20 Top Female Gamers On YouTube
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The Top Female Gamers On YouTube Reach Over 66M Subscribers
UPDATE May 22, 2019 — The global gaming market is projected to exceed $180 billion in revenue by 2021. As social media channels like YouTube and Facebook look to grow their gaming presence, dedicated gaming platforms like Twitch and Caffeine.tv have materialized.
The gaming industry is traditionally thought to be dominated by male gamers, but those who fall into that thinking are none the wiser about female gamers representing a larger slice of the pie than commonly assumed—45%, in fact. With diverse representation amongst age, gender, geographic location, and other demographics, gaming is in many ways the world’s leading cultural industry.
The top gaming YouTubers may consist primarily of male gamers, but female gamers have embarked on an impressive ascent to stardom. As the gaming industry continues to progress, brands must recognize this powerful demographic within the gaming community and get to know the top 20 female gamers on YouTube influencing an audience of more than 66 million subscribers.
Why Are Female Gamers Important For Marketers?
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Female gamers have established a stronghold in the gaming community, meaning they are important to marketers looking to gain social relevance, expand reach, and diversify their audience. A few female gamer statistics in particular point to their significance in marketing:
- A third of U.S. gamers are adult females.
- Females comprise 30% of YouTube Gaming audiences.
- 53.5 million users are subscribed to YouTube's top 10 female gamers.
The gaming space is shifting toward gender equality, and marketers looking for a way to capture the growing number of female viewers should consider female gamers as viable candidates for influencer marketing campaigns. Below, we introduce the top 20 female gamers on YouTube to get your brand thinking about how to partner with the gaming luminaries.
20 Top Female Gamers On YouTube
1. SSSniperwolf - 15.6M Subscribers
SSSniperWolf posts primarily Let’s Play videos (which are a type of video wherein the YouTuber plays a game while adding commentary) of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Far Cry Primal, Star Wars Battlefront, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto, Assassin’s Creed, and other well-known first-person shooter or third-person action/adventure games. Sssniperwolf's gaming commentaries generate high levels of engagement with her more than 15 million subscribers, and her fans particularly enjoy her vlogs.
2. IHasCupquake - 6.5M Subscribers
One of the most popular female gamers on YouTube, IHasCupquake (also known simply as Cupquake) gaming channel has garnered over 6.5 million subscribers and over 2.6 billion video views. Though Cupquake is known for Let's Plays, walkthroughs, and commentaries of games like Minecraft, Five Nights at Freddy's, Grand Theft Auto, and The Sims, many of her most popular videos feature DIY projects, cosplay, cooking tutorials, animations, and non-gaming vlog content, making her appealing to lifestyle audiences as well.
3. Gaming With Jen - 4.9M Subscribers
Gaming With Jen has racked up almost 5 million subscribers since launching her channel in 2012. Initially finding popularity with Minecraft and vlogs, Jen now almost exclusively makes Let’s Plays of game creation platform Roblox for her young audience, providing commentary on various in-game challenges. Many YouTubers have looked to take advantage of Roblox’s mainstream popularity and Jen is one its top YouTubers. She also has respectable followings on other social media channels, with 286,000 followers on Twitter and 883,000 on Instagram.
4. Aphmau - 4.6M Subscribers
Aphmau has also been creating videos since 2012 and has found popularity through Minecraft Let’s Plays and livestreams. In addition to her gaming videos, she also uploads reaction vlogs and even animation videos for her 4.6 million subscribers. A mother of three children, Aphmau’s playful and light-hearted attitude appeals to her young audience, with most of her regular uploads breaking the 500,000 views mark with ease. She is approaching 1 million followers on Instagram and 400,000 on Twitter.
5. LD4ShadowLady - 4.5M Subscribers
Though LDShadowLady's first videos were actually Call Of Duty Let's Plays, the British YouTube gamer has made a name for herself playing the popular strategy game Minecraft for her audience of 4.5 million subscribers. "Shadowcraft," LDShadowLady's most popular Minecraft series, is single-player survival mod (modification) which features the gregarious female gamer's commentary as she describes the events of each "episode." She has also been known to play Gary's Mod, Portal, and Sims 4, as well as horror games like Outlast, Slender, and Jeff the Killer.
6. ItsFunneh - 4.3M Subscribers
ItsFunneh is one of the more prolific uploaders on our list, with a new video on her channel almost every day. Beginning back in 2011, she has accrued a following of 4.3 million followers and is most notable for her gaming videos of Minecraft, The Sims 4, and Roblox, along with her occasional vlogging. She has a smaller following on other social media channels than some of her competitors, with 121,000 followers on Twitter and 310,000 followers on Instagram.
7. Pokimane - 3.6M Subscribers
Pokimane is a notable entry on this list for being more successful on a platform that isn’t YouTube. In this case, she has 3 million followers on Twitch, making her the most followed female livestreamer on the network. She has translated this success to YouTube, where her 3.5 million subscribers can catch her lifestyle vlogs and Fortnite videos. She commands substantial followings on Instagram and Twitter, with 3.6 million and 913,000 followers respectively,
8. GamerGirl - 3.2M Subscribers
GamerGirl is newer to the scene than many, establishing her channel in 2016, but has seen her popularity rise through her videos of Minecraft, Roblox, Fortnite, and The Sims 4, among others. At 12 years old, she is the youngest YouTuber to make the list, and her 3.2 million subscribers speak for themselves. She has modest followings on her Instagram and Twitter accounts, with 212,000 and 5,000 followers each.
9. LaurenzSide - 2.9M Subscribers
LaurenzSide is something of a veteran among YouTube’s female gaming community, having created her channel all the way back in 2007. She has since gone on to amass nearly 3 million subscribers, who can catch her many vlog videos uploaded almost every other day. The Sims and Minecraft are her most popular and recurring gaming videos, though vlogging now constitutes a large proportion of her content. She has built up moderate followings on her other social media channels, with 375,000 Instagram followers, 110,000 Twitter followers, and just over 70,000 followers on Twitch.
10. Little Kelly Minecraft - 2.8M Subscribers
No prizes for guessing the game of choice for Little Kelly Minecraft. Advertising her channel as 100% kid-friendly, she has 2.8 million subscribers and thrives on providing light content for younger audiences, posting two or three uploads a week. She has occasionally made Roblox videos, but her primary focus is Minecraft. She has 310,000 followers on Instagram and a smaller following of 31,000 on Twitter.
11. Gloom - 2.7M Subscribers
With 2.7 million subscribers, Gloom has built up a large following since joining YouTube in 2015. She posts playthroughs, commentary, and livestreams, but has found significant success in lifestyle vlogs, pranks, and challenges. Though she remains one of the most popular gaming YouTubers, the medium has taken a backseat to her more recent content output. In addition to her YouTube following, she has over 300,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter combined.
12. StacyPlays - 1.9M Subscribers
StacyPlays has also built a reputation as a family-friendly Minecraft YouTuber, targeting an attentive younger audience. Her most prominent and longest-running series is called ‘Dogcraft’ and is the mainstay of a channel which has so far racked up over 773 million views. Her Twitter following of 749,000 followers and her following on Instagram of 414,000 is a healthy social media presence which outstrips several influencers who rank ahead of her on this list.
13. LilyPichu - 1.6M Subscribers
LilyPichu plays a variety of games on her channel, such as League of Legends, Fortnite, and Super Smash Bros., marking her out from the many Minecraft female gamers on YouTube. She also uploads content distinct from gaming, including vlogs, animated videos, musical videos, and roundtable discussions. LilyPichu’s channel is one of the oldest in the community, launching in 2006, and she has managed to build a Twitter following of 358,000.
14. Fangs - 1.4M Subscribers
Self-described as "The Queen of FIFA," Fangs recently exceeded the million-follower mark, and her soccer and gaming-related videos have been viewed 150 million times (one of her most-watched videos featured a FIFA "match" between her and top YouTube gamer KSI.) Like other successful female YouTube gamers, Fangs' gaming channel also includes non-gaming videos like Q&As and IRL ("In Real Life") content which serves to help audiences further develop a connection with the social media star.
15. YOGSCAST Hannah - 1.2M Subscribers
With over 1.2 million subscribers, YOGSCAST Hannah is one of the top female gamers on YouTube today. Her channel includes Let's Plays and commentaries of a variety of well-known titles, including Minecraft, Assassin’s Creed, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, but also features unboxing videos of lesser-known indie games. A true gamer's gamer, YOGSCAST Hannah's videos rarely deviate from gaming-related content.
16.GoldenGlare - 873K Subscribers
Since 2009, GoldenGlare has amassed nearly a million subscribers, more recently focusing her efforts on Roblox content. Her channel primarily revolves around ‘roleplay’ content, which recreates real or fictional events in games with her commentary overlaid. Uploads have been few and far between, with four videos in the first half of 2019—yet she still has a significant subscriber base and a following of 200,000 on Twitter and Instagram.
17. PressHeartToContinue - 817K Subscribers
Known in the gaming world as Dodger, this female YouTube gamer has attracted large audiences through her Let's Plays of games like They Bleed Pixels, Lucius, Dead Space, Off, Faster Than Light, Borderlands 2, Left For Dead, and Arkham Knight, as well as via her engaging vlog series "Gaming Newz" and "Coffeh Time." Dodger's bubbly personality and entertaining video content help her to reach audiences beyond the gaming community, and she has even posed for a Playboy.com photo shoot.
18. OMGItsFireFoxx - 766K Subscribers
Canadian gamer OMGItsFireFoxx is best known for unboxing videos and Let's Plays of popular games like Minecraft, The Sims 4, Grand Theft Auto, and Counterstrike, but like many other female YouTube gamers, her gaming channel's most-watched videos are vlog-style content about non-gaming topics. To date, OMGItsFireFoxx has over 766,000 subscribers.
19. KittyPlays - 642K Subscribers
KittyPlays has established herself as one of the foremost Fortnite female gamers on YouTube, measuring 642,000 subscribers since joining the platform in 2013. She has built a following through her competitive play and skill on the game, winning big-money competitions and competing at the highest levels of gaming. She has translated this success onto other platforms, with a combined following of 700,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter, while she has a massive following of 1 million on Twitch—effectively making her one of the biggest Twitch personalities on the list.
20. KittyKatGaming - 356K Subscribers
Propping up our list of top female gamers is KittyKatGaming, who has gained stardom in the last five years by playing a variety of games not typically found in this niche. She plays popular releases like Overwatch in addition to focusing much of her attention on lesser known games outside the mainstream, such as The Shapeshifting Detective, Doodle Date, and Graveyard Keeper. Her surging popularity has afforded her substantial followings on social media, relative to her peers. She boasts 392,000 Instagram followers, 372,000 Twitter followers, and over 11,000 followers on Twitch.
March 9, 2016 By Mediakix Team