The Jungle Inferno / Pyro Update brought back two familiar faces and introduced two new creators.
Each month, Lootcakes ranks the top Team Fortress 2 YouTubers (and streamers) by popularity and highlights their notable recent content for your viewing pleasure. This edition covers the period ending 11/7. For more details on our ranking system, please see the bottom of the article.
spikeymikey is the first of two newcomers to this period's rankings. He shot into the top 5 thanks to the video below. It generated 140k views, which is about 93k more than his second most popular upload of the current period. According to this tweet, spikeymikey ended 2016 with roughly 20,600 YouTube subscribers. As of writing he's at 41,450 - more than double last year's total!
Another newcomer enters the fray! This PC gamer's first YouTube channel upload dates back to January 2015. TF2 is not Jameskii's primary game, but he decided to make a video after receiving a lot of requests via Twitter and YouTube comments. You can check out the resulting video below.
Uncle Dane returns after a one-period absence! He recently attributed his drop in activity to an aging computer. Judging by the recent tweets in his feed, Uncle Dane has also been dabbling in Pokémon games. So far in 2017, he's made top 5 appearances in 8/11 periods. Check out Uncle Dane's Halloween video below.
B4nny recently traveled to Sweden for the Esport United Community Rumble LAN, where he and his team claimed 1st place. To promote the event, he organized a well-received AMA on Reddit. B4nny also won the latest UCG Plat 6s season and hit 1,000 Twitch subscribers. Finally, you have until Thursday to order the limited edition purple Froyotech t-shirt! Watch the video below to get B4nny's thoughts on the Jungle Inferno update.
The Jungle Inferno update induced Muselk to return to TF2! He reclaimed the #1 spot after dominating the new YouTube subscribers and video views categories. This period marks Muselk's first ranked appearance in half a year. He recently cracked 750 million YouTube channel views, which is an incredible accomplishment. Check out the video below to watch his most popular TF2 upload of the current period.
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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 TF2 YouTubers (in the English language) since last edition based on the views generated by their top TF2 video upload during the relevant period; and (b) the top 10 TF2 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 TF2 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.