Best StarCraft II Streamers to Watch on Twitch

by Phirex

StarCraft II may be over 10 years old now, but the game’s fanbase is as committed as ever to Blizzard Entertainment’s title.

Twitch streams of StarCraft II are still very popular on the platform, but who are the main presences on the site? We have picked out five of the best StarCraft II streamers to watch on Twitch right now.

Wardiii

As one of the most important people in the StarCraft II community, we have to start with Wardiii. With a decade of experience in the game behind him, not many Twitch users know as much about the ins and outs of StarCraft II as Wardiii, whose real name is Jonathon Ward.

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Wardiii has been organising StarCraft II for many years now. While he is usually on StarCraft II when he goes live on Twitch, Ward also sometimes streams Legend of Keepers action on the site as well.

Not only is Wardiii a prolific StarCraft II streamer, he also pops up as a commentator for major events such as IEM Katowice 2020 on a regular basis too. Anyone who is keen to learn more about StarCraft II really ought to consider following Wardiii on Twitch.

HeroMarine

HeroMarine’s 68,000 Twitch followers might be a relatively modest number compared to Wardiii’s presence on the streaming site, but his ability in the game means he demands inclusion here.

The German professional has been playing the game since he was just 14, so few people can match his vast experience in StarCraft II. Real name Gabriel Segat, he often simply goes by Marine online.

HeroMarine represents mousesports, who he has been with for a number of years, and he was the first Terran player to win the German championship.

Since then, HeroMarine has reached both the 2018 WCS Global Finals and the 2019 WCS Global Finals. While he also recently started his Youtube career, Twitch is still the best place to find him.

The 22-year-old is thought to have banked in the region of $150,000 from playing StarCraft II competitively to date, while he is a guest commentator at TaKeTV as well.

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RotterdaM08

Next up in our list of the best StarCraft II streamers to watch on Twitch is RotterdaM08, whose real name is Kevin van der Kooi.

With over 100,000 followers on the streaming site, RotterdaM08 is one of Twitch’s most popular presences when it comes to StarCraft II.

Van der Kooi specialises in real time strategy games but it is probably StarCraft II that he is now best known for playing, while he is a high-profile commentator these days too.

The Dutch gamer, who is currently playing for Team QLASH after joining them in 2018, is a former Warcraft III professional who has also played Heroes of Newerth to a high level in the past too. RotterdaM08’s streams are purely focused on StarCraft II nowadays, however. 

x5_pig

Another streamer and caster who is a big deal in the world of competitive StarCraft II is x5_pig – real name Jared Krensel – who has more than 70,000 followers on his Twitch profile.

While SC2 is the main game he plays on Twitch, Krensel has also been known to play XCOM: Chimera Squad when he goes live on the platform as well. The Australian, who previously played zerg for esports organisation Exile5, is also the host of the popular SC2 show The PiG Daily.

The 31-year-old has acted as a caster at major events such as IEM Katowice 2020 and the 2019 WCS Global Finals, while he racked up more than 100,000 viewer hours in the past month.

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vibelol
Our last pick for the best StarCraft II streamers to watch on Twitch at the moment is vibelol, who is just behind x5_pig in the recent English language viewer hours rankings for the game.

Approaching 50,000 followers on Twitch, vibelol’s StarCraft II achievements include being seeded into the first season of the IGN Proleague.

Having previously been a part of Sixjax Gaming and It’s Gosu eSports, vibelol is now with ROOT Gaming. The American streamer – whose real name is Danny Scherlong – is particularly fun to watch when he goes live on StarCraft II as he has been known to use non-standard strategies suggested by his viewers.

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