Which Twitch streamer has the most followers in 2024?

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In 2024, who are the biggest streamers and influencers on Twitch, and who has the most followers?

Despite significant setbacks in early 2024 including layoffs and lost partnerships, Twitch continues to chug along as one of the most popular streaming platforms on the internet. Twitch streamers are among the most popular content creators on the web, and the platform offers the biggest of them lucrative opportunities.

New streamers rise yearly, and in some cases, older ones fall. Whether due to drama or burnout, Twitch also saw a few of its streamers leave the platform or minimize their presence on it. Still, many of the platform’s most-followed streamers remain those who have been with the service for many years.

Ninja still has the most Twitch followers in 2024

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins still holds tight to his title of most Twitch followers in 2024. The 32-year-old streamer best known for Fortnite continues his reign atop the Twitch hierarchy, with 19 million followers as of April 2024. Despite this status, Ninja actually left Twitch in 2019 to stream exclusively for Microsoft’s Mixer platform, a move that cemented his brand’s value for streaming companies. 

When Mixer shut down in July 2020, Twitch picked up Ninja again in September 2020. This time, the company had him sign an exclusive multi-year contract, ensuring his long-term loyalty.

Ninja isn’t quite as popular with live audiences in 2024 compared to in years past. The days of livestreaming with Drake to record viewership seem to be well behind him. But he’s still chugging along, and his follower count remains impressive.

Other most-followed Twitch streamers include shroud, Pokimane, and Kai Cenat

Imane “Pokimane” Anys is the most-followed female Twitch streamer, with over nine million followers. Notably, many of the most-followed Twitch streamers don’t stream exclusively on Twitch anymore. Pokimane exited her exclusive contract with Twitch in January 2024, but still streams occasionally on Twitch. 

Kai Cenat, a winner at both the 2023 and 2024 Streamer Awards, notably has regular posts on YouTube. Gaming-centric channels like those of Michael “shroud” Grzesiek still live stream exclusively on Twitch, though it’s a choice rather than a mandate as they also upload videos on YouTube.

Twitch removed the exclusivity clause in its contracts in 2022, citing “sub-optimal experiences” for streamer communities. Some speculate that these loosened restrictions were actually meant to avoid Twitch having to spend even more money on its big partner contracts. Given Twitch’s history of struggling to fund itself, these speculations may not be baseless.

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Written by Gab Hernandez

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