With the introduction of the internet, online gaming surged broadly in popularity and has yet to be overtaken. With how influential the gaming community has become, it is only natural to be curious about the most viewed gamers in the UK.
So what are the most popular YouTube and Twitch channels?
Read to find out!
Here are the most famous gamers in the UK on the YouTube platform and their viewership popularity.
The gaming guru himself, PewDiePie, is not just one of the top gaming YouTubers in the UK but globally as well. His ‘Let’s Play’ commentaries, horror playthroughs, and reactions have made this gaming channel a hilarious place to watch and enjoy gaming content. He remains one of the top subscribed Youtube channels even today, counting unbeatable viewership.
The British gaming YouTuber Miniminter is best known for his commentary-style videos and vlogs featuring the popular football game FIFA.
Besides making Youtube videos, Miniminter also live streams on Twitch, where he plays competitive video games against other creators and friends. His massive presence on Youtuber has landed him the chance to collaborate with sports and gaming-related brands.
Vik Barns, or better-known Vikkstar123, is one of the most famous British gamers on YouTube, popular for his content variety, including gaming, commentary videos, and vlogs. He has a separate channel where he plays Call of Duty, Minecraft, and ‘Let’s play’ content. On his main channel, you can view games like Among us, GTA and Battlefield or watch entertaining vlogs.
DanTDM is one of the most subscribed British gaming channels among other UK YouTubers, mostly popular for his gameplay and commentary videos. He skyrocketed into fame because of his engaging gaming content on video games like Minecraft, Roblox, and Pokemon.
Aside from these games, he streams live gameplay for Fortnite, Rocket League, and Tomodachi Life. Dan has broken 3 Guinness World Records, one in Minecraft and two in Rocket League.
Starting his YouTube career as a gamer of Halo and Modern Warfare 2, but later expanded his gaming content by including Call of Duty: Black Ops, GTA, Minecraft, Tom Cassell, or Syndicate managed to build a name as a famous British YouTube gamer.
Besides providing gameplays, Tom has made countless videos where he offers tips and tutorials on how to unlock game features, reviews game updates and shares hilarious moments from his gaming content.
A big gaming influence among other top British YouTube gamers is LDShadowLady. Lovers of Minecraft are guaranteed to know this female gaming content creator as she is most famous for her Minecraft series titled ‘Shadowcraft’. On her channel, you can find various videos where she tests out Minecraft modifications, mini-games, and packs.
YouTube gamers don’t have to show their face to gain popularity, and SovietWomble is the perfect example of a gamer who doesn’t reveal his identity yet gathers millions of daily views.
He is a famous British gamer whose videos contain highlights from gaming sessions accompanied by hilarious subtitles and entertaining visual elements. He doesn’t stick to one gameplay, rather, he tries to explore different games, so his followers can enjoy a variety of content.
Amongst many famous UK gamers, Harry Lewis or W2Splays has managed to build himself an impressive YouTube audience. His most successful gaming series revolves around playing FIFA, but he occasionally plays different games on his secondary channel. He has a comical approach to playing video games, often having an explosive reaction that many viewers find entertaining.
Ali A is the third most subscribed YouTube channel in the Fornite community and overall 9th place as the most subscribed channel on the British YouTubers list.
He is incredibly popular thanks to the live streams of Fortnite and Call Of Duty battle royale games. On top of that, he has created a Minecraft series called ‘Ali-A’s Adventure’, which is one of the most-watched video series that regularly pulls views.
With more than a million subscribers and an adventurous gaming attitude, Clare Siobhan has achieved significant success as a UK female gamer in the YouTubers community. She is most popular for her gameplays in Sims and Pokemon.
Her entertaining reaction has managed to pull an impressive number of views. In addition, you’ll find other gaming videos on her channel like: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Minecraft, House Flipper, and many more.
The Gaming Lemon (yes, you read that right) is a popular British YouTube channel created by Brad Leman. With a weekly upload schedule, you can look at various gaming content like GTA V, The Red Dead Redemption 2, and Sims 4. He was sponsored by KFC thanks to his On He’s a Pirate video.
Although there are thousands of British Minecraft YouTubers, GeorgeNotFound has managed to gain popularity in the last couple of years as a popular Minecraft gamer pulling one million views daily. He has formed a YouTube gaming group with fellow Minecraft players Dream BadBoyHalo and Sapnap, with whom he occasionally collaborates with.
Top British Twitch Streamers that are extremely popular amongst the UK audience.
Jack Manifold started his professional career by setting up a Twitch account, later expanding his popularity in the YouTube space. Jack is best known for live streaming Minecraft gameplays, which have amassed him a big following and made him one of the most popular Minecraft UK streamers.
One of the most popular British Twitch streamers is Tubbo. On the streaming platform, he has showcased his progress in completing Minecraft building challenges, which fans have enjoyed, judging by his impressive viewership count.
Besides streaming, Tubbo is very passionate about music as he plays various instruments and has released singles such as Life by The Sea and more.
In July 2018, Mongraal, just at the age of thirteen, became the youngest professional Fortnite player. He is a member of the FaZe Clan, which landed him the chance to play in the Fortnite World Cup.
Before his Fornite career, Mongraal got his practice from playing popular shooting games like Halo and Call of Duty. As a result, BBC has featured him as the #1 British Fornite Player and Youngest Competitive Fortnite Player.
A Twitch legend in the Minecraft community who has broken two Guinness Records is TommyInnit. His success has put him on the list of the top 20 most followed streamers on the Twitch platform.
In addition to playing the infamous sandbox video game, TommyInnit has gaming content surrounding other video games like Valorant and Among Us. Besides breaking two records, he is also the most-followed UK Twitch streamers account.
Fifakillvizuals began his career as a Twitch streamer thanks to his father. When he was young, he used to play James Bond on his PS2 and grew his love for gaming by playing Call of Duty 4 alongside his dad for seven years.
As he grew, he started streaming on Twitch, where he played a variety of game genres like fps, RPG, and racing. Aside from followings, Fifakillvizuals has received income from being included in Twitch cheer bit donations, sponsorships, and advertisements.
Sweet Anita began her Twitch career in 2018 by streaming Overwatch. She quickly amassed a huge following due to her cheery attitude but what drew fans more was her experience with Tourette Syndrome and how gracefully she took care of her tics. She is currently regarded as the most influential UK female Twitch gamer amongst other streamers and has been awarded a partnership with Twitch.
Zerkaa is the fifth most-watched GTA RP amongst UK Twitch streamers whose content, besides gaming, includes podcast hosting, prank videos, viral challenges, vlogs, and music production videos. According to The Sunday Times, he is in the top 10 social media influencers. His gaming-related content includes FIFA, Minecraft, and GTA playthroughs and challenges.
BenjyFishy is a UK professional esports player known for his Fortnite streams on Twitch and YouTube. He is a member of the NRG esports team and has qualified four times for the Fornite World Cup ( European region).
Like many other streamers, he has gained considerable revenue from tournament wins, team salary, partnerships, sponsorships, and donations.
The UK streamer Tommey began his career by entering pro-gaming teams to compete in CoD tournaments. Although he created his Twitch account in the last month of 2011, he only started streaming in 2018 and found his place in the CoD community. Currently, he ranks in 19th place as the most-streamed UK CoD content creator.
The British female Twitch gamer Leah Alexandra began her streamers journey with Destiny 2 and managed to gather 50 to 60K followers just within the first six months of her streaming career.
Her usual streams revolve around playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and occasional streams of Valorant. However, she has explored different gaming genres across the Twitch platform for a variety of content. Leah has collaborated with many big brands, including Xbox, Marvel, The BBC, and many more.
With just a month of streaming, the young Twitch streamer CrystalsT has become a successful gamer. On her channel, you can find a variety of gaming content ranging from GTA V to Valorant, Crab Game, and other video games. In addition, her quick fame gave her exposure to a lot of brand deals. One, in particular, that’s sponsoring her streams is G-Fuel.
Jukeyz is a popular YouTube and Twitch gamer in the UK. He has been in the gaming industry for a very long time, so it’s no surprise that he is exceptionally talented when it comes to playing games like CoD. In 2020 he joined the LondonLoyalRavens team to compete in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The gaming industry is nowhere near done with its popularity. That’s clear from the billions of views that content creators pull. Streaming platforms like Youtube and Twitch give the space for gamers to share their gameplays and interact with their audience, which is one of the main reasons why the gaming community is still thriving today.
The most subscribed YouTube channel in the UK, with above 100M followers, is PewDiePie.
Amongst other British creators, Tommyinnit is the most viewed Twitch gamers channel in the UK.
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