Nov 16 2016 - 6:00 pm

The 7 best Overwatch streamers on Twitch

There’s a lot going on in Twitch. Here are some Overwatch streams worth watching.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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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 seven 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.

MoonMoon


MoonMoon isn’t a professional competitive Overwatch player, but he does stream for a living. You’ll likely find him toward the top of Twitch’s list of Overwatch streamers, and for good reason—he’s consistent, funny, and really good at the game. MoonMoon streams Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4pm, takes a break, and goes again from 10 pm until 3 am.

Roadhog is MoonMoon’s most played hero, followed by Zarya and Reinhardt. Tank play is his thing but he does switch it up sometimes: his McCree, in particular, is pretty good too.

MoonMoon often answers questions from the chat so ask away—stuff about Overwatch, or not. But his Overwatch commentary is pretty helpful, and fun. MoonMoon isn’t just blabbering on about what he’s doing in-game. He makes it entertaining.

Seagull


Brandon “Seagull” Larned is an American professional Overwatch player for NRG Esports, and arguably the most popular Overwatch player in the scene right now. 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. With his current tournament schedule, he hasn’t been streaming as much as he used to, but he’s worth keeping up with for when he does.

His stream is dedicated to teaching others how to play. Seagull’s best hero is definitely Genji, a character he has become famous for playing, but all players can learn a lot from him. He also plays a lot of McCree and Hanzo too—all with high level analysis.

Ryujehong


South Korean Overwatch professional Ryu “Ryujehong” Je-Hong is a really, really good Ana player—one of the best, even. And lucky for us, he streams from South Korea on the regular. For English language viewers his commentary won’t be too helpful, as he primarily speaks Korean on stream.

Still, he’s worth watching even if you don’t understand what he’s saying. And if you do, even better. As part of team Lunatic-Hai, Ryujehong is incredibly important in keeping his teammates alive—particularly, Gong “Miro” Jin-hyuk, their incredible Winston player, and Kim “EscA” In-jae, Lunatic-Hai’s star DPS player. And not only does he keep them alive and set his teammates up for major plays, but he does a lot of damage, too—more so than you’re likely to see with other support players.

Regardless of who Ryujehong is playing on screen, pay attention to his positioning. It’s one of his most valuable skills. He always seems to have his teammates in sight without putting himself in danger. It’s clear that he knows Overwatch’s maps, and uses that to his advantage.

Rudeism


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.

Adam


Cloud9 support player Adam Eckel is a professional Mercy main who streams on Twitch, though he doesn’t have a set schedule. He plays Ana a lot too—she’s more viable in the current meta—but his Mercy play stands out; he’s just so incredibly good at her, making her viable in whatever the situation is.

Adam’s stream is more chilled out than some of the others on this list. He’s not huge on commentary—his stream is more of a place to just sit back and watch with some music. Still, there’s a lot to learn, like deciding what situations to use each support character. If there’s one major think to pick up from Adam, it’s how to use Mercy’s resurrection ultimate. Somehow, Adam’s always doing it perfectly.

TimTheTatman


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. Like 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.

Talespin


Ronnie “Talespin” DuPree, formerly of EnVyUs’ professional Overwatch team, is a really good Pharah player. He just left EnVyUs which hopefully means he’ll be streaming a lot more often. He’s a high level FPS player, and has had success in Quake 2Counter-Strike, and Unreal Tournament. The dude just knows what he’s doing. Plus, you’ll find a lot of other professional Overwatch players on his stream.

Sometimes during Talespin’s stream he’ll whip out his guitar and treat his viewers to some tunes, which is a neat touch. After 14 years, he’s plenty good at that too.

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