Have you ever thought that the videos games that you play as a source of ˜recreation' can actually turn out to be a lucrative career opportunity? Yes, you read it right. And one such man who does so is Tyler Blevins, popularly known as Ninja in the virtual world of gaming. With over 10 million subscribers on YouTube, 6 million followers on Twitch, 3.5 million on Instagram and 1.9 million on Twitter, as of April 2018, we have proof enough that he is by far the one of the biggest names in the social media today. An internet sensation, Blevins has truly turned his skill and passion into a highly-paid career but with a lot of hard work, determination, grit and of course, talent. His handsome income may seem startling considering it is earned just by playing video games, but a lot has been put in by him to become the most popular streamer on Amazon-owned gaming platform Twitch which explains the returns. Having said that, it is surprising to know that Blevins does not promote professional gaming as a viable career path for every kid!
'TheMyth' is the online alias of popular online gamer Ali Kabbani. He first gained prominence as a 'Twitch' streamer and later established himself as a gamer. He is the captain of the ˜Team SoloMid,' an American eSports organization. He is primarily famous for his survival game plays, especially the ones for 'Fortnite.' He joined the 'Fortnite' squad as a player, and in no time he became the captain of the team. All the credit goes to his remarkable gaming strategies. One can find his gameplay videos on his 'YouTube' channel which has more than two million subscribers.
Pokimane(Imane Anys) is a popular video game streamer and internet celebrity. She first came into prominence when she started streaming video game-related content on Twitch. With more than a million followers, she continues to stream her videos on Twitch. She owns three YouTube channels. While she posts vlogs and other entertaining videos on her self-titled channel, she created her secondary YouTube channel to post autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) videos. She also has a third YouTube channel, which is predominantly aimed at her Chinese viewers. Pokimane is one of the important members of ˜Offline TV,' which is a collaborative YouTube channel. She is also famous on other popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
DrLupo (Benjamin Lupo) is famous for streaming video game content on Twitch and YouTuber. As a professional gamer, Lupo has amassed more than 2.5 million followers on Twitch. His popularity skyrocketed with the rise of online game, ˜Fortnite.' Lupo is also famous on YouTube, where he has more than a million subscribers. He posts fresh YouTube content as well as highlights from his Twitch streams. In 2017, he attended the ˜TwitchCon' annual event, which was held at the ˜Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.' As a full-time gamer and social media influencer, Lupo earns 10 times his previous six-figure salary.
American gamer who is famous for streaming a wide variety of games, including H1Z1, Dead By Daylight and Minecraft, on Twitch, where he is partnered and currently has more than 20,000 followers.
Brett Hoffman is an American gamer, YouTube star, and Twitch streamer. He is better known by his username Dakotaz. After creating his YouTube channel, Dakotaz began uploading content within the first month. Since then, he has accumulated over two million subscribers on the video sharing site. He also has over two million followers on Twitch. As a professional Fortnite player, he streams on Twitch daily and uploads on YouTube regularly. He has a significant following on other platforms of social media as well. Dakotaz has about 584 thousand followers on Twitter, 988 thousand followers on Instagram, and 43 thousand followers on Facebook.
YouTuber and full-time Twitch streamer who specializes in NBA 2K and The Show content. He has earned over 2.5 million YouTube subscribers.
Cloakzy is an American 'Twitch' streamer and professional gamer. He is known for his live streams of gaming videos on his 'Twitch' account. He mainly plays 'Fortnite,' 'Battle Royale,' and 'H1Z1.' Cloakzy is now a member of the gaming clan 'Faze Clan.' Previously, he was part of 'KnightsGG,' a professional ˜PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' team. Cloakzy regularly participates in gaming tournaments with fellow 'Fortnite' player and 'FaZe Clan' member Tfue. They have displayed some amazing gaming tricks and skills that have earned them several rewards. Cloakzy has won several gaming tournaments with Tfue. Cloakzy is now the captain of ˜FaZe Clan.'
Tyler Steinkamp, also known as "Loltyler1," is a popular American gamer and 'Twitch' streamer. He has gained prominence for his 'Twitch' live-streaming channel, where he has millions of followers. Loltyler1 primarily creates montages for the game 'League of Legends' and broadcasts gameplays on 'Twitch' and his 'YouTube' channel. He is known for his energetic commentary on 'League of Legends' gameplay videos. Loltyler1 has been a favorite subject for memes, as his content is usually over-the-top toxic and rough. He is regarded as the most toxic player in North America.
Better known as Shroud, Mike Grzesiek is a Canadian video-game streamer and former e-sports player. He has broadcast many popular live gameplay videos. This has helped him emerge as one of the most prominent contemporary gamers. He is best known for playing 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' for the American e-sports organization 'Cloud9.' He is equally popular for playing 'Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.' He is highly popular as a 'Twitch' streamer and has over three million followers on the platform. His 'YouTube' channel has more than two million subscribers. Mike's incredible gameplay tricks have rightfully earned him the title of the King of Reddit. He has now retired from 'Cloud9's' roster but is active on his other social-media platforms.
Valkyrae is an American social-media gamer. She is best known for her live streams on 'Twitch' and her online appearance on 'Fortnite.' She has earned an impressive fan base through her live streams of games such as 'Bloodborne' and 'The Walking Dead.' Valkyrae owns a 'YouTube' channel where she posts her gaming live streams. Unlike other female online gamers, Valkyrae exhibits a rare soberness that has helped her gain prominence across the online video-gaming scenario. She is now regarded as one of the most prominent 'Fortnite' players in the world. Valkyrae is currently dating fellow 'Twitch' streamer SonyD.
Zoie Burgher is an American social media sensation, who is known for her Twitch broadcasts. However, she is now permanently banned from the Twitch community because her overtly sexual content, which was against the community's terms and policies. Zoie came under the spotlight after she started broadcasting live ˜Call of Duty' game and twerking simultaneously while exposing her body a bit too much. She built a huge fan base due to her provocative videos, which have got her in trouble quite a few times. A self-proclaimed ˜star bikini twerk-streamer,' Zoie refers her fan community as 'Zoidberg Nation'. She is the owner of the girl gaming brand, ˜Luxe' and produced a web reality show, Luxe House. This controversial social media girl has a huge fan following on Instagram and Twitter, while her self-titled YouTube channel has crossed a million subscribers mark.
Professional Overwatch tank player and partnered Twitch streamer also known as xQcwith who has amassed 650,000 followers on the live streaming network. He joined the professional team Arc 6 in 2017.
Sypher Ali, better known as "SypherPK," is an American multiplayer gamer. He rose to the prominence for playing multiplayer games such as 'RuneScape,' 'Fortnite Battle Royale,' 'The Elder Scrolls Online,' and 'For Honor.' He owns a 'YouTube' channel that primarily hosts multiplayer game montages. Sypher also live-streams on 'Twitch.' He has earned millions of followers on both the platforms. Known for his high-kill gameplays in 'Fortnite,' Sypher is now recognized as one of the most popular multiplayer online gamers. He has collaborated with many other popular 'YouTube' gamers and 'Twitch' streamers. Sypher owns a website and a merchandize line.
Chance Morris is a popular YouTuber and online video streamer. He owns a YouTube channel named ˜Sodapoppin' where he posts a variety of videos including gaming, prank, challenge, and comedy videos. The channel has over 600,000 subscribers. Chance is also popular on other social media platforms like Twitch where he has more than a million followers. Though he started off by posting videos pertaining to certain games, he later began posting commentary videos on all kinds of Xbox games. Despite having such a huge fan base on Twitch, Chance has been banned from posting videos on Twitch on several occasions as he was involved in some illegal activities. He is also said to have posted obscene content on the live streaming video platform.
Twitch partner known for playing games like Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds for more than 120,000 followers.
LosPollosTV is the online alias of 23 years old Italian-American Twitch streamer and YouTube gamer Louis, who is best known for his 'NBA 2K' videos. He became popular for his videos of 'NBA 2K' gameplay, as well as MyTeam pack openings. However, he later gained notoriety for spending large sums of money donated by his fans on virtual cards. On Twitch, he also regularly streams the co-op sandbox survival video game called 'Fortnite'. He has recently been ranked among Top 5 US PS4 console player on twitch.tv. He held a 'Meet and Greet' session at Expo Hall A at the Twitch Con AT Long Beach, California, in October 2017. Also in that month, he shaved his head for charity. He has his own merchandise, the first official Lospollostv 'Snipesquad' t-shirts and hoodies, which were made available for a limited time on Teespring.
Twitch live-streaming sensation whose gaming personality has helped him earn more than 480,000 followers on his Hazretiyasuo account.
Gamer who posts content about video games such as Dota 2, CS:GO and later Fortnite to her YouTube channel KittyPlays. She also streams on Twitch under the username KittyPlaysGames.
Online gamer who is known for her xChocoBars Twitch live streaming channel. She has gained popularity there for her frequent League of Legends live streams with her in-person commentary superimposed over the footage.
A member of the renowned YouTube channel GLAMSS, she is a social media celebrity. Her AlexiaRaye Twitch channel has almost 150,000 followers. She was also well-known on Vine until it was deactivated.
Video game personality who has gained fame for her BrookeAB Twitch channel. She has risen massively in popularity for her live Fortnite game streams often while modeling glamorous looks.
Online gamer who is known for his eponymous Twitch live streaming channel. He has gained popularity there for his humorous commentary over his gameplay, as well as frequent interaction with his viewers.
Well known online and by the gamer name Bjergsen, he is a professional League of Legends gamer who joined Team SoloMid. He has more than 1.4 million followers on Twitch.