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Video Victory: Top 10 Marvel Mobile Game YouTubers (#1)

By Sida Li on March 8, 2019 at 5:18 PM ET


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Welcome, Marvel superfans! We're extending our popular 'Video Victory' blog series to include three popular Marvel mobile games: Contest of Champions, Future Fight, and Strike Force. Each month, we'll rank and profile these games' most popular YouTubers, and serve you tasty nuggets of their recent video content. In our first edition, Captain Marvel news takes the spotlight.

This edition covers the month ending 2/25. For details on our ranking system, please see the bottom of the article. 


#10: Unofficial Kabam Mike


Unofficial Kabam Mike kicks off our inaugural list! This Contest of Champions YouTuber first began uploading content in June 2018. Since then he's amassed over 13k subscribers and nearly 1.4 million video views. Watch the video below to see Mike's most popular upload during the current period - a battle against Mister Sinister in the X-Men Xenoclast quest.



#8 (Tie): Crystal Opening Whale


Crystal Opening Whale does more than just open crystals in his Contest of Champions videos - he also uploads gameplay, roster reviews, and guides. Like #10 ranked Unofficial Kabam Mike, Crystal Opening Whale also launched his channel in the summer of 2018. Check out the video below to watch one of his namesake crystal opening videos.




Beast Mode Gaming, a Future Fight YouTuber, tied with Crystal Opening Whale for the #8 spot. Both had very similar subscriber and Marvel mobile game video view totals during the current period. Beast Mode Gaming's most watched recent upload is an analysis of the Future Fight update 4.8 patch notes, which includes Captain Marvel content. Watch it below!



MobileGamer is the sole Strike Force YouTuber in our top 10. Many of his videos, including the one below, feature a guest YouTuber. Check it out to watch him and fellow creator Combs discuss the new Captain Marvel hero! All of Marvel's mobile games are receiving new Captain Marvel content in conjunction with the movie's release.



#6: RichTheMan


RichTheMan is a Contest of Champions YouTuber. In February, he also dabbled in Apex Legends and PUBG Mobile. This UK-based YouTuber has been uploading Contest of Champions videos since 2015. This period, one of his crystal opening videos went viral and broke 100k views. Watch the pain below!



#5: ContestChampion


You can probably guess ContestChampion's Marvel game of choice by looking at his username. This Contest of Champions YouTuber recently hit 75k subscribers. Congrats on the achievement! Check out the video below to watch part 1 of his livestreamed Mr. Sinister arena series.



#4: Lagacy


Fun Fact: Lagacy was the first-ever New York Comic Con Ultimate Champion in Contest of Champions! Here's a peek at his trophy from a recent tweet. You can watch his recap of the tournament here, or check out the video below to watch him discuss the pros and cons of opening 5-star basic crystals versus featured crystals.



#3: Prof Hoff


Prof Hoff, a Contest of Champions YouTuber, reached the 25k subscriber milestone in January. Congrats! He is also closing in on 1,500 total video uploads. As of writing, Prof Hoff is the 4th most prolific uploader in our top 10 (for the curious, Seatin Man of Legends leads the pack with over 2,500 uploads). Watch the video below to hear Prof Hoff discuss a common bug complaint in Contest of Champions.



#2: Cynicalex


Cynicalex specializes in Future Fight content. In fact, he's the only non-Contest of Champions YouTuber in our top 5! Cynicalex has been uploading Future Fight content on his channel for over 2.5 years. His most-viewed video, from April 2017, is a countdown of the game's top 10 superheroes. Check out one of Cynicalex's recent uploads below - an analysis of the newly released Captain Marvel.




Seatin Man of Legends tops our inaugural rankings! He dominated the new subscribers category and was the only YouTuber to break 1 million Marvel mobile game video views during the current period. This UK-based creator's channel initially focused on Rift content all the way back in 2012. He began uploading Contest of Champions videos in 2016. Watch below to see Seatin Man of Legends break down some Captain Marvel and Nick Fury champion news.



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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.



Scoring System:

Each edition, we begin by compiling a list of the top 20 Marvel Contest of Champions, Future Fight, and Strike Force YouTubers (in the English language) since last edition based on the views generated by their top Marvel Contest of Champions, Future Fight, or Strike Force upload during the relevant period. The YouTube list is sourced from YouTube search. Creators on the list are awarded 0-100 points in each of 2 categories: views of new Contest of Champions, Future Fight, and Strike Force YouTube videos, and new YouTube subscribers. The data from the 2 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 is defined as having uploaded at least 1 video in at least 1 of the tracked games during the current period AND having generated 100 or more subscribers. 'Active' in the New YouTube Views category is defined as having uploaded at least 1 video in at least 1 of the tracked games during the current period. For example, if 90% of creators generated 100 or more YouTube subscribersthen 90 points are available in the New YouTube Subscribers category.

(2) Points calculated from each of the 2 categories in step (1) are then totaled up to determine the creator's final score.

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