Video Victory: Top 5 PUBG Streamers & YouTubers (#1)
By Sida Li on December 27, 2018 at 2:51 PM ET
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Welcome, PUBG superfans! We're extending our popular 'Video Victory' blog series to include PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Each month, we'll rank and profile the game's most popular streamers and YouTubers, and serve you tasty nuggets of their recent PUBG video content. In our first edition, the #1 rank goes to a legendary FPS gamer!
This edition covers the month ending 12/22. For details on our ranking system, please see the bottom of the article.
chocoTaco participated in December's Twitch Rivals PUBG Winter Charity Invitational. He and his duo, thechickenofdestiny, had a pretty successful run; they placed 5th out of 40 teams and also picked up some extra prize money for logging the most kills. chocoTaco is back and streaming after a short Christmas break. Drop by his stream here, or watch the YouTube video below to see him play with fellow TSM streamer Viss.
Fun fact: Prior to becoming a full-time streamer, Dr DisRespect spent time working at Sledgehammer Games as a community manager and level designer. Before that, he created mostly Call of Duty content on YouTube. Although the Doc's main game is Black Ops 4, PUBG is now back in his rotation. Check out the video below to watch highlights of his "Return to PUBG".
YouTuber and PUBG Mobile player TalkToHand nearly doubled his subscriber count during the current period, aided in part by the video below, which went viral and stands at 6.3 million views as of writing. This recent tweet sums up his thoughts on his meteoric rise. We can't wait to see where he takes his channel in 2019!
BluePanda is the second PUBG Mobile player in our top 5 ranked creators. Fun fact: BluePanda started as a Castle Clash YouTuber back in 2014. He's taking a break from uploading during Christmas and New Year's, so don't expect new content from him until 2019. Check out BluePanda's most recent PUBG upload below.
Shroud, a former CS:GO pro turned full-time streamer, tops our countdown. His laid back demeanor and incredible in-game skill have helped propel him into Twitch's upper echelon. This period, Shroud split his stream time pretty evenly between Battlefield V, Rainbow Six: Siege, Black Ops 4, and PUBG. Check out Shroud's stream here, or watch one of his recent YouTube uploads below.
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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.
Please note, N/A means the creator did not broadcast a video for this game on the applicable platform during the relevant period. Since any views they did achieve were for other games, we chose not to count them here. A dash (-) means the creator does not have an account on any relevant platforms in the associated category.
Each edition, we begin by compiling a list of: (a) the top 10 PUBG YouTubers (in the English language) since last edition based on the views generated by their top PUBG video upload during the relevant period; and (b) the top 10 PUBG Twitch streamers (in the English language) since last edition based on their average number of views per stream during the relevant period. The YouTube list is sourced from YouTube search and the Twitch list is sourced from Twinge (twinge.tv). Creators on the list are awarded 0-100 points in each of 4 categories: views of new PUBG YouTube videos, new YouTube subscribers, new Twitch followers, and new Twitch and YouTube stream views. The data from all 4 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 is defined as having uploaded at least 1 video of the tracked game during the current period AND having generated 100 or more subscribers. 'Active' in the New Twitch Followers category is defined as having streamed the tracked game on Twitch during the current period AND having generated 100 or more Twitch followers. 'Active' in the New YouTube and Stream Views categories is defined as having uploaded/streamed the tracked game during the current period. For example, if 90% of creators uploaded a YouTube video of the tracked game during the current period, then 90 points are available in the New YouTube Video Views category.
(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).
(3) Points calculated from each of the 4 categories in step (2) are then totaled up to determine the creator's final score.