Several streamers with links to UK-based esports organisations have been named among the most popular women streamers on Twitch.
Nihachu, the German streamer signed to UK organisation Guild Esports, was listed at number as the No.6 most popular women streamer in 2021 so far, while Fnatic’s Swedish streamer Loeya was listed in 16th place.
UK streamer Sweet Anita made it into the top 20 in 17th position. The variety streamer also hosted VY Esports’ LuudoFest gaming event in December 2020.
Other streamers with links to esports organisations in the list include Aroyitt (11th, Mad Lions) and 39daph (20th, Sentinels).
It may come as no surprise to many to see that Pokimane was named the most popular woman streamer on Twitch in 2021 so far – the Moroccan-Canadian has more than 8m followers on Twitch.
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The Twitch Women Index was put together by MrQ, which also looked at some of the highest-earning female streamers on Twitch.
In terms of the methodology for the research, MrQ said it used a variety of sources to gather the data, including social media follower numbers, TwitchTracker to record each streamer’s Twitch follower count, average annual Twitch views and the number of subscriptions broken down by tier.
Researchers take into the above to give each streamer a ‘normalised score out of ten’. Where figures were unavailable for any factors for any of the streamers, these factors were excluded from the final average.
Researchers say the data was correct as of July 2021.
We collected Instagram followers from each individual’s Instagram page, as of 21st July 2021.
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Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.