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New year, new countdown! Our top 10 creators look back on 2020 and make predictions for the new year.
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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 1/2.
#9 (Tie): Happy McMuffins
Last Month's Ranking: New to list
Happy McMuffins is new to our rankings and also to YouTube; his first video was uploaded in August 2020 and he only began consistently uploading in December. Happy McMuffins was one of the semi-finalists
in the Americas region of the Marvel Contest of Champions Summoner Showdown tournament. According to this
interview, his favorite game mode is Incursions. See below for his first upload of 2021, an alliance war video.
#9 (Tie): Jason Voorhees
Last Month's Ranking: #11 (Tie)
Jason Voorhees returns to our top 10 after a one-period absence. This Marvel Contest of Champions creator generated about 60% more video views than last period. In the video below Jason shows players how to effectively use Punisher 2099, a champion he considers to be underrated.
Last Month's Ranking: #5
As usual, Cynicalex is the sole Marvel Future Fight creator in our top 10. In a rare occurrence, he didn't experience YouTube subscriber growth this period, but he made up for it with over 1M video views. Both of Cynicalex's most watched recent uploads are related to the upcoming Asgardians update. Judging by the comments to the one below, most players are excited!
KT1 claims the #7 rank for the second straight period. He recently the reached 2,000 follower milestone on Twitter; give him a follow here
! See below for KT1's year-end Marvel Contest of Champions "state of the game" overview. In the video, he provides three of the best and worst things about MCoC during the previous year.
Fun fact: Prof Hoff has been uploading Marvel Contest of Champions videos for more than five years. In the video below, he reminisces about his channel's origins and gives viewers a tour of his impressive MCoC account. How do you stack up against his collection of champions?
In early December, MobileGamer announced
that he tested positive for COVID-19. He mentioned experiencing symptoms in a video
about a week after the announcement, though as of writing he appears to be doing much better. See below for his final Marvel Strike Force character ranking of 2020.
Last Month's Ranking: #8
RichTheMan placed in the top half of our rankings for the first time! Not a bad way to kick off the new year. Rich's climb can be partly attributed to strong YouTube subscriber gains; he amassed nearly 2.5x the number of new subs than the previous period. In the video below, Rich predicts the new champions coming to MCoC in 2021.
Last Month's Ranking: #2 (Tie)
Lagacy kicked off 2021 by updating his Twitter profile picture with something illustrated
by one of his fans. On the Marvel Contest of Champions front, Lagacy has been uploading many alliance war and Incursion Prime Tournament videos during the past two weeks. See below for his quarterfinal tournament showdown, in which he teams up with #2 ranked ContestChampion.
Last Month's Ranking: #2 (Tie)
After spending last period tied at #2 with fellow MCoC content creator Lagacy, this time ContestChampion claims sole possession. ContestChampion experienced recurring internet issues
in December - here's hoping he has fewer issues in the new year! See below for his most popular upload of 2021 (as of writing), a crystal opening session.
#1: Seatin Man of Legends
Seatin Man of Legends takes the throne once again, this time leading a pack of top 4 creators all focused on Marvel Contest of Champions. Seatin did recently try
another Marvel game - Realm of Champions - but didn't seem very interested to cover it. See below for Seatin's best on-screen moments from 2020.
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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.
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.