E-SPORTS ARE ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING SPORTS IN THE WORLD. SINCE ENTERING THE MAINSTREAM, COMPETITIVE GAMING HAS SOARED IN POPULARITY, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE UNDER-40 CROWD. THE INDUSTRY IS EXPECTED TO BE WORTH NEARLY $2 BILLION BY 2023, WITH VIEWERS OF TOP EVENTS REACHING TENS OF MILLIONS. THESE ESPORTS ONLINE PLAYERS ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE CONTENT FOR A LARGE FAN BASE AND ASPIRING TOURNAMENTS AS THEIR POPULARITY RISES. THESE ESPORTS KOLS USE THEIR GAMING SKILLS AND ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH FANS TO PROMOTE THE SPORT.
IZEA RECOMMENDS POPULAR OVERSEAS ESPORTS GAME NETIZEN KOLS
John, usually known by his eSports name n0tail, is the richest eSports gamer in the world and has grossed nearly $7 million since he started playing Dota 2. The 29-year-old Dane won the International eSports Championship, winning four Dota 2 tournaments in 2018 and 2019.
Johan shares his insights and experiences in eSports events on his YouTube channel, which has over 167,000 subscribers. His channel features gameplay from his events.
Lukas "Mendokusaii" is a professional gamer and eSports content creator for Team Liquid. He broadcasts live on Twitch and interacts with his fans on Twitter and Instagram. The Swedish native has over 677,000 followers on Twitch and plays a variety of games including Roblox, Overwatch 2, Rust and World of Warcraft.
Psalm, whose real name is Harrison Chang, is a professional player in games such as Dota 2 and Fortnite. He earned $1.9 million from gaming in 2019 and continues to compete and live stream on Twitch. Psalm has over 81,000 followers on Twitter and is also active on Instagram.
Hecz, or Hector Rodriguez, has been nominated for the 2022 Content Creator of the Year at the eSports Awards. Hector competes with OpTic Gaming and streams to a wide audience on Twitch, where he shows fans his tips and tricks for playing Call of Duty and Halo in his content.
Hector was given a unique opportunity to participate in a media event with NASCAR driver Corey Lajoie, with OpTic Gaming sponsoring Lajoie's No. 7 car.
Clinton, known in the gaming community as Fear, is a retired Dota 2 player who remains active in eSports as a streamer and YouTube creator. With over 113,000 followers on Twitter, his experience in eSports and the content he shares influences the play and trends of a wide range of gaming fans.
Donovan Hunt, known as Tekkz, is one of the most important FIFA gamers in the world. He plays with his team Fnatic and captivates his fans with videos that showcase his extraordinary skills in the FIFA game series.
With over 276,000 followers on Instagram, Tekkz engages with them by hosting FIFA points giveaways, showing off his video skills and posting content from the tournaments he attends.
Ashley participates in Pro League of Legends and works as an interviewer and journalist. She worked as a software developer for seven years before introducing her passion for eSports. In Ashley's content, fans are brought the most up-to-date information about the game, live tournaments and fun live interactions.
Ashley is another content creator of the year nominee for the 2022 eSports Awards. She has over 130,000 followers on Twitter. She showcases her team's feats through travel and competitions and shares lots of fun photos.
Roman, also known as Resolut1on, is a Ukrainian gamer who competes as a member of RedBull OG. The Dota 2 player shows photos of his travels and his life on his Instagram page, which has more than 101,000 followers. Roman, who entered the eSports scene in 2013, is now 26 years old and is one of the top players in the sport.
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