Ever wonder how much money the biggest League of Legends streamers take home?
Twitch leaks have revealed the income of thousands of streamers. Several LoL icons appear in the top 1,000, including Tyler “tyler1” Steinkamp and Ashkan “TF Blade” Homayouni.
The alleged leak includes Twitch payouts between August 2019 and October 2021 and purportedly includes subscriptions, bits, and ad revenue. It does not include any money from Patreon, esports prize pool earnings, salaries from organizations, or other individual sponsorship. Various streamers have both confirmed and denied the accuracy of the numbers.
Here is the income of several top League of Legends streamers, as well as other prominent figures that maintain a sizable following on Twitch:
|Tyler “tyler1” Steinkamp||$2,490,585|
|Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana||$809,976|
|Hammoudi “Yassuo” Abdalrhman||$675,597|
|Nick “LS” De Cesare||$557,623|
|Rabia “Nightblue3” Yazbek||$535,514|
|Christian “IWDominate” Rivera||$483,517|
|Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi||$482,189|
|Ashkan “TF Blade” Homayouni||$446,250|
|Timothy “Trick2g” Foley||$439,188|
|Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng||$326,083|
|Flávio “Jukes” Fernandes||$264,838|
|João Victor “Jovirone” Rodrigues||$213,053|
|Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg||$25,393|
According to the leaks, tyler1 has made $2,490,584 from Twitch subscriptions over the past two years. tyler1 is the highest-earning League streamer on Twitch and the 15th biggest earner overall. His stream has become synonymous with League’s streaming culture. Remember that the leaked number only includes money from subscriptions, so tyler1 has earned a lot more than just two-and-a-half million.
tyler1 does not play competitive LoL, but he’s still a top-level player. He is currently in the process of achieving Challenger rank on all roles, with only support left. tyler1 originally became famous for his extreme freakouts on stream, but reformed himself after getting his permanent ban lifted. Riot Games is constantly looking to prevent toxic behavior, including removing all chat from online play.
Based on the Twitch salary leaks, Ashkan “TF Blade” Homayouni earned $446,250 during a two-year span. That makes him the 319th highest-paid streamer on the platform. That averages out to just over $17,000 a month, or over $200,000 a year.
TF Blade is best known as a League of Legends streamer, but he has some esports chops too. He was temporarily signed as a substitute for Team Liquid’s top lane position. TF Blade has also gotten into a few scuffles with Twitch staff over some questionable bans, but that hasn’t stopped him from earning plenty of cash. He ranks among the biggest names on Twitch thanks to his League of Legends content.
Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana is just outside of the top 100 Twitch earners at 116th place. The former professional LoL player earned $809,976 during the two-year span covered in the leaked data. That makes him one of the highest-paid League streamers on the site, though he often streams a variety of games in addition to LoL.
The fan-favorite League of Legends streamer has made a pretty penny from streaming, but it hasn’t always been that way. imaqtpie began playing professional League of Legends in 2011 when the esport was much less developed and was actually among Twitch’s most popular streamers for a time.
His devotion to the game has definitely paid off in the long run. He also has more than 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube. Combined with his LoL Twitch money, imaqtpie is probably set for life.
Despite being one of the most recognizable names in esports and the third-most-followed League of Legends streamer, Faker does not seem to appear within the top 10,00 highest-earning Twitch streamers. He doesn’t stream very often, but when he does, he attracts tens of thousands of spectators. Still, ranking outside the top 10,000 streamers means he earned less than $24,000 during that time.
Considering that Faker still competes professionally in the LCK, streaming is probably a small source of income. However, his streams usually have sponsors such as the Samsung Odyssey G7 monitor advertisement in the clip above. This income would not have been covered in the leak.
While his direct Twitch subscription money is unknown, it’s safe to say that Faker is doing alright financially.