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May 9th was Goku Day
! Both Dragon Ball Legends and Dokkan Battle celebrated the occasion by dropping new content and units.
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Each month, Lootcakes ranks the top YouTubers and streamers in two popular Dragon Ball mobile games (Dokkan Battle and Dragon Ball Legends) and highlights their notable recent content for your viewing pleasure. This edition covers the month ending 5/3.
#8 (Tie): RikuTheBest
RikuTheBest kicks off a trio of creators who tied for the #8 rank. Riku has streamed Dragon Ball Legends, Dragon Ball FighterZ Kakarot, Monster Hunter World, Persona 5, and the Final Fantasy VII remake during the current period. Check out Riku's stream here
or watch Riku below fulfill a viewer request to use Sparking Hercule in DBL.
#8 (Tie): Raiyuden
Last Month's Ranking: #6 (Tie)
Raiyuden is on pace to reach the 50k YouTube subscriber milestone around June 1st. In a tweet
last month, he mentioned 75k as his year-end goal. In a recent tweet, Raiyuden shared his thoughts
on the importance of defensive units in the current Dragon Ball Legends meta. Speaking of metas, see below for his take on Androids.
#8 (Tie): Goresh
Last Month's Ranking: #11
In late April, Goresh sent a tweet
warning his followers of imitators on other social platforms. He also recently asked
his followers to predict what will come in part two of the Goku Day celebration in the global version of Dokkan Battle. In the video below, Goresh discusses the various banners coming to global Dokkan and provides advice on how to save/spend dragon stones.
#7: Tiger Uppercut Media
Last Month's Ranking: #8 (Tie)
Tiger Uppercut Media has uploaded Dokkan Battle, Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, and Final Fantasy VII remake content during the current period. The global version of Dokkan Battle is in the midst of Goku Day celebrations, and Tiger has been digging into the new content. Watch him take on the new Infinite Dragon Ball History stages below.
D-Free returns to our top ten after a two-period absence. His YouTube and Twitch numbers improved across the board when compared to the previous period. We'd like to congratulate D-Free on reaching 250k YouTube subscribers in late April! In honor of Goku Day, he released a series of Goku-centric videos in early May. Watch Super Saiyan 4 Goku headline his Dragon Ball Legends team in the video below.
Fun fact: Among our top ten creators, Rhymestyle amassed the most new YouTube subscribers during the current period. That said, a lack of Dokkan Battle and Dragon Ball Legends streaming activity hindered his final ranking. Rhymestyle recently tried the new co-op mode in the Japanese version of Dokkan Battle. Hear his thoughts on the game mode below.
#3 (Tie): Nanogenix
Fun fact: It's been five and a half years since Nanogenix started his YouTube channel! His first Dragon Ball themed upload, a Dokkan Battle video
, occurred about four years ago. This period, he and DBZ World tied for the #3 rank. Nano celebrated Goku Day in one of his recent Dokkan Battle uploads. Watch the in-game festivities below.
#3 (Tie): DBZ World
Last Month's Ranking: #6 (Tie)
This period marks DBZ World's highest-ever placement in our rankings (his previous high was fourth). Unlike our other ranked creators, this Dokkan Battle YouTuber doesn't commentate over his videos and instead chooses to let his gameplay do the talking. In his recent upload below, DBZ World takes on the Extreme Super Battle Road event with a Majin Buu Saga team led by LR Babidi & Dabura.
KaggyFilms locked down the #2 rank thanks to his impressive streaming stats. He's a professional voice actor who has lent his talents to many anime, cartoon, and video game properties - including Dragon Ball Legends! Drop by Kaggy's stream here
or check out the video below for his most recent DBL upload.
Last Month's Ranking: #1
DaTruthDT, a Dokkan Battle content creator, amassed the most new YouTube video views among our top ten. He's on pace to reach the 250k YouTube subscriber milestone in July. Watch below as DaTruth discusses the smaller-than-expected dragon stone reward for the game becoming the #1 top-grossing game in France on Apple's App Store.
For a more detailed breakdown on the top content creators in this edition, take a look at the table below. Click the table to enlarge.
Please note, N/A means the creator did not broadcast a video in the tracked games on the applicable platform during the relevant period. Since any views they did achieve were for other games, we chose not to count them here. A dash (-) means the creator does not have an account on any relevant platforms in the associated category.
Each edition, we begin by compiling a list of the top 20 Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle and Dragon Ball Legends YouTubers (in the English language) based on their most-viewed new upload (during the current period) related to any of these games. To qualify, at least 75% of their videos in related games (during the current period) must contain self-created gameplay or game-related commentary (i.e. created directly by the YouTuber as opposed to clips sourced from third parties).
Creators from the above list are then awarded 0-100 points in each of four categories: (1) total views of their newly uploaded YouTube videos related to these games, (2) new YouTube subscribers, (3) new Twitch channel views plus new YouTube stream views related to these games, and (4) new Twitch followers. The data from these categories is sourced from YouTube and Social Blade (socialblade.com). Points are calculated according to the following steps:
(1) For each category, total points available are calculated by multiplying 100 by a fraction: the total number of creators active on the relevant platform (numerator) divided by the total number of creators on the list (denominator). 'Active' in the New YouTube Subscribers category refers to creators who uploaded at least one related game video AND generated 100 or more subscribers during the current period. 'Active' in the New YouTube Views category refers to creators who uploaded at least one related game video during the current period. 'Active' in the New Twitch Followers category is defined as having streamed at least one related game on Twitch during the current period AND generated 100 or more Twitch followers. 'Active' in the New Stream Views category is defined as having streamed at least one related game on Twitch or YouTube during the current period. For example, if 18 of 20 creators are considered 'Active' in the New YouTube Subscribers category, then 90 points are available in that category (i.e. 18/20 = .9 x 100 = 90).
(2) Points awarded to a creator in each category are then calculated by multiplying the results of step (1) by a fraction: the creator's individual performance in that category (numerator) divided by the total performance of all creators on the list in that category (denominator). Continuing the example from (1), a creator with 100,000 New YouTube Subscribers out of 1,000,000 from all ranked creators on the list would receive 9 points in that category (i.e. 100,000/1,000,000 = .1 x 90 = 9).
(3) Points calculated from each category are then totaled to determine the creator's final score.