xQc kicks off 2021 as January’s most watched Twitch streamer

TheGrefG's record-breaking stream wasn't enough to topple the massively popular xQc

Twitch streamer xQc standing on a balcony

He was the most watched streamer of 2020, and Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel appears to be picking up where he left off for 2021. The Canadian racked up the most watch time in January 2021, making him last month’s top Twitch streamer by a considerable margin.

According to Esports Charts Pro, xQc had 25.5 million hours of watch time in January. This is a huge amount of watch time for the variety streamer, who was one of the top creators riding the Rust wave in the first half of the month. The survival game became massively popular on Twitch – much to the surprise of its developers – and is largely responsible for xQc’s massive viewership last month.

Behind xQc in second place is Spanish streamer Raúl ‘Auronplay’ Álvarez, who raked in 14.9 million hours of watch time. While this is an enormous gulf to the figures xQc put up in January, Auronplay achieved this with considerably less air time – just 90 hours.

In third place is Mr. Record Breaker himself, David ‘TheGrefg’ Canovas. While he is only third in terms of watch time (13.42 million hours) January saw the Spaniard obliterate the record for the largest peak audience ever seen on Twitch, with over 2.4 million watching him unveil his own Fortnite Icon Series skin.

With records being smashed and creators drawing in huge amounts of watch time, 2021 is already looking to be a bumper year for Twitch and its biggest streamers.