Today’s world of gaming is vast and packed with incredibly smart gamers. Some are average individuals nobody has ever heard of, while others are YouTube sensations with millions of subscribers.
The gaming industry is worth billions; “Call of Duty” for example, just hit $1 billion in sales, and “Grand Theft Auto” recently surpassed the $30 million mark. But the big money doesn’t depend solely on the mainstream gaming industry. Some people make a fortune by simply playing a video game and streaming the experience online for everyone else to see and enjoy. We’re not talking here about eSports superstars, but about pioneering gamers who have become appreciated entertainers overnight.
YouTube’s popularity has generated a sub-genre in the gaming industry – the professional player. Fanatics review games by streaming the whole gameplay onto the web. Apart from creating video channels where they share their experiences, these people have vlogs where they talk about the games, strategies, graphics, upcoming releases, and more. Here are 10 of the most famous YouTube gamers of the moment.
PewDiePie – Felix Kjellberg
With over 25 million subscribers, the 24-year old Felix Kjellberg is a YouTube sensation. His PewDiePie channel has a standard video view of about 7 million.
The Swedish console and PC gamer dropped out of college to focus on his Youtuber career; he records himself playing a video game and then he makes the video seem incredibly funny. Sometimes he also makes game reviews and video blogs. Launched in 2010, PewDiePie became YouTube’s fastest growing gaming channels, and Kjellberg is also the creator of “Bro” and “Bro Army”, a fanbase centered at the bravado-filled, masculine-centric video game culture.
As a multimillionaire, Kjellberg is by far YouTube’s most famous video game commentator, and his channel doesn’t seem to stop any time soon.