We are about halfway through 2019 with Fortnite still standing on top in terms of viewers and player count, and some of the year’s most popular esports athletes hail from Epic Games’ battle royale game.
Rishi ‘Rdotchadha’ Chadha, head of gaming content partnerships for Twitter, posted a list of nine personalities on May 7 that included the most talked about esports athletes in 2019.
The list consisted of several Call of Duty and CS:GO players, but the majority are Fortnite Battle Royale pros.
Who are the most popular esports athletes?
According to the list published on May 7, here are the most talked about esports athletes in 2019 so far:
The top two spots are dominated by FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Team SoloMid’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, who were amongst the first group of Fortnite pros to gain massive success.
Rdotchadha’s list also includes the likes of OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell, and Ian’ Crimsix’ Porter.
Who are the most popular gaming personalities?
A few minutes later, Twitter’s head of gaming content partnerships posted another list containing 2019’s most popular gaming personalities.
The difference between an esports athlete and gaming personality is that an athlete focuses on competitive competitions while personality’s focus on content.
Here is the list of the most talked about gaming personalities in 2019 so far:
By no surprise, Felix ‘Pewdiepie’ Kjellberg led the pack along with another Youtube juggarnaut, Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson.
The rest of the list is rounded out by other Fortnite personalities like Tyler ‘Ninja Blevins, Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlap, and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo.
2019 has been an interesting for Fortnite with the release of Apex: Legends, which briefly threatened Epic’s massive lead in the “battle royale competition”, but lack of content put Apex on the backburner.
Do you think the rest of 2019 will continue to provide success for Fortnite and it’s athletes and personalities?