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Video Victory: Top 10 Marvel Mobile Game YouTubers (#11)

By Sida Li on January 17, 2020 at 6:01 PM ET


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This period's top YouTubers revisited their 2019 favorites and dove headfirst into new content. 


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Each month, Lootcakes ranks the top YouTubers in three popular Marvel mobile games (Contest of Champions, Future Fight, and Strike Force) and highlights their notable recent content for your viewing pleasure. This edition covers the month ending 1/11.


#10: ValleyFlyin*

Last Month's Ranking: #5
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Did you know that ValleyFlyin recently started a podcast? Click this link to view his announcement tweet. He also recently cracked the 20,000 YouTube subscriber milestone. Congrats! Check out the video below for ValleyFlyin's January 2020 ranking of the top ten Marvel Strike Force free-to-play characters.



#7 (Tie): Khasino*

Last Month's Ranking: #10

We've got a three-way tie for 7th place! Khasino, a Marvel Strike Force content creator, shares the #7 rank with Beast Mode Gaming, a Marvel Future Fight content creator, and ContestChampion, a Contest of Champions content creator. In the video below, Khasino shares new kit info on two Inhumans, Karnak and Crystal.



#7 (Tie): Beast Mode Gaming

Last Month's Ranking: #7 (Tie)

Beast Mode Gaming wrapped up 2019 with a series of "best" and "worst" rankings. The categories include Best New Character, Most Disappointing New Characters, Worst New Uniforms, and more. Check out the video below to watch Beast Mode Gaming's list of the top ten Marvel Future Fight characters who benefited from new uniforms in 2019. 



#7 (Tie): ContestChampion

Last Month's Ranking: #6

ContestChampion ended 2019 with 96,000 YouTube subscribers. At his current pace, we expect him to reach the 100k milestone this spring. In ContestChampion's most popular recent upload, he pitches a concept for an expanded mastery system in Marvel Contest of Champions. Check out this tweet for an overview of his idea and watch the full video below.



#6: RichTheMan

Last Month's Ranking: #7 (Tie)

RichTheMan took a trip down memory lane in January. In the video below, he reacts to his old content - some from Marvel Contest of Champions and some from before his focus on MCoC. If you're itching for more recent MCoC videos, have no fear - Rich averages over one upload per day on his YouTube channel



#5: Crystal Opening Whale

Last Month's Ranking: #19

Crystal Opening Whale is back in our top ten for the first time in half a year! Among our ranked creators, he averages the fewest uploads per month (as of writing, he's uploaded once in January and four times in December), but saw a strong recent burst in subscribers. Check out his most recent Marvel Contest of Champions upload below, in which he opens nearly a thousand Greater Gifting Crystals, or watch this earlier video to catch up on his issues with the recent gifting event (warning: NSFW language).



#4: Prof Hoff

Last Month's Ranking: #4

Fun fact: Prof Hoff has finished with the #4 rank in four of the last six periods. This Marvel Contest of Champions YouTuber is by far the most prolific video uploader in our rankings; in the past week, he uploaded nearly fifty videos! Check out the video below to watch Prof Hoff rank up with the new Nova champion.



#3: Cynicalex*

Last Month's Ranking: #2

As usual, Cynicalex is this period's top-ranked Marvel Future Fight content creator. In late December, he revealed the winners of the 2019 Marvel Future Fight Awards (chosen by his viewers). Find out the results in this video or see below for a more recent video providing a look (and some speculation) into new MFF content. 



#2: Lagacy

Last Month's Ranking: #3

Lagacy wrapped up the year by sharing on Twitter his 2019 Marvel Contest of Champions in-game stats. He also shared his ranking of 2019's ten best champions in this video and an updated tier list in this video. If you're itching for MCoC Nova gameplay, check out the video below to get his early impressions of the new champion.



#1: Seatin Man of Legends


Like #2 ranked Lagacy, Seatin Man of Legends recently shared a list of his top ten units in Marvel Contest of Champions (in this video). Seatin also recently announced that he and fellow content creators RichTheMan and Killer Beezy will be hosting an MCoC meetup in London on March 21st. Get the details here or watch the video below to witness Seatin max out the new Squirrel Girl champion.



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.



*Disclosure: Khasino, ValleyFlyin and Cynicalex are sponsored participants in a recent promotion of the Lootcakes service. However, their appearance here is based entirely on their YouTube stats for the current period.

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) based on their most-viewed new upload (during the current period) related to any of these games.

Creators from the above list are then awarded 0-100 points in each of two categories: (1) total views of their newly uploaded YouTube videos related to these games, and (2) new YouTube subscribers. 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. 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.


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