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14 Canadian Gaming Influencers to Follow

Dale David
Written By
Dale David
Published On
Jul 22, 2021
a collage of five gaming influencers in Canada

Gamers of the modern generation are living the dream — their work is literally all play. They’ve turned their hobby into a career, and have become internet stars in the process. Now, the whole world wishes they could have mad keyboard and mouse skills just like theirs!

From Twitch to YouTube and everything in between, we’ve rounded up eight of the top gaming influencers in Canada and six of the up-and-coming stars 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.

1. Félix Lengyel | @xqcow1

Félix Lengyel posing at a beach

 

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You’ll find Félix Lengyel streaming full-time on Twitch as he shares content on Overwatch and even Chess! This Luminosity Gaming content creator—who is #HairGoals—is making waves on his YouTube channel 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! It’s easy to see why he’s one of the top gaming influencers in Canada.

2. Jeremy Wang | @disguisedtoast

Jeremy Wang posing in front of a field

 

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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!

3. Troydan | @troydan

Troydan posing in his branded t-shirt

 

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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 involving Grand Theft Auto and Madden.

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!

4. Nick Eh 30 | @nickeh30

Nick Eh 30 posing in front of a blue-pink background

 

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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 among the top gaming influencers in Canada that you should definitely 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!

5. Michael Grzesiek | @shroud

Michael Grzesiek playing a game on his PC

 

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Michael Grzesiek—better known as “Shroud” to his fanbase—is currently the ninth most followed person on the Twitch platform with over 10.6 million followers. This 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. He’s far from your typical gamer!

6. Austin Pamaj | @pamaj

Known for being a total pro when it comes to Call of Duty and Road to Orion, this Youtube gamer is one of the biggest stars of the OpTic Gaming organization.

If there’s one thing that has shot Austin Pamaj to stardom, it’s his impeccable sniper skills no matter what game he’s playing. His YouTube gaming content alone has been viewed over 650 million times!

Austin Pamaj in front of a brick wall

 

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7. Pokimane | @pokimanelol

Pokimane posing in an all-black outfit

 

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If you’re wondering where the cool name “Pokimane” came from, well…it’s a portmanteau of Pokémon and her real name, Imane.

With over six million followers, she’s undoubtedly one of the queens when it comes to Instagram gaming influencers. She’s also the most followed female streamer on the Twitch platform—certainly no small feat!

In 2021, Forbes named her a 30 Under 30 featured honoree under the gaming category. That same year, she made a cameo appearance as herself in the movie Free Guy.

8. TenZ | @tenzofficial

TenZ posing with a replica prop gun from a video game

 

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Tyson Ngo—best known as TenZ—is a professional Valorant player for Sentinels who first rose to fame as a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player.

Back in 2021, he made history when he won first place at the Grand Finals of VCT Masters 2 in Reykjavík, which was the first-ever international LAN tournament in Valorant history! He’s definitely set the bar high for all gaming enthusiasts.

The Best Gaming Influencers On the Come-Up

Who are the up-and-coming gaming influencers that you should watch out for? Find out who they are below!

1. Ally Tamara | @allycatastrophe

Ally Tamara with a GameBoy and Pokemon plush animals

 

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Beyond being a gaming influencer, Ally Tamara also rakes in double-taps thanks to her posts about anything Pokémon and alternative fashion.

Whether she’s recommending must-have games, posting reaction videos to Pokémon content, showing off her toy collection, or dropping OOTD inspiration, she’s always here to add a touch of endearing nostalgia to your feed.

2. Naomi Laserna | @naomilasagna

Naomi Laserna’s a talented gamer, content creator, singer, and quite the lovable prankster—what more do you need to know?

When she’s not sharing Fortnite or Destiny 2 clips, you’ll find her treating audiences to song covers or sneaking up behind her brothers to give them a hilarious scare. You’re in for diverse entertainment when you follow her on social media.

Naomi Laserna outside on a deck

 

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3. Dansome Woja | @dansomewojagaming

Wondering how to master the art of winning at Rainbow 6 Siege?

Then Dansome Woja is the up-and-coming Canadian gaming influencer you should be following. He uses his social media platform to share winning tips while also exploring his other passions as a fashion and music enthusiast.

Dansome Woja with a prop hammer

 

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4. Jelli | @jelliclecatsttv

This full-time streamer is slaying the Valorant scene one accurate shot at a time.

You’ll love her sense of humour and energetic personality that elevate each of her gameplay clips and magnetize new fans all the time. Her hilarious “When Canadians Play Together” TikTok video has over 80k views!

Video source: TikTok

5. Peachzie | @peachzie

We’ve got another Valorant queen on the rise here, and her name’s Peachzie.

From her Valorant gameplay clip where she’s playing alongside an adorable kid to the video where she accidentally calls Taco Bell in the middle of her game, this content creator spreads good vibes all the time in her content.

Video source: TikTok

6. JBONED | @jbonedtv

When it comes to Call of Duty: Warzone, JBONED’s got all the tips and tricks you need to know—which are all delivered with a dash of savage humour.

What load-out weapons should you be using? Or how did he and his team drop 77 kills with the KAR 98 and the Diamatti? Follow this gaming influencer to find out everything you’d ever want to know about the biggest FPS out there!

Video source: TikTok

Level Up Your Marketing Campaigns

The popularity of the top gaming influencers in Canada has turned them into true icons of their industry and sought-after ambassadors for brands everywhere—including yours if you’re looking to take your next influencer marketing campaign to the next level.

The Influence Agency can connect you with a top gaming influencer to reach your key demographic. Leveraging the power of these gaming YouTubers and social media giants with our is a surefire hit to hit your marketing shot.

Check out our case studies to see the results for yourself!

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  • Dale David

    Dale David is a Content Writer at The Influence Agency. She's also a sneaker-wearing, guitar-playing, light wash denim-clad, pizza-munching, proud European '90s baby.

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    Dale David is a Content Writer at The Influence Agency. She's also a sneaker-wearing, guitar-playing, light wash denim-clad, pizza-munching, proud European '90s baby.

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