With the continued support of the gaming community, gaming content creators have thrived on the likes of Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube. Creating content is more than a consistent schedule and a channel, it takes the right amount of talent, personality, and charisma to hold the attention in a generation of 3-second attention spans. So, let’s take a look who held our attention for 2019.
Jack “CouRage” Dunlop – Originally from the Halo pro circuit, he is now a content creator for 100 Thieves, that currently focuses on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. He recently announced the “Next Chapter” in his career, where he is now streaming on YouTube, and moving away from Twitch.
Benjamin “Dr. Lupo” Lupo – A family man who created a community that can move mountains. He has moved between games, which for most streamers can be a daunting task, as you risk losing your built community. Though, fear has not stopped his Twitch streams and using his streams to “Build Against Cancer”.
Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler – Not only is Ewok, the first female FaZe Clan member, she is also deaf. This 13 year-old is breaking barriers in the gaming scene as she not only represents powerful female gamers, but also the the deaf community. On her Mixer streams, you’d most likely find her playing Fortnite.
David ” Grefg” Martinez – The only nominee outside of North America, here to represent the massive Spanish-speaking gaming community. He is dedicated to providing daily Fortnite content to his 11.7 million YouTube subscribers, and on his popular Twitch channel.
Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek – Shroud began his gaming career in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive scene. Since then he has built a huge community playing a myriad of First-Person Shooter genres, from Rainbow Six to Call of Duty. You can now watch him on his Mixer channel, as he announced his move away from Twitch earlier this year.
Who Will Win – Dr. Lupo. Yes. His tweets are a little weird, but that’s part of his charm. Pair that with the supportive community he has built, and he is a shoo-in.
Who Should Win – Dr. Lupo. Developing a community is one thing, but what you do with that community is another. Lupo has consistently used his platforms as a place to raise money for cancer research efforts and also won the Sentinel Award earlier this year at the Esports Business Summit for doing so.