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10 Most Watched Twitch Streamers of 2020 So Far as Ninja and Others Eye Return

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– Summit1g hits top spot with 75million hours watched

– End of Mixer leaves door open to Ninja & Shroud

– No Myth or Pokimane in top 10 list

2020 has been a strange year — but Twitch streamers have had it stranger than most. The global lockdown has driven huge spikes across the streaming world as these entertainers have been a lifeline for millions of fans looking for company and distraction from the safety of their home.

This led to 101% year-on-year viewership growth in April.

The award-winning esports bookmakers at Unikrn have created a list of the top 10 most watched twitch streamers of 2020 so far.

This comes with this week’s news that Microsoft has ditched their own streaming service, Mixer, leaving the door open for some of the biggest streamers on the planet to return to Twitch.

Tyler Blevins, known on Twitch as Ninja, accrued 14 million followers on Twitch before leaving to join Mixer in October last year, but the Fortnite gamer joined other big names such as Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek and Cory “King Gothalion” Michael as free agents with Mixer’s collapse.

So, they too could make this list before the end of the year!

 

Most Watched Twitch Streamers of 2020

10.

TimTheTatman

Name: Timothy Betar

Games: Fortnite, Overwatch, Call of Duty:

Country: United States

Age: 29

The online personality has recently become an icon.

Now with nearly five million followers on Twitch, you may have seen the 29-year-old in the NFL 100 advert at Superbowl LIV earlier this year.

Followers: 4,947,610

Watch time in 2020: 24,293,873 hours

 

9.

Lirik

Name: Saqib Zahid

Games: PUBG, GTA V, others

Country: United States

Age: 29

Lirik has become well-known for his walkthroughs and guides as well as his competitive multiplayer gaming.

The 29-year-old is the king of variety, trying new games to give his fans a fair review of new opportunities.

Followers: 2,624,326

Watch time in 2020: 24,647,532 hours

 

8.

Rubius

Name: Ruben Gundersen

Games: Fortnite, Minecraft and others

Country: Spain

Age: 30

Rubius is rumoured to be one of the highest earners on the platform.

It was reported that he was estimated to be earning around $135,000 per video.

Followers: 5,062,556

Watch time in 2020: 24,934,263 hours

 

7.

Tyler1

Name: Tyler Steinkamp

Games: League of Legends

Country: United States

Age: 25

In January, Tyler1 set himself the challenge of reaching Challenger playing only Jungle on League of Legends ‘to prove a point’.

Last month, he achieved his goal, declared himself “the GOAT” and surprising many of his followers.

Followers: 3,387,929

Watch time in 2020: 26,644,027 hours

 

6.

NICKMERCS

Name: Nick Kolchef

Games: Fortnite, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Country: United States

Age: 29

NICKMERCS has long been considered one of the best Fortnite streamers out there.

He’s even now got so popular that rapper Drake has publicly given the gamer permission to use his music in his streams.

Followers: 3,671,400

Watch time in 2020: 26,874,307 hours

 

5.

Tfue

Name: Turner Tenney

Games: Fortnite

Country: United States

Age: 22

Amassing a fanbase of more than 8.5million on Twitch, Tfue now holds the highest number of followers on the platform.

The 22-year-old took a break from Fortnite back in May after calling out the game for being “unfair”.

Followers: 8,537,326

Watch time in 2020: 30,823,402

 

4.

Anomaly

Name: Ludwig Lagerstedt

Games: CS:GO, Valorant

Country: Sweden

Age: 25

Anomaly’s figures have skyrocketed in the past few months, much because of his decision to re-stream 24/7 Valorant VODs.

There’s nothing wrong with this in terms of how Twitch sees it, though some fans and streamers have taken a disliking.

Followers: 2,631,307

Watch time in 2020: 47,037,756

 

3.

xQcOW

Name: Félix Lengyel

Games: Overwatch and various other games

Country: Canada

Age: 24

XQC is never too far from the headlines.

The skilled gamer even revealed last year how YouTube wrote to him directly to ask him to never stream with them.

Followers: 3,068,964

Watch time in 2020: 55,745,432 hours

 

2.

Gaules

Name: Alexandre Borba

Games: CS:GO

Country: Brazil

Age: 36

Gaules has been a sensation on Twitch over the past few months.

The Brazilian broke his own national record of 263,000 simultaneous viewers when he reached a peak of 393,000 viewers hosting the final of the BLAST Premier Spring Finals of North America.

Followers: 1,642,928

Watch time in 2020: 57,671,713 hours

 

1.

Summit1g

Name: Jaryd Lazar

Games: CS:GO, Sea of Thieves, GTA V and more

Country: United States

Age 33

And 2020’s top streamer so far is Summit1g.

Twitch have even gone out their way to lock their most prized asset down by offering the popular gamer a new contract in recent weeks.

 

Followers: 5,357,969

Watch time in 2020: 75,839,528 hours

Most Watched Twitch Streamers of 2020

Channel Watch time Stream time Average viewers Followers
1 summit1g 75,839,528 1,903 35,811 5,357,969
2 Gaules 57,671,713 4,218 13,694 1,642,928
3 xQcOW 55,745,432 1,800 28,975 3,068,964
4 Anomaly 47,037,756 1,148 19,808 2,631,307
5 Tfue 30,823,402 1,071 28,012 8,537,326
6 NICKMERCS 26,874,307 1,146 22,386 3,671,400
7 loltyler1 26,644,027 985 26,468 3,387,929
8 Rubius 24,934,263 510 47,931 5,062,556
9 LIRIK 24,647,532 1,103 21,928 2,624,326
10 TimTheTatman 24,293,873 865 27,126 4,947,610

*Statistics from Dec 29 2019 – June 26th

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Epic Esports Events ranked 15th among the 50 best event companies in the world by Global Eventex Awards

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Tournament organizer Epis Esports Events took the 15th place in the international rating by Global Eventex Awards. Every year, the organizers of the professional award in the field of event management select the top 50 best organizers and agencies: the Eventex index is a list of companies, places in which are determined by the total number of points for awards won at the Global Eventex Awards over three years.

Tournament operator Epic Esports Events and the EPICENTER Major 2019 tournament were awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes at the 10th-anniversary edition of Eventex Awards 2020. EPICENTER organizers won prizes in 5 categories:

  • Gold in the “Russian Event” and “Brand Experience – Leisure” categories;

  • Silver in the “Esports Event” category, second only to The International 2019;

  • Bronze in the “Event Team” and “People’s Choice Agency/Team” categories — in the latter, the decision was made not by the jury, but by open voting, which was attended by 5,300 people from all over the world.

A year earlier, EPICENTER XL won first place in the “Russian Event” category.

A full list of the top 50 event organizers and agencies can be found here: eventex.co/index/

 

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Getty Images To Be Dedicated In-Game esports Photographers for FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships

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Getty Images to serve as the Exclusive Photographic Agency of Gran Turismo’s global lineup of esport events

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and Polyphony Digital Inc., creator of the Gran Turismo franchise, have today announced a deal that will see Getty Images’ world-class motorsport specialist photographers capturing stunning in-game photography from Gran Turismo’s online and live World Tour events. Getty Images will serve as the exclusive Photographic Agency of the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships.

The new service was debuted during the 2019 season. Getty Images used its expertise in photographing live racing to deliver imagery from inside the digital realm of the Gran Turismo game at Gran Turismo World Tour events at the Nürburgring, New YorkSalzburgTokyo and Sydney and last year’s World Finals in Monaco in November 2019.

The 2020 FIA Gran Turismo Championships recommenced on April 25th with the first round of Stage 1 of the online season for both the Nations Cup and Manufacturer Series. The Top 16 Superstars broadcasts feature the best of the racing action from the top competitors in both the Nations Cup and Manufacturer Series.

By harnessing Getty Images’ global distribution, this partnership aims to bridge the gap between two worlds -virtual and real- to showcase the beauty and exhilaration of simulated racing to a wider global audience. As esports and its surrounding ecosystem continues to see exponential growth and with brands and media around the world catering to a growing community of esports fans and players, Getty Images is once again innovating through visual content and leading the way in sport photography.

“This partnership with Polyphony Digital signifies the next phase of sport photography and the true growth that is occurring across the esports landscape,” said Getty Images Global Head of Content Ken Mainardis. “Getty Images has long been at the forefront of innovating through its sport photography and by creating in-game imagery with expert motorsport photographers, Getty Images is staying ahead of the curve to deliver premium esports content to our customers around the world.”

As the exclusive Photographic Agency of the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships, Getty Images will distribute innovative still imagery. Esports sponsors and suppliers will benefit from the agreed rights and access to Gran Turismo content while ensuring media can continue to access editorial coverage via Getty Images.

 

SOURCE press.gettyimages.com

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Nova Esports Partners with GodLike Esports

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Hong Kong-based Nova Esports has partnered with Indian esports organisation Godlike Esports. The new team will be known as Nova GodLike. Through the deal, Nova GodLike will compete in Tencent’s PUBG Mobile with an Indian roster.

Anthony “AY” Yeung, CEO of Nova Esports, spoke on the reasoning behind the deal in an announcement: “PUBG Mobile is currently trending in the gaming section of India. It has surpassed other games in terms of popularity and revenue and made a place for itself in Indian pop culture. Even people who have not played the game would have seen and heard about it through various social media memes and posts.”

Nova Esports has several goals it hopes to achieve through its new Nova GodLike brand, namely succeeding in global PUBG Mobile competitions, turning its players into public figures, attracting other organisations to the Indian esports market, and creating “high quality content for the community.”

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