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Video Victory: Top 5 PUBG Streamers & YouTubers (#2)

By Sida Li on January 25, 2019 at 6:05 PM ET

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It's the tale of the twos! In our second edition, the top two creators defended their turf while two fresh faces entered the fray.

Lootcakes periodically ranks the top PUBG streamers (and YouTubers) by popularity and highlights their notable recent content for your viewing pleasure. This edition covers the month ending 1/21. For details on our ranking system, please see the bottom of the article.

#5: Danucd
Last Month's Ranking: New to list

Danucd is a relative newcomer to the scene (she reached 1,000 Twitch subs in November 2018). Since then, her Twitch channel has grown exponentially - thanks in part to her incredible gun skill. Danucd launched her YouTube channel earlier in January. Check out her first upload below!

#4: Powerbang Gaming
Last Month's Ranking: New to list

You may recognize Powerbang Gaming from his Clash of Clans videos, the first of which was uploaded nearly 4 years ago. These days, Powerbang's primary focus is PUBG Mobile. If he continues gaining YouTube subscribers at his current pace, we expect him to reach the coveted 1 million YouTube subscriber milestone in early February. We'll be keeping a close watch on his progress! Check out his most popular recent upload below, in which he discusses Season 5 goodies.

#3: chocoTaco
Last Month's Ranking: #5

chocoTaco moved up two ranks thanks to improved numbers on Twitch and YouTube. He was also aided by the fact that fellow creator Dr Disrespect didn't make any new PUBG content during the period. In mid-January, chocoTaco tweeted a plaque commemorating his 2018 Doritos Bowl victory. 2018 was an extremely successful year for him on Twitch and YouTube, as he saw follower, subscriber, and view totals skyrocket. For example, he went from 32,000 to 525,000 Twitch followers and 523,000 to 17.2 million Twitch views according to Socialblade. Here's to an equally successful 2019! Watch below to see a highlight from chocoTaco's New Year's Eve stream.

#2: BluePanda
Last Month's Ranking: #2
YouTube Channel (Gameplay highlights)

Skilled PUBG Mobile player BluePanda once again claimed the #2 rank. January marked BluePanda's return to Twitter (prior to January, his previous tweet occurred on November 15, 2018). Give him a follow here. If you're looking for a change of pace from  gameplay and highlight videos, check out the video below to hear his tips and tricks for ranking up faster in Season 5.

This period, Shroud dominated the field in the Twitch category and went toe to toe with #2 ranked BluePanda on YouTube. Fun fact: Shroud began the new year with just over 5 million Twitch followers. In 2018, he amassed a mind-boggling 3 million new followers. 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. 

Scoring System:

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 ( 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 ( 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.

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