The gaming industry has been there for a long time, and recently it has become immensely popular. With more people entering the industry and more money on board, the industry is getting bigger. Professional gaming has also slowly been recognised by a lot of countries and has entered the mainstream culture. Recently it was announced at the beginning of the year that eSports would be a recognised Olympic sport. With all these in mind here we have a list of the best professional gamers. We are aware that it is not possible to choose the best game considering that there are legendary players in each game:
Lim Yohwan (SlayerS_BoxeR):
Going by the name of SlayerS_BoxeR, he was the star player of the tournaments held for the game StarCraft. Since its release in 1998, StarCraft was the most popular and most played eSport. South Korea was no different. It was a legendary game, and multiple tournaments were held, attended by thousands. Yohwan was and still is one of the best players in StarCraft. His first major win was in 1999. He brought back the Terran race to the top. He was even ranked as the number 1 player for more than a year. He also won the World Cyber Games twice.
Lee Sanghyeok (Faker):
The South Korean gamer Sanghyeok who goes by the name Faker is a legendary player in the world of gaming. He gained popularity at a young age of 17 in 2013. Korea has been a great country for gaming and has been very supportive of it. SK Telecom which is the biggest eSports team in Korea recruited the rookie Faker back in 2013. Right from the beginning of his career in SK Telecom, he led his team and won third in the League of Legends. Since then he has risen and continued on his streak of impressing everyone. He has won all the tournaments in League of Legends at the international level and 6 out of 8 national titles. Isn’t that cool?
Manuel Schenkhuizen (Grubby):
Till today Warcraft is a very popular game. Manuel Schenkhuizen is also known as Grubby started playing the game at a very young age. He also won his first tournament at a young age of 17 as a part of 4Kings which was one of the greatest eSports teams at that time. Grubby won 6 world championships and was nominated seven times for the eSports Awards. He also played StarCraft 2 in 2011.
Jonathan Wendel (Fatal1ty):
The American professional gamer Jonathan Wendel who goes by the name of Fatal1ty shook the world of gaming with his performance from the early 2000s. He has played Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament and Painkiller. His winning streak started from playing tournaments for Quake III. He was unbeatable for months since 1999. Then he moved to winning Unreal Tournament in 2003. Following his wins, his fame rose and was cast for shows like MTV’s True Life Series, 60 minutes and more.