New research study has exposed the Twitch streamers making the most cash on the platform, as well as the most viewed esports games.

With Twitch easily being the biggest live streaming platform worldwide and with so few options (Mixer, for instance, was entirely shut down in 2015), it’s no marvel individuals are turning to it in the hopes of making money through streaming.

That’s no easy feat but there are lots of who are not just making an enduring Twitch; they are making millions from it.

New research study carried out by Mazuma exposes which banners are making the most money, with Nickmercs sitting on top with estimated annual incomes of ₤ 1,806,038 ($2,548,471) from Twitch memberships alone.

Genuine name Nick Kolcheff, he’s been around since 2011 so he’s had ten years to cultivate an audience. Because time, he’s played the likes of Gears Of War and Halo expertly, with his current focus being on Call Of Responsibility: Warzone. He’s likewise a member of the esports organisation FaZe Clan.

Below him is Félix ‘Xqcow’ Lengyel, a previous Overwatch pro earning approximately ₤ 1,628,345 (2,297,731) a year. Surprisingly, he has much more Jerk followers than Nickmercs: 7,548,468 compared to 5,034,440. This goes to reveal that having a big audience does not matter if that audience isn’t paying for memberships.

Although banners make a lot of cash straight from Twitch, a substantial proportion – often the bulk – originates from product sales and sponsorship offers, which is not included here.

You may be questioning why Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, probably the most recognisable Twitch personality on the planet, isn’t above either of them. In truth, he didn’t even break into the top 50.

Mazuma describes that is due to Ninja joining Mixer back in 2019 as part of an exclusivity deal. While Ninja did return to Twitch following Mixer’s closure, it does mean that he lost out on prospective revenue throughout his lack.

Dr. Disrespect is also completely missing, however that’s due to him being banned from Twitch last year. To this date, no concrete or main reason has been offered regarding why.

Mazuma likewise looked into which esports video games are viewed the most on Twitch and, surprisingly, Fortnite didn’t take the leading area. It came 2nd to League Of Legends, which has an overall average of 2,200,000 concurrent viewers in a year. Fortnite, by contrast, has 1,519,800.

Fortnite might be fresher (it just released in 2017), and more of a household name, however League Of Legends is commonly attributed with being the game that began Western esports in the very first place and continues to be played and receive updates over ten years because it first released.

Other games to make the top 10 consist of the normal suspects like Call Of Duty: Warzone, Minecraft, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. One surprise look is Valorant, which sits as the 4th most viewed game despite only releasing 6 months back.