Twitch is a hugely popular video streaming platform that many gamers make an incredible living off. Whether you are into Fortnite or League of Legends, there is something for everyone, both streamers and viewers alike!
So, whether you’re looking for some inspiration for your Twitch channel and want to check out the best, or you want some Twitch streamers to watch, here are the most successful Twitch streamers of all time.
Ninja – Tyler Blevins
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Tyler Blevins, known as Ninja on Twitch, is only 27-years-old and makes over $500,000 on Twitch by playing Fortnite! Most of us can only dream of making money like that, but Ninja lives that reality. Ninja has over 20 million YouTube subscribers and over 16 million Twitch followers, though most of his success goes to the huge popularity of Fortnite.
All this success didn’t come without hard work though, as Ninja streams for roughly 12 hours a day to make the huge amount of money that he does, although I think many of us wouldn’t complain about playing video games for that many hours a day and getting paid to do so! Ninja lives the dream of almost every Twitch streamer by playing Fortnite for a living, but how does he do it?
Well, it wasn’t always this way. In fact, only a few years ago, Ninja took part in Halo competitions and only had 28,000 followers. However, his constant hard work and connecting with the right people (his stream with Drake broke records for the most watched) have got him to where he is today.
Shroud – Michael Grzesiek
Shroud’s net worth is over $3 million, so it’s safe to say that he is a successful Twitch streamer. What Shroud is most well-known for is his insane skills at playing the game Counter-Strike. His aim is next to none, and most of his following grew because they admired his gaming skills so much.
The main reason Shroud has become so successful is that before becoming a full-time streamer, he was a professional gamer who competed in competitions. That means that his viewers know that they’re getting to see some incredible gameplay whenever they tune into one of his streams. He has something that no other streamer has, which is what you need to become successful on Twitch.
Tfue – Turner Tenney
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Tfue is only 21-years-old but has nearly six million followers on Twitch, making around $45,000 per month. Tfue mainly plays battle royale games like Fortnite, as these are undoubtedly the most popular games on Twitch today, and has won eight Fortnite tournaments, which is no small feat thanks to the fierce competition.
Many people say that Tfue is the best Fortnite player in the world, even suggesting that he is better than Ninja, though that is a controversial statement at best! Tfue owes his success to dedicated gaming and becoming so skilled that people had to watch him play. He has also shown a brave face in bad times, with his accounts all being hacked and stirring up controversy, and seems to only grow bigger by the day.
Could you be next?
Playing video games for a living and getting paid big money to do so is a dream that many of us have. Sadly, it isn’t the easiest thing in the world to achieve, though Ninja encourages people to do what they love but never quit their job until they make a secure income through Twitch.
The key to success on Twitch is to be constantly active on social media, stream consistently and frequently, be at the top of your game and bring something different to the table. It’s crucial to always keep an eye on the trends, too. The reason Ninja suddenly blew up so much was due to Fortnite getting so popular. Who knows what the next huge game will be, but make sure you stream it!