Video games have a different fan base. Video games add thrill as well as competition to our lives.
Nowadays, people are installing and playing various video games with their families and friends. Apart from that, video games are excellent recreational activities as well. But what if we say that you can earn money through video games?
Those who love playing video games and also want to earn through them can use streaming platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, etc. This article will cover what a Twitch streamer is and all the vital information about famous Twitch streamers.
What is Twitch?
Streaming online is one of the easiest ways in which one can earn money. In live streaming, people go online and broadcast their skills to the world, and in return, they gain a huge fan base and millions of dollars through the brand works and streaming platforms’ monetization revenue.
Many famous live-streaming apps and platforms have been set up ever since. One such platform is ‘Twitch.’ For those who have a keen interest in playing video games, Twitch is the perfect live-streaming platform. Approximately 15 million users are using Twitch every single day.
Imagine the popularity of this app when so many people use it every single day. Twitch helps in the live streaming of video games to their streamers. It also provides you with a feature for interaction with other players and with your live audience. Gamers can live stream their favorite games such as Valorant, CS:GO, Minecraft, Fortnite, League of Legends, Team Fight Tactics, Grand Theft Auto V, and many more.
Not just a live streaming app, Twitch also provides the users with a chance to earn money through partnerships and subscriptions to the streaming platform. The most famous and the biggest star of Twitch, named Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, earns $500,000 per month through Twitch.
What are the advantages of Twitch?
Help the streamer earn a commission.
Twitch provides earning opportunities to popular as well as new gamers. Any streamer with more than 50 followers on Twitch can be a part of the affiliate programs. Twitch streamers also earn money from different ads that may run during the streaming. They may also receive sponsorship from various companies. The higher the number of followers and views on Twitch, the more money a person can earn.
Allows the advertisement of online stores by the streamers
A streamer may associate with an online store where they may sell customized items such as mugs, sneakers, caps, clothes, etc. Streamers can advertise these products on their Twitch Livestream. They also have the facility to attach a direct link that may lead their viewers to their online store. They can increase their sales and income this way.
Improved gaming skills
Every streamer has its unique way of managing and playing a game. They may show different tricks and techniques to their viewers in their Livestream. They also put in efforts to convey their expression to the viewers. Viewers may also take tips from the players and improve their skills. This way, streaming helps the viewers to improve their skills and play better.
There is a long list of Twitch streamers who regularly stream on the platform, but Twitch’s most famous 10 personalities are here. If you are one of those who love video games, this list will be helpful.
Let’s dive into the list of top 10 Twitch Streamers.
Popularly known as xQcOW, Felix Lengyel is a Twitch streamer who belongs to Canada. He began streaming on Twitch when he was 19 years old. He played League of Legends under the alliance of xQcLoL. His streams are watched for 610M hours in total.
Felix has a total of 3 million followers on Twitch. He earns more than $292,477 every month. This earning is calculated by excluding sponsorships, team salaries, tips, donations, advertisements, and winning tournaments. As per the data from 2016-2022, his daily average streaming time is around 9 hours which is insane.
The original name of Summit1G is Jaryd Russell Lazar. He is a Twitch streamer, a native of America, and also a counter-strike player. He participates in the streaming of Grand Theft Auto V, iRacing, Escapes from Tarkov, Foxhole, Valorant, Hearthstone, etc. In 2012, he started using Twitch. He has more than 6 million followers and gets 550 million views per day. In 2018, Summit1G became the most popular channel on the Twitch platform. His streams are watched for 416M hours in total.
Gaules is one of the finest and the best Twitch streamers. He is from Brazil. He used to play Counter-Strike professionally and later turned into a content creator who broadcasts VALORANT and CS:GO tournaments on Twitch. Other than that, he also plays many other video games. He has a huge fan base, and many people love watching his live streaming every day. His streams are watched for 412M hours in total.
Michael Grzesiek, formerly known as mEclipse, is a professional Counter-Strike player. Shroud is a Canadian Twitch streamer famous mainly for first-person shooter games such as escape from Tarkov, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Valorant, etc.
He is known to be one of the best shooters. His Twitch channel has 10 million followers. With this number, he becomes the sixth most followed player on Twitch. Shroud has also won a player of the year award in 2022. His streams are watched for 343M hours in total.
The original name of Ninja is Richard Tyler Blevins. He is of American origin and works as a live streamer on Twitch as well as YouTube. Ninja gained fame by taking part in an esports team. His popularity grew when he played Battle Royale in 2017. His streams are watched for 347M hours in total.
The popularity of Ninja spread to the ears of mainstream media when he participated in Fortnite Play along with Travis Scott and Drake. This way, he broke the viewer count record and thus reached the pinnacle of success. Ninja has over 17 million Twitch followers, thus becoming the most followed Twitch channel until December 2021.
Lirik is an American Twitch streamer. His real name is Saqib Ali Zahid. He is listed among the top Twitch streamers with a total following of 2.9 million. Discord sponsors Lirik as a Twitch streamer.
Lirik began streaming on Twitch in 2011. He earlier played World of Warcraft and later shifted to DayZ. In 2017, he switched to playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. His streams are watched for 262M hours in total.
In January 2018, Lirik announced a short break from live streaming. He rejoined a week later and also signed a multi-year contract with Twitch.
Nicholas Kolcheff is an American Twitch streamer who plays Call of Duty, Fortnite, Battle Royale, Apex Legends, and War zone. Nicholas has had multiple confrontations as a result of his trash-talking with Ninja. Nickmercs is famous for his aggressive gaming and his domination in close quarters combat. He has earned more than 67,000 viewers on Twitch. He also became the 6th highest earning gamer in 2019. His streams are watched for 261M hours in total.
Tyler Steinkamp is an American Twitch streamer famous for streaming on League of Legends. Loltyler has around 5 million followers on his Twitch channel. He earned the title of the ‘Most Toxic Player’ in North America because of his disruptive behaviors toward other players. He was also banned from Twitch for two years because of the same reason.
Tyler also hosted a League of Legends championship in 2017. This championship was known as the Tyler1 Championship Series. He gained 200,000 viewers on the live streaming of the championship. His streams are watched for 259M hours in total.
Turner Tenney, popularly known as Tfue, is an American Twitch streamer. Tfue is famous for playing Fortnite. He earlier streamed games like Call of Duty and Destiny. However, he later switched to Fortnite. He also became a part of the FaZe clan, a popular eSports organization.
In March 2018, he also faced a ban from Twitch for a month after he allegedly made a racial remark on his stream. He also got caught up in controversies related to the FaZe clan. His streams are watched for 234M hours in total.
Born in 1990, Timothy John Betar is an American Twitch streamer. TimTheTatMan began streaming on Twitch in 2012 and has managed to earn 7 million followers since then. His streams are watched for 209M hours in total.
He has been a part of games including Counter-strike Global Offensive, Fortnite, World of Warcraft, etc. Streaming various games on the channel attracts thousands of viewers every single day. He has been a full-time creator with Twitch since 2014. The audience has viewed his videos over 260 million times.
Apart from the list of people mentioned above, many others have gained popularity through live streaming. Twitch provides an online gaming platform for everyone to showcase their gaming skills to the audience. They get paid for this and become famous.
You can also earn by playing video games on live streaming through Twitch if you love playing games. Ever since the establishment of Twitch, its popularity has been increasing, and many people are finding it a valuable source for earning money.
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