Top 10 Male and Female Gamers in 2023 and What Games They Play

Carlos_Rivera
edited January 30 in Gaming

The phenomenon of Let's Plays completely transformed the landscape of gaming and streaming. Opening a YouTube video with a charismatic person on the other side of the screen playing the game while giving funny commentary was a thing most people didn't understand at the time, because, you know, why not play the game yourself?

But the thing is, people with busy schedules or not enough money to actually buy the game were now able to enjoy it while eating, talking or just relaxing; and just like that, an industry making millions of dollars annually was born. With a community thriving on seeing others playing the newest and most popular games live, the question is who are those playing the games and why are they famous?

The Rise of Gamers and Live-Streamers

In the early days, gaming was largely confined to arcades and living rooms, with single player campaigns being the norm, but the massification of the internet and advancements in technology gave birth to the era of multiplayer gaming.

This evolution in the core concept of gaming is what gave way to the rise of video-sharing platforms like YouTube and Twitch, enabling gamers to broadcast their gameplay live to audiences around the world. With this new era in tow, gaming became more of a community activity, and most gamers nowadays prefer to hop on a Minecraft server with their friends or watch a streamer playing Fortnite or Lethal Company.

These streamers move massive audiences and millions of followers, with names like Ninja or Faker becoming household names for everyone, so let's explore the 10 most famous streamers, both male and female, and the games they play the most!

Most Famous Male Streamers (with stats)

  1. Ninja (Richard Tyler Blevins)
    Twitch:
    [Ninja's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Ninja's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: June 5, 1991
    Known Partnerships: Red Bull, Samsung, Adidas, and Microsoft
    With over 16 million followers and 10 years of streaming experience, Ninja mostly streams Valorant and League of Legends nowadays, but he is still one of the most famous Fortnite streamers and one of the most influential ones.
  2. Shroud (Michael Grzesiek)
    Twitch:
    [Shroud's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Shroud's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: June 2, 1994
    Known Partnerships: HyperX, Logitech, and J!NX
    Shroud has gained a strong presence in the gaming world with over 9 million followers and 8 years of streaming experience, playing games like Valorant and World of Warcraft.
  3. TimTheTatman (Timothy John Betar)
    Twitch
    : [TimTheTatman's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [TimTheTatman's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: April 8, 1990
    Known Partnerships: Monster Energy and Razer
    Known for his entertaining personality and gameplay in World of Warcraft and Call of Duty: Warzone. TimTheTatman has amassed over 6 million followers during his 9 years of streaming.
  4. DrLupo (Benjamin Lupo)
    Twitch:
    [DrLupo's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [DrLupo's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: March 20, 1987
    Known Partnerships: State Farm, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Logitec
    DrLupo focuses on playing Destiny 2 and Escape from Tarkov and is known for his interactive streams and charitable endeavors. With over 4 million followers and 8 years of streaming experience, he has built a strong community of supporters.
  5. Tfue (Turner Tenney)
    Twitch:
    [Tfue's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Tfue's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: January 2, 1998
    Known Partnerships: FaZe Clan and SteelSeries
    Tfue is recognized for his exceptional mechanical skills and competitive gameplay in Fortnite, gathering 10 million followers and 7 years of streaming experience during his career.
  6. Summit1G (Jaryd Lazar)
    Twitch:
    [Summit1G's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Summit1G's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: April 23, 1987
    Known Partnerships: Monster Energy and Audio-Technica
    Known for streaming various games, including Valorant and GTA V, Summit1G has over 5 million followers and 9 years of streaming experience.
  7. Faker (Lee Sang-hyeok)
    Twitch
    : [Faker's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Faker's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: May 7, 1996
    Known Partnerships: T1 Entertainment & Sports and SK Telecom
    Considered one of the greatest professional players in League of Legends history, Faker has won numerous championships, including being the winner of the League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) 2 times. He has over 3 million followers and 7 years of streaming experience, a legend in the e-sports scene.
  8. Asmongold (Zack)
    Twitch
    : [Asmongold's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Asmongold's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: April 20, 1988
    Known Partnerships: Corsair and Secretlab
    Known for streaming World of Warcraft and RPG games like Baldur's Gate 3, Asmongold has created a dedicated community with over 2 million followers and 10 years of streaming experience.
  9. Mongraal (Kyle Jackson)
    Twitch:
    [Mongraal's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Mongraal's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: August 13, 2004
    Known Partnerships: HyperX and Secretlab
    With over 3 million followers and 5 years of streaming experience, Mongraal is a prominent Fortnite player known for his fast-paced building and editing skills.
  10. Bugha (Kyle Giersdorf)
    Twitch:
    [Bugha's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Bugha's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: December 30, 2002
    Known Partnerships: Five Below and Champion
    Winner of the Fortnite World Cup in 2019, Bugha continues to compete in Fortnite events and has over 4 million followers and 4 years of streaming experience.

Most Famous Female Streamers (with stats)

  1. Pokimane (Imane Anys)
    Twitch:
    [Pokimane's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Pokimane's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: May 14, 1996
    Known Partnerships: Samsung, HyperX, and Ubisoft
    Known for playing League of Legends and Among Us, Pokimane has over 7 million followers and 8 years of streaming experience.
  2. KittyPlays (Kristen Valnicek)
    Twitch:
    [KittyPlays' Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [KittyPlays' YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: February 16, 1992
    Known Partnerships: G FUEL and NZXT
    Predominantly playing Fortnite and Valorant, KittyPlays has over 1 million followers and 6 years of streaming experience.
  3. Loserfruit (Kathleen Belsten)
    Twitch:
    [Loserfruit's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Loserfruit's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: February 22, 1993
    Known Partnerships: LG and Razer
    Currently playing Fortnite, Loserfruit has over 3 million followers and 5 years of streaming experience doing challenges on YouTube and live.
  4. Lilypichu (Lily Ki)
    Twitch:
    [Lilypichu's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Lilypichu's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: November 20, 1991
    Known Partnerships: OfflineTV and G FUEL
    Known for playing League of Legends and Valorant, Lilypichu has over 2 million followers and 9 years of streaming experience.
  5. ItsHafu (Rumay Wang)
    Twitch:
    [ItsHafu's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [ItsHafu's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: April 18, 1991
    Known Partnerships: G FUEL and Logitech
    ItsHafu has over 1 million followers and 7 years of streaming experience and currently plays Hearthstone and Among Us.
  6. Valkyrae (Rachel Hofstetter)
    Twitch:
    [Valkyrae's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Valkyrae's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: January 8, 1992
    Known Partnerships: YouTube and Facebook Gaming
    Popular for playing Among Us and Fortnite, Valkyrae has over 4 million followers and 6 years of streaming experience.
  7. AnneMunition (Anne Munition)
    Twitch:
    [AnneMunition's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [AnneMunition's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: July 20, 1988
    Known Partnerships: EA and Logitech
    Known for streaming Apex Legends and Valorant, AnneMunition has over 1 million followers and 7 years of streaming experience.
  8. ZombiUnicorn (Natalie Casanova)
    Twitch:
    [ZombiUnicorn's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [ZombiUnicorn's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: July 3, 1989
    Known Partnerships: Alienware and Razer
    Predominantly plays Dead by Daylight and Valorant, ZombiUnicorn has over 500K followers and 8 years of streaming experience.
  9. Amouranth (Kaitlyn Siragusa)
    Twitch:
    [Amouranth's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [Amouranth's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: December 2, 1993
    Known Partnerships: ASUS and Streamlabs
    Known for streaming various games, including Just Chatting and Valorant, Amouranth has over 3 million followers and 6 years of streaming experience.
  10. ChicaLive (Maria Lopez)
    Twitch:
    [ChicaLive's Twitch Channel]
    YouTube: [ChicaLive's YouTube Channel]
    Date of Birth: January 28, 1996
    Known Partnerships: G FUEL and Logitech
    Popular for playing Call of Duty and Overwatch, ChicaLive has over 1 million followers and 5 years of streaming experience.

These streamers have lots of charisma and a certain quality that certainly helped to make it big. But have you ever considered streaming? How about some recommendations (entirely on the house) on equipment and games to play? Let's take a look.

Best Gaming Laptops and the Games to Play on Them

The Acer Nitro V15 is a gaming laptop that hosts an impressive array of features. It features a powerful processor and comes with a superior graphics card, making it a capable machine for most modern games. Its 15.6-inch display provides vibrant, clear visuals, and its CoolBoost technology ensures that your laptop remains cool, even during intense gaming sessions.

On the other hand, the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE is a higher-end gaming laptop that offers even more power. A powerful GPU and CPU combo provides high-end performance for the most demanding games. This laptop also features a high refresh rate for incredibly smooth gameplay, and it has a sleek, slim design that makes it highly portable despite its powerful components.

These powerful laptops will go well with fun games that you can stream and/or play with your friends. After doing some research, here are our recommendations:

  1. Cyberpunk 2077: The newest DLC gave a second life to a game that had one of the worst launches in recent history.
  2. Valorant: As popular today as it was when released, Valorant is still one of the best competitive shooters out there.
  3. Apex Legends: The recent collabs are terrific, and while expensive, the new items make it an exciting game to play in 2024.
  4. Call of Duty: Warzone: A more realistic approach to the battle royale genre that is constantly getting new iterations and fresh players.
  5. Fortnite: With a completely new season that started not so long ago, Fortnite and its zero build spin off still attract lots of attention.
  6. League of Legends: The MOBA that has everyone talking is about to start its 14th season, with new changes, champions and even objects for you to try!
  7. Overwatch: The competitive scene is not in its best state, but the release of Mauga and the hero roadmap still makes OW a game with a very devoted fanbase.
  8. Grand Theft Auto V: The announcement of GTA VI has everyone hyped, so this is a good moment to take on GTA V to scratch the itch until the next one's release later this year.
  9. Minecraft: The Mojang sandbox is still really popular on platforms like Twitch, so you can gather your friends, create a server and have some fun live.

There you have it. A comprehensive list of the phenomenon of streaming starting from its humble beginnings with Let's Plays and the gamers who are keeping the flame alive in 2024. So, what are you waiting for? Hop onto one of those streams, gather some information, and have some fun this year, making your hobby a passion viewed by thousands worldwide!

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About Carlos Rivera: Carlos is a writer, editor, translator, and teacher with experience in video games, technology, and travel writing. He loves the beach, crafts, and fried chicken. When he's not writing, he's probably knitting or playing D&D.

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