Do you find yourself constantly making your friends laugh? Do you frequently have something interesting to say about games? If you think you’ve got what it takes, being a Twitch streamer could be a career for you. Put your dreams of becoming a professional esports player on the back burner for a bit. It’s time to turn your attention to top streamers and how much they make.
Three Unbelievable Twitch Streamers
The following people are the most popular streamers in iGaming. They love what they do and they’re celebrities in their own right. Creating content is in, and if you play video games, you’ll appreciate checking these guys out.
Richard Tyler Blevins, aka Ninja, is a Twitch streamer, YouTuber, and professional gamer. Ninja began streaming when he was 20 years old, and he plays Fortnite, League of Legends, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Z1 Battle Royale, Halo, Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Valorant. He has the most followers on Twitch at the moment – a cool 17 million.
Ninja’s rise in popularity is tied to the success of Fortnight Battle Royale. Blevins began streaming Fortnight Battle Royale after winning the PUBG Gamescom Invitational in 2017, and this was when his viewership started growing. In 2018, he became the first Twitch streamer with three million followers and made almost $10 million that year.
In August 2019, Ninja moved from Twitch to stream exclusively on Mixer because he felt he couldn’t grow in the former. He has since returned to Twitch after being released from his deal in July 2020.
If you understand Spanish and love games, here’s a streamer you must follow. Raúl Álvarez Genes or AuronPlay is a Twitch streamer, YouTuber, and comedian. He runs the third most subscribed YouTube channel in Spain, commanding over 28.9 million subscribers. His Twitch channel is the second most followed globally and features Minecraft, a host of other games, and chats.
Álvarez started his YouTube channel in 2006 and initially covered his face with a mask in his videos. He began creating content as a hobby and wanted to add hilarity to existing vids. His most popular upload on the platform is titled “El niño más pesado de YouTube” which translates to “YouTube’s most annoying kid.”
AuronPlay started his Twitch channel in September 2019, broadcasting games and social content. Two years later, he became the second biggest streamer on the platform.
The third most-followed Twitch streamer is Rubén Doblas Gundersen, better known as elrubiusOMG or simply El Rubius, and he has 11 million followers on the platform. His YouTube channel consists of gameplays and vlogs and has a whopping 40 million subscribers. Time magazine named this Spanish content creator a next-generation leader and an “online conqueror.”
Gunderson created his first YouTube channel in 2006 and named it elrubius, and his first video was a montage of Grand Theft Auto IV in English. In 2011, he launched another channel, elrubiusOMG, and became the most-subscribed Spanish channel the following year. In 2018, he broadcasted a Fortnite tournament and obtained the world record of live viewers.
Besides being a successful streamer, El Rubius has also published an interactive book titled El Libro Troll. The book, deemed unsuitable for children and teenagers, was a success in Spain and held the number one place in the country for eight weeks.
Perhaps It’s Time for a Change in Career
Considering how successful these streamers are and the growing popularity of video games among adults and kids alike, it’s probably time to consider some alternate job choices. It’s hard work, but if you are doing what you love, then playing games and streaming them sounds pretty appealing.