Who are the top 10 Youtube gaming streamers with the most subscribers in 2022? What gaming chairs do they use? This end-of-year report wraps up gaming chairs used by top Youtube gamers. Each one is a multi-millionaire with a limitless chair budget. Like their streams, their chair choices are eclectic. The roster includes Herman Millers, Secretlab Titans, generic office chairs, and more.
Twitch is the world’s largest platform for live streaming. Most content is focused on video games with a vibrant communal atmosphere. That’s a great fit for extroverts looking to build relationships with other streamers.
That’s reflected in the gaming chairs used by the top 10 Twitch streamers. Four use Herman Miller Embody chairs; three others use Secretlab Titan; a Steelcase Leap is also in the mix.
On the flip side, Youtube lacks the tight-knit gaming communities that Twitch has. Youtube makes up for that with longer-form content options. Beyond streaming, Youtubers can make reaction vids, skits, promos, and whatever they please.
That looser style is also reflected in the chair choices of the top 10 Youtube streamers. Herman Miller and Secretlab still stand out, but plenty of other chairs are in the mix as well.
Chairs Used By Top Youtube Streamers
Unlike Twitch, Youtube doesn’t provide detailed streaming statistics. There are no rankings or streaming hours logged. On top of that, Youtubers operate worldwide in various languages. So who are the top 10 with the most subscribers?
Statista gets the credit for figuring that out with a June 2022 ranking(1). For this article, we’ve updated the subscriber counts to Nov. 23, 2022. Here are the top 10:
- Pewdiepie (111 million subscribers): Clutch Throttle Pewdiepie Edition
- Fernanfloo (45.5 million): DXRacer Racing Series
- Markiplier (34 million): Generic office chair
- Total Gaming (34 million): Secretlab Titan 2020 Charcoal
- Vegetta777 (33.6 million): IKEA Markus
- SSSniperwolf (33 million): Herman Miller Cosm
- Dream (31.2 million): Titan 2022 Stealth
- Mr. Beast Gaming (10.3 million): Generic gaming chair
- Jacksepticeye (28.9 million): Herman Miller Aeron
- Thedonato (27.6 million): Aorus Gigabyte
PewDiePie: Clutch Throttle
Youtube Rank: #1 | Channel
PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) is Youtube’s biggest star, with over 111 million subscribers. He’s been with the platform since May 2020(2). On the gaming front, he hasn’t made any live streams in over a year.
Instead, his recent move to Japan has resulted in a lot of Japanese travelogs. Mixed in with those are bunches of reaction videos. He recently explained his streaming slowdown in this clip:
Clutch Chairz Throttle Series
Since 2017, PewDiePie has been using a custom-designed Clutch Chairz Throttle Series. The original PewDiePie Edition Throttle Series comes in black, Dura-Soft leather with brilliant red accents. PewDiePie’s fist logo is also emblazoned on the front of the backrest.
Last year, Clutch expanded the line with an LED version and a black-and-white edition (PewDiePie’s current ride).
All PewDiePie Throttle Series chairs support up to 330 pounds. They have roomy dimensions, even for larger bodies. Features are solid:
- Functionality: 4D adjustable armrests; recline to 180°; 12° tilt-lock.
- Comfort: high-density cold cure foam padding; neck and lumbar pillows.
- Size range: 5’6″ to 6’3″; 330-pound weight capacity.
- Warranty: 3-year warranty on parts, lifetime warranty on the steel frame.
PewDiePie Throttle From Clutch Chairz $449.98
Learn more: Clutch Chairz Throttle Series review.
Fernanfloo: DXRacer Racing Series
Youtube Rank: #2 | Channel
29-year-old Fernanfloo (Luis Fernando Flores Alvarado) runs the most-subscribed Youtube channel in El Salvador. He rose to fame in 2019 playing Fortnite and Resident Evil.
But with millions in the bank, his hardcore grinding days are over. These days, Fernanfloo posts gaming-related content every few months. Even so, he was nominated as one of the ‘coolest gamers’ At the 2022 Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico(3).
DXRacer Racing Series
The DXRacer Racing Series is a discontinued model from the original gaming chair maker. It comes with a black PU leather base and a choice of color accents.
It fits sizes 5’7″ to 6’1″ and comes with 4D arms and a multi-function tilt lock. Sadly, it’s no longer available on the DXRacer website or on Amazon. To see what chairs have replaced it, check this feature:
Markiplier: Generic office Chair
Youtube Rank: #3 | Channel
Markiplier (Mark Edward Fischbach) is a 33-year-old Honolulu native now living in LA. He started on Youtube in 2012 doing sketch comedy. After airing a walkthrough of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, he started to gain traction.
Over the years, he’s also gained notoriety doing charity fundraisers for different causes. High-profile collaborations also helped. On Youtube, he’s worked with PewDiePie, Jacksepticeye, Game Grumps, and others. He’s also done collabs with Jimmy Kimmel and Jack Black.
Executive Mid-Back Office Chair
Mark has a history of rage-smashing his chairs during streams. That might explain his preference for cheap, rugged non-ergonomic chairs. Based on his 2022 videos, he’s been using a variety of models this year.
Lately, he’s using what looks like a 2xhome Office Chair. It’s a 2-for-1 deal: buy one, get one free! Features: adjustable seat height, rocking function, caster wheels, 360° swivel.
Total Gaming: Titan 2020
Youtube Rank: #4 | Channel
This 28-year-old Ahmdebadc native keeps his family name secret. Ajay (Total Gaming) is India’s most-subscribed gaming channel. Beyond Youtube, he also maintains a high profile on Facebook and Instagram.
He started his Youtube channel in 2018 playing Garena Free Fire (a free alternative to PUBG). When India banned PUBG in 2020, hordes flocked to his channel. These days, he’s still making Garena Free Fire videos. He also plays Minecraft and a lot of simulator games.
Secretlab Titan 2020 Stealth
Total Gaming stands 5’10” and uses a Secretlab Titan 2020 Charcoal Softweave chair. This version’s integrated lumbar support is only depth-adjustable and rated for sizes 5’9″ and up – a great fit for his size.
Also, the Titan 2022 has a strapless magnetic headrest pillow. In comparison, the 2020 chair has a traditional version with straps. Besides these two differences, the 2020 versions have similar functionality as the 2022 models.
That makes 2020 Series chairs a very tempting option. Right now, the Charcoal Blue edition is one sale for under $400!
Titan 2020 Charcoal Blue From Secretlab $389
Learn more: Titan 2020 vs 2022 Series chair comparison.
Vegetta777: IKEA Markus
Youtube Rank: #5 | Channel
He’s risen to fame using a unique format. Instead of random streams, he links episodes together to form an episodic saga. This “muy peliculero” (movie-like) style has garnered a huge following in Spain and Latin America.
He’s risen to fame using a unique format. Instead of random streams, he links episodes together to form episodic sagas. This “muy peliculero” (movie-like) style has garnered a huge following in Spain and Latin America.
The IKEA Markus has non-adjustable armrests, a mesh backrest, and a fabric-padded seat. You can adjust the seat height, and also the backrest recline. There’s a lumbar support pad built-in, but it’s non-adjustable.
For full-time gaming, the lack of armrest adjustability isn’t ideal. Adjustable ones provide crucial support for the wrists, arms, and shoulders. Non-adjustable lumbar support can also cause issues. Read Why Non-Ergo Chairs Are Bad For The Back to learn more.
IKEA also makes (non-ergonomic) gaming chairs. See this IKEA Gaming Collection Report for details.
SSSniperwolf: Herman Miller Cosm
Youtube Rank: #6 | Channel
Alia Marie Shelesh is a 30-year-old known online as SSSniperWolf. She was born in Liverpool and moved to the U.S. when she was six. On Youtube since 2012, she rose to fame making Call of Duty and cosplay videos.
In 2020, she started gaming less while focusing more on TikTok-related reaction videos. These days, her videos are almost completely reaction-based, with a tiny bit of gaming mixed in.
Herman Miller Cosm
SSSniperwolf (5’3″) uses a low-back Herman Miller Cosm with a Studio White frame and adjustable arms. Rated for sizes 5’3″ to 6’1″, her fit in the chair looks great.
The Cosm has many variations. It’s available in low, mid, and high-back styles. You also have a choice of fixed, leaf, or height-adjustable 1D armrests.
Summary of Specifications
The low-back Cosm is like a simplified Aeron chair. The only adjustable features on SSSniperwolf’s version are the armrests and seat height.
- Auto-harmonic tilt: seat pan angle 1.2° to 14°; backrest 94.1° to 106.9°
- Lumbar support: height-adjustable (7.5-8.7″)
- Frame and upholstery: flexible polymid plastic frame; breathable suspension mesh, Intercept suspension (gapless transition between the backrest and seat).
- Armrests: choice of height-adjustable (1D) t-arms or fixed “leaf” arms (they act as a hammock to cradle the forearms).
- Seat width x height: 20.5″ (W) x 15.9″(D)
- Backrest width:: 18.25″(W)
- Backrest height: 19.6″ (low back); 24.1″ (mid-back); 30.1″ (high-back).
- Seat height range: 14.8-21.4″
- Size rating: 5’3″ to 6’1″; maximum weight capacity 350 pounds
The tilting support is weight-based. As the user leans back, the plastic frame flexes. That tilts the seat up while increasing resistance in the lumbar area.
Notably, this chair made Time Magazine’s list of Best 2019 Inventions(4).
Cosm (mid-back) from Herman Miller $1015.75 – $1483.25
Learn more: Herman Miller Cosm Functionality Review
Dream: Titan 2022
Youtube Rank: #7 | Channel
Clay is a 23-year-old American who rose to fame on Youtube as Dream. Minecraft is his specialty.
His savvy networking skills helped his ascent. Dream’s invite-only survival Minecraft server stars other top content creators in roleplays. That skyrocketed him to superstardom.
For six years, Dream rose to Youtube fame incognito. He revealed his face for the first time in October 2022. In the process, he also revealed his gaming chair.
Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Stealth
Dream uses a state-of-the-art Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Series Stealth edition. It’s the most technically advanced (and popular) gaming chair of this era.
Three features set the Titan 2022 apart. The first is a 4-way integrated lumbar with height and depth adjustability. Two dials on each side of the backrest make it easy to find your perfect fit.
A second standout is a strapless magnetic memory foam headrest with an 11″ adjustment range. Third, the Titan’s flat, wide seat provides gentle posture support plus full freedom to move your legs. Specs summary:
- Functionality: 4D armrests; multifunction tilt-lock; recline from 85-165°.
- New 2022 Series Features: integrated 4-way adjustable lumbar support; magnetic headrest pillow; pebble seat base with waterfall edge.
- Sizing: small 4’11” to 5’6″; medium 5’7″ to 6’2″; XL 5’11” to 6’9″.
- Warranty: five years.
Available in three sizes and over 50 different high-end designs, there’s something here for everyone. Beyond all of these luxuries, the Titan provides posture support rivaling the finest Herman Miller chairs.
Bottom line: the Titan 2022 ranks as the best work-from-home gaming chair for 3 reasons. First, excellent posture support. Second, a huge array of styles.
Third, flexible functionality for both upright computing and deep lounge relaxation.
Learn more: Titan Evo 2022 Hands-On User Review
|Hybrid Leatherette 2022||Softweave Plus 2022||2020 Series|
|XL||$599||$619||Titan XL $579|
New! Titan 2022 chairs on Amazon: Leatherette $589.00 | Softweave Fabric $609.00
Mr. Beast Gaming: Generic gaming Chair
Youtube Rank: #8 | Channel
Jimmy Donaldson has been making Youtube videos since he was 14. He pioneered a genre of expensive YouTube stunts that created huge spectacles. In 2017, these started to go viral. The 24-year-old American’s main channel (113 million subscribers) is now the fourth-most-subscribed on the platform (2 million more subs than PewDiePie).
His dedicated gaming channel Mr. Beast Gaming is his side gig. Like his main channel, his gaming one rewards Minecraft challenges with cash prizes.
Mr. Beast Gaming Chair
Mr. Beast streams with his mates in a dedicated gaming room. Each sits in front of a green screen, appearing in streams in short clips. That made it hard to gauge his gaming chair — until he allowed a setup tour.
His chair looks like a discontinued Killabee gaming chair. Once, this was one of the most popular cheap gaming chair brands on the market. But in early 2022, Killabee closed up shop.
There’s a thinner version of the Killabee chair still available on Amazon for Price not available. There’s also a more modern version available. Both have fixed arms and recline functionality. The modern version also comes with an adjustable headrest; the Killabee one is built-in.
Jacksepticeye: Herman Miller Aeron
Youtube Rank: #9 | Channel
PewDiePie and Markiplier are both 33 years old. One of their closest streaming mates is 32-year-old Irishman Jacksepticeye (Sean William McLoughlin). Like his pals, he’s one of Youtube’s top gaming influencers and the top-subscribed Youtube channel in Ireland.
His channel mixes up live-action, comedy, and gameplay videos. Recently, he has been streaming an episodic God of War Ragnarokgameplay.
Jack’s Gaming Chair History
Until mid-2019, Jacksepticeye used a DXRacer Sentinel Series gaming chair. In March 2019, he gave a glowing review of it(5) on Twitter: he Tweeted: “I’ve been using my gaming chair for a few years now and get all the support I need out of it.”
But soon after, he switched to a Herman Miller Embody(6), Tweeting: “My DXRacer was giving me problems.” He then showed off his revised setup in a Dec. 2020 Youtube video(7).
However, Jacksepticeye only stands 5’6″. The Embody is technically rated for sizes 5’4″ to 6’2″. In reality, its non-height-adjustable backrest isn’t ideal for sizes shorter than 5’10”:
In comparison, the Aeron is available in small, medium, and XL sizes. Given his size, it makes sense for Jacksepticeye to make this switch.
Herman Miller Aeron
In recent videos, Jacksepticeye showed glimpses of his streaming room. His Embody has been replaced by a Herman Miller Aeron.
Since its debut in 1994, the Aeron has reigned as the world’s premier ergonomic chair.
Beyond the flash, the Aeron makes it easy to sit with near-perfect neutral postures for long periods. Specs summary:
- Synchro-tilt: seat pan angle from -1° to 16°; backrest 93° to 104°
- Upholstery: Pellicle 8Z mesh provides eight zones of varying tension for ultra-responsive support.
- PostureFit Lumbar: depth–adjustable support for the lumbar and sacral spine.
- Seat: adjust the height; limit the tilt range; adjust the tilt tension; sync-tilt with the backrest.
- Backrest: forward tilt option; height and depth adjustable PostureFit lumbar support.
- Armrests: 3D adjustable.
- Sizing: small, medium, and large versions are available.
- Warranty: 12 years.
Key reviews: Aeron Remastered Review | Aeron Posturefit vs Lumbar Pad: Which Is Better?
TheDonato: Aorus Gigabyte Chair
Youtube Rank: #10 | Channel
Thedonato (Donato Muñoz) is a 22-year-old from Venezuela. In 2017, he moved with his family to Argentina. There, his Youtube career kicked off.
He started off playing Free Fire and Fortnite. In 2020, he was named the Favorite Gamer at the Kids Choice Awards Mexico(8). These days, he mixes up God of War and Warzone streams with sketch comedy bits.
Aorus AGC300 Chair
The Aorus AGC300 is a basic gaming chair with 1D armrests, standard tilt (rock or lock), adjustable support pillows, and lockable caster wheels.
It’s covered in carbon-fiber PVC leather with orange accents and Aorus logos. On the downside, availability is spotty. It’s not on Amazon — only available from participating Aorus regional dealers. See the Aorus website for a closer look:
Other Gaming Chairs Used By Pros
The top 10 Youtube gamers cover one segment of pro chair usage. Beyond Youtube gaming, notable pros using ergonomic chairs exist on Twitch and in pro esports. Here’s a summary:
Chairs Used By Top Twitch Streamers
This video provides a quick summary of the top 10 Twitch streamers, their key streaming stats, and their gaming chairs:
- Ninja (18.4 million followers): Embody Gaming Chair
- AuronPlay (14.1 million): Secretlab Titan 2020 Deadmau5
- Rubius (12.9 million): Drift Gaming Rubius Edition
- Ibai (11.9 million): Secretlab Titan 2020 Stealth
- xQc (11.3 million): Steelcase Leap
- Tfue (11.2 million): Herman Miller Embody
- Shroud (10.4 million): Herman Miller Embody
- TheGrefg (10.3 million): Xtyle Blue Gaming Chair
- JuanSGuarnizo (9.4 million): Embody Office Chair
- Pokimane (9.3 million): Titan 2022 Frost Blue Softweave
For a full breakdown of each streamer and their chair, see this feature:
Chairs Used By Pro Esports Teams
Based on career earnings, here are the top 15 esports teams of all time – and their official team gaming chairs:
Among the top 15 teams, Secretlab dominates with eight elite esports team partners.
- Team Liquid: ($38,207,210) Secretlab Titan
- OG: ($35,649,323) Secretlab Titan
- Evil Geniuses: ($25,571,431) Secretlab Titan
- Team Spirit: ($19,874,022) Secretlab Titan
- Fnatic: ($17,440,144) Anda Seat Fnatic Edition
- Natus Vincere ($16,937,369): Anda Seat
- Team Secret ($16,189,522): Secretlab
- Paris Saint-Germain Esports ($15,589,648): no chair partner
- Vici Gaming ($15,048,251): no chair partner
- Invictus Gaming ($14,598,303): Secretlab
- Newbee ($14,225,385): disbanded
- LGD Gaming ($11,960,444): no chair partner
- T1 ($11,883,516): Secretlab
- Cloud9 ($11,041,103): Secretlab
NOTE: ChairsFX updates this section in January every year. Thus, these rankings are based on January 2022 numbers. To learn more, see this team-by-team breakdown:
What gaming chairs are the pros using in 2022? On the pro esports teams, many elite squads use Secretlab Titan 2022 Series chairs.
Among the top 10 Youtube gamers and top 10 Twitch streamers, the breakdown looks like this:
Six of the top 20 use Herman Miller chairs. Five use Secretlab Titans. The rest use a variety of alternatives.
Overall, twelve of the top 20 use full-back gaming chairs. The other eight use mid-back ergonomic office chairs.
Both support good computing posture. So how do they differ? Find out in this feature:
Full-Back Gaming Vs Mid-Back Ergonomic Chairs
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