Over the past 6 months or so the gaming scene has really been bubbling and a large part of that has been the support within the black community of new streamers and gaming content creators. As well as launching ourselves into the Twitch streaming streets, we’ve been blessed with an array of content creators we can not only partner with, but on our off days, sit back, relax and watch. Here are some of the UK’s finest black streamers we feel you should definitely tune into the rest of the year. In no particular order, here we go!
She deserves flowers, money raining on her, her own crown, everything. The work EbonixSims has done for the community has been incredible. She has been part of a growing movement of seeing yourself represented and truly took it into her own hands due to the failings of Sims 4 developers and she runs an amazing stream, ever the entertainer, very welcoming and above all, it’s like watching reality TV. She does really well in bringing her Sims characters to life. The designs of her characters are impeccable and the stories she tells are faultless. Very talented streamer.
2. Shogun Ash
I have always been a fan of Ash’s work ethic and consistency. When we collaborated on a Fall Guys stream, I realised just how good he is at streaming. He is a very skilled gamer in several gaming franchises including PES and Pokémon but there is more to his streams. His personality shines through; he is funny, entertaining and engaging with his audience. Ash has a number of quirky methods to keep the audience tuned in such as eating several spicy hot wings on stream.
If you haven’t yet, I would definitely recommend coming through to a Shogun Ash stream!
3. Xenia Emefa
The key to success, I believe, is a combination of quality and consistency. When it comes to Xenia, she has both of the aforementioned. Her recent streams will showcase her playing one of the most anticipated games ever in Final Fantasy VII Remake (I still need to play it), and other popular titles such as Resident Evil 7 and The Walking Dead.
What sets Xenia apart from many other streamers is her authenticity. Her vibe is very cool and she embodies Britishness pretty damn well. From her cool and calm delivery to the more snarky and animated responses to jump scare moments and OP bosses, her reactions are very relatable to the more quiet, introverted viewer.
Pun master flex is the only thing in her description on Twitch and really the only thing you need to know about this amazing streamer. She’s funny, very welcoming and her platform is just warm. Full of love, bants and real world social issues. She streams an array of games but has a love for platformers, RPG games and games with women in the lead. Recently I learned on her streams you can use hair bands for cable management. Black women, ever so resourceful.
Welcome to the blockbuster streams. From music to gameplay to hosting, Inel is one of the best streamers around. He also holds the stream well, as if it’s his own personal theatre stage. He’s always interacting, entertaining and engaging, he even made Surgeon Simulator 2 look fun. Known for exploring the world of dreams and creating in it too and his ‘get buff or die tryin’ streams make sure you check out this dynamic streamer, bruv.
It’s not everyday London accents, sometimes scousers. What I enjoy about Demi’s streams is the northern banter, you know it’s elite and the commentary with her community. I think when everyone links up on one of her streams nothing is bared. It’s x-rated funny, digs and everything you’ll get from adults just chilling and having fun. I’ve mostly watched when she’s doing trigger fingers but she explores games like Ghost of Tsushima as well. Just a little warning, she’s a screamer.
Just because we're not good at shooting games, doesn’t mean we can’t watch other people suffer at them. That’s not the case normally with Brown Sugar as she’s quite trippy with the triggy and pretty decent at apex legends and overwatch (I mean everyone is pretty decent when comparing them to me). What I also like is the fact is she’s a real life duracell battery. Nothing but energy on streams, I wonder if she’s like this 24/7. BrownSugar is the only YouTuber that features too.
When I first tuned into one of his fight nights, I thought it was a rave. I was wrong, it was more of a houseparty, the vibes are unmatched. Bisc not only demonstrates his fighting game skills across a variety of games including Street Fighter, Tekken and Naruto Ninja Storm, he’s an equally skilful host, with amazing comedic timing too. If you can’t go out but want a good time, I would check out his streams.
If this was an award show she would receive an award for fastest riser. The growth and dedication in 2 weeks has been incredible and we can’t wait to see more. But what we’ve enjoyed are her Apex streams (a lot of the women on this list love shooting people, what’s going on?) She starts off bubbly, really inviting, talkative, then the game starts. She's super focused, very tactical and a very good leader. Very knowledgeable about the game too, I’ve learnt a lot. You’ll think with all these Apex streamers I would jump aboard but here we are.
10. Nerd Council
There’s something refreshing seeing a black man game in his bonnet. That aside the nerd council have been providing great content across platforms including podcasts and YouTube, and their streams are no exception to the quality they put out. I was initially drawn by the Avengers and Fall Guys streams and have stuck with them since I’ve had the time to do so. A lot of energy and great gameplay, what more could you possibly want?
So there you go, ten elite black British streamers. But we don’t know everyone, if you think there’s a streamer from the UK or anywhere else across Europe, let us know.