Although Twitch has been around for over 10 years, it seems to have grown in popularity exponentially in the last while. And it’s not just for professional gamers anymore either. Athletes, musicians, actors, and even a few politicians have all taken a crack at the streaming platform. Whether it’s NBA stars playing Fortnite or professional soccer players playing as themselves in FIFA, fans can’t seem to get enough of watching their favorite celebrities play video games.
And Twitch has become more than just a place to watch people play video games. It’s a full-on social networking website as well, allowing streamers to interact with their fans instantly and answer questions as they play. As popular as it already is, Twitch is still relatively young, and with celebrities beginning to utilize the platform, it will only continue to grow.
10 CJ Anderson – 18,900 Followers
Even though he is currently a free agent, CJ Anderson has an impressive NFL resume. Playing most of his career with the Denver Broncos, Anderson also played for the L.A. Rams for a brief stint, during their Super Bowl run in 2019.
Being away from football has given the running back more time to talk to fans during his live streams, usually while playing Apex Legends. Fans delight in seeing a more humble relaxed side to a player that many see as a bruiser on the field.
9 Hunter Pence – 26,200 Followers
While the NBA seems to have more Twitch streamers than other professional sports leagues in the U.S., Hunter Pence shows that it’s not just basketball players that like to blow off some steam after work and share their hobbies with fans.
Pence, who currently plays right field for the San Francisco Giants, has a fairly regular Twitch schedule during the MLB off-season and spends much of that streaming time playing Magic: The Gathering, a nice change of pace from the usual Fortnite and Warzone streamers.
8 Ben Simmons – 57,700 Followers
Most people probably know Simmons from his success with the Philadelphia 76ers, but Ben Simmons is also an avid Call of Duty: Warzone player, as well. With many of his streams hitting two or even three hours long, Simmons is pretty devoted to honing his skills in Verdansk.
Often playing with other players from around the league, such as Karl Anthony Towns and Seth Curry, Simmons takes his gaming seriously. Some may remember him even getting into a bit of trouble on Twitter for throwing shade at the Atlanta Hawks during a stream with Karl Anthony Towns.
7 Terry Crews – 102,000 Followers
With 102k followers, Terry Crews is one of the most popular celebrities that uses Twitch and it is easy to see why. With his positive attitude, watching him play video games with his son is just about the most wholesome experience you can have online.
Playing a few different games, such as Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Crews usually takes a back seat and lets his son play while he offers commentary and interacts with fans. Although he doesn’t stream very often, maybe once every couple of weeks, when he does, it’s always a blast.
6 Ju-Ju Smith Schuster – 257,000 Followers
One of the most well-known on the ever-growing list of Twitch streamers that are professional athletes, many NFL fans have argued that JuJu might even spend too much time on Twitch. This, of course, may not be the best thing if you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but probably doesn’t bother you if you’re more interested in watching people play Fortnite, JuJu’s game of choice.
JuJu seems to take his gaming quite seriously and definitely brings a competitive edge to the games he plays, opposed to many celebrity Twitch streamers that are just there to have fun and talk with fans.
5 Snoop Dogg – 369,000 Followers
To quote his Twitch bio, “It’s a chill vibe in here. I don’t stream like everyone else, just vibe.” This sums up Snoop’s streaming habits wonderfully, and with 367k followers on Twitch, it seems a lot of people are logging on to share these vibes.
Unlike other streamers that narrate every move and are talking to fans, Snoop simply sits back and plays some video games. Although, to be fair, he does lose his chill at times – on one occasion even getting angry with a game of Madden that was going poorly and walking away from his console altogether, but we’ve all been there.
4 Deadmau5 – 488,000 Followers
Canadian music producer Deadmau5 may not be topping the charts each week like he once was, but he’s still cranking out music and has developed a loyal following on Twitch. With a whopping 488k followers, Deadmau5 offers one of the more unique streams on the platform.
Rather than play video games or just talk with fans, Deadmau5 actually uses the platform to stream how he makes his music. Watching a confusing computer dashboard turn into a catchy dance beat is truly an amazing thing to watch.
3 Logic – 554,000 Followers
Despite recently retiring from rapping, Logic has found a new fan base on Twitch, streaming everything from Q&A sessions with fans, video games, beat making, and even the occasional chess match.
Logic has managed to grow a loyal fan base outside his musical career, although to many dedicated fans of his music, this hardly comes as a surprise, as Logic has been quite vocal about his love of video games in many of his songs.
2 Andy Milonakis – 571,000 Followers
Many will remember the name from The Andy Milonakis Show on MTV, and though the show has been off the air for years, loyal fans have followed Milonakis’s wacky and off-beat sense of humor on Twitch. His content varies wildly, often taking his followers with him as he walks around the streets of New York City, but he also spends hours simply talking to fans.
One of his “just talking,” streams even hit five hours in length. Although the spotlight may be behind him, like so many others, Milonakis has found a new home on the platform.
1 T-Pain – 593,000 Followers
Rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and now Twitch streamer – is there anything T-Pain can’t do? With 593k followers on Twitch, T-pain is one of the most popular celebrities on the platform right now and also one of the most active.
While many celebrities use Twitch sparingly, at best, T-Pain streams at least once a week and sometimes multiple times. The volume of content hasn’t affected the quality either, as he is always mixing it up: sometimes playing games like Call of Duty and Overwatch, and other times just interacting with fans and busting out the occasional freestyle.
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