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Ready the birthday cake! Marvel Future Fight creators gear up for the game's five-year anniversary, while top MSF and MCoC creators reach their own marvelous milestones.
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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 4/12.
Note: We've added a new eligibility requirement for YouTubers; 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).
Last Month's Ranking: #6 (Tie)
This period marks KT1's third ever - and third consecutive - top ten appearance. At his current subscriber growth pace, we expect him to reach the 25k milestone in May. In the below Marvel Contest of Champions video KT1 discusses a challenge faced by many Alliance War players - the Flow Global Node - and strategies for countering it.
Last Month's Ranking: #11
RichTheMan returns to our top ten after barely missing out last period. This time he improved his new subscriber haul by 400 and his new video views by 65k. During recent weeks this UK-based Marvel Contest of Champions YouTuber has been averaging about two daily uploads. If you're looking for longer MCoC content to pass the time, check out his hour-long podcast below. The video description also contains info on how to get the podcast on Soundcloud, Spotify and iTunes.
ValleyFlyin, a Marvel Strike Force YouTuber, is closing in on the 25k subscriber mark. At his current growth pace, we expect him to reach this milestone before the end of April. Valleyflyin also recently noted
that someone in public recognized him as "Valleyflyin" for the first time! In the video below, he discusses the Red Star rework and shows footage from about ~$300 worth of Red Star orb openings.
#7 (Tie): Unofficial Kabam Mike
Last Month's Ranking: #4
Unofficial Kabam Mike is known for his educational Marvel Contest of Champions content. This period marks his fifth-ever (and second consecutive) top ten appearance. Check out the video below for the second part of Mike's "Amazing Synergies" series. Part 1 was released in February and can be viewed here
#5 (Tie): Prof Hoff
Last Month's Ranking: #6 (Tie)
Prof Hoff is fresh off reaching 25 million total channel views on YouTube - a great accomplishment! Next on his list of achievements: 50k subscribers! As of writing, he's less than 5k away. In the video below, Prof Hoff commentates over a crazy Marvel Contest of Champions crystal opening video submitted by one of his viewers.
MobileGamer, a.k.a. OhEmGee, is a Marvel Strike Force and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes content creator. This period marks his twelfth-ever (and third consecutive) top ten appearance. In April, Red Star changes dominated MSF news. Watch OhEmGee detail the Red Star changes and open Red Star orbs below.
Last Month's Ranking: #3
Marvel Contest of Champions introduced the co-op Incursions
mode on April 8th, and Lagacy has been on the grind. Watch the below video for a four+ hour session with fellow MCoC content creator YeetOS
. If you're looking for shorter videos, drop by Lagacy's channel
, where he also uploads plenty of shorter solo gameplays.
Last Month's Ranking: #5
ContestChampion, a month removed from reaching the 100k YouTube subscriber milestone, is now sitting at 103k (as of writing). We were sad to learn that his dog Lola (who has appeared in his videos and streams) passed away
earlier in April. Our condolences. You can watch a video featuring Lola here
or check out ContestChampion's most popular recent upload below - an April Fool's crystal opening video.
Last Month's Ranking: #2
Marvel Future Fight's fifth anniversary arrives on April 30th. A lot of big changes are coming to the game and in the below video, Cynicalex reviews Netmarble's April 16th developer blog and discusses the post's positives and negatives. Not all of the changes have been met with enthusiasm from the community. Here's hoping MFF's fifth anniversary turns out to be a success!
#1: Seatin Man of Legends
Bring out the champagne! Seatin Man of Legends reached the 250k YouTube subscriber milestone a few days before the end of March. In April, he achieved another milestone: 150 million total views on his main channel. Seatin has been playing Marvel Contest of Champions for over four years. In the video below, watch him showcase his impressive account stats, collection, and more.
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.
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. 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 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.