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Pickswise's Esports expert. Very passionate about sports, especially college football and college basketball. I am a 2018 graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.

The Esports world is vast and there are plenty of different platform games that some of the greatest gamers in the world compete on. The amount of games is endless, but the biggest stars come from some of the most popular games in the world. Today we look at some standout players from the Overwatch League, ESL Pro League, League of Legends and the Call of Duty League. Here are five of the best Esport players in the world.

Twilight is the face of the Overwatch League

Jooseok “Twilight” Lee is the leader for the Vancouver Titans in the Overwatch League, and he has well established himself as one of the top stars. His team finished runner-up in the 2019 Season, but he was able to still have a very strong season. Twilight first joined the Titans in 2018, after beginning his pro career in 2016. Due to his strong performances as the character Zenyatta, it helped Twilight be named a finalist for the 2019 MVP award. He will continue to be a strong support player for as long as he plays.

Scump continues to thrive in Call of Duty

Seth “Scump” Abner, belongs in the vast world of Call of Duty. Scump is currently an SMG slayer for the Chicago Huntsmen. He has played professionally since 2010. His name is on the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship as he helped lead OpTic Gaming to the crown. He is possibly CDL’s most popular player, with one of the biggest Youtube and Twitter followings of any player in the Call of Duty Esports World. Chicago is off to a good start in 2020, and Scump is a huge reason why.

ESL Pro League has plenty of Star Power

At the head of the ESL Pro League has to be Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev who plays for Natus Vincere, and he is a big reason why they are rated highly in the CS:GO world. Na’Vi has become one of the better teams in the world, and s1mple’s terminator like skill could lead them to championship glory. S1mple had a k/d ratio of 1.49 in 2019 which led to 1,376 kills total last season. Once he gets going, he cannot be stopped.

Yet another star from the ESL World is Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, a young, but a very talented player from France. At only 19 he has quickly become one of the more popular players in CS:GO. He has no problem carrying Team Vitality and doing so for a long time to come. ZywOo is kind of a hybrid player and he is skillful with all kinds of weapons. He finished 2019 with a k/d ratio of 1.43 and 2,548 kills across 13 different CSGO events.

Faker is the Face of League of Legends

When you think League of Legends in the Esports world, look no further than Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. He is synonymous with the game and holds the title of greatest League of Legends player of all-time. He not only currently plays for T1, but he also part-owner of the team. Faker is a LOL God some would say, as he has performed at such a high level since 2013. Faker will likely be at the top of the food chain in this sport until he retires, and he is only 23.

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