Once upon a time, the idea of spending hours watching other people play games may not have seemed that exciting. However, as the incredible rise of eSports has shown in recent years, many gaming fans have become accustomed to watching talented individuals in action.
If you want to stream some top-quality gaming, one platform you simply have to check out is Twitch. After all, the site has grown massively across the past few years to become a key part of eSports and the gaming industry in general.
So much to enjoy
Many different types of eSports can be watched on Twitch, from Rocket League and Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and FIFA 21.
A huge number of gamers are now thought to use it, with eMarketer predicting earlier this year that 37.5 million people in the US alone would watch streams on the service at least monthly in 2020. The research also suggested that Twitch’s total US viewer figures could go beyond 40 million next year.
However, while you can watch eSports events on Twitch, many people also use it to follow the adventures of some top personalities. If you’re wondering who you should follow on the service, here is a trio of suggestions.
Where else could we start? Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is arguably the biggest name to look out for on Twitch. At the time of writing, he had 16.5 million followers on the service.
Ninja actually left Twitch in 2019 to join its rival Mixer, but The Hollywood Reporter broke news of his return in September. The website reported that he signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with the platform.
Another major name on Twitch is Turner ‘tfue’ Tenney. As Win.gg outlines in its article on what happened to tfue, the star came to prominence on the platform with Fortnite streams.
He took a break from streaming last year after facing some legal issues, but is now back on the platform. Win.gg explains that he appears to play a wider variety of games now, including Call of Duty.
Spanish star David ‘TheGrefg’ Canovas may be someone to watch out for, as he set a new record on Twitch in recent weeks.
At the start of December, Dexerto revealed how he broke the record for the most people watching a Twitch stream as he reacted to the Galactus Fortnite event. It is thought that around 660,000 people were watching him at the same time, with that surpassing the figures set by Ninja and Drake back in 2018.
Get watching today
It really feels like gaming has reached new levels of popularity in recent years and the rise of a platform like Twitch is a great example of that.
The service is home to a range of personalities and plenty of gaming action. The suggestions outlined above are just a starting point, so take some time to explore what the site has to offer and see which streamers could be right for you.