ESTNN reveals the top five Fortnite streamers of 2021.
Fortnite Battle Royale holds a steady place at the top of Twitch’s seemingly endless game library. 2021 was another banner year; Fortnite ended the year as the fourth most watched game with over 970 million hours. Many personalities have reigned supreme on the scene while other unexpected names have risen through the ranks.
Gone are the days of Ninja, Cloakzy, and Tfue dominating the Fortnite category. Ninja saw a resurgence in the second half of 2021, but there is a new generation of streamers on Twitch who represent the game well with entertaining content and die-hard fan bases.
Today ESTNN takes a look at the most watched Fortnite streamers of 2021 as we prepare for what lies ahead in 2022.
5. Sardar “Ops” Ghafoor
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TSM FTX Ops member ranked fifth most watched Fortnite streamer in 2021 with over 15 million hours. It broadcast a total of 4,326 hours – more than anyone on this list – and averaged 3,000 viewers per stream. Ops content includes Fortnite gameplay and occasional viewing nights for high level tournaments. It’s no surprise to see Ops in the top five, considering the amount of streams it streams.
4. Amar “Amar” Al-Naimi
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Amar is a beloved figure in the European competitive Fortnite scene. He frequently broadcasts viewing nights, organizes tournaments and collaborates with some of the best European players. Amar’s hard work in 2021 speaks volumes for his dedication to Fortnite and its community. It has streamed 1,288 hours over the past 12 months, enjoyed 15.1 million viewing hours and averaged 11,000 viewers per broadcast. Amar is the crème de la crème of Fortnite in Europe.
3. David “TheGrefg” Cánovas Martínez
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Spanish streamer TheGrefg hasn’t streamed as much as the others on this list. However, the support of his community makes him a powerhouse. TheGrefg – a content creator and member of Fortnite’s coveted ICON series – streamed 530 hours of Fortnite in 2021 to over 20 million hours viewed. The Spaniard’s 38K average audience surpasses everyone on the list, showing just how popular he is when playing Fortnite.
2. Conrod Cody “Clix”
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Pro Fortnite player Clix has had a whole year in 2021, but it hasn’t all been positive. Clix saw Epic Games withdraw its Fortnite Support-A-Creator (SAC) code and distance itself from it. None of this stopped Clix from claiming number two on this list.
The NRG member broadcast 932 hours of Fortnite to an average of 22,000 viewers. Viewers streamed over 20.7 million hours throughout this year. There have been ups and downs, but no one can deny that Clix is the best dog in Fortnite.
1. Jesus “Jelty” Navarez Espinoza
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Spanish competitive Fortnite player Jelty experienced the event of a lifetime last year. Not only is Jelty one of the best competitive players, but he’s also a dedicated Twitch streamer. Gamer G2 Esports streamed a total of 2,249 hours of Fortnite with an average of 14,000 viewers. Its 32 million hours of standby place it significantly higher than the others.
Jelty was the king of Fortnite in a year when online competitions took center stage. G2 extended the Spanish player’s contract on December 20 and his Twitch stream has immense potential.
There’s a lot to like about Fortnite’s direction in 2022. The game somehow manages to maintain insane following across all social media platforms. Personalities are the base and we’ll have to see what happens next year.