Twitch: most subscribed channels 2020

This statistic shows the most popular Twitch channels, ranked by number of followers. As of February 2020, video game publisher, Riot Games, were ranked fifth with 4.39 million subscribers on the live streaming video platform. In first place was the account by the name of Ninja, which had a total of 14.69 million subscribers.

Further information

Founded in 2011, Twitch was initially launched as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform The site primarily focuses on video gaming, including play through of video games, broadcasts of e-sports competitions, and more recently, creative content. Twitch Creative, the outlet for creative content, was launched on October 28, 2015. The launch included a marathon of Bob Ross ' The Joy of Painting. Some of the most popular channels on Twitch are owned by YouTube gaming personalities who are taking advantage of the website’s live streaming capabilities in order to interact more with their audiences. Users are able to participate in a live chat during video broadcast, with broadcasters frequently reacting to and replying to comments and questions from the chat in real time.

In August 2014, Twitch was acquired by Amazon for 970 million U.S. dollars. It was the company’s fifth most expensive acquisition of all time.

Most popular Twitch channels as of February 2020, ranked by number of followers

Number of followers in millions
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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

February 2020

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