The epic end to Season 10 – and the equally epic introduction to Chapter 2 – in Fortnite saw streamers drawing in impressive audiences to witness the moments.
But for Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, the events of the past few days in Fortnite have not only seen him bring in hundreds of thousands of viewers but also gain a substantial amount of followers. This has resulted in him pulling away from Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek and develop a decent lead at the top of the Twitch followers leaderboard.
For the last couple of weeks, the two streamers have been virtually tied for followers, with the lead changing hands and the gap very rarely extending beyond a few thousand followers. However, Tfue’s Fortnite streams of both the conclusion of Season 10 and the first day of Chapter 2 – Season 1 saw a surge in people hitting the follow button, meaning the 21-year-old is now sitting at 7,142,000 followers at the time of writing, compared to Shroud’s 7,047,000.
According to Twitch Tracker, Tfue was marginally ahead of Shroud at the start of October. However, Shroud took the lead in the race on October 9 and held the top spot up until October 13, the day Tfue streamed the Season 10 finale.
That stream became Tfue’s most watched ever, with concurrent viewership peaking at a mind-blowing 316,000 and saw him gain a substantial amount of followers.
We can now safely say that, for now, Tfue is the most followed active streamer on Twitch. The dormant account of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is still technically top of the charts with over 14.7 million followers, which is more than Shroud and Tfue combined. However, he now streams exclusively on Mixer.