Top 10 Esports influencers
According to Wikipedia, Esports, which is short for electronic sports, “is a form of competition using video games. Esports often takes the form of organised, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams.” This trend became popular thanks to Twitch. The Amazon-owned streaming platform is indeed known for its live gaming content in which esports influencers play multi-hour video game tournaments live, for the enjoyment of several million followers.
In the esports field, Twitch now surpasses YouTube, since gamers are very well paid there: they can receive donations and take part in sponsorship and advertising campaigns.
In this article, Influence4You has put together a list of the top 10 esports influencers to inspire you!
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg is a Swedish YouTuber known for his gaming videos. He created his channel in 2010 and thus is one of the first influencers in this field. In August 2013, his channel became the world’s most subscribed. He plays a variety of games but overall prefers Minecraft.
With 18.3M followers, Ninja is the most-followed channel on Twitch. He mostly plays Fortnite and was the first person to be given the opportunity to design special in-game skins. He is also the first Twitch streamer to reach 10 million followers on the platform.
Imane is a Twitch streamer with 9.2M followers which makes her the 9th most followed and the most-followed female channel on the platform. She mostly plays League of Legends and Fortnite. She has 6.69 M followers on YouTube.
Jack is an Irish YouTuber and video game commentator. With 28.6M followers on YouTube, his channel is number one in Ireland and 130th globally. He plays a bit of everything including popular games and indie games but remains famous for his Resident Evil content.
At only 24 years old, Loeya (real name Liah) is the top female Fortnite player globally. She is followed by 1.5 million people on Twitch.
Michael Grzesiek aka Shroud has now retired from official tournaments but he is very active on Twitch. Famous for his skills in PUBG: Battlegrounds (a game for which he is widely considered as the best player in the world) he also plays Fortnite on his channel where he has 10.3M followers.
Evan Fong known online as VanossGaming is a YouTuber (25.7M subscribers) and gamer. His favourite games include Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. He created his channel in 2011 but only gained fame 5 years later. His fanbase is known to be one of the nicest and most positive communities in gaming.
Tom Cassell aka Syndicate is a British YouTuber and streamer. He is known for his gameplay of Halo, Call of Duty, Minecraft and Fortnite. He has 9.8M followers on YouTube and 3.1M on Twitch.
With his 11.2M subscribers, Turner Tenney is the 5th most-followed account on Twitch. Formerly a competitive Fortnite player, his channel took off in 2015 when he began streaming Destiny. While Ninja is more famous, many consider Tfue to be the very best Fortnite player as he’s beaten him before.
The best League of Legends player in the world, Lee Sang-hyeok aka Faker currently plays for T1, a Korean esports team operated by T1 Entertainment & Sports. He has won 3 World Championships. You can watch him play on YouTube where he has 1.65 M subscribers.
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