A sport that has been growing a lot in Canada and in the world is e-Sports. What used to be a hobby that appealed to young people is now a type of sport that gives out million-dollar prizes and attracts fans of all ages.
In the best bookies in Canada it is possible to bet on e-Sports, finding in some even exclusive bonuses for events of this type. In addition, it is possible to watch all the games live through live streaming.
With the increase in the popularity of e-Sports, the number of athletes participating in these tournaments has also increased. Currently, there are many Canadians on the international e-Sports scene that are quite successful.
In today’s article, we’ll meet some of Canada’s top e-Sports players today.
We’re going to start with the most famous Canadian player in the world when it comes to CS:GO. Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek is, considered by many, even the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player ever and maybe that’s why this is the most popular e-Sport in Canada.
Unfortunately, Shroud is no longer on the world competition scene, having migrated to streaming videos within the Twitch platform, on which his account has already surpassed 10 million viewers.
Competing since 2013, when he was still 17 years old, Artour ‘Arteezy’ Babaev is certainly a successful Canadian player, achieving the mark of being the highest paid Canadian e-Sports player in history, having managed to profit throughout his career something close to $2.5 million.
In his second year as a player, Arteezy has already achieved the feat of participating in The International, the biggest Dota 2 tournament, taking third place. Currently, he is also a streamer, being one of the most popular among this e-Sport community.
Jack ‘ZLaner’ Lane’s popularity started not long ago, having burst among Canadian fans only in 2021 and was one of those rapid rises to fame. ZLaner participates in Warzone competitions and is currently among the best players in this e-Sport.
Throughout his career, ZLaner has already won the champion title in 9 tournaments. He is currently also a YouTube streamer, having over 400,000 subscribers to his channel.
Former CS:GO player Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo is also on our list, but now because of a different eSport. When he decided to leave Counter-Strike in 2020, TenZ didn’t give up on eSports and became a player of VALORANT, a game that brought him much greater popularity than expected.
Within 2 years, he was already able to establish himself as one of the best VALORANT players in Canada, despite not having won any significant tournaments yet. Even so, MVP titles are common for TenZ, as he always shows a lot of skill when playing.
The first female on our list is Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, Fortnite player and streamer on Twitch. Her popularity, however, comes more from the streams than the competitions themselves, as she has one of the most watched channels on the entire Twitch platform.
Although she isn’t among the best Fortnite players and hasn’t won many awards, she has good skills and is extremely charismatic, maybe that’s why she has so many fans. Furthermore, she is one of the highest paid people on Twitch thanks to her 8+ million viewers.
The vast majority of StarCraft II fans have certainly heard of Sasha ‘Scarlett’ Hostyn, not least because she is currently one of the highest ranked players in the world. This probably makes her one of the best Canadian e-Sports players overall.
Throughout her career, which has spanned over 10 years, Scarlett has won several championships, earning almost half a million dollars from these events. And as expected from e-Sports players, they also have a Twitch channel, which has already surpassed 70,000 followers.
We couldn’t leave Overwatch player Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel off this list, could we? After all, he is considered by many to be the most popular e-Sports player in Canada. For a long time, xQc was considered the best player in Canada by a mile, not to mention his huge popularity as a streamer, being one of the best known in the world.
His Twitch account has already surpassed 10 million viewers, thus showing his huge popularity on the platform. Whether playing games or streaming, Felix is very popular and extremely good at what he does.
Bet on eSports
e-Sports are extremely popular in Canada, so you can find them at some of the top Canadian online bookmakers. With this, Canada betting fans can enjoy basically all the most popular e-Sports, such as:
- Call of Duty Warfare
- StarCarft II
- League of Legends
Have preferences for bookmakers specializing in e-Sports, as they will offer a greater variety of games and events and will also have exclusive promos and bonuses for you to enjoy even more.
So do not lose more time. Access the link we left in the introduction, choose an online bookmaker and start your e-Sports betting. Thus, you will be able to follow all these athletes and even profit from your favorite games.