List of Top 10 MMORPG Twitch Streamers
It’s no secret that the online gaming industry has experienced massive growth over the past years and is set to reach $180 billion in revenues in 2021. The MMORPG market, in particular, is poised to achieve a 9.5% compound annual growth rate in the next 5 years. MMORPG streamers, especially on the streaming platform Twitch, are enjoying an influx of followers eager for new content.
Brands seeking to tap into this multi-billion dollar industry can do well by partnering with the top streamers on Twitch today.
What is an MMORPG?
MMORPG stands for massively multiplayer online role-playing game and refers to a genre and a subtype. MMO is a genre under which games take place in a perpetual state world that allows people from anywhere around the globe to meet and team up. MMORPGs are a type of MMOs that incorporate role-playing elements, with some players tailoring their playing style to match their chosen characters. Many MMORPGs have a fantasy setting, but some also explore extraterrestrial or post-apocalyptic environments.
MMORPGs’ popularity can be attributed to its versatility since it can be enjoyed by casual and hardcore gamers alike. It also offers fresh content, with its regular updates, and it fosters a feeling of community among players who team up for quests.
As such, the MMORPG community has enjoyed a rapid surge in recent years. This has also enabled the rise of gaming influencers in the form of MMORPG streamers.
Top 10 MMORPG Streamers Today
In terms of games live streaming, Twitch is the leading streaming platform, with a 75.1% market share. It makes sense for brands in the gaming industry to pay attention to the top MMORPG streamers on the platform.
Ben Cassell, better known as CohhCarnage, is an American streamer with over 1.3 million followers on Twitch, 241,000 subscribers on YouTube, and 173,000 followers on Twitter.
He lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife. His username is a combination of an onomatopoeic rendering of his favorite Hawaiian name, Ko, and the name of his former guild, Carnage.
Cohh streams community games, classics, and new releases on Twitch. He specializes in strategy games, mainly RPGS like Path of Exile and EverQuest. He has partnered with brands like Corsair, ASUS ROG, and King’s Coast Coffee.
Nick Polom, better known as Nmplol on Twitch, is a 29-year-old streamer with over 455,000 followers on the platform. He’s also popular on Twitter, with 143,8000 followers, on YouTube, with 58,600 subscribers, and on Instagram, with 29,300 followers.
Nick started his streaming career by playing World of Warcraft. He has then continued to play other MMOs and RPGs, like H1Z1 and League of Legends. He has partnered up with Schick Xtreme and St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise funds for Childhood Cancers Research through the video game Shave the Day.
Esfand is a Texas-based streamer commanding 468,000 followers on Twitch, 99,300 on Twitter, and 18,400 on Instagram. He’s of Persian ethnicity and his name refers to a type of Persian spice. Prior to streaming, he dreamed of becoming a football coach, but an injury nipped the dream in the bud.
He started playing World of Warcraft to keep himself occupied. After a few twists and turns, he gained a considerable following, which led to a Twitch partnership. He continues to stream MMORPGs on his channel, although he’s still best known for his World of Warcraft Classic content.
Scott ‘Sco’ McMillan is a 32-year-old streamer hailing from Scotland. He’s the founder of Method, an international gaming organization. He has 376,000 followers on Twitch, 101,400 on Twitter, and 37,100 on Instagram. Before becoming a full-time streamer, Scott worked as a financial analyst in Aberdeen.
Scott has been an avid gamer since childhood and had been especially drawn to World of Warcraft (WoW). Through his constant gaming, he had built up a reputation in the WoW community, which made his transition to streaming easier. He has collaborated with brands like Red Bull for live streaming esports events.
You can learn more about Scott by checking out his interview on Cloutboost blog.
DansGaming, or Daniel Evans in real life, is a top Twitch influencer with 817,000 followers. He’s also fairly popular on Twitter, with 130,400 followers, and on YouTube, with 80,700 subscribers.
Even as a child, he had been fond of playing games like Super Mario. The older he got, the more demanding games he played. He started streaming in 2009 as a hobby until he was able to cultivate a strong following. He became famous by livestreaming games, like They Are Billions, Metro Exodus, and The Surge 2. He’s tied up with brands like Corsair and Elgato Gaming.
Kjetil ‘Zizaran’ is a Norwegian Twitch streamer who broke a world record by streaming 500 hours in 30 days. He currently has 267,000 followers on Twitch, 98,000 on YouTube, and 25,600 on Twitter.
Though hailing from Norway, Ziz moved to Belfast, North Ireland in 2008 to pursue Computer Science in Queens University. His friends convinced him to start streaming, and in October 2015, he launched his channel, which has been growing since. He focuses on ARPGs and is best known for streaming Path of Exile.
Charles ‘Chuck’ Dewland, better known as Cdew, is a 29-year-old American streamer with 380,000 followers on Twitch and 72,000 subscribers on YouTube. He hails from West Berlin, New Jersey and is currently married. His wife’s dad was the one who introduced him to World of Warcraft.
His early exposure to competitive gaming resulted in him participating in an international tournament at only 18 years old. He continues to participate in tournaments to this day. He’s best known for streaming WoW.
Venruki, or Elliott Venczel in real life, is a Canadian professional gamer and full-time streamer with a considerable following in his chosen platforms. He has 292,000 Twitch followers, 60,000 YouTube subscribers, 56,600 Twitter followers, and 10,400 Instagram followers.
Venruki is best known for streaming World of Warcraft. He’s been playing the game for over 10 years now and is considered a bastion of the WoW community. He’s partnered with a lot of big brands like AT&T, BMW, Red Bull, Puma, and Microsoft.
Chris ‘DatModz’ is a 32-year-old American streamer who started streaming in 2012. He has 271,000 followers on Twitch, 19,500 subscribers on YouTube, and 18,300 followers on Twitter.
Chris likes playing loot-driven games and he’s currently ranked fourth in the top Path of Exile channels. He also streams Anthem, Diablo II, and The Division 2. He’s affiliated with Amazon for gaming gear.
Nugiyen, or Dan Nguyen as he is known in real life, is a Danish-Vietnamese popular Twitch streamer with 122,000 followers. He also has a YouTube channel with 12,700 subscribers and a Twitter account with 6,821 followers. Prior to becoming a professional streamer, Nugiyen dreamed of becoming a physicist.
He’s a well-known streamer for Path of Exile and World of Warcraft. He’s known for grinding hard and farming fast in the games he plays. He’s currently 11th on the list of most watched Path of Exile channels.
Connecting with the top MMORPG streamers is a great way to grow your brand, since they already have dedicated followings that are continuously growing. If you’re interested in a brand partnership with these gaming influencers, Cloutboost can help you out. We have a solid track record when it comes to executing ROI-focused influencer marketing campaigns. Check out our latest case study with MMORPG influencers for Exos Heroes game launch.