Top Ten Most-Watched Streamers Of 2021 Have Been Revealed

Top Ten Most-Watched Streamers Of 2021 Have Been Revealed
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Emma Hill


1st Feb 2022 17:30

The Stream Hatchet has released its report detailing some interesting statistics about 2021 and the streaming demographic, including which streamers came out on top.

Both YouTube and Twitch boast some incredible names to their lists of content creators, as the two platforms battle it out to get their hands on some of the streaming community's most famous faces. However, has newcomer Facebook Gaming managed to shake things enough to stand its ground against the two leading streaming platforms? Which streamers have come out on top in the fight to take the crown for the most popular creator?

Well, the Stream Hatchet has answered all your questions with its newly published 2021 report and the results may surprise you.

Who Was 2021's Top Streamer?

According to Stream Hatchet, the overall top streamer of 2021, was Felix "xQc" Lengyel with 272.9 million hours watched. The 26-year-old seemingly towered above his rivals, with the runner-up Alexandre "Gaules" Borba drawing in 165.3 million hours. He was closely followed by the likes of Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek, Hasan "HasanAbi" Piker, and Nicholas "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff. All of the top 10 candidates are Twitch streamers. 

Things were a little more mixed with the Top 5 Female Streamers list with creators from both YouTube and Twitch making an appearance. However, it was Twitch streamer Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa who took the crown with 38.8 million hours watched. Although, the news isn't exactly surprising as it had already been stated by Streams Charts in January, 2022. Subsequently, the streamer beat the likes of YouTuber Rachel "Valkyrae" Hofstetter and Twitch streamer Imane "Pokimane" Anys. The question is, could these statistics affect her decision to stay with Twitch now her contract is up with the platform?

What Is The Fastest Growing Western Platform?

Arguably, one of the most surprising facts from the report revealed that it was Facebook Gaming which took the crown for the fastest growing Western platform. While it doesn't boast the biggest list of famous content creators, other than Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (A.K.A. Neymar Jr.), of course, the report showed that the competition of YouTube and Facebook grew "even closer" in 2021. It also stated that live-streaming hours are up 21%. 

2022 has already been an explosive year for the streaming community with creators switching platforms, bans, and even legal battles. So, some even more interesting statistics could be on the way at the end of 2022. But, in a surprising change of events, could the future be looking bigger and bluer? 


Emma Hill
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Emma Hill is a former Junior Journalist at GGRecon.
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