FalleN, S1mple, Fnx Feature in Top 10 Most Popular Esports Players on Twitter
First quarter of 2022 is over and Twitter stats related to esports and gaming is out.
April is here, bringing with it first quarter-end reports across various verticals including esports and gaming. Twitter Gaming came out with its own 'Quarter 1 2022 Gaming Insights' report highlighting significant trends in the gaming and esports industries.
One of the categories revealed the most popular and talked about esports athletes on Twitter (1st Jan to 31st March). Surprisingly the list featured three CS:GO players in the top ten. Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, and Lincoln "fnx" Lau were the three CS:GO players featured on this list, in first, seventh, and eighth place respectively.
Three CS:GO players featured in the list of top ten most popular esports players on Twitter (2022-Q1)
Head of Creator & Gaming Content Partnerships at Twitter, Rishi Chadha shared various interesting metrics following the conclusion of the first quarter of 2022 related to gaming and esports from across the globe. He revealed
Most tweeted about games globally
Most tweeted about esports teams globally
Most tweeted about esports players globally
Each category had its own set of interesting takes for the esports community to build upon. However, the most surprising thing was to witness the Brazilian Counter-Strike veteran FalleN taking the top spot under the category of most tweeted about esports players in the world.
This was probably due to the hyped 'Brazilian Last Dance' lineup being signed by a local organization, Imperial Esports, followed by its subsequent performances in various local and international tournaments which includes the team successfully qualifying for PGL Major Antwerp 2022: American RMR.
With a massive presence across multiple social media platforms, FalleN is probably one of the biggest esports players from Brazil with more than 1.2 million followers on Twitter, 0.5 million followers on Facebook, 1 million on Instagram, 1.35 million on YouTube, and 1.4 million on Twitch.
The two-time CS:GO Major winner at the age of 30 is still competing professionally and continues to receive lots of love from the entire community.
His teammate fnx is also featured in this list at the eighth spot, stepping out of the local scene and competing in the top tier circuit once again. His surge in popularity can also be attributed to the fact that he has returned to prominence once again by being part of the 'Last Dance'.
The third CS:GO player to feature in this list is one of the best CS:GO players in the world right now, s1mple. The Ukrainian athlete has received lots of support from the esports community as his family has been deeply affected by the ongoing conflict with Russia.
Other players mentioned in this list are,
Bruno "Nobru" Goes - Free Fire
Martin "Rekkles" Larsson - League of Legends
Tyson "TenZ" Ngo - VALORANT
Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas Colocho - VALORANT
Lucas "Cabochard" Simon-Meslet - League of Legends
Seth "Scump" Abner - Call of Duty
Kyle "Mongraal" Jackson - Fortnite