Minecraft is one of the most popular open-world survival games to ever exist. Hence, here are the 5 best Minecraft Twitch streamers in 2023
When we think of open-world games, we think of Minecraft. Minecraft is one of the oldest and most beloved survival open-world games out there. The game exploded in popularity in 2011 and the hype never died down, so, there are a lot of creators who make Minecraft content on their respective platforms. There are a lot of Twitch streamers who are also streaming Minecraft content including gameplays on their respective channels. Yet, not all of them are well-known or prominent in the Minecraft gaming community despite being on-trend. Some Twitch streamers have been popular since 2011 for their Minecraft content while others only got popular recently. Hence, here is a list of the 5 best Minecraft Twitch streamers in 2023.
Thomas “Tommyinnit” Simons
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Thomas Simons, better known by his internet aliases, “Tommyinnit” or “Tommy” is an English Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. Tommy began his mainstream media career initially in 2018 with a YouTube channel named “Tommyinniy” where he uploaded Minecraft-related content. He began his Twitch streaming career in late 2018, right after he uploaded his first YouTube video in September 2018. In 2019, he uploaded his first “Skyblock” video, which is a Minecraft minigame, on a server named Hypixel. His popularity surged from there but what truly propelled him to become the most popular Minecraft streamer was his involvement in the Dream SMP server. The Dream SMP is a roleplay focused Minecraft server hosted by fellow Minecraft YouTuber, Dream.
Tommy joined the Dream SMP in July 2020 and began playing on the server religiously along with other members. From there, the lore of the roleplay-focused server grew until it came to an end. Tommy streamed the grand finale of the Dream SMP on his Twitch channel on 20 January 2021, and it broke the concurrent viewership record set by Ninja. The stream peaked at 650K viewers, which overtook Ninja’s record and became the third-highest concurrent viewership record of all time. This caused a massive surge in Tommy’s popularity and he rose in the ranks quickly from there. At present, Tommy has 7.4M followers on his Twitch channel, making him the most-followed and best Minecraft Twitch streamer in 2023.
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Alexis or Alex, better known by his internet alias, “Quackity” is a Mexican Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. He began his mainstream media career in 2013 with his YouTube channel and Twitch channel simultaneously. Initially, he used to post and stream content related to the now-closed game, Toontown Online and Club Penguin alongside Discord trolling content. Most of his content was based on raids, which caused Alex to face multiple bans over the years. In 2018, Quackity decided to do a raid in the game, Animal Jam for which he created the hashtag “#duckYOUAnimalJam” which went viral worldwide on Twitter. This caused a massive surge in his popularity and he rose quickly in the ranks after that.
Afterwards, in 2020, Quackity joined the Dream SMP and began his journey to becoming a popular Minecraft content creator. In the Dream SMP, he played the role of a controversial character who ran for vice president in L’Manberg, a community founded by WilburSoot and Tommyinnit and won. Owing to this, Quackity quickly became one of the most-watched Minecraft streamers on Twitch. Later in 2021, Quackity left Dream SMP to continue studying to pursue his career as a Lawyer. At present, Quackity has 6.2M followers on his Twitch channel and he is one of the best Minecraft Twitch streamers in 2023. He is best known for his “Discord’s Got Talent” content and Minecraft gameplays on his own server named QSMP.
Philip “Philza” Watson
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Philip Watson, better known by his internet aliases, “Philza”, “Dadza”, “Philza Minecraft” and “Phil” is an English Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. He began his mainstream media career in 2006 with his YouTube channel where he used to upload various gameplays including Minecraft content. He started streaming in July 2017 on his Twitch channel where he also streamed various gameplays alongside Minecraft. Most of his content back in the day focused on Minecraft and it still does to this day. He is best known for his hardcore Minecraft world of 5 whole years which he lost in 2019. He died by falling off the edge of a cave in the game, just like most unfortunate Minecraft players.
This tragic death caused a massive surge in his popularity as he appeared on many media outlets including BBC News. Owing to this massive success, Philza joined the Dream SMP in 2020. In the server, he played alongside fellow streamers Tommyinnit, Wilbur Soot, Nihachu, the late Technoblade and Quackity. Phil is currently a member of a small group of content creators called the “Sleepyboisinc.” which includes the late Technoblade, Wilbur Soot and Tommyinnit. At present, he is best known for the massive building projects he undertakes in his hardcore Minecraft worlds and modded worlds. He has over 4.3M followers on his Twitch channel where he streams almost daily making him one of the best Minecraft Twitch streamers in 2023.
Jordan “CaptainSparklez” Maron
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Jordan Maron, better known as “CaptainSparklez” is an American Twitch Streamer, social media content creator and YouTuber. He is best known for his Minecraft-themed parody songs that he created back in the early to mid 2010s era on his YouTube channel. He started his streaming career on Twitch’s platform after all the live-streaming content from justin.tv was migrated there in 2011. He is dubbed “The Godfather of Minecraft Song Parodies” because of his Minecraft song parodies which made him famous. His most famous Minecraft parody song and most viewed video ever is the song, “Revenge.” The song is a Minecraft-themed parody of Usher’s song “Dj Got Us Fallin’ In Love” which he uploaded to his YouTube channel in 2011.
When CaptainSparklez initially created his Youtube channel in 2010, it was named “ProsDONTtalkSHIT” to upload Call of Duty (CoD) content. However, he decided to change his username to something more appropriate and also switched to Minecraft because of its popularity. In April 2012, he reached 1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel because of his then-daily gameplay content. By 2013, his channel became the fifth gaming solo channel to exceed 1 billion views in total. His Minecraft parody songs and gameplays along with his calm and wholesome personality is what makes him one of the best Minecraft Twitch streamers out there. He is genuinely humble and his content is really enjoyable because of being funny, skillful and entertaining for all.
Sebastian “Forsen” Fors
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Sebastian Fors, better known by his internet alias, “Forsen” is a Swedish Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. He began his mainstream media career in 2011 with his Twitch channel where he streamed Starcraft II and Hearthstone. His wins in the Swedish E-Sports Championship or E-Sport SM for the game Starcraft II are noteworthy. He even made it to the final group stage in the DreamHack Stockholm Starcraft II tournament in 2012. As for Hearthstone, he won his first tournament at the HTC Invitational in May 2015 and also in October 2015 won a “Play It Cool” streaming marathon. All throughout these e-sports tournaments, Forsen was a free agent as in he wasn’t signed by any e-sports organizations.
Hence, in 2017, Forsen signed with Cloud9, an American e-sports organization as a full-time content creator and streamer. His popularity had a massive surge in February 2018 when he won first place in the PlayersUnknown Battleground Invitational Tournament as part of a four-player team. He also won first place in the Darwin Project Invitational tournament the following month and got $20K USD. He retired quickly afterward in 2019 and went on to be a full-time streamer by himself, starting to explore Minecraft. At present, Forsen’s primary content is based on Minecraft gameplays and interactive streams with his viewers. He has over 1.7M followers on his Twitch channel which makes him one of the best Minecraft Twitch streamers in 2023.
Needless to say, whoever says that Minecraft is a dead game is very very wrong! Even after all these years since it was released officially, the game is prevalent and well-loved by gamers all over the world. Not only do gamers enjoy playing it, but they also enjoy watching content related to the game on all platforms. Of course, nothing quite beats watching a streamer play the game live, which is why there is an abundance of Minecraft Twitch streamers. Though as mentioned before, not all of them are skilled at the game and popular for their gameplay. Hence the reason why we created this list of the 5 best Minecraft Twitch streamers in 2023 that you will love watching!