The Top 25 Streamers Who Broke All-Time Twitch Subscriber Records

Twitch is an American interactive live streaming service that focuses on gaming, entertainment, sports, music, and beyond. Twitch streamers can get viewers to pay for subscriptions to their channels on the platform, which translates into profit for both the streamer and the website. How much is a Twitch sub worth? A Twitch subscription allows a viewer to pay a minimum of $4.99 a month to support a channel on a recurring or one-time basis, and on average, the profits are split 50/50 between Twitch and the streamer. Overall, Twitch can be highly profitable for successful, beloved streamers. So who is the most subbed streamer of all time? The team at VR Space explored Twitch streaming records to visualize the Twitch streamers with the most subs at one time, when they reached those peaks, and what games or activities they spent the most time streaming.

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What Is the Most Subs on Twitch Ever?

Ludwig Ahgren holds the honor of having the highest Twitch subs of all time, at 283,066 on April 13, 2021, beating the Twitch subs record previously held by Ninja. In fact, he was the most subscribed streamer on Twitch from March 22, 2021, to May 12, 2021. He achieved this record during a highly publicized “subathon” event, during which he streamed nearly continuously for 30 days, 7 hours, and 36 minutes. The “subathon” featured a running clock that indicated how much longer the stream would last, and each subscription to the channel added ten seconds to the timer.

Ludwig’s most streamed “game” is “Just Chatting,” which you will find appears frequently on this highest Twitch subs chart. What is “Just Chatting” on Twitch? It means that the streamer is simply talking to their audience, without gaming or performing a specific activity. Beyond chatting, Ludwig’s most streamed game is Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Despite his impressive achievement, Ludwig has since departed from Twitch and joined YouTube Gaming. Why did Ludwig go to YouTube Gaming? Because they offered him an appealing exclusivity deal. On Nov. 29, 2021, Ludwig announced that he was moving to YouTube’s gaming platform. He currently has 2.71 million subscribers on YouTube.

How Many Subs Did Ironmouse Have at Her Peak?

Ironmouse reached 171,818 subs in March 2022, making her the third most subbed streamer on Twitch.

How Many Subs Did CriticalRole Have at His Peak?

CriticalRole reached 139,559 subscriptions in November 2021, making him the fourth highest subbed streamer on Twitch of all time. He stands out from the others in that he achieved success by streaming Dungeons & Dragons.

Name + Most Streamed Game/Activity + Still Active?

All-Time Peak Active Subscriptions

Record Date

Current Active Subs

Ludwig

 

“Just Chatting” (2,216 hours)

 

No

283,066

April 2021

81

Ninja

 

Fortnite (5,723 hours)

 

Yes

269,154

April 2018

7,159

Ironmouse

 

“Just Chatting” (1,941 hours)

 

Yes

171,818

March 2022

164,140

CriticalRole

 

Dungeons & Dragons (947 hours)

 

Yes

139,559

November 2021

27,507

Casimito

 

“Just Chatting” (1,869 hrs)

 

Yes

119,969

February 2022

48,765

RanbooLive

 

Minecraft (817 hours)

 

Yes

116,870

August 2021

30,410

Shroud

 

PUBG: Battlegrounds (2,624 hours)

 

Yes

101,588

March 2019

3,766

xQcOW

 

Overwatch (4,850 hours)

 

Yes

96,230

January 2022

74,394

summit1G

 

Grand Theft Auto V (2,936 hours)

 

Yes

94,941

May 2020

26,309

TheGrefg

 

Fortnite (1,276 hours)

 

Yes

88,585

January 2022

6,909

HasanAbi

 

“Just Chatting” (7,642 hours)

 

Yes

82,721

January 2022

60,783

Pestily

 

Escape From Tarkov (8,714 hours)

 

Yes

81,926

July 2021

14,875

NICKMERCS

 

Fortnite (5,540 hours)

 

Yes

80,402

April 2021

55,984

kkatamina

 

Valorant (380 hours)

 

Yes

73,623

November 2021

1,249

Ibai

 

“Just Chatting” (1,263 hours)

 

Yes

73,561

September 2021

41,321

Adinross

 

NBA 2K20 (949 hours)

 

Yes

71,318

September 2021

21,616

Anomaly

 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (3,005 hours)

 

Yes

70,420

May 2020

1,903

Trymacs

 

Fortnite (2,157 hours)

 

Yes

70,196

February 2021

6,099

Gaules

 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (24,177 hours)

 

Yes

70,177

November 2021

48,931

Tfue

 

Fortnite (4,900 hours)

 

Yes

69,586

February 2019

6,664

Shylily

 

“Just Chatting” (535 hours)

 

Yes

58,072

March 2022

55,233

Trainwreckstv

 

“Just Chatting” (3,323 hours)

 

Yes

57,551

January 2022

41,809

TimTheTatman

 

Fortnite (2,292 hours)

 

No

56,915

March 2019

0

Rubius

 

“Just Chatting” (871 hours)

 

Yes

56,577

March 2022

55,279

TheRealKnossi

 

Slots (3,624 hours)

 

Yes

55,842

August 2020

8,303

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