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Video Victory: Top 10 Marvel Mobile Game YouTubers (#20)

By Sida Li on November 10, 2020 at 4:20 PM ET


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It's been an up-and-down ride for this period's top creators. While some celebrated birthdays and YouTube subscriber milestones, others organized spending boycotts and experienced YouTube ad revenue issues.


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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 11/1.


#9 (Tie): Jason Voorhees
Last Month's Ranking: #10

Congratulations to Jason Voorhees on reaching the 25k YouTube subscriber milestone! This Marvel Contest of Champions creator has been posting videos for two years and two months. His most popular recent upload (found below) is a list of the top five underrated champions. Agree or disagree? Let him know in the video's comments!



#9 (Tie): ValleyFlyin


ValleyFlyin returns to our top 10 after a brief one-period absence! We're a big fan of his weekly Marvel Strike Force news update videos, which help players keep up to date about everything going on in the game. The latest edition - episode 80 - can be found below.



#8: RichTheMan

Last Month's Ranking: #8

YouTube ad revenue issues have been affecting some content creators - including RichTheMan - during the past few months. Here he shares a tweet that sheds more light on what he and others have been experiencing. In more uplifting news, as of writing Rich is less than 200 subscribers away from reaching 50k milestone. In his recent upload below, Rich covers the latest MCoC news and upcoming content.  



#7: Lagacy

Last Month's Ranking: #6 (Tie)

Break out the birthday cake! In late October, Lagacy celebrated his 21st birthday. He also recently announced the creation of a new free-to-play account in Marvel Contest of Champions. See below for a long play session in the fledgling account.



#6: Prof Hoff

Last Month's Ranking: #4

Fun fact: Prof Hoff is averaging about seven uploads per day during the past month. He is by far the most prolific uploader among our top 10. See below for this Marvel Contest of Champions YouTuber's most popular recent upload - a discussion of the new thronebreaker calendar. 



#5: BrutalDLX
Last Month's Ranking: #6 (Tie)

This period marks BrutalDLX's second-ever (and second consecutive) top 10 appearance. Although his channel is only four months old, BrutalDLX is actually a long-time Marvel Contest of Champions player and is known for his in-game accomplishments. See below for a recent crystal opening session.



#3 (Tie): ContestChampion
Last Month's Ranking: #5

Two Hulk-themed champions are coming to Marvel Contest of Champions, and judging by a recent Twitter poll, ContestChampion's viewers are more interested in watching 5-star Immortal Hulk in action. See below for his two hour Immortal Hulk test drive in the MCoC content creator beta. 



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

Portions of the Marvel Future Fight community active on YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, and other social media platforms are in the midst of a spending boycott. See below for one of Cynicalex's recent videos on the subject, or check out his other recent videos and tweets for more information about why players are boycotting.



#2: MobileGamer

MobileGamer (a.k.a. OhEmGee) overtook Cynicalex as this period's #2 ranked creator. Among our top 10, MobileGamer ranked second in new YouTube subscribers and fourth in new video views. See below as he continues his journey through Marvel Strike Force's Doom campaign.



#1: Seatin Man of Legends

Seatin Man of Legends has been dabbling in the Marvel Realm of Champions beta, and judging by this tweet he's enjoying it. On the Contest of Champions front, Seatin has mixed feelings about the new Immortal Hulk. Below he shares his opinion on the champion, which (as of writing) is only available to select MCoC content creators.



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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) 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.


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