The annual 2022 Streamy Awards concluded on Sunday, 4 December, and featured many globally adored YouTube and Twitch content creators and streamers. Like every year, the Streamy Awards exists to honor excellence across more than 45 awards categories, recognizing the many talented individuals and organizations who continue to innovate the online entertainment space.
While there are many awards, each of which is prestigious in its own right, one of the most coveted Streamy Awards is "Streamer of the Year." As such, several top streamers were nominated this year, including HasanAbi, IShowSpeed, Kai Cenat, Kyedae, Ludwig, Pokimane, Quackity, Tarik, Valkyrae, and xQc. However, in the end, only one streamer stood out.
On 4 December, Kai Cenat was named the winner of the prestigious Streamy "Streamer of the Year" Award for 2022. The 20-year-old American content creator has risen sharply in popularity throughout the year, receiving widespread acclaim for his charismatic personality and entertaining Twitch Livestreams. Kai Cenat is also regarded among the fastest-growing Twitch channels, having recently toppled Brazilian content creator Casimoto's record of being the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch.
Following the announcement, Kai Cenat took center stage to deliver his acceptance speech. "This is crazy. I feel like I'm at the Grammys right now, man. Oh my. This is crazy. I want to thank my family [and] my friends, [who] on a day-to-day basis, push me to be the best that I can be. Also, AMP agent Duke, Phantom, Chris, [and] Davis. I love y'all. Wish y'all was (sic) here," Kai said. The streamer then added, "Last but not least, the mafia. Ya'll went crazy! My supporters, I love ya'll to death. Streamer of the Year is crazy, man. I appreciate ya'll. Thank you."
Congratulations on your monumental achievement, Kai! These are some of the other 2022 Streamy Awards winners:
- Creator of the Year: MrBeast
- Show of the Year: Good Mythical Morning
- Streamer of the Year: Kai Cenat
- International: Khaby Lame (Italy)
- Short Form: Sheena Melwani
- Breakout Creator: Ryan Trahan
- Breakout Streamer: IShowSpeed
- Collaboration: Mark Rober, Jim Browning, Trilogy Media • Pranks Destroy Scam Callers – GlitterBomb Payback
- Creator for Social Good: MrBeast and Mark Rober • #TeamSeas
- Creator Product: POPFLEX • Blogilates
- Crossover: Gordon Ramsay
- First Person: Airrack
- Just Chatting: xQc
- Variety Streamer: Ludwig
- VTuber: CodeMiko
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Featured image is courtesy of Kai Cenat.