Video games have been a form of entertainment long before the internet became easily accessible to all. The enthusiasm for it has been far reaching, which is why it comes as no surprise that a large number of gamers who took to YouTube to share their love for the games have been around as long as YouTube has been. The gaming community has long ago stopped being just a niche and has something of interest for everyone. YouTube too has helped its users in that regard and made interactions between gamers and their viewers more organic and easy. The gaming community seems to be growing exponentially almost daily with one of the most subscribed youtubers being a part of this genre.
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, known to the world as PewDiePie, created his YouTube channel in 2010 and since then has taken the YouTube world by the storm. With the second most subscribed YouTube channel and the most subscribed youtuber he has amassed a staggering 98 million subscribers and is the 11th most viewed YouTube channel with over 22 billion views in total. PewDiePie started off his channel as a gaming enthusiast who made horror playthroughs and reactions to them but has now expanded to vlogs, comedy videos, freestyle humor and carefully organized multiple series of reaction videos but likes to maintain a mostly gaming niche. His most popular videos are the ‘Let’s Play Video game’ commentaries but while the content is usually appreciated he has met with controversy and received abrasive critique. Staying true to his original intent with his YouTube channel Felix has created a fan following of gamers and enthusiasts who he affectionately calls ‘9 year olds’. The name came from “Pew! (a gun shooting), Die!” his original YouTube channel of which he has forgotten the password and Pie because he loves pie.
German Alejandro Garmendia Aranis, majorly a gaming enthusiast, created his YouTube channel in may 2013 and named it JuegaGerman which is a secondary channel to his main channel HolaSoyGerman. He uploads vlogs, more personal videos, commentaries on video games such as the Walking Dead, happy wheels and so on, reacting to new releases. He has collaborated with other Spanish content creators like Fernanfloo and elrubiusOMG which added more to its popularity. This channel is solely for German Garmendia’s personal interest like gaming or making videos about his daily life, he likes this so much so that people have noticed he uploads content more frequently on this channel than the others. This has perhaps increased its popularity even more so and it now ranks as the 17th most subscribed channel on YouTube with 35 million subscribers and 85th most viewed channel with around 9.1 billion views in total.
Luis Fernando Flores Alvardo is a Salvadoran YouTuber better known as fernanfloo. He created his YouTube channel in 2014 and has the 6th most subscribed YouTube channel. His videos are an interesting mix of comedic sketches, personal vlogs, and gaming videos. Luis created an app Fernanfloo with the partnership of TGN which is a brand centered towards gaming which comes under BroadbandTV that helped him launch the app. It received 2.3 million downloads within its first week of release. His channel now sits at 33 million subscribers and has been able to amass 7.1 billion views in total on his videos. Fernanfloo recently signed with the creators of Resident Evil 2 and the game publishers Capcom to work on the remake, he now has the label of being one of the creators of the game appreciated by many gamers all around the world.
A Spanish youtuber, Sameul De Luque is better known as VEGETTA777. He created his channel in 2008 , making him one of the OG youtubers who has molded, learned and perfected his content and is now the second most subscribed youtuber in Spain. Samuel is famous for uploading gameplays of Minecraft, Battlefield, Saint’s Row and so on. What is most interesting about Samuel his how he creates a narrative around his gaming videos, creating stories, giving them a history and trying to build a movie like scenario which has garnered a lot of interest from people. It comes as no surprise then that he has around 27 million subscribers. He calls himself a boy who loves unicorns and lives with a killer elf in his room, creating a whole fantasy around being a gamer boy with an enchanted room where all the games come to life. His videos have amassed around 10.3 billion views in total.
VanossGaming was created by Evan Fong, a Canadian YouTuber in 2011. His channel is solely based on commentary regarding all of the games he plays. He is popular for his montage style videos where him and other youtubers come together and play a plethora of video games. The commentary is usually comedic and humor filled. He has been continually compared to PewDiePie for having a similar style of gaming and being the top 10 gaming youtubers. Evan has also been known to show interest in music and has produced music under the name Rynx and served as a creative director for the video game Dead Realm. He gains around 2,300 subscribers and 4 million views on the daily and has amassed a total of 24 million subscribers and 11 billion views in total. Evan Fong also happens to be the second most subscribed channel from Canada, second to JustinBieberVEVO.
A former football player Pedro Afonso Rezende is a Brazilian Youtuber. He career started off as a footballer but due to mistreatment by his team he felt like it was time for him to change his direction. Using the money he made from his former career he bought a good computer, a camera and dedicated his days and nights to making content for YouTube. He started off with making 3 videos a day and worked so hard that he eventually became one of the most subscribed channels in brazil. The name RezendEvil comes from his favorite video game ‘Resident Evil’. He made videos related to the popular game Minecraft which garnered a lot of attention and helped him rise to fame. He now has 24 million subscribers and 8.1 billion views in total on YouTube. Instead of backing down, he has increased his video count per day to 4 and seems to be getting more popular daily.
Mark Edward Fischbach is an American youtuber who goes by the name of Markiplier. He started his YouTube channel in 2012 after he left college where he was studying biomedical engineering as it was too stressful for him. He does sensationalized and explicit commentary while playing video games which he films for his channel and does not believe in censoring the words he uses. Markiplier is also a politically active individual who has expressed his views on gun violence, arms control and supports the LGBTQ rights movement. He is left leaning and has started a number of philanthropic ventures. He rose to fame quite fast after he joined YouTube and did playthroughs of indie and horror games and started popular series like Five Nights at Freddy or Minecraft and so on. he has amassed around a staggering 24 million subscribers and a total of 11 billion views on his videos.
An Irish youtuber Sean William McLoughlin is known as Jacksepticeye to the online world. He started his YouTube channel in 2007 but got around posting content in 2012. He creates game play videos and is popularly known for his distinct accent, humor and excitement while making these videos. He has also been known to dip his toes in sketch videos with which he started a series ‘Drawing Your Tweets’, occasional vlogging and trying voice acting. While he is now a full time youtuber, Sean simultaneously joined college to complete his college degree and decided to major in Hotel Management. He likes making videos with his fellow gaming youtubers and has made videos in collaboration with them. His favorite game genre is adventure and the favorite game is Shadow of the Colossus. He is the second most subscribed youtuber in Ireland with around 22 million subscribers and 11 billion views on his videos in total.
Like father like son, Richard Tyler Belvins also known as Ninja due to his online presence, followed in his dad’s footsteps of being a hardcore gamer since a very young age. He is most popularly known for playing and streaming Fortnite: battle royale alongside being a mixer streamer and a professional esports gamer. Tyler started his YouTube channel in 2011 but had more of a presence on Twitch, but after posting a few Fortnite gameplay videos, he realized how exciting it was not only for himself but also his followers, seeing it as a way for them to connect with him. He is considered, by the gamers, the guru of Fortnite and they believe no one else plays as good Richard does. His fans love his goofy energetic personality and think it a refreshing change in within the community. He is the fastest growing Fortnite youtuber with around 22 million subscribers and 1.6 billion views in total.
MrBeast is a YouTube channel based in America created by Jimmy Donaldson. The channel is one of its kind where Jimmy makes interesting videos that feature him either donating a lot of money, reading long words or doing something specific for hours on end. The videos are usually insane challenges that he makes himself go through and sometimes even invites his followers to do so, to be able to be featured in his videos. He also does donation videos to Twitch streamers especially well known female Fortnite players. He has critiqued the game Minecraft extensively deeming it uninteresting. One of the reasons Jimmy has been able to amass 22 million subscribers is because of his series ‘Worst Intros on YouTube’ which was an instant hit when it was released and his view count, in total, now stands at 3.6 billion. MrBeast is the 29th most subscribed YouTube channel in the United States.
Daniel Robert Middleton better known as DanDTM to the YouTube world created his channel with the intent of making videos on Minecraft every day in 2012. Daniel dedicated his time and effort every day to make content for his followers every day which consisted of Minecraft gameplays and his commentary of it. He also creates Mod reviews and now vlogs on his channel. Dan has won a few Kids choice awards as well as set world records for his gaming and dedication to the game Minecraft. The YouTube channel started with the name ‘TheDiamondMinecraft//DanDTM’ after careful consideration and the fear of it being a mouthful, Daniel changed the channel’s name to DanDTM. Daniel’s channel has around 21 million subscribers and 15.1 billion views in total. He happens to be the most subscribed and viewed channel in the United Kingdom but has decided to make time for his family and himself by taking a break from making videos regarding Minecraft on the daily.
A Brazilian youtuber Marco Tulio started AuthenticGames in 2011 after being heavily invested in games like Minecraft, Roblox and so on. he decided to transform his passion for gaming into gameplay videos with commentary that ranges from being humorous to informative. Marco has tried making his channel children friendly where he claims one can come and enjoy videos of him playing Minecraft in front of one’s family as there are no profanities. He has expanded to making vlogs about his life which adds another aspect and perhaps even more depth to his channel. He has aimed for ‘healthy entertainment for the ‘little guys’ and seems to have gotten it right since he is one of the most subscribed youtubers in brazil with 17 million subscribers and around 7.3 billion views in total.
PopularMMOs was started by Patrick, an American youtuber who tends to create content a few times a week for his YouTube channel. The videos are usually commentaries during Minecraft gameplays, challenges and personal vlogs. He makes these humorous commentary videos with his ex-wife (Jen aka GamingWithJen). Patrick got most popular on YouTube for his Minecraft series ‘The Challenges Games’ and ‘Epic proportion’. His channel is the 11th most subscribed YouTube channel in the gaming category and the second most viewed, with 16 million subscribers and around 13.4 billion views in total.
Alastair Alken popularly known as Ali-A on the internet is a UK based youtuber who started his channel quite early into the YouTube scene i.e. 2006. Ali-A happens to be one of those youtubers who have garnered a lot of experience because of dedicating almost two decades of their lives to YouTube. Alastair’s YouTube content is mostly based on Fortnite: Battle Royale and Call of Duty. He is the second most subscribed YouTube channel in the UK after being surpassed by Ninja. He started off his YouTube channel with the name Martoix, uploading gameplay videos mainly playing Call of Duty which got him extremely popular in the YouTube gaming world and he was then known for those gameplays. He uploads videos of his Call of Duty gameplays daily and updates his subscribers on video games and new releases. He has amassed over 16 million subscribers on YouTube and 4.6 billion views in total.
Alia Marie Shelsh, a British born youtuber based in America, started her YouTube channel in 2011. She is better known by her pseudonym SSSniperWolf which is a mixture of her first channel sexysexysniper and sniper wolf which is one of the main antagonists of Metal Gear Solid. Alia started off as a gaming youtuber, making gameplay videos of Call of Duty: Black Ops II but since 2017 has shifted more towards vlogging and mainly reaction videos to a number of viral videos or the internet’s weirdest trends. She is one of the biggest female gamers in the YouTube community with a large following of 16 million and a total viewership of 4.4 billion making her one of the most subscribed channel. She shifted from Twitch to YouTube after her interests shifted from gaming, however she does occasionally talk about gaming and sometimes live streams the games so hope for all gamers out there who like watching her play is not lost.
Guillermo Diaz Ibanez is a Spanish youtuber known by his nickname on the internet Willyrex. He created two YouTube channels Willyrex and TheWillyrex, the latter focusing on gameplays, commentary with his YouTube gamer friends and reviewing games. Diaz started his degree in business administration but eventually left it to focus more fully on YouTube. He is the 3rd most subscribed channel in Spain and the 75th most subscribed on YouTube with around 15 million subscribers. TheyWillyrex is dedicated completely towards playing games like Minecraft, Clash Royale and even absurd and fun games that people don’t usually gravitate towards. The name of the channel came from his first English name William and rex because it is Latin for king. The channel has around 5.3 billion views in total on its videos.
Also a channel by Guillermo Diaz Ibanez, Willyrex has around 14.8 million subscribers, ranking surpassed by its other channel TheWillyrex. The channel is solely dedicated to Fortnite gameplays and Diaz uploads a video daily to keep his followers updated and entertained. Along with his friends and fellow youtubers Vegetta777 and sTaXx created a mobile game called Kamraum, for Microsoft which has, as of now, been downloaded over 2 million times. Willyrex has around 3.5 billion views on its videos and strives to be an interactive channel.
Ivan Rudoski is a youtuber based in Ukraine. He is best known for his gameplay commentaries, comedy videos and vlogs on YouTube. Added to that his YouTube career has been shrouded in drama, rumors and controversy, so much so that Ivan has either deleted or made his videos private even though they some of them were a few popular series that rose him to fame. He has been accused of plagiarizing PewDiePie and elrubiusOMG but has responded with firmly denying all of these allegations. This 23 year old has faced a lot of hate comments, bullying from people who follow his content for lacking originality EeOneGuy also dipped his foot in animation for a while by animation inspired by Minecraft but eventually left that too. His gaming videos too have been deleted or made private but has recently been seen to create music videos after collaborations with popular artists. He, nevertheless, has had a staggering 14 million subscribers and 3.3 billion views, in total, on his videos.
W2S or Wroetoshaw was created by Harry Christopher George Lewis in 2012 with the intent of making gameplay videos. Harry bases his videos heavily on commentaries, challenges and FIFA. He seems to be particularly enthusiastic about FIFA as he mainly does FIFA ‘pink slip’ challenges. He has created a brand for himself by being recognizable because of the blue hoodie he adorns almost every time he makes a video. He has been seen to play GTA 5 or Fortnite on his other channel. Moreover WS2 has a very calm demeanor while he films the gameplays as he likes to create the realist experience he can for his viewers, however he has also been known to show rage if his efforts go to waste by sometimes even breaking the equipment, it is said that he does all this with the intent of providing comic relief. He has around 14 million subscribers and around 4.4 billion views in total on his videos.
This is the official YouTube channel for the free mobile strategy video game Clash of Clans. The game was published by Supercell and was released in 2012 or IOS and 2013 for android. It is a multiplayer game where players have their own clans, train their troops and defend and conquer more lands while protecting their own. It is perhaps one of the most popular mobile games. The YouTube channel uploads its promotional videos, world champion ship segments and sometimes features other youtubers that have been raving about the game. The YouTube channel has around 14 million subscribers and 1.7 billion views on its videos in total.
Guava Juice was created by Roi Fabito in 2006 making him one of the first youtubers in the community. The intent behind the YouTube channel was to, at the start, upload random videos of doing challenges or experiments. Eventually he forgot about this channel and created The Wassabi Productions with Alex Wassabi where both of them dedicated their time to making it one of the fastest growing YouTube channels. After his departure from Wassabi Productions Roi found himself once again in Guava Juice and started uploading gaming videos for his channel until he decided to do something more and left gaming altogether. He now does crazy challenges which are sometimes quite dangerous, DIYs and other random videos. His channel has grown exponentially and now has around 14 million subscribers with 5.7 billion view count on his videos in total.
Quite literally also named Jelle Van Vucht, Jelly is a Dutch gaming and vlogging youtuber who created his channel in 2014. He has been a part of a small YouTube gaming group called robust where he plays GTA V, Scrap Mechanic, Garry’s Mod and Golf it. He has thus been able to form close friendships with other youtubers who are gamers and has created videos with Kwebbelkop and Slogoman quite often. One that stands out the most is his collaboration with PewDiePie, who is one of the most subscribed youtubers. Jelly’s has around 13 million subscribers and a view could of 5.6 billion.
Jelle has been known to upload comedic gameplays, his commentaries are child friendly and hilarious, and his vlogs are also included in the content that is watched more frequently on his channel.
Brian Awadis born to Iraqi parents has is an American youtuber who created FaZe Rug in 2011. He is a member of this YouTube group called FaZe Clan as their director. He is also a part of a YouTube ‘cloutgang’ that has featured FaZe members to respond to Jake Paul. Brian’s channel is one of the most subscribed YouTube channels in the United States with around 12 million subscribers. He makes interesting reaction videos as well as challenges and experiments. His most popular video ‘Cocaine Prank’ has around 17 million views which made his name even bigger than it already was in the YouTube community. The videos on FaZe Rug have a total of 2.9 billion views.
Edukof better known as AM3NIC is a Brazilian YouTuber who created his channel in 2012 and has a plethora of content on his channel. He primarily started his YouTube channel for gameplays, Minecraft in particular and then expanded it to making vlogs, reaction videos, and even prank videos. The intent behind his channel he says humorously is to ‘save humans’ from, we assume, boredom because his content is entertaining. He publishes videos on the daily and is dedicated to his subscribers. There are around 12 millions of them. The channel has the view count of 3.8 billion.
Lachlan Ross Power, popularly known as Lachlan is a gaming youtuber who created his channel in 2013 and has dedicated his all his time and effort into making it one of the top 50 youtubers in the gaming genre. He is especially known for his fortnite videos but has been popular for his Pokémon Go and Minecraft series as well. In 2016 he started his YouTube career with playing Pokémon Go and for about a year and a half he made Pokémon Go vlogs but has not gone back to it since 2017 claiming that the game has now gone stale and has moved on to other projects. In 2013 he started the PokeBallers Pixelmon Server and expanded it to several servers giving the opportunity to the players to play any style of pixelmon they wished to. In a similar fashion he has collaborated with his fellow content creators like JeromeASF, BajanCanadian and Vikkstar123 which have given more dimensions to his YouTube channel. He now solely plays fortnite and has around 12 million subscribers as well as 3.9 billion views in total.
H2ODelirious is a YouTube channel by an American youtuber Jonathan Gorman Dennis. He created the channel in 2007 with the intent of making gaming videos with commentary. Very little is known of Jonathan as a person as he has, since the start of his channel, never revealed his face to his subscribers. He is described as a loud and excited person from what can be heard during his commentaries and is known to be clueless about the jump scares in his video games, making most of his reactions original and entertaining. He is also said to have a ‘delirious’ laughter which is most frequently heard when he makes the Let’s Play videos, either with his friends or by himself. He has a fast growing YouTube channel with around 12 million subscribers and 2.6 billion views on his videos in total.
Matthew Patrick, who also likes to call himself MatPat is the creator of The Game Theorists. He created the channel in 2009 with the intent of uncovering secrets, stories in the games an average gamer plays and educational videos. It is an interesting mix of a channel which delves deep into the narratives that have shaped how a video game has developed, or the representation of culture behind it. He takes videos games seriously enough to make them a topic of educational interest, sometimes connecting one video game universe to another. MatPat has been praised for his outlook towards video games and has had the chance to collaborate with other YouTube giants