From secrets to perplexing boss fights to neat tricks on how to best puzzle levels, the popularity of gaming channels on YouTube has exploded for various reasons. With hundreds of options to consider, we’ve narrowed it down to bring you seven of the very best. Take a look.
With a subscription list almost reaching the hundred million mark, the numbers indicate that PewDiePie is the most popular gaming channel on the platform. He has diversified his content in recent times but topics generally revolve around gaming software such as VR headsets and amusing gameplay. He is perhaps most noted for his witty gaming commentary which earned him a cameo on “South Park” five years ago where he voiced the show’s depiction of his character. Affectionately known as PewDiePie, his real name is actually Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg. And no, that’s not a typo.
For a taste of adrenaline-packed “Call of Duty” and “Grand Theft Auto” videos served with a slice of humor, VanossGaming is the place to be. The owner of this highly influential channel which has amassed 9 billion views since its inception in 2011 is 26-year-old Canadian Evan Fong. His genre basically revolves around poking fun at glitches and questionable gameplay across a plethora of franchises of which he has lately taken a liking to simulator games.
Mark Fishback’s Markiplier doubles up as a gaming-cum-comedy video channel and he has seamlessly blended the best of both worlds resulting in an impressive 23 million subscription. Inherently funny and with a weaned knack for comically mocking gameplays of famous title such as “Resident Evil 2”, Markiplier leans more toward rib-cracking entertainment than get-you-out-of-a-jam pointers but we wouldn’t have it any other way. His specialty encompasses horror and indie games although he occasionally ventures into games such as Minecraft.
English-born Seán William McLoughlin hits you in the face, quite literally and figuratively, with energetic Irish commentary on a lineup of series involving much-beloved fan favorites like 2018’s “God of War” and the worldwide craze that is “Marvel’s Spiderman”. Be prepared for a smack in the face and a customary “Top of the morning” pleasantry across videos which normally involve him trying to figure out his way across levels while laughing you to tears.
Daniel Middleton has racked in about 22million subscribers with the majority of that fan base strewn from Minecraft enthusiasts. He started out appealing to the younger generation but has since diversified into Tomodachi Life and Roblox games among others in a bid to cast a wider net. His videos are based on exemplary mastery of challenging gameplay and priceless reactions to levels seemingly conspired to frustrate the average gamer.
So what do you get when you add absurdness and wild gameplay to fan-favorites such as “Fortnite” and weird backdrops like playing atop a rooftop? Well, the answer is Lanna Eacott’s hilarious LazarBeam channel. He is popular for his out-of-the-box playthroughs during which his witty charm and lovable personality shine through.
7) The Game Theorists
As the channel’s name would suggest, The Game Theorists take a new approach to YouTube gaming channels offering intriguing theories about various aspects of video games punctuated by glimpses of comic relief. Matthew Patrick’s accomplished background in acting, producing and writing ensures various elements of those three aspects are evident in his videos which have brought close to 12 million subscribers to his doorstep since his 2009 debut.
And that rounds off our compilation of awesome YouTube gaming channels definitely worthy hitting that red button for.