xQc and Valkyrae are at the top of the list of most watched streamers on Twitch in 2021 so far

Valkyrae and xQc are the two most watched streamers in the first quarter of 2021. They both pulled incredible hours watched on their streams in the first few months of this year.

Stream Hatchet, a site that collects data from live streaming and sports, has released the latest analytics report in the world of streaming. It’s not much of a surprise that xQc tops the list as the most-watched streamer on the platform, with 73 million hours watched in the first quarter of the year alone.

The second highest is Gaules, which has 38.5 million watched hours. The third is Summit1g with 28.5 million watched hours.

Each streamer in the top 10 most watched streams had more than 20 million hours watched, and they were all Twitch streamers.

However, one of the more significant indicators was that 4 of the top 10 streams lived in countries outside the United States. But if anything is obvious, xQc has garnered a huge amount of viewers with a ton of viewing time.

Valkyrae and xQc sit at the top of Twitch and other metrics in the Stream Hatchet report

While xQc is perhaps the best stream in terms of hours watched, there are plenty of others sitting right behind it. Valkyrae is one of those streamers, and her popularity has continued to grow exponentially over the past year.

In the first quarter of 2021, Valkyrae proved how popular it is and remains the main female stream. Valkyrae, which streams exclusively on YouTube, has over 12 million hours of viewing on its channel. In second place for female streamers is Pokimane, which broadcasts on Twitch, with 6.8 million hours watched this quarter.

Valkyrae and xQc are at the top of the channels that have the most watched hours in their categories. However, xQc sits in its world compared to any other channels in the report.

However, this does not mean that there were no measurement data. Ludwig, in particular, has accelerated its course and climbed by a ton in the past quarter. He is already one of the fastest growing streamers and now ranks 6th on the list of best influencers, with 24 million hours watched.

Streamers like Ludwig and xQc have also solidified Twitch’s reputation as the most watched platform. Twitch itself has doubled its viewing hours compared to the last quarter. It has over 6 billion hours watched, while Facebook and Youtube have just over a billion hours watched.

Posted April 8, 2021, 4:52 AM IST