While the tail end of Ludwig ‘Ludwig’ Ahgren’s Subathon drew in huge crowds and shattered Twitch records, it wasn’t enough to displace the undisputed king of Twitch viewership last month. For what is now the fifth consecutive month, Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel tops the charts and was April 2021’s most-watched streamer.
While Ludwig’s Subathon was talk of the town, xQc’s army of viewers continued to tune in to his long and popular streams, with GTA V RP, Minecraft, and League of Legends once again being the staple games for his content. According to Esports Charts, xQc racked up over 30 million hours of watch time last month – one of his best months on record for total viewership. Despite streaming so much during the month (334 hours), xQc still managed an enormous average viewership of 87,000. His popularity right now is pretty unmatched on Twitch.
April also saw xQc surpass 100 million hours watched in 2021.
While many thought Ludwig would swoop in and steal the crown this month (having streamed none-stop from April 1 to April 14 as part of his Subathon) he can only manage second in the viewership charts with 18 million hours.
CS:GO streamer Alexandre ‘Gaules’ Borba, who was the last person to beat xQc to the top of the monthly viewership charts back in November 2020, comes in third with just over 16 million hours watched.
The award for highest peak viewership of the month goes to Minecraft sensation Thomas ‘TommyInnit’ Simons. The 17-year-old’s plot to kill fellow Minecraft streamer ‘Dreams’ drew in a massive 600,000 viewers.