the esports 15

Social media is only as great as the people you follow (sound familiar?). With the rise of esports throughout the sports industry, CHARGE compiled a list of the top 15 esports accounts to follow. This list is broken into three sections that include owners/CEOs, players and esports business personalities. To follow the esports 15, click here.

 

ceo/owners

  • Followers: 117,374
  • Team: Tempo Storm
  • Game: Hearthstone
  • Bio: Forbes 30 under 30 in Games 2017, hosted and won the first tournament in Hearthstone history, owner of Tempo Storm launched 2014.

  • Peter Dager
  • Followers: 144,130
  • Team: OpticGaming
  • Game: Dota 2
  • Bio: Won the first play $6 million at The International 2015, one of the highest earning esports players in the world, CEO of Evil Geniuses.

  • Hai Lam
  • Followers: 369,201
  • Team: FlyQuest
  • Game: League of Legends
  • Bio: Winner of two NA LCS splits with Cloud9, well-known for his shotcalling within the game, previously the Chief Gaming Officer for Cloud9.

  • Andy Dinh
  • Followers: 271,886
  • Team: Team SoloMid
  • Game: League of Legends
  • Bio: Owner and coach of Team SoloMid, one of 19 players who have qualified for three World Championships, retired from competing in 2013.

  • Rick Fox
  • Followers: 260,137
  • Team: Echo Fox
  • Bio: Actor, businessman, retired NBA player and owner of Echo Fox esports franchise. In 2015, he announced his purchase of Gravity Gaming, which rebranded to Echo Fox. 

players

  • Seth Abner
  • Followers: 1,740707
  • Team: OpTic Gaming
  • Game: Call of Duty
  • Bio: Two time MLG X Games gold medalist, sponsored by Turtle Beach, Scuf Gaming, Loot Crate, Gymshark and Brisk Mate.





  • Followers: 152,946
  • Team: Evil Geniuses
  • Game: Dota 2
  • Bio: Part of the EG team that won The International 2015, highest earning esports professional as of 2017 with earnings of $2,702,623.84 from 60 tournaments.

  • Yiliang Peng
  • Followers: 667,401
  • Team: Team SoloMid
  • Game: League of Legends
  • Bio: Has one of the longest careers in the North American League of Legends championship Series, first place in 2015 and 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs.

esports business

  • Duncan Shields
  • Followers: 212,598
  • Company: Dot esports
  • Bio: Duncan Shields, titled the esports historian, is regarded as one of the best analysists in the industry for his vast knowledge of esports. He keeps his followers up to date on the current and changing state of the game.

  • Joe DeLuca
  • Followers: 320,297
  • Company: Major League Gaming
  • Bio: A retired player, Joe DeLuca now works for Major League Gaming as a commentator, broadcasting at some of the biggest events in esports.


  • Followers: 274,504
  • Company: theScore esports
  • Bio: TheScore esports connects fans to scores, fantasy information and alters in the esports community. The mobile sharing allows for real-time updates to keep fans informed and up to date on everything esports.

  • Sean Plott
  • Followers: 231,661
  • Company: Day9 TV
  • Bio: A must follow for any StarCraft fan, Sean Plott has made a name for himself as a commentator for StarCraft and the director of games at Artillery. His comical posts engage fans and share his day to day activities.

  • David Turley
  • Followers: 349,264
  • Company: Riot Games
  • Bio: For all North American esports fans, Riot Games commentator David Turley provides insight on the NALCS tournaments. He maintains his humble reputation by praising players for successful, unique strategies.