YouTube’s gaming scene has enjoyed exponential growth over the last few years. Gamers, once a niche community on the platform, now occupy 22 slots on the Top 200 Most Viewed Channels list. More than 10% of YouTube’s highest performing channels are gaming related, including the most subscribed channel on the platform. So who are the must subscribed gamers on YouTube? Let us break it down for you:
Subscribers: 35 Million
Mr. Number one himself, PewDiePie, aka Felix Kjellberg, is the Swedish gaming superstar who routinely tops the list of most subscribed channels on YouTube. With 35 million subscribers he’s more popular than Rihanna and One Direction combined. A natural trend setter, Felix has led the charge on controversial moves like shutting down YouTube’s notoriously toxic comments sections. Though he favors horror games, Felix has also dabbled in platformers, first person shooters, and of course the universally popular Minecraft.
Subscribers: 11.3 Million
Gaming comedian VanossGaming, aka Evan Fong, is known for his humorous Let’s Plays, mostly featuring horror games. His popular videos often feature a rotating cast of collaborators and fans tend to enjoy the interplay between Vanoss and his pals as much as they enjoy the sometimes unorthodox game play.
Sky Does Minecraft
Subscribers: 10.8 Million
Not surprisingly, the number three gaming channel on YouTube is Minecraft focused. The open sandbox building game is a huge draw on YouTube, and Minecraft related content is the second most searched topic on the platform. Sky aka Adam Dahlberg’s popular let’s plays, mod pack tests, and mini game series have earned him a devoted following of 10.9 million subscribers.
Subscribers: 8.8 Million
A Spanish YouTuber based in Los Angeles, Samuel de Luque, better known by his Dragon Ball invoking YouTube alias VEGETTA777, is a Let’s Player who favors adventure games, one on one fighters, and Minecraft. His 8.8 million subscribers make him the 34th most popular individual channel on YouTube and the number one Spanish language gaming channel on the platform.
Subscribers: 8.6 Million
Olajide “JJ” Olatunji, who goes by the YouTube handle KSI and KSIOlajidebt, is a gamer in the style of Pewdiepie focusing mostly on arcade and horror games to which he brings his own unique brand of commentary. Based on the success of his gaming career, Olatunji has recently branched out, launching a musical career as a rapper.