Twitter revealed that Fortnite player Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney and Call of Duty pro Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner are among the most talked about esports athletes on the platform, but some other names might surprise you.
Streamers and esports athletes are effectively in the mainstream in 2019 and just under halfway through the year we now have an idea about who gets talked about most on social media.
With Fortnite being as popular as it is, it’s no surprise to see many of the top players among the most mentioned.
Fortnite Battle Royale personalities pave the way
Names like Ninja, TimTheTatman, DrLupo and CourageJD are among the most talked about gaming personalities and lot of it has to do with the fact they attract thousands of viewers on Fortnite Battle Royale each time they go live.
For example, big streamers like Dr Disrespect, shroud and Summit1g are conspicuously missing from the list, despite being some of the biggest streamers on Twitch, where they rival their streaming counterparts, but apparently not so much on Twitter.
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PewDiePie and MrBeast are unsurprisingly found near the top of the list, since they are two of the biggest YouTubers on the site, although their connection to gaming is little more tangential.
On the esports side of things the list is a little clearer. We have Tfue and Myth leading, and a number of Call of Duty players like Scump and Clayster also making the cut.
Team Liquid’s HungryBox is on the list, perhaps boosted due to the crab incident following a Smash Bros. tournament last month. He is joined on the list by TSM’s Leffen.
OpTic Call of Duty pros Crimsix, Dashy and Scumper also make the list due to being members of one of the most popular CoD esports teams.
There’s still a lot of the year left to go and anyone could blow up between now and then so it’s entirely possible this list could look a lot different later on.
We’ll check back in at the end of the year and see where we’re at. Barring some unforeseen game coming out allowing a player to explode in popularity, we imagine it’ll just be a reordering of the current list.