Best Gaming Channels on YouTube

From secrets to perplexing boss fights to neat tricks on how to best puzzle levels, the popularity of gaming channels on YouTube has exploded. With hundreds of options to consider, we’ve narrowed it down to bring you seven of the very best. Take a look.

1. Shroud

Michael Grzesiek, known as Shroud, is a former professional CSplayer who has transitioned into a full-time streamer and content creator. With a subscription base exceeding 10 million, Shroud is renowned for his exceptional aiming skills and strategic gameplay. His content primarily revolves around first-person shooters like “Valorant,” “Escape from Tarkov,” and “Call of Duty.” Shroud’s streams and videos offer a mix of high-level gameplay and insightful commentary, making him a favourite among competitive gaming enthusiasts.

2. VanossGaming

For a taste of adrenaline-packed “Call of Duty” and “Grand Theft Auto” videos served with a slice of humor, VanossGaming is the place to be. The owner of this highly influential channel which has amassed 9 billion views since its inception in 2011 is 26-year-old Canadian Evan Fong. His genre basically revolves around poking fun at glitches and questionable gameplay across a plethora of franchises of which he has lately taken a liking to simulator games.

3. Markiplier

Mark Fishback’s Markiplier doubles up as a gaming-cum-comedy video channel and he has seamlessly blended the best of both worlds resulting in an impressive 23 million subscription. Inherently funny and with a weaned knack for comically mocking gameplays of famous title such as “Resident Evil 2”, Markiplier leans more toward rib-cracking entertainment than get-you-out-of-a-jam pointers but we wouldn’t have it any other way. His specialty encompasses horror and indie games although he occasionally ventures into games such as Minecraft.

4. Jacksepticeye

English-born Seán William McLoughlin hits you in the face, quite literally and figuratively, with energetic Irish commentary on a lineup of series involving much-beloved fan favorites like 2018’s “God of War” and the worldwide craze that is “Marvel’s Spiderman”. Be prepared for a smack in the face and a customary “Top of the morning” pleasantry across videos which normally involve him trying to figure out his way across levels while laughing you to tears.

5. DanTDM

Daniel Middleton has racked in about 22 million subscribers with the majority of that fan base strewn from Minecraft enthusiasts. He started out appealing to the younger generation but has since diversified into Tomodachi Life and Roblox games among others in a bid to cast a wider net. His videos are based on exemplary mastery of challenging gameplay and priceless reactions to levels seemingly conspired to frustrate the average gamer.

6. LazarBeam

So what do you get when you add absurdness and wild gameplay to fan-favorites such as “Fortnite” and weird backdrops like playing atop a rooftop? Well, the answer is Lanna Eacott’s hilarious LazarBeam channel. He is popular for his out-of-the-box playthroughs during which his witty charm and lovable personality shine through.

7. The Game Theorists

As the channel’s name would suggest, The Game Theorists take a new approach to YouTube gaming channels offering intriguing theories about various aspects of video games punctuated by glimpses of comic relief. Matthew Patrick’s accomplished background in acting, producing and writing ensures various elements of those three aspects are evident in his videos which have brought close to 12 million subscribers to his doorstep since his 2009 debut.

And that rounds off our compilation of awesome YouTube gaming channels definitely worthy hitting that red button for.

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