Gaming content creators dominated the list of India’s top creators on YouTube this year, throwing up indications that game streaming is coming of age in the country.
About five of the Top 10 YouTube creators in India this year were gaming creators, including Total Gaming (Ajay), Techno Gamerz (Ujjwal Chaurasia), A_S Gaming (Sahil Rana), Lokesh Gamer (Lokesh Raj Singh) and Gyan Gaming (Sujan Mistri). Total Gaming and Techno Gamerz took the top two slots of this year.
Gaming creators also made up for four of the 10 breakout creators in the country this year, including Aditech (Atharvaditya Singh), Star Gamers (Mir Abdul Kalam), Flight Gamer, and Rai Live. Breakout creators are based on in-country subscribers gained in 2021 and those who have tripled their subscriber base this year.
“In 2021, gaming levelled up, emerging as a rich and diverse ground for storytelling and community building, with a notable presence across Top Creators, Top Breakout Creators, Top Women Breakout Creators and even, Top Shorts Creators. In fact, a five-hour-long gaming livestream of the FreeFire World Series Final in 2021, became one of the most popular videos in India this year,” said Satya Raghavan, Director of YouTube Content Partnerships, India.