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The most famous Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro players: Testimonials and influencers in eSports (3)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has experienced significant growth in 2015. The amount of tournaments has risen, viewership numbers have exploded and arenas like the LANXESS Arena in Cologne or the Spodek Arena in Katowice were filled with thousands of fans. As a result of this development many players gained a lot of fame and some of them became so-called “superstars”. But who is the most famous Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player?

As a part of our series of articles ‘Testimonials and influencers in eSports’, today, we have taken a look at the most famous Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro players by checking their popularity on facebook (likes), twitter (followers) and twitch.tv (followers and total channel views).

You can find the results below.

Note: The following data only takes professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players into account who participated at the premier tournaments of 2015 (such as ESL One Cologne, ESL ESEA Pro League, Fragbite Masters, Intel Extreme Masters and more). By looking at the data, please be aware of the fact that services like facebook, twitter or twitch.tv are not used by all professional players.

The most famous Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro players on facebook (ordered by likes)

 PlayerCountryClub/Teamlinkedin
Likes
1.Jarowslaw Jarząbkowski (pasha)PolandVirtus.pro671,000
2.Christopher Alesund (GeT_RiGhT)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas384,000
3.Wiktor Wojtas (TaZ)PolandVirtus.pro171,000
4.Kenny Schrub (kennyS)FranceTeam EnVyUs163,000
5.Filip Kubski (Neo)PolandVirtus.pro160,000
6.Olof Kajbjer (olofmeister)Swedenfnatic138,700
7.Gabriel Toledo (FalleN)BrazilLuminosity Gaming137,000
8.Janusz Pogorzelski (snax)PolandVirtus.pro128,000
9.Yegor Markelov (markeloff)UkraineFlipsid3 Tactics121,000
10.Adil Benrlitom (ScreaM)Belgiumex-Titan120,000
11.Paweł Bieliński (byali)PolandVirtus.pro120,000
12.Patrick Lindberg (f0rest)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas114,000
13.Jordan Gilbert (n0thing)United StatesCloud988,000
14.Adam Friberg (Friberg)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas84,000
15.Richard Papillon (shox)Franceex-Titan61,000
16.Richard Landström (Xizt)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas60,000
17.Jesper Wecksell (JW)Swedenfnatic58,500
18.Nathan Schmitt (NBK-)FranceTeam EnVyUs53,000
19.Mikail Bill (Maikelele)SwedenG2 eSports47,000
20.Bruno Lima (bit)BrazilKeyd Stars46,000

Bonus: You can download the Excel file with all data here.

The most famous Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro players on twitter (ordered by followers)

 PlayerCountryClub/Teamlinkedin
Followers
1.Kenny Schrub (kennyS)FranceTeam EnVyUs177,000
2.Christopher Alesund (GeT_RiGhT)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas169,000
3.Adam Friberg (Friberg)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas143,000
4.Patrick Lindberg (f0rest)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas135,000
5.Jordan Gilbert (n0thing)United StatesCloud9134,000
6.Jarowslaw Jarząbkowski (pasha)PolandVirtus.pro133,000
7.Adil Benrlitom (ScreaM)Belgiumex-Titan132,000
8.Olof Kajbjer (olofmeister)Swedenfnatic127,000
9.Nathan Schmitt (NBK-)FranceTeam EnVyUs126,000
10.Jesper Wecksell (JW)Swedenfnatic118,000
11.Mike Grzesiek (shroud)CanadaCloud9118,000
12.Richard Landström (Xizt)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas106,000
13.Spencer Martin (Hiko)United StatesTeam Liquid97,800
14.Tyler Latham (Skadoodle)United StatesCloud996,200
15.Richard Papillon (shox)Franceex-Titan93,400
16.Vincent Cervoni Schopenhauer (Happy)FranceTeam EnVyUs88,100
17.Mikail Bill (Maikelele)SwedenG2 eSports83,800
18.Edouard Dubourdeaux (SmithZz)Franceex-Titan79,500
19.Robin Rönnquist (flusha)Swedenfnatic76,700
20.Dan Madesclaire (apEX)FranceTeam EnVyUs76,100

Bonus: You can download the Excel file with all data here.

The most famous Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro players on twitch.tv (ordered by followers)

 PlayerCountryClub/Teamlinkedin
Followers
1.Jarowslaw Jarząbkowski (pasha)PolandVirtus.pro725,000
2.Mike Grzesiek (shroud)CanadaCloud9553,000
3.Olof Kajbjer (olofmeister)Swedenfnatic404,000
4.Adil Benrlitom (ScreaM)Belgiumex-Titan305,000
5.Christopher Alesund (GeT_RiGhT)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas289,000
6.Spencer Martin (Hiko)United StatesTeam Liquid286,000
7.Tarik Celik (tarik)United States / TurkeyCounter Logic Gaming255,000
8.Jordan Gilbert (n0thing)United StatesCloud9239,000
9.Adam Friberg (Friberg)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas194,000
10.Ryan Abadir (fREAKAZ0iD)United StatesCloud9189,000
11.Wiktor Wojtas (TaZ)PolandVirtus.pro182,000
12.Patrick Lindberg (f0rest)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas163,000
13.Nathan Schmitt (NBK-)FranceTeam EnVyUs147,000
14.Kenny Schrub (kennyS)FranceTeam EnVyUs140,000
15.Danylo Teslenko (Zeus)UkraineNatus Vincere133,000
16.Robin Rönnquist (flusha)Swedenfnatic129,000
17.Aleksandr Kostylev (s1mple)UkraineTeam Liquid127,000
18.Mikail Bill (Maikelele)SwedenG2 eSports126,000
19.Eric Hoag (adreN)United StatesTeam Liquid123,000
20.Jesper Wecksell (JW)Swedenfnatic110,000

Bonus: You can download the Excel file with all data here.

The most famous Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro players on twitch.tv (ordered by total channel views)

 PlayerCountryClub/Teamlinkedin
Total channel views
1.Mike Grzesiek (shroud)CanadaCloud920,559,000
2.Jarowslaw Jarząbkowski (pasha)PolandVirtus.pro14,251,000
3.Spencer Martin (Hiko)United StatesTeam Liquid9,176,000
4.Tarik Celik (tarik)United StatesCLG7,387,000
5.Adil Benrlitom (ScreaM)Belgiumex-Titan7,060,000
6.Gabriel Toledo (FalleN)BrazilLuminosity Gaming5,812,000
7.Olof Kajbjer (olofmeister)Swedenfnatic5,377,000
8.Jordan Gilbert (n0thing)United StatesCloud95,177,000
9.Eric Hoag (adreN)United StatesTeam Liquid4,593,000
10.Danylo Teslenko (Zeus)UkraineNatus Vincere3,660,000
11.Christopher Alesund (GeT_RiGhT)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas3,557,000
12.Adam Friberg (Friberg)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas3,519,000
13.Aleksandr Kostylev (s1mple)UkraineTeam Liquid3,273,000
14.Nathan Schmitt (NBK-)FranceTeam EnVyUs2,848,000
15.Jesper Wecksell (JW)Swedenfnatic2,412,000
16.Bruno Lima (bit)BrazilKeyd Stars2,142,000
17.Patrick Lindberg (f0rest)SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas2,095,000
18.Shahzeb Khan (ShahZam)PakistanOpTic Gaming2,082,000
19.Yegor Markelov (markeloff)UkraineFlipsid3 Tactics1,804,000
20.Robin Rönnquist (flusha)Swedenfnatic1,719,000

Bonus: You can download the Excel file with all data here.

The most famous Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro players (EMB rating)

 Playerlinkedin
Likes
linkedin
Followers
linkedin
Followers
linkedin
Total channel views
EMB Rating*
1.Mike Grzesiek (shroud)22,000118,000553,00020,559,0002.125
2.Jarowslaw Jarząbkowski (pasha)671,000133,000725,00014,251,0001.578
3.Spencer Martin (Hiko)41,00097,800286,0009,176,0000.960
4.Tarik Celik (tarik)14,50047,700255,0007,387,0000.770
5.Adil Benrlitom (ScreaM)120,000132,000305,0007,060,0000.762
6.Gabriel Toledo (FalleN)137,00047,10084,0005,812,0000.608
7.Olof Kajbjer (olofmeister)138,700127,000404,0005,377,0000.605
8.Jordan Gilbert (n0thing)88,000134,000239,0005,177,0000.564
9.Eric Hoag (adreN)14,60031,000123,0004,593,0000.476
10.Christopher A. (GeT_RiGhT)384,000169,000289,0003,557,0000.440
11.Adam Friberg (Friberg)84,000143,000194,0003,519,0000.394
12.Danylo Teslenko (Zeus)3,00026,000133,0003,660,0000.382
13.Aleksandr Kostylev (s1mple)12,00018,900127,0003,273,0000.343
14.Nathan Schmitt (NBK-)53,000126,000147,0002,848,0000.317
15.Jesper Wecksell (JW)58,500118,000110,0002,412,0000.270
16.Patrick Lindberg (f0rest)114,000135,000163,0002,095,0000.250
17.Bruno Lima (bit)46,00028,00040,0002,142,0000.226
18.Shahzeb Khan (ShahZam)4,50042,20056,0002,082,0000.218
19.Yegor Markelov (markeloff)121,00048,20068,0001,804,0000.204
20.Wiktor Wojtas (TaZ)171,00050,400182,0001,630,0000.203
* The eSports Marketing Blog rating (EMB rating) is a value which is calculated by adding the cumulative amount of facebook-likes, twitter-and twitch.tv-channel-followers as well as the total amount of channel views of a certain player. The sum of this addition is divided by ten million. Although the figure does not give information about engagement, activity or other related data, it can be considered as a reference point regarding the popularity of a player. The rating only takes professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro players into account who participated at the premier tournaments of 2015 (such as ESL One Cologne, ESL ESEA Pro League, Fragbite Masters, Intel Extreme Masters and more). By looking at the stats, please be aware of the fact that services like facebook, twitter or twitch.tv are used by most of the professional players, but some dont use all of them. Especially players from Asia use asia-based services.

Bonus: You can download the Excel file with all data here.

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// Image source: eslgaming.com / Photographer: Helena Kristiannson

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