When compared to countries like Sweden, South Korea, and the United States, there aren’t that many UK esports players. However, the nation does boast some solid players across numerous esports. Here are some of the top UK esports players of 2018 in their respective esports.
Top 5 UK Esports Players 2018
TekKz – FIFA
TekKz made more prize money than any other UK player in 2018. 1st place finishes in the FUT Champions Cup saw him accumulate a whopping $99,000 across the year. Things are already going even better for him in 2019 with multiple trophies bringing him an extra $135,000. This is a UK esports player to keep your eye on.
LETS GOOOO🏆 Got everything I wanted from This tournament and managed to perform when needed🙌 Now a five time champ🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Thanks for everyone’s support keep it coming🔥 pic.twitter.com/8nXMybKDxD
— F2Tekkz (@F2Tekkz) February 24, 2019
Snitch – Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm doesn’t have the following of Dota 2 or LoL, but it’s still a well-established MOBA esport. Snitch put up some huge performances in 2018 as the Flex player for Dignitas. Multiple first places in the early phases of the 2018 Heroes of the Storm Global Championship culminated in a 2nd place in the finals. He now finds himself teamless, but he made a solid $90,000 last year.
Zer0/Joee – Call of Duty
Red Reserve got a 2nd place finish in the 2018 CWL Anaheim Open for Call of Duty: World War II. This was followed up by a 3rd place in the 2018 CWL Pro League Stage 2. Among other events, this saw the two players make $69,312.50 in 2018.
— Twitch Esports (@TwitchEsports) January 21, 2019
Gorilla – FIFA
Also known as HugeGorilla, Spencer Ealing is one of the absolute best UK esports players. In 2017 he made $250,000 in the FIFA Interactive World Cup and FUT Championship. While he only made $44,642 in prize money in 2018, he still stands out as one of the best in the nation.
LETS GOOOOOOO, WE QUALIFIED FOR FUT CHAMPIONS CUP #4!!! After 2 poor games from me today we go into the knockout and win the best of 3. SO HAPPY!! pic.twitter.com/vofHhpem3O
— Spencer (@Huge_Gorilla) January 6, 2019
Problem X – Street Fighter V
Benjamin “Problem X” Simon had a breakout year in 2018. He made top four in two big Street Fighter tournaments. But most importantly, he pulled out a surprise 1st place finish for Street Fighter at EVO 2018. He made almost $57,000 and became the first UK Street Fighter champion at EVO.