The Most Famous Esport Players

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Read on till the end as I show you

     The most famous esports players ever

     The teams they worked with during their gaming careers

     The games they majored in all through their careers

     Their country of origin

     Their real names (you don't see that every day)!



Esports, also known as electronic sports, is a video game competition. Esports generally involve organized multiplayer video game events, especially among professional gamers, who compete as individuals or in teams.


The games didn't come into full limelight until the 2000s when professional gamers began to participate and the spectatorship of these events via live streaming skyrocketed.


Esports became a landmark part of the video game industry in the 2010s, with many game makers actively designing and supporting tournaments and other events.


However, in case you are not big on playing Esports, you can always place wagers on the results of their tournaments and make money from it- even when you're not live-streaming the games! These platforms offer new player no deposit bonus codes among other amazing benefits you can get.



This article will show the top ten most famous Esports players of the time who have become idols that new players in Esports look up to


  1. f0rest

Country: Sweden

Team(s): Fnatic, Begrip Gaming, SK Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Swedish National Team

Game(s): Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Counter-Strike


REAL NAME: Patrik Lindberg


f0rest is rated as one of the best Counter-Strike players in the world. He began professionally in 2005 and ever since, he has become a master at his craft.


He carried his team Fnatic on his shoulders with his incredible skills till they became the highest-earning team in CS history.


He eventually exited Fnatic to join SK Gaming which he equally left for Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) where he played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.


  1. Faker

Country: Republic of Korea

Team(s): Korean National Team, STK T1 K

Game(s): League of Legends

REAL NAME: Lee, Sang Hyeok (이상혁)


By all standards, Faker remains the best League of Legends player alive. There are only two people who have won the League of Legends World Championship and he is one of them, but that is the least of his catalog of achievements.


He has also won these awards

     The All-Star Paris 2014

     The IEM World Championship 2015

     The Mid-Season Invitations 2016 & 2017


He has made over $1.2 million throughout his career.


  1. Flash

Country: Republic of Korea

Team(s): KT Rolster, Evil Geniuses

Game(s): StarCraft: Brood War

and StarCraft II

REAL NAME: Lee, Young Ho (이영호)


Flash quickly rose through the ranks as one of the best to play StarCraft when he began to play the game professionally. His professional gaming career recorded a surprisingly high number of tournament wins.


In December 2015, he retired from StarCraft II but he returned in 2016 with StarCraft: Brood War and continued his reign as one of the most indomitable players in the business as he kept racking up more tournament wins.


  1. GeT_RiGhT

Country: Sweden

Team(s): Fnatic, Begrip Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Giants Gaming, Team WinFakt Lemondogs, SK Gaming, Team Kinguin, Swedish National Team.

Game(s): Counter-Strike, Assetto Corsa, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


REAL NAME: Christopher Alesund


GeT_RiGhT is one of the top Esports stars to come out of Sweden. To many people, he is the best to have ever played Counter-Strike. He began his pro-game career in 2007 after which he has racked up so many top spots in several tournaments.


He adopts the Lurker mode in most of his games, avoiding the enemy but decisively hitting where it matters the most, despite that he is not much of a great shooter.


  1. SlayerS_'BoxeR'

Country: Republic of Korea

Team(s): SK Telecom T1, Air Force ACE, SlayerS

Game(s): StarCraft II and StarCraft II: Brood War


REAL NAME: Lim Yo-hwan (임요환)


Many people call him SlayerS_'BoxeR' or BoxeR, for short. Many others call him "Terran Emperor" or "The Emperor", many thanks to his amazing expertise at being Terran in StarCraft II. He remains one of the best players to have ever graced the game and his trophy cabinet shows it all.


Throughout his pro-gaming career, he had a record 548 wins but his career came to a halt because of a health-related crisis. However, he now plays poker professionally.


  1. Olofmeister

Country: Sweden

Team(s): FaZe Clan, Fnatic, Five Crowns, LGB eSports

Game(s): Counter-Strike,  Assetto Corsa, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


REAL NAME: Olof Kajbjer


Sweden has a record number of extremely talented gamers and Olof looks like the very best the country might have produced so far to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He is so adroit at the game that he earned the nickname CS:GO.


Although he currently works for the FaZe clan, Olofmeister has played for many other teams. Amongst his numerous wins in many tournaments as a gamer, Olofmeister has won ESL One Katowice 2015, two Championship titles from CS:GO Majors, and ESL One Cologne 202015.


  1. Fatal1ty

Country: United States of America

Team(s): Clan Kapitol

Game(s): Aliens versus Predator 2, Painkiller, Doom 3, Counter-Strike, Quake 4, Quake III Arena, QuakeWorld, and Unreal Tournament 2003


REAL NAME: Johnathan Wendel


While Fatal1ty no longer plays games professionally, he was one of the scariest players to play against in Quake and other FPS titles. But after he left pro-gaming, he founded his personal company Fatal1ty Inc., where he licenses his brand to makers of gaming accessories.


His professional gaming career run began in 1999 and during his career, he racked up the following wins:

     12 World Championship titles

     4 Player of the Year Wards with the Cyberathlete Professional League


  1. Daigo

Country: Japan

Team(s): None

Game(s): Capcom vs. SNK 2, Fighter IV, IV: Arcade Edition, and Ultra Street Fighter IV, Guilty Gear XX, Guilty Gear Slash, Street Fighter IV, V, V: Arcade Edition, Hyper Street Fighter II, Fighter II Turb, and Fighter III: 3rd Strike


REAL NAME: Umehara, Daigo (梅原醍醐)


Also known as "The Beast", Daigo is rated as one of the best Street Fighter gamers of all time. He is currently the Guinness World Record holder of " The Most Successful Player in Major Tournaments of Street Fighter"


He started a Manga series that launched its English version in 2017 and was called Daigo the Beast: Umehara Fighting Gamers.


  1. Moon

Country: Republic of Korea

Team(s): Fnatic, Meet Your Makers, TyLoo

Game(s): StarCraft II and Warcraft III


REAL NAME:  Jang, Jae Ho (장재호)


Moon has played both Warcraft II and StarCraft II professionally for several years. Despite these, he is still rated as the best Warcraft III Night Elf player on the planet!


To his credit, he has won

      4 seasons of MBC Games' World War,

     Korean Warcraft III Championships

     5 World Championships


His exploits made him enter into the documentary, Beyond the Game.


He has won more money prizes than any other gamer in Warcraft III history.


  1. Jaedong

Country: Republic of Korea

Team(s): 8th Team, Hwaesung OZ CJ Entrus, Lecaf OZ,  Evil Geniuses, Korean National Team

Game(s): StarCraft II and StarCraft II: Brood War


REAL NAME: Lee, Jae Dong (이제동)


Jaedong is considered one of the top-rated StarCraft players of all time- and he participates using the Zerg race. His pro-gaming career as a StarCraft gamer ended when he retired in 2016.


However, he diverted his focus to playing StarCraft: Brood War and he has racked up victories and superb sims of prize money. He has been called countless names including "The Legend Killer" or "The Tyrant".

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