List of esports players

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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[edit]

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 Mad Catz 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 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 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 Tempo Storm Super Smash Bros. for Wii U ?–2020
Nairo Nairoby Quezada  USA NRG Esports Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2010–present
PC Chris Christopher Szygiel  USA Super Smash Bros. Melee 2005–2015
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 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
Procxin Kim Se-young  KOR Team Envy League of Legends 2014–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 ?–?

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