Soulslike games are taking the gaming community by storm in 2023. Hence, here is a list of the top 5 best soulslike streamers on Twitch in 2023
Soulslike or soul-like games are a subgenre of action, adventure and action role-playing games (ARPG). Specifically games with more focus on the storylines and have a dark fantasy or supernatural setting or theme. The most classic soul-like games that have been popular since the beginning are the series of Dark Souls games and Demon's Souls. The most notable characteristic of this genre of games is that the repeated death of a player's character is expected and considered very normal. For this reason, it is an entertaining genre of games that viewers love to watch, so streamers play it live frequently to fulfill viewers' demands. Hence, here is a list of the top 5 best soulslike streamers on Twitch in 2023.
Saqib “LIRIK” Zahid
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Saqib Zahid, better known by his internet alias, “LIRIK” is an American Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. Lirik is one of the oldest Twitch streamers, having started streaming in 2011 when Twitch had just transitioned from being justin.tv after Amazon bought it. In his early days, he used to play World of Warcraft (WoW) on his live streams but then he started playing DayZ when the game was launched in 2013. His popularity surged when he started playing Player’sUnknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) when the game was released in 2017. He was even invited to play at the PUBG Winter Charity where the $200K USD was set to be donated to the top 3 winning teams for charity giving.
At present, Lirik has more than 2.9M followers on his Twitch channel. Though he is primarily a variety streamer, Lirik is best known for playing soul-like games such as Dark Souls and Elden Ring. With his loyal fanbase and the amount of recognition he gets, he is one of the best soulslike streamers on Twitch in 2023.
Credit: @ELoTRiX on Twitch
Carsten, who is better known by his internet alias, “ELoTRiX” is a German Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. Carsten began his mainstream media career on YouTube’s platform by posting content related to Call of Duty (CoD) in 2012. Then, after a year, Carsten also started his career as a streamer on Twitch’s platform in 2013. Afterward, he became an integral part of the German CoD gaming community along with his close friend and fellow streamer, Marcel “MontanaBlack88” Eris. Their collaborative videos are considered to be classics in the German streaming community because of how effortlessly hilarious and entertaining they are. Besides, ELoTRiX quickly gained recognition and became popular on Twitch in 2020 because of his variety content.
At present, ELoTRiX has 1.6M followers on his Twitch channel, thanks to his hard work and several hours spent live. Of course, besides CoD, ELoTRiX is a variety streamer and his other specialty is soul-like games such as Dark Souls and Assassin’s Creed. For this reason, he is one of the best soulslike streamers on Twitch in 2023.
Zack “zackrawrr” Hoyt
Credit: @zackrawrr on Twitch
Zack Hoyt, better known by his internet aliases, “Asmongold” or “zackrawrr” is an American Twitch streamer, social media content creator and YouTuber. He began his mainstream media journey in 2009 on YouTube’s platform, posting content related to the action roleplaying game (ARPG), World of Warcraft (WoW). His channel started gaining popularity quite steadily, so he took to streaming on Twitch in 2011, though he didn’t start full-time streaming before 2014. Even after all these years, his primary content still focuses on gameplays, guides, reviews and information content related to WoW. He does play other games sometimes, but they are mostly ARPG games. Currently, he is the founder of the content-creation group, One True King (OTK) and owner of Starforge Systems.
At present, Asmongold has 1.5M followers on his Twitch channel where he streams a variety of games. As mentioned before, some of them are soul-like or ARPG games such as Dark Souls, Shadowlands, Final Fantasy XIV and of course, World of Warcraft. For this reason, he is one of the best soulslike streamers on Twitch in 2023.
Credit: @Distortion2 on Twitch
Distortion2 is an American Twitch streamer, Youtuber and renowned speedrunner. He is based in Chicago and is a native there. He plays a variety of games on his streams which he speedruns as he is one of the most legendary speedrunners after all. He also plays games casually sometimes on his streams, just to enjoy gaming and chat with his daily viewers. Some of the games he has played besides speedrunning them include Dead by Daylight and Aeon Drive. He is the placeholder for the world-record speedruns of Bioshock Infinite and Dark Souls 3. He is known for being a regular member at Games Done Quick (GDQ) and for his excellent Elden Ring speed runs he did back in 2022.
At present, Distortion2 has 621k followers on his Twitch where he streams almost regularly. As he is the placeholder for the speedrunning world record of Dark Souls 3, he is no stranger to playing soul-like games. Hence, with his amazing skills and knowledge, he is considered as one of the best soulslike streamers on Twitch in 2023.
Aris “AvoidingThePuddle” Bakhtanians
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Aris Bakhtanians, better known by his internet alias, “AvoidingThePuddle” is an American Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. He began his mainstream media career on YouTube with gameplay videos of Tekken and Soul Calibur. He joined as a streamer on Twitch in 2011 to do commentary live streams of fighting games and tournaments, to pursue his hobby. He eventually started full-time in 2014 after facing unemployment and deciding to embrace his fighting commentary career. His popularity had a massive surge when he covered the Tekken 7 news and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. After that, he became a commentator at local events before his breakthrough with professional commentary at the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 in Japan.
At present, Aris has 420K followers on his Twitch channel and he has become a common sight at international fighting game tournaments. Besides being a famous fighting game commentator, Aris also plays multiple soul-like games such as Dark Souls and of course, Soul Calibur. Hence, he is one of the best soulslike streamers on Twitch in 2023.
Needless to say, soulslike games are set to become more popular because of the exposure. Both streamers and players alike are making games of this genre popular by showing their interest in it. Moreover, the release of new games in the genre is making it gain more recognition. The most popular soul-like game release of 2023 is none other than Lies of P, developed and published by Neowiz Games and Round Studio 8. Hence, if you're one of the viewers who enjoy watching gameplays of this genre of games, make sure to check out our list of the top 5 best soulslike streamers on Twitch in 2023. Stay tuned for more content because we will surely keep you all updated!