Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is definitely one of the most popular esports for Twitch streaming. But for those who are just getting into CS:GO, who are some of the best streamers to follow on the platform?
We’ve picked out five of the best to get you up and running.
More than five million people follow Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar on Twitch so there is no more obvious place to start than with him in our guide to the most important Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streamers.
In fact, for a time back in 2018 Lazar had more followers on Twitch than any other streamer – for all games. Lazar has played competitively with esports teams A51 and Team Mythic but perhaps most importantly he is an entertaining streamer to watch.
Lazar does not just stream CS:GO. Recently he increased his audience even more by becoming one of the first high-profile Twitch streamers to play the closed beta gameplay of Riot Games title Valorant.
Polish player PashaBiceps often streams CS:GO despite the fact that he has given up professional gaming.
Esports fans might well remember the IEM Katowice Major in the Spodek Arena last year, when PashaBiceps got emotional during his appearance on the stage to present the Intel Extreme Masters Season 13 Trophy.
Over a million people follow PashaBiceps – real name Jarosław Jarząbkowski – on Twitch and his CS:GO streaming schedule is very regular as well.
PashaBiceps was part of the most legendary teams in Counter-Strike, the Polish group of players who were known in gaming circles back in the day as the Golden Five.
Pro player fl0m is next on our list of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streamers to watch on Twitch. The American, whose real name is Erik Flom, has recently been lining up for Mythic as an AWPer.
The 27-year-old usually streams competitive gameplay on CS:GO, which means his Twitch profile is a great place to visit for esports fans who want to pick up some serious tips on how to improve in the game.
Like a lot of other CS:GO players, fl0m has also been spending a lot of time streaming Valorant of late, but there is no doubting his main focus.
He recently made headlines when he suggested ESEA’s Mountain Dew League has featured semi-professional teams throwing games and engaging in match-fixing. On Twitch, fl0m has more than 620,000 followers, a number that is growing all the time.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streamer tarik is next up, with his 664,000 followers on Twitch demonstrating how he is one of the game’s most important figures on the platform.
Real name Tarik Celik, the gamer plays for Evil Geniuses in competitive CS:GO. The Turkish American, who lives in New York, usually streams his CS:GO play on a Monday.
One of the top CS:GO players around right now, tarik and his team celebrated success at both the StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8 and ESL One: New York 2019 during last year. A member of the CSGO Pro Players’ Association, tarik has one Major MVP to his name in CS:GO to date.
NiKo – who has over 300,000 Twitch followers – streams Counter-Strike: Global Offensive more than most games, but he has been dipping a toe into the Valorant waters of late.
The Bosnian, whose real name is Nikola Kovač, is widely considered to be one of the world’s top CS:GO players right now, so his streams are a must for those who are starting out in this esport.
Representing FaZe Clan at the moment, NiKo is closing in on banking $1 million from competitive CS:GO play. NiKo has been the MVP in a handful of major CS:GO tournaments.