In a new addition to ESPN Esports, we will be looking back at which games and streamers reigned supreme on Twitch during the past month. Here are the top 10 streamers that captivated the masses in July.
All statistics are taken from Sullygnome, a website dedicated to tracking Twitch numbers and analyzing them. Streamers are ranked by total number of hours watched.
1. Félix “xQc” Lengyel (Canada)
The man known as the “gaming warlord” finds himself as our inaugural No. 1 streamer in our rankings. A former Overwatch pro, xQc has transformed himself into the ultimate variety streamer on Twitch, regularly streaming over 10 hours a day with very few off days. While other variety streamers generally have a game they fall back on hen nothing has recently been released, xQc will play everything and anything, his nearly 40,000 average viewers staying on his channel regardless of whether he’s playing Overwatch or a game they’ve never heard of.
2. Jens “TheRealKnossi” Knossalla (Germany)
What happens when popular streamers, musicians and media personalities go out into the woods and stream themselves on a fishing trip? Madness, and a lot of viewers. That’s exactly what TheRealKnossi did in July with his Angelcamp event, a 72-hour extravaganza where he and a bunch of other top German personalities took to the wilderness to document the complete hijinks. Part Survivor, part Jackass, part musical festival, Angelcamp was bigger than any esport event in July, with over 280,000 concurrent viewers tuning in one point to check out the camping trip to end all camping trips.