At any time, there’s more than 100 Overwatch streamers online. There’s a lot to choose from. Of course, you can just hop into one of the streams toward the top of the list—but just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good for you.
So, what are you looking for in an Overwatch Twitch stream? Someone who’s going to help you improve your support game? A laid back stream with good music? An over-the-top personality with lots of goofs? You’ll find it all, if you know where to look.
Here are five Overwatch streamers you should be watching. Some are more entertainment based, and some are competitive professional players that’ll make you want to get really, really good at Overwatch.
Flowervin manages Overwatch Contenders team RunAway, but she’s also an Overwatch streamer. When she’s not taking care of her management duties, she’s streaming. It’s not always Overwatch, but she’s still a valuable voice in the Overwatch community, which earns her a top spot on this list.
Her stream is often wholesome and entertaining, with great production value, too. Her streams are fun, colorful, and often have surprise special guests, like top Overwatch players.
Brandon “Seagull” Larned is an American professional Overwatch player formerly of the Overwatch League’s Dallas Fuel, and arguably the most popular Overwatch player in the scene. It’s a spot he’s held since he started streaming Overwatch, and one he’ll continue to fill for a while. The former Overwatch League player retired from the esports scene this year, and will focus full-time on streaming.
A former Team Fortress 2 professional, Seagull is an esports veteran—meaning his insight is extremely valuable for players who want to get better at the game. And now that he’s retired from professional Overwatch, he’s got a lot more time to stream.
Ryu “Ryujehong” Je-hong isn’t able to stream as much as he once did since the Overwatch League’s start, but he’s no less of a streamer. During the league, we don’t often get to see support’s perspective. Streams are really the only place to see continuous, high level support player. There’s no one better than ryujehong then, in that regard.
Ryujehong is best known for his Ana play, but he’s a widely skilled player across of a number of heroes, including non-support characters.
Dylan “Rudeism” Beck isn’t a professional Overwatch player. He’s actually a coder and programmer who streams himself playing games “wrong” on Twitch. He’s gotten pretty popular on Twitch for his inventive Overwatch play, though—Rudeism is the dude who played Winston using bananas and Hanzo with a Nerf bow.
Most recently, the New Zealand–based streamer rigged a microwave to play Symmetra. Other experiments in Overwatch include controlling Ana with a teacup, witch Mercy with a broom, and Zenyatta with a balance board and tennis balls.
So hey, Rudeism’s streams aren’t particularly useful if you’re trying to improve the way you play Overwatch—but they are entertaining. Plus, he streams much of the process of setting up these wacky controllers. You might actually end up learning something there.
Often the top Overwatch streamer on Twitch, TimTheTatman is an obvious choice. He’s a full-time streamer that who often plays with other big name streamers like MoonMoon. Similar to MoonMoon, he’s got a consistent schedule, which is part of his popularity. He’s there when you expect him to be, Sunday through Thursday.
He’s really good at Overwatch, but most people watch for his personality. There’s a lot of yelling, some singing, and lots of shenanigans. TimTheTatman has some variety in the heroes he plays, but you’ll mostly find DPS here—so Genji, McCree, Pharah, and Tracer.
TimTheTatman isn’t always streaming Overwatch these days, but when he does, it’s always entertaining.