YouTube has become an avenue for gamers to connect with each other and with their intended audiences. A lot of gamers use the said site for sharing their ideas, thoughts, tips and tricks regarding the games they play, or the gaming world in general. As such, a lot of them have become celebrities in the video gaming world. Here are five of 2016’s most popular YouTube gamers (not in particular order, except for the first one).
Pewdiepie or Felix Kjellberg
Swedish gamer Pewdiepie features a lot of games in the horror category in addition to flash games. So, while you will find videos on Silent Hill, you can also view videos for your kids (or siblings, or friends) who play Minecraft. If you want an unforgettable scary experience, check out his Scared Pewdiepie series. This will put you in the middle of the scary action in the video games that he plays as you feel as if you are inside the action while watching the video. Pewdiepie has more than 45 million YouTube followers as of this writing. If you’re trying to sell a video game, just mention his name and it will sell in a matter of minutes.
If you are into sports games like FIFA, KSI (Olajide “JJ” Olatunji) is your video gaming hero. You’ll love his commentaries and funny anecdotes on anything and everything related to the EA sports game. He also does the same videos for Grand Theft Auto. If you like comical skits, pranks, and soccer challenges, you’ll love KSI. His number of YouTube follower currently stands at more than three million.
You’ll find a variety of gaming videos on the Smosh Games channel. If you need walkthroughs, they have them. If you are looking for game reviews, you’ll find them there. Smosh’s specialty, however, is Let’s Plays focused on games like Halo, Assassin’s Creed, and Grand Theft Auto, among others. Smosh Games has attracted more or less six million followers. The people behind the channel are Anthony Padilla and Andrew Hecox.
Captain Sparklez is a channel created by Jordan Maron. It features Let’s Play videos, although its most popular videos are machinimas of Minecraft. One of his most popular videos is Minecraft Style, which is an interpretation of Gangnam Style in the Minecraft way. His followers total to over nine million at present.
The Syndicate Project
Tom Cassell came up with The Syndicate Project in 2010 specifically for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Halo. He features Let’s Play videos. Later on, he started featuring Minecraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies videos. His unboxing videos of chosen FPS or First-Person Shooter Games are most popular. Currently, Cassell’s channel has more than 9.7 million followers.