Biggest Twitch Records: Most subs, longest subathon, longest twitch stream

Twitch streamers continue to compete for records such as longest stream, subathons, most subs or viewers. To keep track: These are the biggest live streaming records as of July 2023.

As audiences for live streaming grow, streamers compete for viewers’ attention. The established names are fighting to keep their viewer base while the newcomers are fighting for their share. Records are set for various milestones along the way.

Here you can see the viewership records on Twitch as well as the highest viewership on YouTube. But while peak viewership alone is the most common measure of popularity on Twitch, there are many other records and milestones streamers are striving for. Check out the recordings below.

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Twitch Records

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Most subs on Twitch ever

The record for the highest number of subscribers on Twitch at a time is held by Kai Cenat with 306,621 subscribers. This surpassed Ludwig’s previous record of 283,066 subscribers.

Both records were set during 30-day subathon streams, where viewers extend the stream’s timer by subscribing to the channel.

Besides viewers and followers, subscribers are another way to measure a streamer’s popularity. But unlike followers, the number of subscribers can tell us how popular the streamer is at any given time, as it can go up or down every month.

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Over the years, many streamers have broken the record for most subs at once. Ninja famously set the record of over 269,000 in April 2018 – without a subathon – but that has since been surpassed. After his subathon in 2023, Kai Cenat now holds the record.

Records of Twitch subscribers

Note: These records only include the cases where the previous record was broken – ie new records.

Despite large subathons by Kkatamina (73,000 subs) and Ironmouse (177,000 subs), none until Kai Cenat managed to surpass Ludwig’s record of 170 miles (283 km). Kkatamina held the record for female streamers before being overtaken by Ironmouse.

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Kai Cenat is now the record holder and remains the streamer with the most subscribers on Twitch at the time of writing.

Longest Subathon on Twitch

The current record for longest subathon stream is 602 daysheld by Emilycc. This stream is still running. Emily is now aiming for a total of 730 days to achieve two straight years at her subathon.

Due to the popularity of Ludwig’s Subathon, many streamers are now hosting their own. A certain amount of time is added to the clock for each subscription or donation, and streamers must remain live until the time expires.

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Ludwig limited his stream to 30 days, but others were less conservative. In September 2021, PandaTV streamed 840 hours straight, setting a new record. This was then eclipsed by PappiEric with a 45-day subathon. In September 2021, Athena streamed over 1000 hours straight for her Subathon, i.e. 47 days.

Currently the record is in full numbers 602 days, completed by streamer Emilycc. The show is still streaming (at the time of writing) and holds the current record longest subathon stream. Emily is now aiming for two years in a row for her Subathon after hitting the 1 year mark.

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A new subathon from streamers Sweaty Pedals has now taken second place, has been live for over 160 days at the time of writing and is still ongoing.

Streamer Ambish continued to report day 258 his subathon. However, Ambish played VOD content while sleeping and paused the timer, eliminating the Subathon from the top 5 overall. However, it is now the second longest subathon in terms of the time the stream has been live.

Brazilian broadcaster Rhamonzin ended its subathon on day 99but due to the manually added time bonuses, this subathon is not in the top 5 overall.

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Longest stream on Twitch

These subathon streams may seem long, but they’re nothing compared to the longest overall stream on Twitch. So what is the longest stream ever by a single streamer on Twitch?

This record was originally set by Los Pollos TV in April 2020 with 161 live hours and since then many channels have tried to break it. Shortly thereafter, CallMeCypher set a new record by streaming for 200 hours straight before being shut down due to technical difficulties.

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GPHustla has been live on Twitch for over a year straight.

Now there is a clear record holder and it is unlikely that anyone will ever overtake him. Twitch streamer GPHustla was live, with a single uninterrupted broadcast e.g 634 days. This is the longest solo live stream on Twitch.

Unfortunately, his channel was banned indefinitely and broadcast stopped. GPHustla believes Twitch made a mistake in suspending him, but his appeals have so far been unsuccessful or ignored. Because of this, he’s now streaming on YouTube instead.

If we go beyond solo streamers, the station StreamerHouse claims to have been live continuously since 2013, which of course would mean that it holds the record overall. However, this is more of a group of friends and guests than a single streamer.

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So there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about the biggest Twitch records, from most subs to longest streams.

There are numerous other records, both on and off Twitch, including viewership and followers. Check out some of our other lists below:

Most Followed Twitch Streamers | Most Viewed Twitch Stream | Highest peak viewership on Twitch and YouTube | Most Viewed Streamers | Most Followed TikToker | Most Subscribed YouTube Channels

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