British Fortnite star Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson is the most talked about eSports player on Twitter, the social media company has announced.
The 17-year-old Brit, who represents the FaZe clan and has more than 2 million followers on Twitter, 4.5 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 5 million followers on Twitch, is on everyone’s lips.
He’s at the top of a list of Most discussed esports athletes in 2021, posted on Twitter, ahead of Fortnite colleagues Bugha (USA) and Benjyfishy (UK) in second and third place.
League of Legends star Rekkles – who now wears a number 8 jersey at Karmine Corp – was the fifth most talked about esports player of the year.
In terms of the most talked about esports organizations, Loud topped the list, followed by FaZe Clan, Pain Gaming, G2 Esports, and London-based Fnatic.
The esports teams with the most video views on Twitter were FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, 100 Thieves, TSM FTX, and Loud, in order.
In the list of countries that talked the most about games on Twitter in 2021, the UK came eighth, with Japan, the US and South Korea making the top three.
Looking at esports leagues, the CBL was the most talked about league last year, the League of Legends Esports Twitter account was the league with the most video views, and the Fortnite Competitive Series was the esports league with the most twitter. Followers in 2021.
Rishi Chadha, Twitter’s global director of gaming content partnerships, said: “2021 was another record year for gaming chats on Twitter as Twitter continues to serve as a go-to for game publishers, gaming media, popular streamers and entertainers, and esports leagues served, teams, players and commentators.
“There were more than 2.4 billion tweets about gaming in 2021, a 14% year-over-year increase and more than 10-fold increase over 2017. And the fourth quarter of 2021 was the biggest quarter for gaming conversations ever on twitter.”
Mongraal first jumped on stage in 2018 when he was signed by Team Secret at the age of just 13.
Mongraal was also one of the best players in the world at the Fortnite World Cup 2019.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University in 2007 with a 2: 1 degree in multi-media journalism.
A longtime gamer who first picked up the NES controller in the late 1980s, he has written for a number of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV, Riot Games and others. He worked as Head of Content for the British Esports Association until February 2021 before returning to Esports News UK full-time as an esports consultant helping brands and companies better understand the industry.