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One of the fastest-growing sports in the world is eSports. Since entering the mainstream, competitive gaming has skyrocketed in popularity, especially among people under 40. The industry is predicted to approach $2 billion by 2023, with viewers of the top events in the tens of millions. Alongside the rising popularity is the opportunity to create content for a strong legion of fans and aspiring competitors. These eSports influencers leverage their gaming skills and ability to connect with fans to promote the sport.

eSports influencers to cheer for

Johan Sundstein

Johan, commonly known by his eSports name n0tail, is the world’s wealthiest eSports gamer, amassing almost $7 million in total earnings since he began in the sport playing Dota 2. The 29-year-old Dane won The International, an eSports championship event, in 2018 and 2019 and has won four major championships in Dota 2.

Johan shares his insights and experience at eSports events on his YouTube channel, which has more than 167K subscribers. His channel features gameplay from his events.

Mendo

Lukas “Mendokusaii” is a professional gamer for Team Liquid and an eSports content creator. He streams on Twitch and engages with his followers on Twitter and Instagram. The Swede has more than 677K Twitch followers and plays various games, including Roblox, Overwatch 2, Rust and World of Warcraft.

Psalm

Psalm, whose real name is Harrison Chang, is a professional player of Dota 2, Fortnite and other games. He earned $1.9 million in 2019 from gaming and continues to compete and stream on Twitch. Psalm has more than 81K followers on Twitter and is also active on Instagram.

Hecz

Hecz, or Hector Rodriguez, has been nominated for the 2022 Creator of the Year in the eSports Awards. Hector competes with OpTic Gaming and streams to a wide audience on Twitch, where he plays Call of Duty and Halo.

Hector had a unique opportunity to participate in media with NASCAR driver Corey Lajoie. OpTic Gaming sponsors Lajoie’s No. 7 car.

Clinton Loomis

Clinton, known in gaming as Fear, is a retired Dota 2 player who remains active in the eSports space as a streamer and YouTube creator. He has more than 113K followers on Twitter, and his experience in eSports shines through his content as he breaks down the techniques of competing professionals.

Tekkz

Donovan Hunt, known as Tekkz, is one of the foremost FIFA gamers worldwide. He competes with his team, Fnatic, and engages his followers with videos of his extraordinary skill in the FIFA game franchise.

Tekkz has more than 276K Instagram followers, and he engages with them by holding FIFA points giveaways, showing off his skill in videos and posting content from the events he competes in.

Ashley Kang

Ashley plays League of Legends professionally and works as an interviewer and journalist. She spent seven years as a software developer before introducing her passion for eSports.

Ashley is another Content Creator of the Year nominee at the 2022 eSports Awards. She keeps her fans updated on Twitter, where she has more than 130K followers. She shows her team’s exploits through travel and competition and shares plenty of interesting photos and videos of them having fun.

Roman Fomynok

Roman, also known as Resolut1on, is a Ukrainian gamer who competes as a member of RedBull OG. The Dota 2 player features photos of his travels and life updates on his Instagram page, which has more than 101K followers. Roman came onto the eSports scene in 2013 and the 26-year-old is one of the top players in the sport.

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