Wardell – Age, Height, Net Worth, Family Status and Complete Biography

Matthew “Wardell” Bowman Yu is a popular Valorant player from Canada. Born on July 5, 1998, this esports player stepped up the ladder of success after shifting from CS:GO to Valorant. He became known while playing GhostGaming and Rogue as a professional CS:GO player. However, this Canadian is currently playing for Team SoloMid (TSM).

Apart from his OP skills, Wardell is also popular for his streaming and cordial personality when on camera. He has a huge fan following on Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram.


Real NameMatthew Bowman Yu
Gaming Name / NicknameWardell
Birthday July 5, 1998 (Age: 25 Years)
TeamTeam SoloMid
Currently PlayingValorant
Net Worth$5.2 Million

Gaming Origin

Matthew “Wardell” Bowman Hu was born in Canada on July 5, 1998. Yu’s mother immigrated from China to Canada at a young age. And unfortunately, she couldn’t ever attend university. So she wanted Wardell to get admitted to the university.

Now, fascinatingly, Wardell had no such interest. Instead, he decided to spend considerable time fostering his passion for the first-person shooter game CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive). He wanted to be a professional gamer.

Today, this Canadian player is banging the stage of esports, professionally playing with Team SoloMid. However, the biggest challenge for Yu was breaking the news of dropping out of university to pursue his gaming dream to his mom.

Yu realizes the sacrifices her mom made while immigrating to Canada. But he just wanted to opt for what he enjoyed doing. Moreover, the flourishing esports gaming industry and its career scope intrigued him more than wasting six years to become a teacher.

Although he dared to inform his mom about his decision, she didn’t support him.

Nevertheless, Wardell started his career as a gamer. He rose to fame by playing the game, Valorant. This Canadian player is continuing to prove his proficiency as a professional esports competitor.

Professional Career

Wardell signed up with Ghost Gaming to play for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. He chose to chase a career in gaming by joining this team instead of attending university. He was a better part of Ghost Gaming until 2019, when they disbanded their CS:GO team.

Later that year, Wardell shifted to streaming CS:GO just to get noticed by any organization. Along with a few streamers, Wardell created the team “Orgless,” which earned the 5th position in the CS:GO League Flashpoint Season 1.

In April 2020, he decided to join Valorant, and this move clicked. The very next month, Wardell joined Team SoloMid (TSM). He earned the top Nerd Street player title in 2020.

Besides being a popular Valorant player, Wardell is also a popular influencer. His massive fan following on social media will fascinate you. When this esports player isn’t playing, he is busy uploading the highlights of the games streamed.

What is the Wardell’s Net Worth?

As of 2022, Wardell’s net worth is estimated to be $5.2 million.

How Much Does the Wardell Earn?

Wardell earned the highest money prize of $7,000 from the Flashpoint Season 1 single tournament in April 2020. He currently holds the #80 rank in the highest earnings for Canadian players and the #2807 rank in the highest overall earnings.

Apart from tournament earnings, Wardell also earns a considerable amount from his social media platforms, Twitch streams, and paid ads.

On Twitch, he has nearly 800k followers and earns from his subscribers, donations, and advertisements. Each Tier 1 subscriber costs $4.99, and about $2.50 of it goes to Wardell. He is estimated to earn nearly $10 from every 1000 Average Viewers from advertisements.

Well, Wardell is very active on YouTube too, where he uploads streams daily for his 315k subscribers. Maximum videos get a minimum of 100k views. He is estimated to earn $12,900 a month from his YouTube channel.

Moreover, he also earns some commission from his sponsors after a purchase. On top of that, his 7,500 subscribers and over 1,500 average viewers on Twitch earn him nearly $26,250 USD.

Based on esportsearnings.com, this Canadian player has earned a total of $86,047.47 from winning tournaments.

Streaming Hours

 Wardell’s streaming hours are:

  • Sun-Sat: 02:30–08:30 UTC; 15:00–22:30 UTC.

Official Channels


Some of his best achievements are as follows:

  • Flashpoint Season 1 2020 – $7,000
  • FaZe Clan Invitational 2020 – $5,000
  • T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown 2020 – $5,000
  • ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals 2018 – $4,800
  • First Strike North America 2020 – $4,000
  • VCT 2021: North America Stage 3 – $4,000
  • ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 – $4,000
  • NSG Eastern Conference Championship 2018 – $3,600
  • iBUYPOWER Masters IV 2019 – $3,400
  • Fragadelphia 13 2019 – $3,300


Some trivial facts about Wardell include the following:

  • Wardell began his gaming career with CS:GO in 2014, when he was in high school.
  • He became recognized in the esports world after joining Ghost Gaming in 2016.
  • Wardell participated in several popular tournaments, like the “Fortnite Tournament.”
  • After disbanding Ghost Gaming in 2019, he created his own team, ‘ORGLESS,’ with other streamers, including FNS, Infinite, and Yay.
  • Wardell signed up with TSM for their professional Valorant roster.
  • He has more than a million followers on his Twitch channel.
  • Wardell started as a small streamer but has today popped up to enjoy nearly 5000 average viewers.


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