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We would like to introduce the most popular eSports pro players in the world. We are ranking players by skills, social media presence, and achievements in the past. Let’s start our ranking with:
Faker is easily the most known eSports player there is. He is playing for the team SK Telecom T1, competing in League of Legends.
Many experts and fans consider him the best player in the history of the game. His team has won the World Championship in League of Legends (LoL) two times: in 2015 and back in 2013.
He’s playing the mid lane position for his Korean-based team, which is widely considered the most important position on a team.
Being just 20 years of age, Faker will be able to maintain a high level of game play and continue to dominate his position. His popularity in social media also speaks for itself, currently he has 910,410 Facebook likes, 82k followers on Twitter, and over 16 million views on the streaming platform Azubu.tv. So the best player in the world is one of the most popular as well.
Youtube Montage: Best of Faker
Pasha is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Poland. He is currently playing for Virtus.pro. He has 768,291 Facebook likes and 166k Twitter followers and a staggering 14 million twitch.tv views.
He is not only popular in social media, but also successful and entertaining at the same time. In 2015 he took first place in 5 different tournaments together with his team, winning against strong opponents like Team Solomid, Fnatic and Mousesports.
Make sure to follow him on Facebook, because pasha is constantly posting something funny and entertaining from his private life there.
Pasha gets around €17,000 in donations.
Gooncalves is a Brazilian professional League of Legends player currently playing AD carry for the team paiN Gaming.
He is one of the most popular players in Brazil with more than 570k likes on Facebook.
In 2015 his team managed to qualify for the LoL World Championship, where they were put into a group with Flash Wolves, KOO Tigers, and Counter Logic Gaming. The underdog team managed to pick up two wins, tying for third place with CLG. It was the biggest success a wildcard team has ever achieved in a World Championship so far.
brTT is 25 years old, which means we are likely to see him again at the big stage this year.
brTT Montage – Best Draven Plays
Enrique “xPeke” Cedeno Martinez is a Spanish professional League of Legends player.
He spent his most successful days with the Fnatic team, which he was part of from 2011 to 2014. Enrique won three League of Legends Championship Series Europe titles and was part of the team which became the Season 1 World Champion in Sweden.
His role in the team is the mid lane, playing mostly magic damage-based champions. One of his most famous plays was backdooring the nexus turret in the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice in the match against SK Gaming, which gave them permission to play in the World Championship.
He was captain of the Fnatic team for a long time, before stepping down and building his own team in 2014: Origen Gaming.
Enrique currently has 585k Twitter followers, over 420k Facebook likes and his channel on Twitch has over 28 million views.
xPeke backdoor vs. SK Gaming
Christopher Alesund, widely known as “Get_RiGhT”, is a Swedish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player currently playing for Ninjas in Pyjamas. His position is lurker.
He came into gaming after his big brother, Robin, started with games such as Quake and Doom. Christopher has been playing Counter-Strike as a competitive game for almost a decade now and is still considered to be one of the best players in the world.
He began his professional career as a member of Begrip, but moved to SK Gaming the next year. Get_RiGhT has won several big tournaments during his career, including events like the Dreamhack Masters, Intel Extreme Masters and ESL One.
His social media statistics are pretty impressive as well. Christopher currently has more than 425k Facebook likes, around 210k Twitter followers and his Twitch channel has over 4 million views.
Youtube compilation: GeT_RiGhT – THE LEGEND!
Sneaky is another League of Legends player on our list. He is the AD Carry in the North American Region for the team Cloud9.
Zachary has made his first steps into professional gaming playing World of Warcraft and achieved the highest rated mage rogue in Season 6.
Before becoming a professional LoL player and joining the North American League of Legends Championship Series, he was studying Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University.
Sneaky is known for his often unusual picks in the bot lane, catching opponents on the wrong foot.
He is also one of the most popular US players in history, having over 34 million Twitch views, 265k Twitter followers and almost 400k Facebook likes.
Sneaky Youtube Highlight Montage:
Rekkles is the youngest player on our list, but definitely one of the best.
He is a professional League of Legends player for the Fnatic team. Larsson started playing LoL competitively back in 2012 when he was just 16 years old. Due to his age, he was not able to play in the 2013 EU LCS.
Rekkles is one of the best AD carries Europe has ever witnessed. He is currently holding several records, including the record for fewest deaths during an entire LCS split and most kills during an entire LCS split (167 kills in 28 games in 2014).
He is one of the most important players for his team, as strategies often include his teammates picking up champions who can protect him as their carry in team fights.
His fancy plays and ambitious style brought him over 280k Twitter followers, about 370k Facebook likes and over 11 million Twitch views. Rekkles is currently at the beginning of his career and many more successful years are expected to come and add up to his already fantastic achievements.
Youtube Montage: Rekkles Highlights – Best ADC EU 2014 LCS Spring Split
Søren Bjerg, widely known as “Bjergsen”, is the mid laner for the TSM North American League of Legends team.
The 20 year old Danish player switched regions from Europe to North America in November 2013. Since then, Team SoloMid has been dominating the local LoL scene and eventually won the 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs.
Bjergsen has a very good reputation in the professional gaming scene and many people consider him the best mid laner ever in the North American Region. He has a diverse champion pool and fantastic mechanics, which enable him to dominate weaker opponents in his lane.
There was also a transformation going on when he moved to the USA. Bjergsen used to be a rather shy, introverted guy and now has become one of the most popular players in NA.
660k Twitter followers, 304k Facebook likes and and incredible 73 million Twitch views speak for themselves.
Bjergsen the Magician Youtube Montage:
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