The Top 5 Gamers To Follow For National Video Game Day

It’s National Video Game Day! At some point, you’ve played one. Whether you have every system in existence or only tried one attempt at a Pacman game as a kid, you’ve played a video game. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, and it has brought together nerds and pseudo-nerds from all over the world time and time again.

In honor of National Video Game Day, here are the Top 5 Gaming YouTubers to follow:

1. PewDiePie

Felix Kjellberg, AKA Pewdiepie, is a gaming YouTuber best known for his Let’s Play videos. If you’re heavy into gaming, then PewDiePie is probably on your list of gamers to follow (or not follow?). Pewdiepie currently has the attention of over 46 million followers (who are known as the “Bro Army”) and, according to the Washington Post, his popularity has led to an “Oprah Effect” wherein games he plays receive a boost in sales. Whether he’s your fave or not, he definitely has found success in the gamer vlogging world.

2. Smosh Games

Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla created the Smosh Games channel, which features all types of YouTube gaming videos, from Let’s Play to walkthroughs and reactions, reviews, and more. The duo behind Smosh Games has garnered over 6.9 million subscribers and nearly 2 billion video views to date.

3. KSI

KSI is best known for his commentary of the popular EA Sports console game FIFA, as well as his reviews of Grand Theft Auto. In fact, KSI is so popular, he was cast in a feature-length movie in which he stars alongside YouTuber Caspar Lee. Just last year, Variety ranked KSI the most influential social media personality among teen audiences, beating out Taylor Swift and fellow gaming YouTuber, Pewdiepie.

4. Captain Sparklez

Jordan Maron‘s YouTube gaming channel Captain Sparklez has become successful largely due to his Minecraft machinimas—specifically, machinimas that “cover” pop songs using Minecraft as shown in the video above. This YouTuber’s breakout video, “Minecraft Style” (a rendition of Korean artist Psy’s hit “Gangnam Style”) has earned more than 14 million video views. Captain Sparklez currently has 9.4 million subscribers.

5. Sky Does Minecraft

YouTuber Adam Dahlberg AKA Sky Does Minecraft developed a cult following after his use of peculiar terminology which began resonating with gamers. Sky Does Minecraft is devoted almost entirely to videos of Minecraft Let’s Plays, machinimas, and role playing. Dahlberg’s currently has over 12 million subscribers, and his followers call themselves the “Sky Army.”

Happy National Video Game Day!