Top 6 Popular Athletes on Twitch

Anwell Patdu
Anwell Patdu - CS2 & Valorant Expert
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Did you know that some professional athletes are also massive gamers? Here are the top 5 most popular athletes streaming on Twitch.

Twitch and streaming have become a staple within the gaming community. Streaming has allowed numerous people to make money playing video games and creating content for viewers to enjoy.

However, streaming can also just be a hobby that allows you to share your gameplay with an audience. Twitch is definitely the most popular platform for streaming. It’s home to some of the best entertainers and players in the industry.

Most professional athletes are just like us. They also enjoy hobbies like streaming and gaming during their free time. Although they definitely won’t be among the best Valorant streamers or any other game for that matter, it’s still amusing to watch them play our favorite games.

We’ve made a list of the top 5 popular athletes on Twitch. Feel free to give their channels a visit and watch them play their favorite games!

Here are some of the top athletes on Twitch. There are tons of popular athletes on Twitch; however, some of them aren’t that active anymore. Some of these sports celebrities on Twitch have only streamed a few times within the past year, which is why we didn’t include them in the list.

We’ve made sure to only include the active sports celebrities on Twitch so that you can enjoy watching recent streams. But, we also included an honorable mention section dedicated to some of the inactive yet popular athletes on Twitch. Just in case you want to watch some of their previous streams or they become active again.


Sergio Agüero – SLAKUN10 on Twitch

Sergio Aguero Twitch athlete

Sport: Former football (soccer) player for Manchester City (Premier League)
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First up, we have Sergio Agüero, also known as “Kun Agüero.” Sergio used to be a professional football player for Manchester City. He is known as one of the best strikers of his generation and one of the greatest to ever play the game.

Nowadays, Sergio spends most of his time streaming as SLAKUN10 on Twitch. He usually plays Valorant and GTA with a few just chatting streams here and there. He’s currently one of the top Twitch streamers that are also athletes with over 4 million followers on the platform.


Lando Norris – landonorris on Twitch

Lando Norris

Sport: Formula One driver for McLaren
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Lando Norris is another popular athlete on Twitch, with over 1.3 million followers. He’s a Formula One driver with McLaren, carrying the British flag. He has won multiple cups and championships throughout his career, even though he is only 22 years old.

Most of Lando’s streams are all about the Grand Prix tournaments, among other races. He gives various insights and analyses regarding these races. Although, he does stream an occasional gaming session here and there.


JuJu Smith-Schuster – Juju on Twitch

JuJu Smith-Schuster Twitch athlete

Sport: American football player for Kansas City Chiefs (National Football League)
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If you’re a fan of American football, then you might be familiar with JuJu Smith-Schuster. He’s a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs and a huge gamer during his free time. He’s been known to play FPS and battle royale games like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone.

JuJu has a very funny and recognizable Fortnite name, DogWaterKIDD. If ever you see that name in your lobby, it might just be JuJu relaxing and pawning some noobs.


Trevor May – iamtrevormay on Twitch

Trevor May

Sport: Baseball player for the New York Mets (Major League Baseball)
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Trevor May is currently a professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets. He made his MLB debut with the Minnesota Twins and was even named to the 2014 All-Star Futures Game, but unfortunately had to withdraw because of injury.

He used to play a lot of Fortnite games and was even able to play with some of the top Fortnite streamers like Ninja, TimTheTatman, and CourageJD. Trevor May was also one of the first popular athletes on Twitch to play Fortnite.


Demetrious Johnson – MightyGaming on Twitch

Demetrious Johnson popular athlete on Twitch

Sport: Mixed Martial Artist on ONE Championship
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Next up, we have MightyGaming, aka Demetrious Johnson, inside the octagon. Demetrious Johnson is a mixed martial artist who used to be a former UFC Flyweight Champion. He now fights in ONE Championship and is looking to add another Flyweight title to his resume.

Demetrious streams a ton of various games on his channel. He’s most recently seen playing The Cycle: Frontier, but he has also played other games like Tarkov, Skul, PUBG, and Apex Legends. He’s one of the smaller sports celebrities on Twitch, with only 172K followers.


Sean O’Malley – seanomalleyufc on Twitch

Sean O'Malley

Sport: Mixed Martial Artist on UFC
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Finally, we have Sean O’Malley. Sean O’Malley is another fighter and mixed martial artist, this time on UFC. He currently has a record of 15 wins, 1 loss, and 1 NC (no contest). He plays in the Bantamweight division and is #12 in rankings as of July 2022.

Sean O’Malley usually plays Call of Duty: Warzone in his free time and streams it to his fans. He loves using the sniper on Call of Duty and is actually quite good at the game. He currently has over 150K followers and usually streams a few times a month.

Honorable Mentions

Here are a few other popular athletes on Twitch that you might know of. They didn’t make the top 6 because they aren’t that active and only occasionally stream. However, they’re still some of the best players in the world in their respective sports, which is probably why they don’t have enough time to stream.


Those were some of the most popular athletes on Twitch. I’m sure that there are plenty more athlete gamers out there. Some just don’t like streaming. It’s definitely fun and refreshing to see some of these sports celebrities on Twitch, simply having fun and relaxing.

Did we miss any other professional athletes that are streaming on Twitch? Feel free to comment down below.

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By Anwell Patdu CS2 & Valorant Expert
Hey, awesome game enthusiasts! I'm Anwell, diving into the gaming world from the days of the Game Boy Advance SP with Pokémon FireRed, evolving into a pro strategist in the intense showdowns of Valorant and CS2. It's a thrill ride I never want to get off! But hey, I'm not all about the competitive scene. Sometimes I'm kickin' back with the latest indie farming sims, where my farm designs—though not award-winners—bring a quirky kind of peace. As for the tech side, yeah, I've put together a PC or two, and it's a blast. But let’s park that for now; we're all about the gaming vibes here! All this joystick joy turned me into a wordsmith in the gaming universe, with a sea of articles to my credit. And the journey, with you all by my side, just keeps leveling up. So, stay tuned, stay connected, and let’s keep this game-night rolling! Ready for more action and less talk? Onward to our next virtual adventure!
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