Gamers have long been drawn to YouTube, both as creators and those who follow them for “expert” tips on their favorite games. However, as Ken Halvachs, strategist of social content at DigitasLBi explained, “With so many passionate gamers on the platform not only viewing but making their own videos, content creators may find it difficult to stand out.”
Thus, these growing gaming channels, as found by Outrigger Media’s Emerging Talent Tracker tool, all have something in common — a specialty. Well, their specialties aren’t what they have in common, which is the point. They all stand out on the video platform by focusing on their own, specific niches.
After all, Halvachs confirmed, “Channels that are seeing success on YouTube are often dedicated to specific genres or even individual games. Sleepy Jirachi and FancySimmer are two great examples of this, as their channels focus on Pokemon and The Sims games, respectively.”
See below for who else has carved out their gaming spots on the ‘Tube…
- SlateScore: 328
- Total Subs: 6,986
- Monthly Views: 99,060
Focusing on Call of Duty, this channel specializes in creating “advanced warfare emblems” and tutorials. Emblems range from the likes of Garfield to Peter Griffin:
- SlateScore: 331
- Total Subs: 3,429
- Monthly Views: 14,887
This channel, named after the man who’s behind it, features unboxing game videos and has a tendency towards horror…
- SlateScore: 420
- Total Subs: 17,799
- Monthly Views: 535,470
This gamer loves “Wifi battles” and “all kinds of Pokemon stuff” in addition to “stuff that isn’t Pokemon,” according to the channel description. This means that you can expect to see a lot of, you guessed it, Pokemon content on this channel.
- SlateScore: 429
- Total Subs: 9,896
- Monthly Views: 99,030
Embracing YouTube’s most beloved game, N11ck plays lots of Minecraft, also managing to combine it with Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty.
- SlateScore: 495
- Total Subs: 48,788
- Monthly Views: 727,530
This may just be what you’d least expect to rank at the top of this emerging gaming YouTube channel list — super female-focused content centering on The Sims and, specifically, Disney Legacy.