The significant rise in social media, Esport, and online gaming had led to a new phenomenon in gaming channels and players sharing their gaming exploits. This new breed of social media personalities is garnering followers by the millions on social media.
Today we are covering some of the biggest names in the gaming and streaming. We are basing this list based on their significance and the total number of followers on social media platforms.
His career was mainly shaped by Fortnite where he enjoyed most of his success that Epic, Fornite's developers have issued him his own skin, but he also plays other games like Battlefield and Realm Royale.
He could easily top up any list of social media influencers, having the highest number of subscribers in Youtube and even named by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2016.
The Swedish rise to fame was forged by his let's play videos, added to that his comedies and vlogs covering more than gaming. In May 2020 he signed a deal to stream his live videos exclusively on Youtube in a move seen as Youtube trying to keep their most-subscribed-to content creator from going to another platform.
This is the first of non-English speaking entries on our list. The Spanish Samuel de Luque is a gamer known for his streams of GTA-V, Fortnite, and Minecraft. What tends to set him apart is his commentary style in gaming, creating a dialogue with his gaming avatars.
This entry is the second Spanish gaming commentary channel on our list and for good reasons. The channel content is gaming and gaming related, as he streams long hours of games like Minecraft, GTA-V, and Fortnite, but he also expands on the use of memes, especially gaming memes which add humor to his content.
This is a professional esports competitor turned streamer, previously playing for A51 and Team Mythic. This gamer decided to hang his boots and focus on his streaming career, clocking over 35 hours a week of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, this is definitely his most favorite game.
Syndicate is the owner of the first channel to reach 1M followers on Twitch in 2014; his Youtube channel is also on the top 100 most subscribed channels. He vocal abilities enabled him to land the cast of Marvel Avengers Academy, a mobile app game where he played Loki.
His list of streams covers but not limited to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, Call of Duty III, and Minecraft.
Shroud is generally ranked in the higher echelons of the gaming community, a truly gifted and well-respected esports star. He had reportedly received over $7M from tournaments alone. His streams are watched by an average of 25,000 live audiences from around the world.
Shroud main games are, of course, CS: GO, PUBG, and Rainbow Six: Seige.
this list will not be complete without a dedicated League of Legends player; the most played PC game ever.
Imaqtpie streams 9 hours a day of LoL every weekday; he is also a co-host on one of LoL most followed news programme.