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Love wasn't the only thing in the air around Valentine's Day, as content creators weighed in on a player-organized spending boycott.
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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 2/8.
Last Month's Ranking: #7 (Tie)
Khasino, a Marvel Strike Force content creator, reached the 25,000 YouTube subscriber milestone earlier in February. Congrats! A player-organized spending boycott has grabbed headlines in the MSF community during recent weeks. If you're out of the loop, check out this PocketGamer interview
from a player spearheading the boycott, or this megathread
on Reddit detailing some of the major events. Khasino recently engaged in a friendly debate with fellow content creator Tony Scungili over the pros and cons of the boycott.
#8 (Tie): Jason Voorhees
Last Month's Ranking: New to list
A new content creator enters the Marvel mobile game fray! Join us in welcoming Jason Voorhees, a Marvel Contest of Champions YouTuber who began uploading videos nearly a year and a half ago. Among this period's top ten, Jason Voorhees is the only creator who doesn't speak in his videos - instead opting to add text captions. His post popular recent upload, which you can watch below, is his ranking of MCoC's five most useful Science champions.
#8 (Tie): MobileGamer
Last Month's Ranking: #13
MobileGamer, a.k.a. OhEmGee, splits his time between his Marvel Strike Force and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes content (click here
for a recent photo of him and other SWGoH content creators hanging out at Disney). On the MSF front, check out some of MobileGamer's recent uploads to hear his take on the player-organized boycott (and developer FoxNext's response) or watch the video below for his monthly ranking of the top ten MSF characters.
ValleyFlyin is the third (and the highest ranked) Marvel Strike Force content creator in our rankings. Like the others, ValleyFlyin has been keeping a close eye on the spending boycott. He also recently shared his opinion on the sale of MSF's developer FoxNext in this video
(which includes a guest appearance from #10 ranked Khasino). In the video below, ValleyFlyin reacts to the mid-February dev blog
Last Month's Ranking: #6
RichTheMan recently began streaming Marvel Contest of Champions on his second
YouTube channel. Follow him on Twitter
to learn when he goes live, or check out the MCoC podcast
he's hosting with Dan of Frontline: MCoC. From Rich's main YouTube channel, watch below as he details the game's new Valentine-themed offerings!
Last Month's Ranking: New to list
KT1 is the second new content creator joining our Marvel mobile game rankings. He began uploading Marvel Contest of Champions videos just over a year ago (in his first video
, he played as Quake). In the video below, KT1 has an in-depth discussion about the state of Alliance War matchmaking and potential improvements.
#4 (Tie): Prof Hoff
Last Month's Ranking: #4
Prof Hoff is one of four ranked creators who amassed over one million new video views during the current period. A frequent top ten finisher, this Marvel Contest of Champions YouTuber's average rank is 4.2. Prof's brother has made multiple appearances on his channel in February. Watch the two brothers open crystals below!
Last Month's Ranking: #3
Cynicalex and other long-time Marvel Future Fight players are drafting a letter
to the game's developer, Netmarble, and collecting player feedback. Speaking of feedback, Netmarble was quick to release a response after players criticized details of the February Update. See Cynicalex's take in the video below.
Last Month's Ranking: #2
Lagacy holds the #2 rank for the second straight period. He recently announced
his upcoming attendance at top-ranked Seatin Man of Legends' MCoC meetup, scheduled for March 21st in London. Watch below as Lagacy obtains rewards from the Valentine-themed event Love is a Battlerealm plus the latest Alliance War season.
#1: Seatin Man of Legends
Seatin Man of Legends, a Marvel Contest of Champions YouTuber, is currently on pace to reach 250,000 YouTube subscribers in March. We'll be keeping a close eye on his sub count during the upcoming weeks! Although Seatin wasn't a big fan of February's Mojo arena event, his most popular recent upload ended up being a guide on how to easily defeat Uncollected Mojo. Watch it below!
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.
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.