The 5 biggest gaming YouTubers 2023 in Germany
While the streaming platform Twitch started with a pure gaming focus, YouTube started in 2005 as a general video portal. Nevertheless, the platform is also attractive for content creators in the gaming sector. We at MeinMMO show you the current top 5 of the biggest German gaming YouTubers.
How did this list come about? To create this list, 3 criteria were taken into account:
- The channels focus on “gaming” (determined via Social Blade)
- The videos are in German
- The order is determined by the number of subscribers
All figures given are current as of March 17, 2023.
5th place: iCrimax
- Name: Maximilian “iCrimax” Schuster
- Subscribers: 3.12 million
- First video: 12/25/2013
- Uploads: 2,864
- Views: 1,611,227,235
- Main channel: iCrimax
What kind of YouTuber is iCrimax? iCrimax operates a total of 4 YouTube channels, but its gaming channel is by far the largest. He uses the others for reactions, excerpts from his streams and shorts.
On his main channel he mainly devotes himself to Minecraft and casual games like Stumble Guys and Roblox games. Role-playing in GTA 5 has not been seen on the 25-year-old’s channel for a long time. Half a year ago he released a music video for GTA 6.
Earlier iCrimax his fans also like to share in his private life. However, that all changed when he was the victim of an armed robbery.
The most successful video from iCrimax:
4th place: Standard Skill
- Name: Philipp “Standard Skill” Geissler
- Subscribers: 3.27 million
- First video: 10/28/2013
- Uploads: 3,004
- Views: 1,858,091,766
- Main Channel: StandardSkill
What is a standard skill for a YouTuber? StandartSkill, who also calls himself “Stanni”, has been uploading videos to GTA5 since 2013 and later added Fortnite and Minecraft. He has remained true to this content to this day.
For example, he plays hide and seek in Minecraft with other content creators. He also used to keep his viewers updated on what’s coming up in Fortnite. His fans praise him for his relaxed manner and regular videos.
The most successful video by StandartSkill:
3rd place: German LetsPlay
- Name: Manuel “GermanLetsPlay”
- Subscribers: 3.71 million
- First video: 01/09/2011
- Uploads: 6,905
- Views: 2,562,694,749
- Main channel: GermanLetsPlay
What kind of YouTuber is GermanLetsPlay? The 31-year-old has managed to become one of the biggest German YouTubers without showing his face or making his real name public. His trademark therefore became his avatar in various versions, but always with a blue and black striped sweater.
At GermanLetsPlay, gambling has always been the focus and it is primarily about the evergreen Minecraft. In the meantime, however, other games also found their way onto the GermanLetsPlay channel.
In May 2022, he clarified to viewers his absence for the past few months and announced that he would indefinitely devote himself to his health and life off YouTube.
Since then, GermanLetsPlay has only uploaded videos at irregular intervals. For example, on special occasions in Minecraft and Raft, or on his 31st birthday.
The most successful video of EnglishLetsPlay:
2nd place: Palutes
- Name: Patrick “Paluten” Mayer
- Subscribers: 4.81 million
- First video: 10/30/2012
- Uploads: 7,213
- Views: 4,602,025,321
- Main Channel: Paluten
What kind of YouTuber is Paluten? Paluten also started his career with the colorful block game Minecraft. In addition, there was also content for Need for Speed and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. In addition, the 35-year-old shows various genres, such as simulations.
Palut’s videos are mainly Let’s Plays, in which he often played together with the number 3, GermanLetsPlay.
In March 2018, Paluten released his first book, which is a continuation of his Minecraft FREEDOM video series and is set in the game’s world. Since then, the YouTuber has also published a comic book and a sequel to his first novel.
The most successful video of pallets:
1st place: Gronkh
- Name: Erik “Gronkh” Range
- Subscribers: 4.94 million
- First video: 04/02/2010
- Uploads: 15,362
- Views: 3,710,410,590
- Main Channel: Gronkh
What kind of YouTuber is Gronkh? The 45-year-old is one of the first German Let’s Players and made a significant contribution to popularizing the genre in Germany. With his videos on Minecraft and various horror and adventure games, he was even the German YouTuber with the most subscriptions for a long time.
In 2014, Gronkh was even honored with a place in the Hall of Fame of the Berlin Computer Games Museum for his achievements. We have summarized his career for you here.
To this day, Gronkh uploads 1-2 new videos every day and also streams on Twitch, where he is also one of the biggest German streamers. In addition to gaming, Gronkh also often works for a good cause and organizes charity streams.
Gronkh’s most successful video:
What do you think of the 5 biggest gaming YouTubers in Germany? Do you have any special memories of the early Let’s Plays by Gronkh or any of the others? Or did you only come across the YouTubers through this list? Feel free to leave us a comment with your favorite YouTubers in the field of gaming.
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