List of esports players

This is a list of esports players. This is not a complete list of all active, professional esports players, but rather a consolidation of the most influential or significant. The list does not include online poker or online chess players, since they are usually separated from esports.

Notable players

Nickname Real name Country Team Game(s) Career
Crimsix Ian Porter   USA Dallas Empire Call of Duty 2012–present
JJoNak Bang Seong-hyun   KOR New York Excelsior Overwatch 2017–present
Seagull Brandon Larned   USA Dallas Fuel Overwatch 2016–2018
sinatraa Jay Won   USA Sentinels Valorant 2019–present
xQc Félix Lengyel   CAN Gladiators Legion Overwatch 2016–present
Scarlett Sasha Hostyn   CAN Brave Star Gaming StarCraft II 2011–present
Park Se-jun Park Se-jun   KOR SK Telecom T1 Pokémon 2014–present
Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen   DNK Evil Geniuses League of Legends 2011–present
Dardoch Joshua Hartnett   USA Team SoloMid League of Legends 2014–present
Aphromoo Zaqueri Black   USA Dignitas League of Legends 2011–present
Nadeshot Matthew Haag   USA 100 Thieves Call of Duty 2007–2015
Ray Rizzo Ray Rizzo   USA Pokémon 2010–2015
JJu Byun Eun-jong   KOR Samsung Khan StarCraft 2002–2007
KillCreek Stevie Case   USA Quake 1998–?
FreedoM Chang Yong-suk   KOR Samsung Khan StarCraft, Warcraft III 2003–2007
HeatoN Emil Christensen   SWE Ninjas in Pyjamas Counter-Strike 2001–2007
Ferrari_430 Luo Feichi   CHN Defense of the Ancients, Dota 2 2010–2016
Jaedong Lee Jae-dong   KOR Evil Geniuses StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft II 2007–present
moon Jang Jae-Ho   KOR Warcraft III, StarCraft II 2003–2013
Dendi Danylo Ishutin   UKR Natus Vincere Defense of the Ancients, Dota 2 2007–present
MaDFroG Fredrik Johansson   SWE Warcraft III 2001–2011
Vo0 Sander Kaasjager   NLD Painkiller, Quake III, Quake 4, Quake Champions, World of Warcraft 2004–present
av3k Maciej Krzykowski   POL Millenium Quake series 2006–present
f0rest Patrik Lindberg   SWE Ninjas in Pyjamas Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2005–present
GeT RiGhT Christopher Alesund   SWE Ninjas in Pyjamas Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2007–present
friberg Adam Friberg   SWE Heroic Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012–present
Xizt Richard Landström   SWE Fnatic Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2010–present
allu Aleksi Jalli   FIN ENCE eSports Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2013–present
HuK Chris Loranger   USA/  CAN Boston Uprising Overwatch 2017–present
ToD Yoan Merlo   FRA Fnatic Warcraft III, StarCraft II 2002–2013
MC Jang Min-chul   KOR StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft II 2010–2015
Ogre2 Tom Ryan   USA Counter Logic Gaming Halo series, Call of Duty
Daigo Daigo Umehara   JPN Mildom Beast Street Fighter (series)
Grubby Manuel Schenkhuizen   NLD Warcraft III, StarCraft II
July Park Sung-joon   KOR StarTale StarCraft, StarCraft II
bds Andreas Thorstensson   SWE Counter-Strike
Walshy David Walsh   USA Halo 2, Halo 3
Jinro Jonathan Walsh   SWE Team Liquid StarCraft II 2010–2012
Fly100% Lu Weiliang   CHN Warcraft III
Fatal1ty Johnathan Wendel   USA Quake III, Unreal Tournament 2003, Painkiller, Quake 4
JWong Justin Wong   USA Evil Geniuses Fighting games
BoxeR Lim Yo-Hwan   KOR SlayerS StarCraft, StarCraft II
FlaSh Lee Young-Ho   KOR StarCraft 2001–2015
NaDa Lee Yun-yeol   KOR StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft II 2001–2012
infi Wang Xuwen   CHN ViCi Gaming Warcraft III, StarCraft II
Ken Ken Hoang   USA Team Liquid Super Smash Bros. Melee 2003–2007, 2012–present
Hungrybox Juan Debiedma   USA Team Liquid Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2007–present
Armada Adam Lindgren   SWE Alliance Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M
Mango Joseph Marquez   USA Cloud9 Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M
PPMD Kevin Nanney   USA Evil Geniuses Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M 2009–2016
Mew2King Jason Zimmerman   USA COGnitive Gaming, Most Valuable Gaming Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Leffen William Hjelte   SWE Team SoloMid Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2010–present
Isai Isai Alvarado   USA Super Smash Bros. 64, Super Smash Bros. Melee
Westballz Weston Dennis   USA Super Smash Bros. Melee
Plup Justin McGrath   USA Panda Global Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
ZeRo Gonzalo Barrios   CHL Super Smash Bros. for Wii U ?–2020
Nairo Nairoby Quezada   USA Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2010–present
PC Chris Christopher Szygiel   USA Super Smash Bros. Melee 2005–2015
Zain Zain Naghmi   USA Golden Guardians Super Smash Bros. Melee 2014–present
Axe Jeffrey Williamson   USA Tempo Storm Super Smash Bros. Melee 2009–present
Ludwig Ludwig Ahgren   USA Super Smash Bros. Melee 2017–present
Glutonny William Belaïd   France Solary Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2009–present
Marss Tyler Martins   USA Panda Global Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2014–present
MkLeo Leonardo López Pérez   Mexico T1 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2009–present
Tweek Gavin Dempsey   USA Team SoloMid Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2014–present
Samsora Ezra Samsora Morris   USA Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2016–2021
Zackray Sota Okada   Japan GameWith Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2017–present
Stimpy Asa Butterfield   United Kingdom Team Liquid Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2017–present
Dabuz Samuel Buzby   USA Team Liquid Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2009–present
Alpharad Jacob Rabon IV   USA Panda Global Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2018–present
Maister Enrique Hernández Solís   Mexico Spacestation Gaming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2017–present
Reginald Andy Dinh   USA Team SoloMid League of Legends 2009–2013
Forsen Sebastian Fors   SWE Cloud9 Starcraft II, Hearthstone
NYChrisG Christopher Gonzalez   USA TempoStorm Fighting Games
Momochi Yusuke Momochi   JPN Evil Geniuses Street Fighter (series)
Infiltration Lee Seon-woo   KOR Street Fighter (series)
xPeke Enrique Cedeño Martinez   ESP Origen League of Legends 2010–present
Faker Lee Sang-hyeok   KOR SK Telecom T1 League of Legends 2013–present
YellOwStaR Bora Kim   FRA PSG Esports (Coach) League of Legends 2010–2016
kennyS Kenny Schrub   FRA G2 Esports Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012–present
NEO Filip Kubski   POL Virtus.pro Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2004–present
Maikelele Mikail Bill   SWE Digital Chaos Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2010–present
olofmeister Olof Kajbjer   SWE FaZe Clan Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012–present
Bjergsen Søren Bjerg   DNK Team SoloMid League of Legends 2012–present
Sneaky Zachary Scuderi   USA Cloud9 League of Legends 2012–present
Hai Hai Lam   USA Flyquest League of Legends 2012–present
Doublelift Peng Yiliang   USA Team Liquid League of Legends 2011–present
PerkZ Luka Perković   HRV Cloud9 League of Legends 2014–present
Rekkles Martin Larsson   SWE Fnatic League of Legends 2012–present
FalleN Gabriel Toledo   BRA MIBR Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2004–present
Fear Clinton Loomis   USA Defense of the Ancients, Dota 2 2005–present
rapha Shane Hendrixson   USA Team Liquid Quake 2008–present
AdmiralBulldog Henrik Ahnberg   SWE Dota 2 2012–2016
s4 Gustav Magnusson   SWE Evil Geniuses Dota 2 2012–present
Puppey Clement Ivanov   EST Team Secret Dota 2 2007–present
Zhou Chen Yao   CHN Dota 2 2009–2014
Hao Chen Zhihao   CHN Dota 2 2009–2017
SanSheng Wang Zhaohui   CHN Dota 2 2008–2015
Banana Wang Jiao   CHN Newbee Dota 2 2009–2016
Aui 2000 Kurtis Ling   CAN Dota 2 2012–present
ppd Peter Dager   USA Ninjas in Pyjamas Dota 2 2012–present
Sumail Sumail Hassan   PAK Evil Geniuses Dota 2 2014–present
Miracle- Amer al-Barqawi   JOR Team Liquid Dota 2 2015–present
KuroKy Kuro Salehi Takhasomi   DEU Team Liquid Dota 2 2007–present
SonicFox Dominique McLean   USA Echo Fox Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat X, Dragon Ball Fighterz 2011–present
shroud Michael Grzesiek   CAN Cloud9 (retired) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2013–2017
Kolento Alexandr Malsh   UKR Cloud9 Hearthstone 2014–present
Trump Jeffrey Shih   USA Cloud9 Hearthstone 2014–present
Hafu Rumay Wang   USA Cloud9 Hearthstone,World Of Warcraft ?–present
Amaz Jason Chan   CHN/  CAN NRG Esports Hearthstone 2014–present
StanCifka Stanislav Cifka   CZE Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering 2015–present
Brian Kibler Brian Kibler   USA Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering 1996–present
Kripparrian Octavian Morosan   CAN Team Solomid Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering, Diablo III 2012–present
Pavel Pavel Beltiukov   RUS Hearthstone 2016–present
Tfue Turner Ellis Tenney   USA FaZe Clan Fortnite 2014–present
Clayster James Clayton Eubanks   USA Dallas Empire Call of Duty ?–present
Attach Dillon Price   USA Evil Geniuses (loan) Call of Duty 2013–present
GuardiaN Ladislav Kovács   SVK Natus Vincere Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012–present
NiKo Nikola Kovač   BIH G2 Esports Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2010–present
Karrigan Finn Andersen   DNK Mousesports Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2008–present
Scump Seth Abner   USA Chicago Huntsmen Call of Duty 2011–present
Karma Damon Barlow   CAN/  USA Chicago Huntsmen Call of Duty 2012–present
ACHES Patrick Price   USA Team EnVyUs Call of Duty 2010–present
Happy Vincent Cervoni Schopenhauer   FRA Team LDLC Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012–present
Karma Ben Jackson   USA Team Carbon Halo 2005–present
Tsquared Tom Taylor   USA Str8 Rippin Halo 2005–2015
Ace Aaron Elam   USA OpTic Gaming Halo 2006–present
Saiyan Ryan Danford   USA The Raincallers Halo 2004–2007
GH057ayame Eric Hewitt   USA Team Carbon Halo 2005–2007
Zyos Matt Leto   USA Str8 Rippin Halo 2003–2006
Lil Poison Victor De Leon III   USA Halo 2007–present
Ogre 1 Dan Ryan   USA The Incredibles Halo 2004–2009
Stork Song Byung-gu   KOR Samsung Galaxy StarCraft 2004–present
Fantasy Jung Myung-hoon   KOR Dead Pixels StarCraft 2007–present
Amazing Maurice Stückenschneider   DEU 100 Thieves League of Legends 2012–present
Impact Jeong Eon-yeong   KOR Team Liquid League of Legends 2012–present
Xmithie Jake Kevin Puchero   KOR Team Liquid League of Legends 2012–present
Jensen Nicolaj Jensen   DNK Team Liquid League of Legends 2012–present
iloveoov Choi Yeon-sung   KOR Team Liquid League of Legends 2003–present
Cypher Alexey Yanushevsky   BLR Nemiga Gaming Quake 2006–present
TaZ Wiktor Wojtas   POL Kinguin Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2004–present
Twistzz Russel Van Dulken   CAN Team Liquid Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2015–present
s1mple Oleksandr Kostyliev   UKR Natus Vincere Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2013–present
Stewie2K Jake Yip   USA Team Liquid Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2016–present
dupreeh Peter Rasmussen   DNK Astralis Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012–present
fox Ricardo Pacheco   PRT Giants Gaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2007–present
FREAKAZOiD Ryan Abadir   USA Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012–present
missharvey Stephanie Harvey   CAN Counter Logic Gaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2005–present
Xyp9x Andreas Højsleth   DNK Astralis Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012–present
Rambo Ronald Kim   USA Complexity Gaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 1997–present
KioShiMa Fabien Fiey   FRA Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012–present
Ksharp Kyle Miller   USA Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2002–2007
n0thing Jordan Gilbert   USA Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2008–present
dev1ce Nicolai Reedtz   DNK Astralis Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2013–present
Sgares Sean Gares   USA Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2009–present
ShahZaM Shahzeb Khan   USA Complexity Gaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2014–present
shox Richard Papillon   FRA G2 Esports Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ?–?
SmithZz Edouard Dubourdeaux   FRA G2 Esports Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2014–present
Summit1g Jaryd Lazar   USA Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ?–?
Tokido Hajime Taniguchi   JPN The King of Fighters, Street Fighter 2002–present
N0tail Johan Sundstein   DNK OG Heroes of Newerth, Dota 2 2012–present
Fly Tal Aizik   ISR Evil Geniuses Heroes of Newerth, Dota 2 2012–present
Cyanide Lauri Happonen   FIN Origen League of Legends 2009–2017
ana Anathan Pham   AUS OG Dota 2 2015–present
BorasLegend Ivan Lapanje   SWE Hashtag United F.C. Fifa 2009–present
Dirty Mike Michael LaBelle   USA Fifa 2006–present
Brent Petway Brent Petway   USA Panathinaikos eSports NBA 2K 2018–present
Fuudo Keita Ai   JPN Cygames Beast Street Fighter V 2005–present
GamerBee Bruce Yu-lin Hsiang   TWN AVerMedia Street Fighter 2010–present
Mystik Kat Gunn   USA Dead or Alive 2006–present
Luffy Olivier Hay   FRA Team ARES Street Fighter 2010–present
Xain Ho Kun Xian   SGP Team Razer Street Fighter 2009–present
Kayane Marie-Laure Norindr   FRA Red Bull Soulcalibur V 2001–2014
Kazunoko Ryota Inoue   JPN GODSGARDEN Street Fighter, Guilty Gear 2013–present
nanonoko Randy Lew   USA Team Liquid Hearthstone 2016–?
Latif Abdullatif Alhmili   SAU Street Fighter, Guilty Gear 2009–present
NuckleDu Du Dang   USA Echo Fox Street Fighter 2012–present
HelloKittyRicki Ricki Ortiz   USA Street Fighter 2003–present
Punk Victor Woodley   USA Panda Global Street Fighter 2016–present
Snake Eyez Darryl Lewis   USA Red Bull Street Fighter 2010–present
CaliPower Alex Valle   USA Red Bull Street Fighter 1996–present
Vanessa Vanessa Arteaga   USA San Francisco Optx Dead or Alive 4 2007–2008
Apollo Shaun Clark   USA Starcraft ?–?
Darshan Darshan Upadhyaya   USA Counter Logic Gaming League of Legends 2015–present
KiWiKiD Alan Nguyen   USA League of Legends 2011–present
Shiphtur Danny Le   USA Golden Guardians League of Legends 2012–present
Stixxay Trevor Hayes   USA Counter Logic Gaming League of Legends 2014–present
Biofrost Vincent Wang   CAN Counter Logic Gaming League of Legends ?–present
iamchris4life Chris Chike   USA Guitar Hero ?–?
FreddieWong10 Freddie Wong   USA Guitar Hero 2007–?
ElkY Bertrand Grospellier   FRA StarCraft, WarCraft III 2001–2004
IdrA Gregory Fields   USA Evil Geniuses StarCraft 2007–present
LucifroN Pedro Moreno Durán   ESP Team Liquid StarCraft 2007–?
Adrian Adrian Ma   USA Echo Fox League of Legends 2015–present
Aluka Peng Zhen-Ming   CHN Team WE League of Legends 2012–present
Balls An Le   USA FlyQuest League of Legends 2012–present
Bdd Gwak Bo-seong   KOR KT Rolster League of Legends 2015–present
Bengi Bae Seong-ung   KOR SK Telecom T1 League of Legends 2014–2018
BIG Terry Chuong   USA OpTic Gaming League of Legends 2013–present
Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet   FRA Team Vitality League of Legends 2013–present
Caps Rasmus Winther   DNK G2 Esports League of Legends 2016–present
Diamondprox Danil Reshetnikov   RUS Gambit Esports League of Legends 2011–present
Dan Dinh Dan Dinh   RUS Cloud9 League of Legends 2010–2013
Doinb Kim Tae-sang   KOR FunPlus Phoenix League of Legends 2012–present
Dyrus Marcus Hill   USA Delta Fox League of Legends 2010–2017
Expect Ki Dae-han   KOR Excel Esports League of Legends 2014–present
Febiven Fabian Diepstraten   NLD Clutch Gaming League of Legends 2014–present
FeniX Jae-Hun Kim   KOR Echo Fox League of Legends 2013–present
FORG1VEN Konstantinos-Napoleon Tzortziou   GRC Origen (esports) League of Legends 2013–present
Freeze Aleš Kněžínek   CZE Tempo Storm League of Legends 2012–present
Froggen Henrik Hansen   DNK Golden Guardians League of Legends 2011–present
Bunny FuFuu Michael Kurylo   USA Cloud9 League of Legends 2013–2016
Gamsu Noh Yeong-Jin   KOR Shanghai Dragons League of Legends, Overwatch 2014–present
GBM Lee Chang-seok   KOR SuperMassive League of Legends 2013–present
Gogoing Gao Di-Ping   CHN Go Dream League of Legends ?–?
Hard Anthony Barkhovtsev   CAN Echo Fox League of Legends 2014–present
Hauntzer Kevin Yarnell   USA Golden Guardians League of Legends 2013–present
HotshotGG George Georgallidis   CAN Counter Logic Gaming League of Legends 2010–present
Huhi Choi Jae-hyun   KOR Golden Guardians League of Legends 2014–present
Huni Heo Seung-hoon   KOR Clutch Gaming League of Legends 2015–present
Alex Ich Aleksei Ichetovkin   RUS Team Envy League of Legends 2010–present
Imaqtpie Michael Santana   USA League of Legends 2011–?
Karsa Hung Hau-Hsuan   CHN Royal Never Give Up League of Legends 2014–present
KEITH Yuri Jew   USA Echo Fox League of Legends 2014–present
Kobe Sam Hartman-Kenzler   USA Counter Logic Gaming League of Legends 2010–2011
LemonNation Daerek Hart   USA OpTic Gaming League of Legends 2012–present
Lourlo Samson Jackson   USA Golden Guardians League of Legends 2014–present
Lustboy Ham Jang-Sik   KOR Team SoloMid League of Legends 2010–2015
Maple Huang Yi-Tang   TWN Flash Wolves League of Legends 2013–present
MaRin Jang Gyeong-Hwan   KOR Top Esports League of Legends 2013–present
Matt Matt Elento   USA Team Liquid League of Legends 2015–present
Meteos William Hartman   USA OpTic Gaming League of Legends 2012–present
Misaya Yu Jingxi   CHN Team WE League of Legends 2010–2013
Mithy Alfonso Rodriguez   ESP Origen League of Legends 2012–present
Ohq Oh Gyu-min   KOR League of Legends 2013–present
Piglet Chae Gwang-jin   KOR Team Liquid League of Legends 2013–present
Quas Diego Ruiz   VEN Tempo Storm League of Legends 2013–present
Reignover Kim Yeu-jin   KORn Cloud9 League of Legends 2013–present
Rush Lee Yoon-jae   KORn Echo Fox League of Legends 2014–present
Santorin Lucas Tao Kilmer Larsen   DNK FlyQuest League of Legends 2014–present
Sencux Chres Laursen   DNK Rogue League of Legends 2014–present
Seraph Shin Woo-yeong   KOR Team Envy League of Legends 2013–present
Smeb Song Kyung-ho   KOR KT Rolster League of Legends 2013–present
Smoothie Andy Ta   CAN Team SoloMid League of Legends 2015–present
sOAZ Paul Boyer   FRA Misfits Gaming League of Legends 2010–present
Toyz Kurtis Lau Wai-kin   CHN G-Rex League of Legends 2011–present
Trick Kurtis Lau Wai-kin   KOR G2 Esports League of Legends 2014–present
tyler1 Tyler Steinkamp   USA League of Legends 2014–present
Uzi Jian Zihao   CHN Royal Never Give Up League of Legends 2012–present
We1less Wei Zhen   CHN LGD Gaming League of Legends 2012–present
WildTurtle Jason Tran   CAN FlyQuest League of Legends 2012–present
Wunder Martin Hansen   DNK G2 Esports League of Legends 2014–present
XiaoWeiXiao Yu Xian   CHN VS Gaming League of Legends 2012–present
Xpecial Alex Chu   USA Phoenix 1 League of Legends 2010–present
Zven Jesper Svenningsen   DNK Team SoloMid League of Legends 2013–present
Geguri Kim Se-yeon   KOR Shanghai Dragons Overwatch 2016–present
Dafran Daniel Francesca   DNK Atlanta Reign Overwatch 2016–2018
Jake Jacob Lyon   USA Houston Outlaws Overwatch 2016–present
ryujehong Ryu Je-hong   KOR Seoul Dynasty Overwatch 2011–present
Thresh Dennis Fong   USA Quake 1993–1997
Sujoy Sujoy Roy   GBR Quake ?–?
Bugha Kyle Giersdorf   USA Sentinels Fortnite 2018–present
NubbinsGoody Jonas Neubauer   USA NES Tetris 2010–2020

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