Gamers of the modern generation are living the dream — their work is literally all play. They have turned their hobby into a career, and have become internet stars in the process. Now, they have the whole world wishing they could have mad keyboard and mouse skills just like theirs!
From Twitch to YouTube and everything in between, we’ve rounded up the eight Canadian gaming influencers who are setting the bar high and taking the gaming industry to the next level with their first-class skills.
What are you waiting for? Scroll down to see who you should be clicking “follow” or subscribing to for the ultimate gaming experience.
You’ll find this Canadian gaming influencer streaming full-time on Twitch as he shares content on Overwatch and even Chess! This Luminosity Gaming content creator — who also happens to be #HairGoals — is making waves on YouTube as well with his live stream and meme video reactions.
In 2017, he was named the “Most Valuable Player” at the 2017 Overwatch World Cup and was also nominated for “Streamer of the Year” at the Esports Awards in 2018 and 2020!
Jeremy Wang has been taking over the gaming scene ever since he started releasing content on the digital card game Hearthstone in 2015. Early on in his career, he leveraged the art of mystery by disguising his face with a toast-shaped cardboard mask — hence his super catchy handle that also doubles as a reference to the SI:7 Agent Hearthstone game card.
“Disguised Toast” saw his popularity skyrocket even more when he started releasing videos on the game Among Us, and has since become one of the top Canadian gaming influencers. He’s even been honoured as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in the gaming category – impressive!
If you love NBA 2K and MLB the Show, then Troydan has got you covered. This Canadian gaming influencer’s content revolves mainly around eSports, but you’ll also find some of his streams on Grand Theft Auto and Madden 21.
Ultimately, you won’t just be tapping the follow button because of Troydan’s incredible gaming and reaction content — his adorable cat, Gigi, is a true scene-stealer too!
Canadian gaming influencer, “KittyPlays,” has been making waves on the Twitch platform since 2014. She’s since gained a massive following thanks to her Valorant, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Fortnite: Battle Royale streams.
Not only is she popular for her gaming content, but she also loves to share her travels and messages of positivity on Instagram!
Damon Barlow made gaming history when he became the first player to win three Call of Duty World Championships (2013, 2014, and 2017). Not only is he recognized for being one of the most skilled Call of Duty players ever, but he’s also known to be one of the highest-earning gamers of his generation. This X Games gold medalist currently plays for the legendary OpTic Gaming team.
We’re 100% sure that the energy of “Nick Eh 30” will wake you up as you stream his videos! That’s why this Luminosity content creator is also one of our top Canadian gaming influencers to follow.
He’s gained massive popularity for his Fortnite videos and is considered one of the game’s best players worldwide. Don’t just follow Nick though, follow his pet German Shepherd too!
The youngest Canadian gaming influencer on our list is Karina Kurzawa! This gamer, who was born in 2007 and has been posting YouTube videos since she was 9 years old, has built a loyal community of followers thanks to her Roblox and Minecraft content.
Karina Kurzawa continues to take over the gaming industry with her quirky personality and stunning gaming skills. Currently, the content creator aptly named “GamerGirl” has over 5.77 million YouTube subscribers — and she’s not even old enough to drive yet!
Michael Grzesiek, who’s best known as “Shroud” to his fanbase, is currently the third most followed person on the Twitch platform with over 9.3 million followers. This gaming superstar and Canadian gaming influencer usually streams content on Valorant, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, Escape from Tarkov, World of Warcraft, and Naraka: Bladepoint.
At The Game Awards in 2019, the legendary “Shroud” was named Content Creator of the Year.
The popularity of these Canadian gaming influencers has turned them into true icons of their industry and sought-after ambassadors for brands everywhere.
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