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Who Are The Top 5 Female Twitch Streamers?

Who Are The Top 5 Female Twitch Streamers?

Streaming on Twitch may be one of the most lucrative career choices of the modern age, so why is it that so few of the big faces in gaming tend to be female? According to data published on Statistica.com, females make up 46% of gamers in the United States. Despite this fact, in a list of the top 100 Twitch streamers sorted by follower count, all but a small handful of these creators are male. With that in mind, we’d like to focus for once on some of the faces that don’t get the attention they deserve. Without any further ado, here are the Top 5 Female Twitch Streamers:

Streaming on Twitch may be one of the most lucrative career choices of the modern age, so why is it that so few of the big faces in gaming tend to be female? According to data published on Statistica.com, females make up 46% of gamers in the United States. Despite this fact, in a list of the top 100 Twitch streamers sorted by follower count, all but a small handful of these creators are male. With that in mind, we’d like to focus for once on some of the faces that don’t get the attention they deserve. Without any further ado, here are the Top 5 Female Twitch Streamers:

5 - KittyPlays

https://twitter.com/kittyplays/status/751571753810354176

https://twitter.com/kittyplays/status/751571753810354176

Real Name: Kristen Michaela
Age: 28
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/kittyplays
Following (as of the time of writing): 1,077,363

Real Name: Kristen Michaela
Age: 28
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/kittyplays
Following (as of the time of writing): 1,077,363

Kristen ‘KittyPlays’ Michaela is a variety streamer, who recently has been primarily focused on shooters such as Epic Games’ Fortnite, and Riot Games’ Valorant. This 28-year-old streamer
was born in Canada, and now streams from her home in Los Angeles. Her first appearance on Twitch was back in January 2013, and since then she has amassed an impressive following, something fans accredit to her positive vibes and entertaining gameplay. According to Michaela, her passion for gaming stems from her childhood where her father introduced the future-streamer to a love for video games. In 2017, KittyPlays was a finalist for the Shorty Awards’ Twitch Streamer of the Year category, alongside a couple of other faces on this list. 

Kristen ‘KittyPlays’ Michaela is a variety streamer, who recently has been primarily focused on shooters such as Epic Games’ Fortnite, and Riot Games’ Valorant. This 28-year-old streamer
was born in Canada, and now streams from her home in Los Angeles. Her first appearance on Twitch was back in January 2013, and since then she has amassed an impressive following, something fans accredit to her positive vibes and entertaining gameplay. According to Michaela, her passion for gaming stems from her childhood where her father introduced the future-streamer to a love for video games. In 2017, KittyPlays was a finalist for the Shorty Awards’ Twitch Streamer of the Year category, alongside a couple of other faces on this list. 

4 - Alinity

https://dotesports.com/streaming/news/alinity-issues-herself-3-day-suspension-from-twitch-due-to-accidental-nudity

https://dotesports.com/streaming/news/alinity-issues-herself-3-day-suspension-from-twitch-due-to-accidental-nudity

Real Name: Natalia Mogollon
Age: 32
Location: Canada
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/alinity
Following (as of the time of writing): 1,138,764

Real Name: Natalia Mogollon
Age: 32
Location: Canada
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/alinity
Following (as of the time of writing): 1,138,764

Natalia Mogollon, A.K.A Alinity, has been streaming for 7 years, and has achieved quite the dedicated fanbase in this time. Recently, the female streamer has been broadcasting the newly-released The Last of Us: Part 2, but she also has a soft-spot for shooters such as Apex Legends and Overwatch. Despite her achievements in the streaming industry, Alinity’s years of broadcasting haven’t been without their share of controversy. Recently, a petition to ban Alinity from Twitch gained over 55,000 signatures, after a clip of the streamer tossing her cat went viral. Although the higher-ups in the streaming network never saw fit to ban her for this offense, Alinity did eventually get suspended for 3 days in April 2020 after accidentally flashing viewers on stream.

Natalia Mogollon, A.K.A Alinity, has been streaming for 7 years, and has achieved quite the dedicated fanbase in this time. Recently, the female streamer has been broadcasting the newly-released The Last of Us: Part 2, but she also has a soft-spot for shooters such as Apex Legends and Overwatch. Despite her achievements in the streaming industry, Alinity’s years of broadcasting haven’t been without their share of controversy. Recently, a petition to ban Alinity from Twitch gained over 55,000 signatures, after a clip of the streamer tossing her cat went viral. Although the higher-ups in the streaming network never saw fit to ban her for this offense, Alinity did eventually get suspended for 3 days in April 2020 after accidentally flashing viewers on stream.

3 - Lilypichu

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/lilypichu-responds-to-accusations-of-cheating-on-michael-reeves-1365569

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/lilypichu-responds-to-accusations-of-cheating-on-michael-reeves-1365569

Real Name: Lily Ki
Age: 28
Location: Los, Angeles, CA
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lilypichu
Following (as of the time of writing): 1,255,488

Real Name: Lily Ki
Age: 28
Location: Los, Angeles, CA
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lilypichu
Following (as of the time of writing): 1,255,488

Lilypichu began her Twitch career in June, 2012. Her streams, whilst primarily gaming, are also partially dedicated to her passion for art. Often, Ki will dedicate a couple hours to a music or art stream, before or after she plays games for her viewers. Lately, Lilypichu has been active on Minecraft and Valorant, though she has a long-standing relationship with League of Legends. Ki first gained popularity back in 2011, after releasing a song about the game, entitled “I’ll Quit LoL”. This video gained the content-creator a significant following, and she has been climbing the ranks ever since. She is also a member of the League of Legends partner program as well as Offline TV - a band of content creators that also includes other big names such as Pokimane. 

Lilypichu began her Twitch career in June, 2012. Her streams, whilst primarily gaming, are also partially dedicated to her passion for art. Often, Ki will dedicate a couple hours to a music or art stream, before or after she plays games for her viewers. Lately, Lilypichu has been active on Minecraft and Valorant, though she has a long-standing relationship with League of Legends. Ki first gained popularity back in 2011, after releasing a song about the game, entitled “I’ll Quit LoL”. This video gained the content-creator a significant following, and she has been climbing the ranks ever since. She is also a member of the League of Legends partner program as well as Offline TV - a band of content creators that also includes other big names such as Pokimane. 

2 - Loserfruit

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/loserfruit-reveals-why-decided-leave-click-crew-house-1337210

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/loserfruit-reveals-why-decided-leave-click-crew-house-1337210

Real Name: Kathleen Belsten
Age: 27
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/loserfruit
Following (as of the time of writing): 1,623,326

Real Name: Kathleen Belsten
Age: 27
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/loserfruit
Following (as of the time of writing): 1,623,326

Kathleen ‘Loserfruit’ Belsten is a streamer who currently focuses mainly on Fortnite, and recently made history by becoming one of the few celebrities to be given their own skin in the game. Following in the footsteps of the ex-number one streamer ‘Ninja’, Loserfruit became part of Epic Games’ Icon Series, and has since only grown in popularity. In the past, Loserfruit has also streamed a variety of games, including Overwatch, League of Legends, and Animal Crossing. She is also a member of gaming group ‘The Click Crew’, a primarily Australian franchise of content-creators. Like KittyPlays, Belsten was named as one of the finalists for the 2017 Shorty Awards: Twitch Streamer of the Year. Unfortunately, there was one other female streamer that was judged to be more worthy of the top spot… 

Kathleen ‘Loserfruit’ Belsten is a streamer who currently focuses mainly on Fortnite, and recently made history by becoming one of the few celebrities to be given their own skin in the game. Following in the footsteps of the ex-number one streamer ‘Ninja’, Loserfruit became part of Epic Games’ Icon Series, and has since only grown in popularity. In the past, Loserfruit has also streamed a variety of games, including Overwatch, League of Legends, and Animal Crossing. She is also a member of gaming group ‘The Click Crew’, a primarily Australian franchise of content-creators. Like KittyPlays, Belsten was named as one of the finalists for the 2017 Shorty Awards: Twitch Streamer of the Year. Unfortunately, there was one other female streamer that was judged to be more worthy of the top spot… 

1 - Pokimane

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurenorsini/2020/03/05/top-livestreamer-pokimane-reveals-exclusive-renewal-with-twitch-in-qa/#295ab39b454d

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/loserfruit-reveals-why-decided-leave-click-crew-house-1337210

Real Name: Imane Anys
Age: 24
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/pokimane
Following (as of the time of writing): 5,102,688

Real Name: Imane Anys
Age: 24
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/pokimane
Following (as of the time of writing): 5,102,688

Winner of the Twitch Streamer of the Year title in 2017, Pokimane is not only the biggest female streamer, but also one of the biggest online personalities in the world. Coming in at 7th in the overall Twitch follower count rankings, it’s fair to say that most Twitch fans have heard this Moroccan-Canadian streamer’s name. As of early 2020, Pokimane’s net worth was estimated to be an incredible $3 million. Pokimane has mostly been streaming Valorant, Minecraft, and The Last of Us: Part 2 in recent broadcasts, but she also spends a lot of time simply interacting with her fanbase in chatting streams. Anys also has her own emote in Fortnite, despite not yet having her own skin in the game. Although Pokimane was one of the founding members of Offline TV, she recently announced that she left the shared living space due to inappropriate behavior from one of the other members. As well as being a regular face on Twitch, Pokimane has two active YouTube channels, including a highlight channel and a series of videos focussing on ASMR.

Winner of the Twitch Streamer of the Year title in 2017, Pokimane is not only the biggest female streamer, but also one of the biggest online personalities in the world. Coming in at 7th in the overall Twitch follower count rankings, it’s fair to say that most Twitch fans have heard this Moroccan-Canadian streamer’s name. As of early 2020, Pokimane’s net worth was estimated to be an incredible $3 million. Pokimane has mostly been streaming Valorant, Minecraft, and The Last of Us: Part 2 in recent broadcasts, but she also spends a lot of time simply interacting with her fanbase in chatting streams. Anys also has her own emote in Fortnite, despite not yet having her own skin in the game. Although Pokimane was one of the founding members of Offline TV, she recently announced that she left the shared living space due to inappropriate behavior from one of the other members. As well as being a regular face on Twitch, Pokimane has two active YouTube channels, including a highlight channel and a series of videos focussing on ASMR.