A number of talented female gamers have taken Twitch by storm and racked up huge followings on the popular streaming platform in recent years. They release content on a daily basis, dazzling fans with their gaming skills and the sheer magnetism of their personalities. These are the top five female streamers on Twitch that you should start following immediately:
Kristen “KittyPlays” Valnicek
KittyPlays has amassed an impressive 1.1 million followers on Twitch, making her one of the most popular streamers on the platform. She is 26 years old and hails from British Columbia. Her videos cover a popular FPS, and battle royale games such as CS:GO, Fortnite and PUBG, while she also vlogs about cooking, travel, racing supercars and her everyday life at home with her boyfriend. During the lockdown she filmed herself attempting to cut his hair, provoking much mirth among her fans.
She initially wanted to become a surgeon, but switched to a degree in business and launched her Twitch channel as a side hustle in 2013. She was one of the earlier female trailblazers in what was a pretty male dominated scene at the time, and her fame has spiralled in the ensuing years. KittyPlays also has a popular YouTube channel, with more than 600,000 subscribers. She brings a sense of fun to proceedings, with quirky dancing, a dry wit and occasional yelps during tense moments. She is also known for performing a Dita Von Teese impression. Last year, KittyPlays’ net worth was estimated at $300,000 in 2019, but it should have spiked since then as her Twitch channel continues to grow in popularity.
Lea “LegendaryLea” Currier
LegendaryLea is a physiology and neuroscience major with a deep passion for gaming. She racked up 642,000 Twitch followers with her streaming of Hearthstone and CS:GO. Hearthstone is a digital card featuring popular characters from Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, and it requires fast and strategic gameplay, which LegendaryLea excels at. It is not quite as big as League of Legends, CS:GO and Dota 2 within the esports scene, but it is one of the top games at popular esports sites like Unikrn and it has legions of devotees and they see LegendaryLea as an icon.
She grew up playing Super Nintendo games with her older brothers. The first time she played Ever Quest was a life-changing experience. Subscribers enjoy the variety of her channel, and her flamboyant and candid nature. She also plays World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Sims 4, Grand Theft Auto 5, Red Dead Redemption, The Last of Us and many more games. LegendaryLea has been offline for a few months, as she gave birth in June, but fans hope to see her back in action in the not too distant future.
Kacey “Kaceytron” Caviness
Kaceytron’s follower count recently smashed through the 500,000 barrier. She plays a multitude of games, but League of Legends and World of Warcraft at her greatest passions. She bills herself as “one of the most accomplished competitive female gamers” and says she can play LoL at “insanely high levels”. However, she is renowned for her sarcasm, so you have to take what she says with a pinch of salt.
She does not play for one of the big LoL teams or compete in major tournaments, but she has certainly built up a big reputation in the gaming community thanks to her acerbic comebacks and controversial comments. Twitch suspended her indefinitely earlier this year for making insensitive comments about the Covid-19 crisis. Yet she has now been allowed back and she is streaming on a regular basis once again, as she continues to split opinions with her provocative remarks. If you want a friendly, wholesome streamer, you might want to look elsewhere. If you revel in savage trolling, you will probably find Kaceytron to your tastes.
Tory “Dinglederper” Weeks
Dinglederper has built up a following of more than 400,000 gaming fans by embarrassing herself on stream. She mainly plays CS:GO, LoL and PUBG, but she also likes to share plenty of details about her personal life. I’m a bit crazy and my chat hates me, hopefully they can reform with your help. I’m 24, I have 3 dogs, and mainly live in Vegas,” she says on her profile. “No Ii’m NOT pregnant, and I DON’T drink alcohol THAT OFTEN.
Dinglederper is from New Jersey, but she now lives in Las Vegas. She is often on the road, and takes delight in regaling fans with wild tales of her drunken exploits, the places she visits and the situations she finds herself in. Her net worth is unknown, but she seems to be doing well for herself based on the luxurious home she streams from, and her follower count continues to grow with each passing year.
Chelsea “xMinks” Morello
Australian gamer xMinks streams Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Overwatch and Fortnite on a daily basis. She was born in the small outback town of Broken Hill, located 500km from the closest major city Adelaide, and she has become a global superstar thanks to her exploits on Twitch. She started streaming in March 2013 and turned it into a full-time career back in November 2014. She racked up 360,000 Twitch followers before signing a deal to move to Facebook Gaming last month.
“I’m super proud of the community we built over the last seven years,” she said to her loyal followers. “I want to thank you all for tuning in for the clutches, the major fails, the jump scares, all the ‘what the’ moments, the cooking disasters, the happy moments and of course some dancing too.”
The battle to secure and hold onto popular streamers has ramped up in recent years. Microsoft’s Mixer platform lured several big streamers away from Twitch, including Ninja, but the platform has now shut down and folded into Facebook Gaming. xMinks’ Twitch videos still prove popular among viewers, and she could well be welcomed back with open arms at some point. Other popular female Twitch streamers to check out include ItsHafu, Kneecoleslaw, Dizzykitten, KatGunn, Loserfruit and MS_VIXEN.