UPDATE October 16, 2019 — A number of women have taken their passion for games and their creative talents online, making names for themselves as top gamers on YouTube and Twitch. To help brands stay up-to-date on the best-in-class gaming influencers, we recognize the top Twitch talents with this guide to the top female Twitch streamers.
Though gaming is often seen as a man’s world and is dominated largely by male influencers in the gaming space, women make up a large portion of the gaming industry. In fact, 45% of gamers are women, and these women typically play a wide variety of games, from first-person shooters and online collectible card games to RPGs and MMORPGs.
Female Twitch streamers may not see the millions of subscribers that top gaming YouTubers are known for, but Twitch offers streamers a tight-knight community of followers, subscribers, donors, and tippers. Through sponsored content, affiliate links, user subscriptions, and contributions, Twitch streamers have a number of revenue streams available to them, and many of the biggest streamers have made Twitch their full-time jobs. In some cases, Twitch streamers opt to join livestreaming platforms (e.g. StreamElements) in order to work on brand partnership campaigns.
Below is a list of the top female gamers gaining ground on Twitch:
23-year-old Imane Anys is an online gamer best known for her Fortnite and League of Legends streams. A Twitch veteran, she began streaming on the platform in 2012. With 3.4 million subscribers, she’s one of the top streamers on Twitch, right up there with Myth and Ninja. She’s also popular on YouTube, and has a second channel there called Poki ASMR. For her accomplishments in video production and gaming, she was nominated for the Content Creator of the Year award in 2018.
Livestreamer, cosplayer, and model, Kaitlyn Siragusa, aka Amouranth, is a triple threat based in Houston, Texas. While still in high school, she began designing costumes and gained notoriety after she was discovered by the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet. She later began her own character company and has been featured on several local news stations. She frequently attends comic conventions to showcase her costumes, which have attracted the attention of over a million Instagram followers and 1.5 million Twitch subscribers.
Kristen goes by KittyPlays on the internet and is one of Twitch’s top talents. She streams twice a day and covers a variety of games like PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) and Overwatch. KittyPlays is also known for her vlog content, where she brings viewers along as she travels, cooks, and even races supercars. Over 1 million followers look to KittyPlays for engaging gaming (and lifestyle) content on Twitch.
Plenty of streamers are known for their variety, but very few streamers succeed with a diverse library of content the way Loserfruit’s done. She plays a lot of Overwatch and Witcher 3 on streams, but has plenty of vlog content, too. Loserfruit also streams Creative content, including editing streams in which she edits while broadcasting. She’s known for her engaging and humorous personality.
21-year-old Loeya began streaming back in July of 2017. The Swedish streamer has over 953,000 subscribers on Twitch, where she plays multiplayer shooting games including Counter-Strike and Fortnite. To immortalize her favorite moments from her streams, she compiles them on her YouTube channel under the same name.
ItsHAFU (real name Rumay Wang) specializes in Hearthstone, and she’s one of the world’s top players. Wang is known among her nearly 800,000 followers for her Arena streams, a distinct Hearthstone game mode in which players compete with special decks. It’s not just Hearthstone that Wang’s known for, though. She also played World of Warcraft professionally and has won several top titles in WoW.
A close friend of Dota 2 streamer, Jacky “EternalEnVy” Mao, Lilypichu is a YouTube and Twitch star best known for her League of Legends broadcasts. Her channel includes helpful walkthroughs, and she often shares her affinity for Japanese and Korean culture in her videos. While gaming is her focus, she also shares her favorite anime playlists on her Twitch channel, which currently boasts over 734,000 subscribers.
Lea May Currier is LegendaryLea online, and she uses her Twitch channel to share gaming content with nearly 647,000 followers. Recent games of choice have included World of Warcraft and Overwatch, but her primary game is Hearthstone. That said, she’s been known to shake up content every once in a while, adding games like Sims 4 to her repertoire.
American Twitch streamer AnneMunition has a remarkable history of charity work and activism. In addition to her impressive gaming skills, she speaks out against sexism and bias against LGBT+ streamers to make the industry more inclusive. More recently, she participated in Felicia Day’s #KeepFamiliesTogether livestream, helping raise over $250,000 for an immigration non-profit. She has nearly 570,000 subscribers, with over 14 million channel views.
DizzyKitten streams a variety of games on her channel, but PUBG is the most frequent. Streaming since 2013, Dizzy has amassed a loyal fanbase of more than 563,000 followers, and often shares her personality and engaging spirit with fans during her regular weekday streams. Many streamers go live frequently, but Dizzy commits to full 5-hour streams (8pm-1am CST) five days per week.
Kaceytron streams regularly, five days per week. She plays a variety of games on her channel, though she’s best known for playing League of Legends. Kaceytron also frequently streams content with Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Grand Theft Auto V. Known for her bold personality and unapologetic (if often crude) sense of humor, Kaceytron reaches nearly 490,000 followers on Twitch.v
Janet Rose is an online gamer best known for her Twitch livestream channel, xChocoBars. She abandoned her quest for a degree in early childhood education to become a full-time streamer, primarily sharing League of Legends videos with voiceover commentary. She currently has over 260,000 followers on Instagram and 492,000 on Twitch. Additionally, she’s partnered with Japan Crate to review their monthly subscription products.
If you can’t handle profanities, Sweet Anita is not the streamer for you. The popular gamer has Tourettes, going viral in late 2018 for her unique, swear-filled videos. Though her real name is unknown, the 28-year-old was homeschooled and had an eccentric upbringing, living on farms and selling sea glass to earn money. Though she’s amassed a great deal of success with almost half a million Twitch subscribers, she stays true to her roots, caring for at least 35 pets!
Not to be eclipsed by her husband and fellow streamer, “Ninja,” Jessica Blevins is a stellar streamer in her own right. Starting out as a tutor, she moved on to connect with Ubisoft and help to manage Twitch TV Ninja. Her Halo streams have attracted 478 thousand subscribers on Twitch, and 1.3M followers on Twitter.
DingleDerper (known IRL as Tory) streams a lot of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and PUBG content, like many of her fellow top streamers, but she’s also known for sharing part of her life with her more than 415,000 followers. Tory includes frequent vlogs on her channel and keeps her followers up-to-date on her life. From travel vlogs to drunk streams, DingleDerper keeps her content fresh and varied.
24-year-old Maria Lopez, aka ChicaLive, is an esports player best known for streaming multiplayer shooting games, like Fortnite. Lopez has been seen in countless tournaments, including “Summer Skirmish” and “Keemstar’s Friday Fortnight.” She represents the esports organization DooM Clan, and is also a member of TSM and #BushBandits. As of 2019, more than 400,000 people subscribe to her Twitch channel.
Miss_Rage is an Austrian gamer who frequently broadcasts Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft. She doesn’t have a set streaming schedule, nor does she stick to specific streaming times like some of her peers. More than 350,000 Twitch users follow Miss_Rage and keep coming back for her live broadcasts, stream highlights, giveaways, and more.
Twitch streamer Sophia White, better known as Djarii, has been streaming since 2014. Hailing from England, the famous Brit plays a variety of games, in particular, “World of Warcraft.” She also describes herself as a self-taught makeup artist and is currently dating another gamer, Methodsco. While best known on Twitch, with an impressive 342,000 subscribers, she also has a strong following on Instagram.
Lanai Gara goes by “Ms Vixen” online and shares her affinity for games like Call of Duty, Battlefield 1, PUBG, LawBreakers, Mario Kart 8, and more with more than 330,000 followers. Gara plays a wide variety of games, but first person shooters is her area of expertise. In fact, in 2008-2009, Gara was the world’s number one ranked player in Call of Duty: World at War Free For All.
A social media star with a brain, Alexia Raye earned a degree in biochemistry before her rise to internet fame. Initially popular on the now-defunct Vine, she later explored both YouTube and Twitch. She currently has more than 110,000 YouTube subscribers and 322,000 on Twitch, who tune in to watch her videos on everything from gaming to style. She’s best known for being a member of the popular “GLAMSS” group.