Former Gears of War professional player turned full time streamer Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff has finally hit a major milestone on his Twitch channel after years of dedicated full time streaming.
After stepping away from competitive Gears of War and his time on the historic 'Nsanez' team in the early days of GOW esports, NICKMERCS focused his efforts on streaming and quickly became popular enough to make a living full time.
He continued to grow throughout 2016 and 2017, mainly playing Call of Duty Search and Destroy tournaments on both Black Ops III and Modern Warfare Remastered.
But, similar to many other streamers, his following boomed thanks to the release and subsequent rise in popularity of Fortnite Battle Royale.
While some of his increased popularity is due to Fortnite, there is no taking away from his own dedication and quality of content, especially since Fortnite streaming quickly became a saturated genre.
NICKMERCS managed to stand out from the crowd, with his charismatic energy and aggressive playstyle, as well as being one of the few top Fortnite streamers to play on console.
And on June 30th 2018, he hit a major milestone, crossing the 1 million followers mark on the site.
NICKMERCS' story shares some similarities to Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, who was also a professional console player, his game of choice being Halo, before moving to streaming and blowing up with Fortnite.
Kolcheff continues to grow, especially his subscriber count which at the time of writing sits at around 25,000, thanks to his popular subscriber Fortnite tournaments which he runs weekly.