The Most Popular Fortnite Streamers Of 2019
Similar to watching professional sports, watching professional Fortnite players is huge in the eSports community. Whether it be watching content creators like NickMercs or competitive players like Bugha, there is a lot of entertainment value from Fortnite streamers.
Streamers who switched to Fortnite saw their streaming career take off. Fortnite took over the streaming world by storm and continues to be one of the most streamed video games in the world.
Fortnite has seen players from all genres of games switch over and broadcast the Battle Royale competition due to its rise in popularity in the gaming community.
We’re going to look at some of the top Fortnite streamers in 2019. Will these streamers maintain the viewership count in 2020, or will new streamers blast onto the scene?
One of the biggest streaming stories of the year was Ninja switching from Twitch and signing with Mixer. It was a move no one saw coming and changed the landscape for Fortnite streamers.
Thanks to Ninja, we see Fortnite streamers sign exclusively with streaming platforms, like Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube.
Ninja racked up viewers on both platforms in 2019. Ninja brought in nearly 3 million followers on Mixer and totaled over 41 million views playing Fortnite (among other games). Fortnite and Ninja are synonymous and Ninja continues to be one of the top Fortnite streamers in the world.
Tfue regularly broadcasts to thousands of viewers every time he goes live. With millions of followers and dedicated fans, Tfue pumps out solid Fortnite content consistently.
Millions of hours are spent each month watching Tfue. According to Twitch Metrics, Tfue is the #1 most-watched Fortnite channel on the platform. Tfue has gained over 185 million channel views and is easily the most popular streamer on Twitch today. Look for Tfue to dominate streaming platforms again in 2020.
If you want to be entertained while watching Fortnite, NickMercs is a must-follow. His streams are filled with antics and exciting gameplay and it’s no surprise that he continues to be one of the most popular Fortnite streamers. Right behind Tfue, NickMercs is the #2 most-watched Fortnite channel.
NickMercs has amassed over 3 million followers, averaging just over 12,000 followers when streaming. Nick also recently joined FaZe Clan, so it will be interesting to see if his streaming numbers continue to grow.
Another streamer that jumped platforms, NickEh30 made a splash by switching to Twitch from YouTube. Since making the switch in 2019, NickEh30 has gained just under 750 thousand followers.
His average growth in followers and average viewers continues to grow. Nick was a popular streamer on YouTube as well, where he was regularly having thousands and thousands of viewers during each stream.
His family-friendly content, mixed with talented gameplay is a successful combo. NickEh30 continues to be a popular streamer from 2019 entering 2020.
One of the voices of Fortnite, CourageJD signed with YouTube in November of 2019. His YouTube channel has over 1million followers and he routinely gets thousands of viewers per stream.
It will be interesting to see how CourageJD grows as a streamer during his contact with YouTube. With streamers moving from YouTube to Twitch, this opens the door for him.
In 2019, Courage averaged 9,513 viewers and had over 2 million followers. Will his success on Twitch follow him to YouTube?
In the early going of Fortnite, Myth pushed the boundaries with his building abilities and skillful gameplay. It’s no surprise he was one of the top streamers of 2019.
Myth had over 89 million views in 2019 and finished the year with 5.6 million followers. He averaged just over 6300 viewers, peaking at 45K. You can find Myth streaming daily, bringing the same content that made him famous.
2019 was an insane year for Dakotaz. Fortnite and Dakotaz go way back in terms of him streaming the game. He amassed over 4 million followers in 2019 and gained over 100 million views. His peak viewership hit over 86K. Not too shabby.
Dakotaz continues to stream Fortnite on Twitch daily. In 2019, he averaged just under 13K per stream. I suspect at the end of 2020, Dakotaz will continue to be one of the leading streamers in Fortnite.
One of the youngest players on this list, Mongraal’s streaming career took flight in 2019.
Mongraal had over 31 million views and peaked at 90K viewers during one stream. He averaged 12.5K viewers throughout 2019 as well. He has nearly 2 million followers on Twitch, so I expect his numbers to be even more impressive by the end of 2020.
2019 was the stepping stone for Clix. He gained over 600-thousand followers during 2019. His time as a streamer also brought in 3500 average viewers and over 30K at his peak.
Clix had just over 9 million total views, and I bet that number could improve greatly by the end of this year. He was a successful streamer in 2019 and 2020 will prove to be another impactful year for the young gamer.
2019 was yet again another successful year for Tim. Averaging over 21K viewers per stream, Tim was one of the most popular streamers in Fortnite. He topped out at 95K viewers during one stream as well.
Tim’s 2019 saw him bring in over 4 million followers and over 165 million views. Tim is one of the most successful Fortnite streamers on Twitch and is one of the most popular streamers on the platform.
Dr. Lupo may be the oldest on this list, but don’t knock his passion for streaming. Lupo regularly teams up with players like Tim, Ninja, and Courage to bring exciting gameplay. Lupo is regarded as the dad of Fortnite and is one of the most entertaining players in the Fortnite community.
His wholesome personality coupled with his love for gaming means every stream is worth watching. Lupo has over 3.7 million followers on Twitch and has thousands of viewers per stream. His work with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital for charity is another big reason Lupo has such a solid and consistent fanbase.