Twitch’s rapid growth and expansion in the past half-decade has seen viewer counts on the Amazon-owned platform skyrocket to the point where numbers that once shattered records now seem barely impressive, even to a streaming writer like me.
For example, Ninja was the talk of the town in 2018. The iconic Fortnite streamer set one viewership record after another during a phase where he teamed up with celebrities like Drake to playthe popular battle royale at its peak. At the time, I thought nothing would ever come close to surpassing his records. Now, they’ve been surpassed to the point where they don’t even crack into the top 15, which is absolutely insane.
A big chunk of the current all-time peak viewership records belongs to game developers and esports organizations, but there are a handful of content creators who’ve managed to pull in some seriously impressive numbers. They’ve been grinding and pushing the limits with their content, and it has paid off.
Here’s a list of the 15 most viewed Twitch streams of all time ranked in, courtesy of data from TwitchTracker. Please note some streamers appear more than once, indicating they’ve had multiple streams that set records.
15 most viewed Twitch streams of all time
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June 25, 2022
Jan. 11, 2021
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May 26, 2021
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March 26, 2023
Jan. 28, 2018
Oct. 8, 2022
June 11, 2020
Nov. 6, 2022
Oct. 17, 2021
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May 16, 2022
Spanish streaming star Ibai sits comfortably at the top of the leaderboard, pulling in a staggering 3.4 million viewers during his ‘La Velada del Año Three’ boxing event on July 2, smashing his previous record of 3.3 million out of the park. Personally, I am a huge fan of Ibai, and I love what he’s doing for the industry.
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Hot on his heels is another Spanish streaming sensation, TheGrefg, who hit a little under 2.5 million viewers while unveiling his fresh Fortnite skin. Together, Ibai and TheGrefg hold the top five all-time peak viewership records.
Elxokas and Aminematue, two breakout streamers who burst onto the scene and gained a huge amount of followers in no time at all, are the next closest with 1.2 million viewers and 1.1 million viewers, respectively.
About the author
Senior Staff Writer. Max graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism and political science degree in 2015. He previously worked for The Esports Observer covering the streaming industry before joining Dot where he now helps with Overwatch 2 coverage.