Gaming and Streaming have gone hand in hand ever since streaming was a thing. Twitch as a company was built from the ground up on the same premise. Streaming is often associated with gaming itself unless specified otherwise. Even though streaming has branched out and found more range in other forms, Streaming games is its primary form of entertainment.Now while gaming has been on an upward trend, this is due in part to the streamers as well. They have entertained the audience, gained fans and increased the popularity of games as well. This may be due to the fact that they are highly talented in the game or a great entertainer in general or both. Either way, here are some gaming streamers who have been delivering immensely fun streams and who you should keep an eye out for.
1. Total Gaming
Name: Ajay | Subscribers: 33.6 M | Games: Valorant, Freefire, MinecraftTotal Gaming, aka Ajju Bhai, is an Indian YouTuber who plays and streams Garena Free Fire. He also streams Valorant and other PC games like Horizon: Zero Dawn on YouTube. He is one of the most popular gaming YouTubers in India. He has multiple channels, (Ajay-Verse, Ajju Bhai, TG verse, TG Shorts, TG Highlights) and each of them boast thousands of subscribers. His fantastic plays in mobile gaming come from his incredible skill. To be successful as a streamer, he obviously has both the charismatic personality and the technical chops necessary in the industry.
Name: Ankit Panth | Subscribers: 116 K | Games: Counter-Strike 1.6, ValorantAnkit Panth is a gaming influencer and a brand ambassador for some gaming brands. He is the founder of a sponsored Esports organization in India called Teambrutality.. He is one of the beacons of honest gaming as they say. He has done a lot for the gaming community in India to thrive. His style of gaming is counter to all the stereotypes of a gamer. He is very health conscious, he doesn’t tolerate toxicity in game, and is very PG and family friendly. He has been active since the days of Counter-Strike 1.6 and now streams Valorant almost daily.
Name: Shagufta Iqbal | Subscribers: 272K | Games: GTA V, Stray, Valorant, CS GO
IShagufta “Xyaa” Iqbal is a gaming YouTuber and live streamer from India. She began playing computer games at the age of 12 and was India’s first recognised female gamer. Her Youtube channel has over 269 thousand subscribers, and she has 117 thousand Instagram followers. She plays a wide range of games, including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch, all of which she streams on Twitch. She often features Alita, her dog, in her feeds. Her business associates include technology giants like Logitech, Intel, and HP. She’s one of the few Indian streamers that dabbles in a range of games and has a big PC game fanbase.
Name: Naman Mathur | Subscribers: 7.2 M | Games: BGMI, CS GO, Among Us, Minecraft
Of course a streamer list is incomplete without Mortal. Many of the top 10 streamers on a list compiled by data analyst site Stream Hatchet has amassed peak viewerships of over 170,000 on YouTube.
The survey claims that Mortal is one of just three Indian YouTubers to rank among the top 10 live gaming streamers during the second quarter of 2021. Mortal was also shortlisted for the prestigious Esports Awards 2021 in the Streamer of the Year category.
The Indian mobile player Naman "Mortal" Sandeep Mathur (born May 22, 1997) is both an owner and a player for Team SouL.
On his YT channel he also publishes exciting gaming content like BGMI and CSGO that keep his audience entertained and engaged. His YT channel presently has about 6 million subscribers.
Mortal, in collaboration with 8bit Thug, not only streams his gaming sessions on YouTube, but also offers a GAMING COURSE for gamers that can only be found on the FRONTROW platform.
5. Payal Gaming
Name: Payal Dhare | Subscribers: 2.57 M | Games: Among Us, Apex Mobile, GTA VPayal Dhare is widely regarded as the most popular female video creator and streamer originating from India on YouTube. In addition to that, she is widely considered to be one of India's most skilled female players. She was almost always the BGMI player that finished the season with the highest ranking. This girl, who is 21 years old, has 876 thousand followers on Instagram and 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube. She has been playing video games for two years, and she is frequently seen competing alongside some of India's most accomplished gamers, such as Scout, Mortal, and Mavi.
Name: Saloni Pawar | Subscribers: 60.4 K | Games: CS GO, Valorant
After making history by becoming the first Indian woman to compete in international tournaments in Thailand, Saloni Panwar has become one of the most well-known female broadcasters. She is a successful CS:GO player in the global esports arena and has also won a number of qualifiers in Central Asia. Her career has taken her all around the world. She had won a large number of qualifications in Central Asia in addition to having around 43,100 subscribers on her own YouTube channel.
She is a competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and currently competes for Rayne E-sports India.
Saloni plays in an IGL capacity for Rayne e-sports, which is the first first e-sports organisation to assign an all-Indian female squad to compete in CS:GO professionally.
Name: Tanmay Singh | Subscribers: 4.51 M | Games: GTA V, BGMI, Valorant
Tanmay "Sc0utOP" Singh is an Indian gamer who was born on July 30, 1996. He is presently a member of Team SouL and competes professionally.
Referred to frequently as both one of the top players in India and a terrific player on the international stage. Sc0ut's primary roles in games like BGMI and Garena Freefire are those of a Scouter, a Flanker, and an Assaulter.
Sc0ut is considered to be one of the most influential members of the Indian gaming community, despite the fact that his YouTube channel has approximately 4 million subscribers.
He has accomplished all there is to accomplish, from broadcasting games that are enjoyed by millions of people in India to winning trophies in esports competitions and matches.
Some of these players have been entertaining the audiences, some have their own niché crowd they cater to, some have been paving the way for other streamers and content creators. However the thing that binds them together is gaming, and the passion for it.
Here’s hoping they all find bigger and better milestones on their journey.