on occasion for violating Twitch’s terms and conditions.
It’s for this exact reason, his 7.4 million followers watch his channel. His streams tend to be funny and usually the unexpected happens.
Fans are also encouraged to participate in the chat.
Ali Kabbani, better known as Myth, has been streaming on Twitch since 2016. He first started streaming gameplay of Paragon, a 3rd person multiplayer battle arena, created by the same studio that developed Fortnite, Epic Games.
In 2017, he switched over to mainly playing Fortnite, which is when his channel started growing significantly. By the following year, he had over 200,000 followers on Twitch.
Myth also plays Valorant professionally and was team leader for esport team TSM. He left TSM in 2021.
Myth has also done collaborations and branding deals with the likes of HTC, Logitech, and GEICO.
Thomas Simons, known by his followers as tommyinnit, is an English Twitch streamer and YouTuber.
Thomas started streaming on Twitch in 2018. His streams consisted of gameplay of Minecraft, Fortnite, and PUBG.
In September 2022, he announced that he would move to the US. He started releasing daily vlogs detailing his life in New York. The first video released was titled, I moved to New York with $0.
Timothy John Betar, known as TimTheTatman on Twitch, has been streaming gameplay since 2012.
He started his Twitch career playing Counter-Strike and World of Warcraft. His channel gained immense popularity at the same time as some other Twitch streamers like Ninja, when Fortnite became the most popular game to play in July 2017.
He is a Monster Energy esports athlete and is sponsored by Audio-Technica.
Nicholas Kolcheff is an American YouTuber and Twitch streamer. He is also the co-owner of esport organization FaZe Clan which plays games like Fortnite, Valorant, and Apex Legends professionally.
He first started streaming in 2010 on Justin.tv, before heading over to YouTube to create content. Furthermore, he previously had played Gears of War and Halo professionally in the 2000s.
Nick first started streaming on Twitch when he joined esport organization 100 Thieves in 2018. He would later leave 100 Thieves, citing management issues as the cause.
In May 2019 he joined FaZe Clan, which he co-owns now. He continues to stream on Twitch. His streams are mostly gameplay including games like Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Call of Duty: Warzone.
Adin David Ross is an American Twitch streamer.
He started his streaming career streaming videos on Twitch playing games with his sister Naomi.
He gained popularity after streaming NBA 2K20 with streamer Bronny James, who is part of the NBA 2K group, Always Excelling.
During one of their streams, LeBron James joined in on a call, which ended up being posted on his Twitter.
After having issues with NBA 2K21, Adin created the #make2kfunagain on Twitter, which quickly shot to the number 1 trending hashtag in the world.
It was at this time, he started hosting e-date streams, which involved people competing to find a date over Discord. These streams in part were crucial in growing his audience.
18. Riot Games
Riot Games isn’t a gamer or streamer, instead they are the creators of some of the top esports games in the world like League of Legends and Valorant.
Their channel streams for most of the day. They have special guests come on and play their games, as well as streams of various esport competitions.
Ali Hassan, known by his fans as SypherPK, is a YouTuber and Twitch streamer.
He started his gaming career creating content on YouTube in 2011. He played RuneScape until 2014, when he switched over to playing Elder Scrolls Online.
After being banned from ESO for account sharing, he moved on to Overwatch and For Honor.
Ali’s channel only gained momentum when he started streaming Fortnite.
Clay, known by his YouTube and Twitch persona Dream, is primarily a Minecraft streamer and content creator.
He has been creating Minecraft content since 2014, but gained popularity in 2019 for his Minecraft speed runs and Minecraft role-play server, which hosts famous content creators.
He also created Minecraft Manhunt, which involves one player, usually dreaming, trying to complete the whole game, whilst another group of players is trying to locate and kill him.
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. So take your pick from these top Twitch streamers and let us know your experience in the comments below.
If you have any more suggestions for top Twitch streamers to follow, feel free to share them in the comments section.