The gaming industry has been growing by leaps and bounds every second. The perspective of geeky gamers, sitting alone playing in a dark room has long gone. These gamers have become the real stars on social media. Athletes, gamers, sports people have been becoming role models and influencers for generations.
The esports industry is now becoming mainstream, with large networks airing gaming events and large brands sponsoring such events. In the light of this, I have made a list of top ten esport influencers that you should definitely follow on Instagram in 2019:
1. PEWDIEPIE (17M Followers)
Swedish YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, is unquestionably one of the biggest gaming influencers with almost 60 million YouTube subscriptions.
He had partnerships with huge brands such as Google and Disney and is a huge hit on social media.
Do follow his profile to get a glimpse of his lifestyle!
2. MARKIPLIERGRAM ( 7.2M Followers)
Mark Fischbach is most known for his Let’s Plays of video games from the horror genre, such as Amnesia or Five Nights at Freddy’s.
He also features comedy content on his YouTube channel and appeared together with stars such as Jack Black and Jimmy Kimmel. His instagram account shows a high Like follower Ratio of 5.6%
Checkout and follow his instagram for humor, fun and much more.
3. DANTDM ( 2.9M Followers)
In 2017, he was named the highest paid Youtube Star by Forbes by 11 billion views, earning $16.5million that year.
4. VANOSSINSTAGRAM (3.4M followers)
Vanossinstagram or VanossGaming is the pseudonym of Canadian Evan Fong. His logo represents the image of an owl, which is why he and his characters are often pictured with an owl mask.
Another trademark of his is his ironic humor and his “funny moments” compilations of games such as GTA V and Call of Duty.
He often collaborates with other popular gamers such as SeaNanners or Syndicate.
Keep updated with his posts and moments by following him on Instagram!
5. JACKSEPTICEYE (6M Followers)
Sean Mcloughlin (Jack), is a college drop out, gained popularity through his comedic playthroughs of video games and his vlogs.
In December, he announced a collaboration with Marvel in the course of which he created a special jacksepticeye Marvel mystery box.
Follow him to know more!
6. Dude Perfect (7.1M followers)
Dude Perfect is one of the top sports influencers in social media.
The Dude Perfect team isn’t made up of professional athletes who were already household names. Instead, they quickly rose in popularity through their combination of trick sports shots and comedy.
Follow the dude for perfect posts!
7. SSSNIPERWOLF (4M followers)
Alia “Lia” Shelesh, better known as Sssniperwolf is the first female gaming influencer on our list.
She started her YouTube career by playing first-person shooter games like Call of Duty, Halo, and Far Cry.
Her account today consists of vlogs and different video games that she plays and has more than 7 million subscriptions.
These Esports influencers are at the peak of their gaming career and among the top Esports influencers. Their following base has helped these influencers to be a great choice for brands to collaborate with, especially if they focus on gamers and is great money too.
So, follow them to hone your gaming skills and maybe learn how to be an influencer that earns.