Most popular YouTube gaming channels as of April 2017, ranked by number of subscribers (in millions)

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This statistic shows the most popular YouTube gaming channels, ranked by number of subscribers. As of April 2017, Fernanfloo was ranked first with 20.83 million subscribers. Canadian gamer Evan Fong aka VanossGaming was ranked second with 20.35 million subscribers.

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As of 2014, there were more than 1.77 billion video gamers worldwide. Gaming videos are one of the most popular types of video content on YouTube. From official game announcement trailers to user-generated walkthrough or commentary videos, gaming is a big part of online entertainment. YouTube gaming channel owners are frequently ranked among the wealthiest YouTubers worldwide due to their incomes via website ad revenues. As of May 2015, YouTube had the strongest presence of video gaming platforms in the United States with a 73 percent viewer reach. Other competitors include Twitch, Electronic Sports League and Azubu. Despite YouTube’s strong reach, the market leader in terms of video gaming video content monetization is Twitch with a 43 percent share of advertising, donation and subscription revenues in the segment.

Due to YouTube’s limited live stream functionality, many YouTube gaming personalities have created channels on live streaming platform Twitch. Founded in 2011, as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform, the site primarily focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games, broadcasts of e-sports competitions, and more recently, creative content. Users are able to live chat during video broadcast, with broadcasters frequently replying to questions from the chat in real time.

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