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The most famous League of Legends pro players: Testimonials and influencers in eSports (1)

Testimonals are a common marketing tool and have many faces. Some are experts, some are satisfied customers and others are your buddy’s’ best friend. The most famous technique for testimonials in advertising is the use of celebrities because they bring instant interest and recognition. Regarding eSports, the question is: Who are the influencers – and thus potential testimonials – and how much coverage do they bring along?

In order to answer this question, we will publish a series of articles called ‘Testimonials and influencers in eSports’ this week, which will list the most famous eSports players in League of Legends (LoL), Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota2) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) including their (potential) reach on facebook (page likes), twitter (followers) and twitch.tv (followers and total channel views).

To break the first ground we have a look at the currently biggest eSports game in terms of playerbase: League of Legends. You can find the results below.

You can find the results below.

Note: The following data only takes professional League of Legends players into account, who are participating at the League of Legends Championship Series 2016 (LCS) and its equivalents in South Korea, China, South East Asia and Brazil. 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. Especially players from Asia use asia-based services.

The most famous League of Legends pro players on facebook (ordered by likes)

 PlayerCountryClub/Teamlinkedin
Likes
1.Lee Sang-hyeok (Faker)South KoreaSK Telecom T1806,000
2.Felipe Gooncalves (brTT)BrazilpaiN Gaming507,000
3.Gabriel Santos (Kami)BrazilpaiN Gaming504,000
4.Enrique Cedeño Martínez (xPeke)SpainOrigen415,000
5.Zachary Scuderi (Sneaky)United StatesCloud9376,000
6.Martin Larsson (Rekkles)Swedenfnatic364,000
7.Søren Bjerg (Bjergsen)DenmarkTeam SoloMid296,000
8.Yiliang Peng (Doublelift)United StatesTeam SoloMid238,000
9.Alexey Ichetovkin (Alex Ich)RussiaRenegades217,000
10.Tường Vũ Nguyễn (QTV)VietnamBoba Marines213,000
11.Liu Shu-Wei (Westdoor)Taiwanahq e-Sports Club210,000
12.Bora Kim (Yell0wStaR)FranceTeam SoloMid210,000
13.Jason Tran (WildTurtle)CanadaImmortals181,000
14.Henrik Hansen (Froggen)DenmarkEcho Fox172,000
15.Felipe Noronha (Yoda)BrazilCNB e-Sports Club
123,000
16.Paul Boyer (sOAZ)FranceOrigen116,000
17.Gustavo Alves (Minerva)BrazilKaBuM! e-Sports113,000
18.Hai Du Lam (Hai)United StatesCloud9106,000
19.Park Tae Jin (Winged)South KoreaJin Air Green Wings99,000
20.Heo Seung-hoon (Huni)South KoreaImmortals86,000

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

The most famous League of Legends pro players on twitter (ordered by followers)

 PlayerCountryClub/Teamlinkedin
Followers
1.Søren Bjerg (Bjergsen)DenmarkTeam SoloMid604,000
2.Enrique Martínez (xPeke)SpainOrigen596,000
3.Yiliang (Peter) Peng (Doublelift)United StatesTeam SoloMid393,000
4.Jason Tran (WildTurtle)CanadaImmortals376,000
5.Hai Du Lam (Hai)United StatesCloud9297,000
6.Henrik Hansen (Froggen)DenmarkEcho Fox270,000
7.Martin Larsson (Rekkles)Swedenfnatic258,000
8.Bora Kim (Yell0wStaR)FranceTeam SoloMid256,000
9.Zachary Scuderi (Sneaky)United StatesCloud9244,000
10.Felipe Gooncalves (brTT)BrazilpaiN Gaming196,000
11.Zaqueri Black (Aphromoo)United StatesCLG184,000
12.Paul Boyer (sOAZ)FranceOrigen181,000
13.Alexey Ichetovkin (Alex Ich)RussiaRenegades166,000
14.An Le (Balls)United StatesCloud9160,000
15.Gabriel Santos (Kami)BrazilpaiN Gaming157,000
16.Darshan Upadhyaha (Darshan)
United StatesCLG144,000
17.Maurice Stückenschneider (Amazing)GermanyOrigen132,000
18.Eugene Justice Park (Pobelter)United StatesImmortals121,000
19.Fabian Diepstraten (Febiven)Netherlandsfnatic104,000
20.Alberto Rengifo (Crumbzz)VenezuelaRenegades103,000

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

The most famous League of Legends pro players on twitch.tv (ordered by followers)

 PlayerCountryClub/Teamlinkedin
Followers
1.Søren Bjerg (Bjergsen)DenmarkTeam SoloMid1,017,000
2.Yiliang (Peter) Peng (Doublelift)United StatesTeam SoloMid681,000
3.Zachary Scuderi (Sneaky)United StatesCloud9564,000
4.Jason Tran (WildTurtle)CanadaImmortals538,000
5.Henrik Hansen (Froggen)DenmarkEcho Fox526,000
6.Zaqueri Black (Aphromoo)United StatesCounter Logic Gaming433,000
7.Martin Larsson (Rekkles)Swedenfnatic320,000
8.Chae Gwang-jin (Piglet)South KoreaTeam Liquid284,000
9.Hai Du Lam (Hai)United StatesCloud9273,000
10.Alexey Ichetovkin (Alex Ich)RussiaRenegades252,000
11.Enrique Cedeño Martínez (xPeke)SpainOrigen235,000
12.Eugene Justice Park (Pobelter)United StatesImmortals223,000
13.Felipe Noronha (Yoda)
Brazil CNB e-Sports Club198,000
14.Darshan Upadhyaha (Darshan)United StatesCounter Logic Gaming170,000
15.Liu Shu-Wei (Westdoor)Taiwanahq e-Sports Club163,000
16.Gabriel Santos (Kami)BrazilpaiN Gaming146,000
17.Fabian Diepstraten (Febiven)Netherlandsfnatic123,000
18.Heo Seung-hoon (Huni)South KoreaImmortals100,000
19.Nicolaj Jensen Jensen (Incarnati0n)DenmarkCloud998,000
20.Lee Sang-hyeok (Faker)South KoreaSK Telecom T195,000 azubu.tv

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

The most famous League of Legends pro players on twitch.tv (ordered by total channel views)

 PlayerCountryClub/Teamlinkedin
Total channel views
1.Søren Bjerg (Bjergsen)DenmarkTeam SoloMid67,963,000
2.Henrik Hansen (Froggen)DenmarkEcho Fox55,019,000
3.Zaqueri Black (Aphromoo)United StatesCounter Logic Gaming52,718,000
4.Jason Tran (WildTurtle)CanadaImmortals40,812,000
5.Enrique Cedeño Martínez (xPeke)SpainOrigen28,154,000
6.Yiliang Peng (Doublelift)United StatesTeam SoloMid25,831,000
7.Zachary Scuderi (Sneaky)United StatesCloud924,502,000
8.Alexey Ichetovkin (Alex Ich)RussiaRenegades23,626,000
9.Liu Shu-Wei (Westdoor)Taiwanahq e-Sports Club18,951,000
10.Hai Du Lam (Hai)United StatesCloud916,008,000
11.Lee Sang-hyeok (Faker)South KoreaSK Telecom T114,794,000 azubu.tv
12.Gabriel Santos (Kami)BrazilpaiN Gaming14,104,000
13.Kang Chia-Wei (Albis)Taiwanahq e-Sports Club12,419,000
14.Martin Larsson (Rekkles)Swedenfnatic11,573,000
15.Felipe Noronha (Yoda)
BrazilCNB e-Sports Club11,555,000
16.Eugene Justice Park (Pobelter)United StatesImmortals10,663,000
17.Chae Gwang-jin (Piglet)South KoreaTeam Liquid9,508,000
18.Tường Vũ Nguyễn (QTV)VietnamBoba Marines8,954,000 talk.tv
19.Alberto Rengifo (Crumbzz)VenezuelaRenegades8,291,000
20.Darshan Upadhyaha DarshanUnited StatesCounter Logic Gaming6,482,000

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

The most famous League of Legends pro players (EMB rating)

 Playerlinkedin
Likes
linkedin
Followers
linkedin
Followers
linkedin
Total channel views
EMB Rating*
1.Søren Bjerg (Bjergsen)296,000604,0001,017,00067,963,0006.988
2.Henrik Hansen (Froggen)172,000270,000526,00055,019,0005.599
3.Zaqueri Black (Aphromoo)78,000184,000433,00052,718,0005.344
4.Jason Tran (WildTurtle)181,000376,000538,00040,812,0004.191
5.Enrique Martínez (xPeke)415,000596,000235,00028,154,0002.940
6.Yiliang Peng (Doublelift)238,000393,000681,00025,831,0002.714
7.Zachary Scuderi (Sneaky)376,000244,000564,00024,502,0002.569
8.Alexey Ichetovkin (Alex Ich)217,000166,000252,00023,626,0002.426
9.Liu Shu-Wei (Westdoor)210,000-163,00018,951,0001.932
10.Hai Du Lam (Hai)106,000297,000273,00016,008,0001.668
11.Lee Sang-hyeok (Faker)806,00074,50095,00014,794,0001.577
12.Gabriel Santos (Kami)504,000157,000146,00014,104,0001.491
13.Kang Chia-Wei (Albis)46,000-71,00012,419,0001.254
14.Martin Larsson (Rekkles)364,000258,000320,00011,573,0001.252
15.Felipe Noronha (Yoda)
123,00078,300198,00011,555,0001,195
16.Eugene Justice Park (Pobelter)11,000121,000223,00010.663,0001.102
17.Chae Gwang-jin (Piglet)31,000102,000284,0009,508,0000.993
18.Tường Vũ Nguyễn (QTV)213,000-8008,954,0000.917
19.Alberto Rengifo (Crumbzz)9,000103,00080,0008,291,0000.848
20.Darshan U. (Darshan)-144,000170,0006,482,0000.680
* The eSports Marketing Blog rating (EMB rating) is a figure 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. This sum is divided by ten million. Although the figure does not give information about engagement, activity or other related data, it can be considered as an indicator regarding the popularity of a player. The rating only takes professional League of Legends players into account, who are participating at the League of Legends Championship Series 2016 (LCS) and its equivalents in South Korea, China, South East Asia and Brazil. 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. Especially players from Asia use asia-based services.

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

Tomorrow we will release the statistics regarding the most famous professional players in Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota2). Stay tuned!

Testimonials and influencers in eSports – series of articles:

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

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