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Top 20 Most Followed Twitch Streamers (2020 Edition) – TalkEsport

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The was in a rumble earlier this year with prominent streamers leaving for other platforms like Mixer, YouTube, and even Facebook gaming. Some left permanently, others returned to their alma mater in Twitch, which caused a ruckus in the number of their followers. In a year full of disasters, we look to end it on a high note, here are the streamers who made their way to the top 20 in terms of followers.

20: mrfreshasian – Followers: 3.8 million

Edged into the top 20 in December, Fresh is a competitive Fortnite player hailing from Australia but his competitive career didn’t stop him from pushing new content which earned him a steady influx of new followers. His dedication towards streaming while being a pro player earned him the 20th spot in the list this year.

19: Tyler1 – Followers: 3.9 million

Even if you don’t know Tyler1, chances are you have seen his memes. Other than being popular for his eccentric personality, he is arguably the most consistent LOL streamer around, with impressive viewership at that. He organized a tournament of his own where a lot of prominent personalities from the entertainment industry took part in.

18: SypherPK – Followers: 4.2 million

Another one of Fortnite success stories, SypherPK religiously streams Fortnite for his audience, occasionally switching to other games like Warzone.

17: ibai – Followers: 4.3 million

ibai, a content creator for G2 Esports who streams League of Legends consistently and is loyal to the game. He is the only LOL streamer in the top 20 other than Tyler1 with a loyal set of followers.

16: alanzoka – Followers: 4.3 million

alanzoka moved to Twitch from YouTube and rose to stardom on the former with Rocket League and Valorant.

15: DrLupo – Followers: 4.4 million

DrLupo is truly a streamer of sorts. He tries his hand at everything while making it look entertaining. He has streamer multiple games like Fortnite, COD, Fall Guys, Warzone in the past and will continue to do so.

14: xQc – Followers: 4.4 million

A former Overwatch pro turned streamer, xQc is an FPS streamer who tried his hand at every FPS out there. The first thing anyone will notice is his eccentric personality which the masses find to be funny.

13: Dakotaz – Followers: 4.7 million

Dakotaz is a propular Fortnite streamer with a huge aduience that earned him the 13th spot on the list.

12: NICKMERCS – Followers: 4.8 million

Hailing from FaZe Clan, NICKMERCS switches back and forth between Fortnite and Warzone. He is often touted to be the best Fortnite player on the console.

11: TheGrefg – Followers: 5.4 million

0.3 million followers shy of the top 10, TheGrefg is a popular Fortnite streamer. Other than Fortnite, he can often be seen trying his hand at Minecraft. Swaying into the Among Us and Fall Guys bandwagon helped him secure the 11th spot on the list.

10: Summit1g – Followers: 5.7 million

Served as an inspiration to the likes of Shroud, he is one of the oldest streamers out there. From a disastrous CSGO career, Summit1g turned his life around as a streamer, building a loyal audience over the years.

9: TimTheTatman – Followers: 5.9 million

Know from streaming FPS, TimTheTatman can often be found playing shooters with the likes of Ninja, DrLupo, and Shroud. He switches between COD, Fortnite, and Overwatch, and his audience seems to enjoy whatever he has to offer. His dedication is something to be admired for with more assured success on his way heading into 2021.

8: Auronplay – Followers: 6.3 million

A well known GTA streamer, Auronplay chose to stream Among Us in 2020 which helped him rise so high up the list, into the top 10. With the dying hype of Among Us, Auron seems to hold himself pretty well maintaining a steady audience.

7: Pokimane – Followers: 6.8 million

The most popular female streamer on the platform, Pokimane had quite a rollercoaster of a year. While dragged herself into controversies at multiple points in 2020, she was last seen sending Christmas presents to her fans from their Amazon wishlist.

6. Sodapoppin – Followers: 7 million

Sodapoppin is a Twitch veteran being streaming on the platform for the past decade. He has significantly high numbers given he is known for streaming World of Warcraft.

5: Myth – Followers: 7.1 million

Another one of Fortnite success stories, Myth hails from TSM. He switches between multiple games as Fortnite doesn’t post the same number of viewers as it once did. He is doing surprisingly well despite not streaming Fortnite anymore.

4: Rubius – Followers: 7.5 million

He is the only non-English streamer this high up the list. Being a non-English streamer limits the number of audiences but he still maintains his spot at the top.

3: shroud – Followers: 8.6 million

The most fluid aimer in the history of FPS games. Formerly a CSGO pro player for Cloud9, he was argued to be the most gifted in NA in terms of mechanical skills. He left the professional team only to remain in C9 as a content creator, later parted ways with the org. He returned to Twitch after a short spell with Mixer when the later project went south.

2: Tfue – Followers: 9.8 million

Tfue made 2018 hard for Ninja, topping the Twitch charts at multiple points that year. Originally rose to fame from Fortnite with the support from FaZe Clan, Tfue was argued to be the best player in the world, and much like shroud, he left competitive Fortnite to continue streaming. He no longer streamers the game that put him here but still has a loyal fanbase that enjoys his content.

1: Ninja – Followers: 16.5 million

Former Halo pro, Ninja ruled Twitch ever since Fortnite came into fruition. He was seen playing with celebrities all throughout 2017 and 2018. Much like shroud, he returned to Twitch after a brief spell with mixer and topped the charts once again. He maintains a healthy 6.7 million follower buffer from the second-placed Tfue. He is longer streaming Fortnite but trying his hand at other games which his followers are okay with.

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Britain in talks with 6 firms about building gigafactories for EV batteries

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Britain is in talks with six companies about building gigafactories to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV), the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people briefed on the discussions.

Car makers Ford Motor Co and Nissan Motor Co Ltd, conglomerates LG Corp and Samsung, and start-ups Britishvolt and InoBat Auto are in talks with the British government or local authorities about locations for potential factories and financial support, the report added .

 

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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EBay to sell South Korean unit for about $3.6 billion to Shinsegae, Naver

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EBay will sell its South Korean business to retailer Shinsegae Group and e-commerce firm Naver for about 4 trillion won ($3.6 billion), local newspapers reported on Wednesday.

EBay Korea is the country’s third-largest e-commerce firm with market share of about 12.8% in 2020, according to Euromonitor. It operates the platforms Gmarket, Auction and G9.

Shinsegae, Naver and eBay Korea declined to comment.

Lotte Shopping had also been in the running, the Korea Economic Daily and other newspapers said, citing unnamed investment banking sources.

South Korea represents the world’s fourth largest e-commerce market. Driven by the coronavirus pandemic, e-commerce has soared to account for 35.8% of the retail market in 2020 compared with 28.6% in 2019, according to Euromonitor data.

Shinsegae and Naver formed a retail and e-commerce partnership in March by taking stakes worth 250 billion won in each other’s affiliates.

($1 = 1,117.7000 won)

 

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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Canada launches long-awaited auction of 5G spectrum

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Canada is set to begin a hotly anticipated auction of the mobile telecommunications bandwidth necessary for 5G rollout, one that was delayed more than a year by the pandemic.

The 3,500 MHz is a spectrum companies need to provide 5G, which requires more bandwidth to expand internet capabilities.The auction, initially scheduled for June 2020, is expected to take several weeks with Canadian government selling off 1,504 licenses in 172 service areas.

Smaller operators are going into the auction complaining that recent regulatory rulings have further tilted the scales in the favour of the country’s three biggest telecoms companies – BCE, Telus and Rogers Communications Inc – which together control around 90% of the market as a share of revenue.

Canadian mobile and internet consumers, meanwhile, have complained for years that their bills are among the world’s steepest. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has threatened to take action if the providers did not cut bills by 25%.

The last auction of the 600 MHz spectrum raised C$3.5 billion ($2.87 billion) for the government.

The companies have defended themselves, saying the prices they charge are falling.

Some 23 bidders including regional players such as Cogeco and Quebec’s Videotron are participating in the process. Shaw Communications did not apply to participate due to a $16 billion takeover bid from Rogers. Lawmakers and analysts have warned that market concentration will intensify if that acquisition proceeds.

In May, after Canada‘s telecoms regulator issued a ruling largely in favour of the big three on pricing for smaller companies’ access to broadband networks, internet service provider TekSavvy Inc withdrew from the auction, citing the decision.

Some experts say the government has been trying to level the playing field with its decision to set aside a proportion of spectrum in certain areas for smaller companies.

Gregory Taylor, a spectrum expert and associate professor at the University of Calgary, said he was pleased the government was auctioning off smaller geographic areas of coverage.

In previous auctions where the license covered whole provinces, “small providers could not participate because they could not hope to cover the range that was required in the license,” Taylor said.

Smaller geographic areas mean they have a better chance of fulfilling the requirements for the license, such as providing service to 90% of the population within five years of the issuance date.

The auction has no scheduled end date, although the federal ministry in charge of the spectrum auction has said winners would be announced within five days of bidding completion.

($1 = 1.2181 Canadian dollars)

 

(Reporting by Moira Warburton in Vancouver; Editing by David Gregorio)

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