Pokimane Tops the List of Best Female Streamers of 2020?

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December 24, 2020 10:52 pm

Twitch is undoubtedly the largest live streaming platform. It is home to thousands of streamers with a unique taste and a distinct following. 2020 has been a rocky year for all of us, but streamers with their indigenous style have kept us entertained. Unsurprisingly, female content creators like Pokimane and Valkyrae, among several others, have dominated the charts this year.

Several all-female Esports teams have also erupted in the last few years. So much so, that Cloud9 introduced an all-female competitive Valorant roster. This has prompted female gamers from around the world to take up streaming and has also generated a lot of anticipation in the community.

Before this year comes to an end, meet the top 3 female content creators and streamers who have been the driving reason behind the growth of the streaming industry.

Top 3 female streamers for 2020

Pokimane

Imane “Pokimane” Anys, without a doubt, is one of the finest streamers out there. 2020 was a pretty successful year for her and helped her channel grow leaps and bounds. The Canadian started her career by streaming titles like League of Legends and Fortnite. But her channel grew when she added Valorant to her list of games.

In October this year, she joined Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Disguised Toast, HasanAbi, and others for an Among Us session as part of the get-out-the-vote initiative for the recently concluded Presidential elections.

In over 1000 days of activity on Twitch, Pokimane has over 6.7 million followers and over 147 million total views and is the 6th most followed user on Twitch.

Sadly, Pokimane fell short of winning the streamer of the year award held by Esports awards this year. Canadian Game Awards too had nominated her for the Best Canadian Streamer, but again, she fell short.

Valkyrae

Currently a part of the 100 Thieves organization, Valkyrae has become an advocate for women in gaming and stands as the first female content creator for 100 Thieves.

Valkyrae gathered a following soon after she had vested her interest in gaming and content creation. There was just no stopping her after that. Moreover, the American video gamer left Twitch earlier this year to sign an exclusive contract with YouTube.

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Valkyrae has become a heavyweight in the streaming industry and has won several awards for it too. She has been voted as ‘The Fastest Growing Live Streamer In The World’ & ‘The Biggest Female Gaming Streamer In The World’ by Ryan Wyatt.

A major surge in viewership came when she started streaming InnerSloth’s Among Us. The game had rolled out back in 2018 but was invigorated by several streamers this year. This was the beginning of a symbiotic relationship, causing exponential growth for both the title and many streamers other than Valkyrae.

She also received the Streamer of the Year Award at The Game Awards this year, standing ahead of heavyweights like NICKMERCS and Jay-Ann Lopez.

Valkyrae had almost a million followers on Twitch before she bid a farewell to the platform. She has over 2.6 million subscribers on YouTube with over 124 million total views on the platform.

Alanah Pearce

Pearce is one of the most interesting streamers on the scene right now. The Australian streamer is a former gaming journalist and a co-host of the popular YouTube channel Funhaus.

The YouTuber left the channel in October this year to focus on her individual streams. Her fans also applaud her for work at IGN.

More recently, she also joined the cast of CD Projekt’s Cyberpunk 2077 and lent her voice to one of the characters. Not only that, but she also lent her likeness to one of the characters and ended up with a small cameo in the RPG among other personalities like Jesse Cox and CohhCarnage.

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She currently resides in Los Angeles and has over half a million subscribers on her YouTube channel with close to 50 million total views.

Having worked as a gaming journalist, it is safe to assume that she is one of the most authentic streamers with her videos emanating heaps of important information for the viewers.

Just like this year, this article too is coming to a glorious end! Is there another name you would’ve wanted on this list? Feel free to drop your pick in the comments section.

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Nakul Ahuja

Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does. Ironically, he is a rather clumsy gamer. When he isn't writing, he can be seen brewing a perfect cup of cappuccino for himself. A cup of coffee, anyone?

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