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Video Victory: Top 10 Marvel Mobile Game YouTubers (#18)

By Sida Li on September 11, 2020 at 7:08 PM ET

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The throne changes hands yet again, while two familiar faces claw their way back into the top 10. 

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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 8/31.

#10: ValleyFlyin

Last Month's Ranking: #7 (Tie)
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Marvel Strike Force's orange gear orb award issue has been a big topic of conversation. ValleyFlyin discusses the steps being taken to correct the issue below. In other news, ValleyFlyin reached 2,500 followers on Twitter in early September. Congrats on the milestone! 

#9: Unofficial Kabam Mike

Last Month's Ranking: #13

Unofficial Kabam Mike returns after a two-period absence! Fun fact: Mike has made the top 10 seven out of 18 times (39%). Unlike most of our other top 10 creators, this Marvel Contest of Champions YouTuber doesn't commentate his videos - instead he relies on captions. Watch Mike break down the steps to easily defeat Apocalypse Uncollected below.

#7 (Tie): RichTheMan

Last Month's Ranking: #10

RichTheMan is nearing the 50k subscriber milestone on YouTube. At his current pace, we expect him to reach this number before the end of October. Fun fact: During the current period, Rich is averaging ~2.5 uploads per day, which ranks second among our top 10 (behind #4 ranked Prof Hoff). His most popular recent upload, which you can view below, breaks down Mutant Treasure Island in Marvel Contest of Champions.

#7 (Tie): Jason Voorhees
Last Month's Ranking: #11

Jason Voorhees, a Marvel Contest of Champions YouTuber, returns to our top 10 after a four period absence! Like #9 ranked Unofficial Kabam Mike, Jason doesn't commentate his videos. During the current period, the Summoner Showdown has been the subject of over half of Jason's uploads. Watch him participate in week 2 of qualifiers below.

#6: Lagacy

Last Month's Ranking: #5 (Tie)

Lagacy, a Marvel Contest of Champions creator, is on the cusp of reaching 75k YouTube subscribers. We expect him to reach this milestone around the first of October. Lagacy's most popular recent upload is a massive crystal opening session. Watch below to find out if he was able to pull Warlock!

#4 (Tie): Cynicalex
Last Month's Ranking: #5 (Tie)

The sole Marvel Future Fight creator in our top 10, this period Cynicalex tied MCoC creator Prof Hoff for the #4 rank. Judging by Cynicalex's tweets in early September, he's excited for MFF's September v640 update. Watch him discuss the update sneak peek in the below video.

#4 (Tie): Prof Hoff

Last Month's Ranking: #3 (Tie)

Prof Hoff, a Marvel Contest of Champions YouTuber who recently joined the 50k subscriber club, is also the most prolific uploader among our top 10. During the current period, he's uploaded over 200 times! In a recent video, Prof Hoff reviews the various Mutant Treasure Island paths that players can take to optimize their rewards.

#2 (Tie): ContestChampion
Last Month's Ranking: #3 (Tie)

ContestChampion has been eagerly following the MCoC Summoner Showdown tournament. He recently congratulated the Americas region's top qualifier in round one, HappyMcMuffins. Check out the video below to watch ContestChampion and #6 ranked Lagacy tackle an incursion over the course of 2.5 hours. 

#2 (Tie): MobileGamer

Although MobileGamer relinquished the throne this period, he seems to have solidified himself in the elite tier of Marvel mobile game creators. In 2020 he's steadily surged up the rankings, particularly after his mid-June stoppage of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes content. His average rank over the past four periods has been 2.75, compared with 8.75 over the prior four periods. Watch below as he reviews some new store offers and discusses a potential X-23 teaser. 

#1: Seatin Man of Legends

Seatin Man of Legends reclaims the throne after finishing second last period and fourth before that. This time around, he led the pack in new subscribers while his three million+ new video views were more than double the closest competitor. When Seatin's not playing Marvel Contest of Champions, you can find him on The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross or the Realm of Champions beta. In his most popular recent upload below, Seatin shows off his 6-star rank 2 Professor X.

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) 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 ( 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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