Twitch is one of the most exciting platforms for consuming gaming content. The number of active gamers and content creators on Twitch is growing by the week. With the ability to watch gamers’ streams live in real-time or consume them at your own convenience at a later date, streamers are not only a source of entertainment, but they are also a font of knowledge in games you know and love.

Below, we’ve covered five of the most fascinating Twitch gamers you’ll find regularly streaming on your Twitch desktop or mobile app.

Zealand Shannon

If it’s personality and charisma that you’re after on Twitch, look no further than American streamer Zealand Shannon. A sports commentator away from the webcam, Shannon streams his Football Manager journeys four days a week to his growing viewership. Shannon generally embarks on taking small, unknown clubs through the leagues to the very top. His most recent save was as a Portuguese lower league club Oriental Dragon FC. The recent launch of Football Manager 2022 has seen him embark on a new career save with Austrian side Floridsdorfer AC. Subscribers to Zealand’s channel become a part of the “Hammers” – an exclusive community of fellow Football Manager gamers that chat and share ideas.

Lex Veldhuis

Dutch online poker professional Lex Veldhuis is one of the most engaging Twitch streamers. Lex has many years of live poker experience, having entered the biggest tournaments in the business across the US and Europe. Having achieved plenty in the live poker scene, Veldhuis now shares his time between Las Vegas and his homeland of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. He typically multi-tables some of the highest limit cash games, which guarantees some high-octane action at the tables. Not only is Veldhuis entertaining to watch, he’s also useful to learn from. If you’re someone that’s desperate to gain an edge over your friends in your home games, Veldhuis will help you to think differently about your hands – and your opponents’ behaviors.

Richard Blevins AKA Ninja

It would be remiss to write about iconic Twitch gaming streamers and not list Ninja. 30-year-old American Richard Blevins is the most followed Twitch streamer as of December 2021, with over 17 million active followers. He shot to stardom on the platform as a player in a string of competitive eSports teams in Halo 3. However, Ninja then developed a loyal following when switching to Fortnite Battle Royale in 2017. His popularity shot through the roof once again after playing Fortnite with A-List stars Travis Scott, Drake, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. In 2018 and 2019, Ninja won back-to-back awards at the Streamy Awards for Best Live Streamer. If you’re wondering what the top Twitch streamers earn as a living, Ninja is said to rake in upwards of $700,000 per month. That’s before any additional sponsorship deals are factored into Blevins’ earnings.


Aside from Zealand Shannon, Loki_Doki_GG is one of the most popular Football Manager streamers on Twitch right now. FM 22 is coming in hot as one of the most up-and-coming games that viewers watch on Twitch. Viewers enjoy being a part of the streamers’ football management journey and can take an active role in choosing tactics, teams, and even new signings. Loki generally starts from the bottom league in obscure countries, attempting to build a team and a nation from scratch. If you aren’t fussed about watching someone manage the biggest and best teams in the world, Loki is a great entry into the weird and wonderful world of Football Manager.


Canadian Moroccan Twitch streamer Imane Anys AKA Pokimane is the most popular female gamer on the platform. The 25-year-old shot to stardom within a few years of streaming League of Legends, which continues to grow as a franchise. Anys boasted a follower base of 450,000 by early 2017. At that point, the Pokimane channel was in the top 100 most followed on Twitch. Anys has moved in to live streaming of Fortnite in more recent years. Her success has seen her collaborate directly with Twitch itself, appearing at a TwitchCon conference in 2018 as one of the platform’s ambassadors. In July 2021, Pokimane boasted over 8.5 million followers, with Forbes listing her in their “30 Under 30” in the Gaming scene.

Hopefully, this article will open your eyes to at least one new Twitch personality to follow and add to your entertainment library.