xQc is February 2021’s most watched Twitch streamer

Although the streamer's watch hours are down from January, he has still maintained the top spot

xQc during a Twitch stream

Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has continued his run as the most watched streamer on Twitch. The Canadian personality – who was the most watched streamer of 2020 – topped 25 million hours watched during January. Though February’s numbers have seen a sizable drop, much of this can be attributed to the Texan power outages which forced the streamer to take several days out.

According to Twitch Tracker, xQc clocked up 18.9 million watch hours throughout February. With the Rust hype simmering greatly, the streamer has once again become locked in Minecraft speedrunning combat with Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors. The pair have been furiously trying to one-up each other in the Any% Glitchless 1.16+ Random Seed category for some time now, with xQc currently holding the record of 25 minutes and 37 seconds.

While Forsen has been busy catching up, xQc has spent a great deal of time in the Just Chatting category, while the return of the NoPixel Grand Theft Auto V roleplaying server has more recently seen xQc assume the role of French Canadian criminal/informant ‘Jean Paul’.

In second place behind xQc comes Brazilian personality Alexandre ‘Gaules’ Borba with a very respectable 13.5 million watch hours. Gaules has played a variety of games alongside his staple in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, including FIFA 21, Bloons Tower Defense 6, and Among Us. It should also be noted that, thanks to consistently co-streaming CS:GO LAN events such as IEM Katowice, Gaules managed to achieve a stream uptime of a whopping 701.5 hours last month.

Finally, in third place comes German creator Maximilian ‘Trymacs’ Stemmler. Having been fully swept up by the current wave of Pokémon trading card game mania, the streamer spent most of February opening packs both new and vintage. Thanks to this, alongside his Rust, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Valheim content, Trymacs recorded a solid 11.8 million watch hours last month.

With Pokémania continuing to run wild as Pokémon’s 25th anniversary celebrations remain in full swing, we can certainly expect to see a number of bumper pack opening streams popping up over the coming months. For many this is the only way to sneak a peak at the newest sets due to the ‘Logan Paul Effect’ on the market.

Additionally, with the GTA V RP server currently eclipsing every other game on the platform, we can imagine xQc’s reign in the upper-echelons of the biggest streamers will continue this month, too.