Gaming influencers on TikTok are earning thousands of pounds from each post—as millions of gaming fans tune into see them play.
TikTok’s biggest gamer ‘Lucky Maker’ has over 6.5 million followers and makes an estimated £5245 per post.
According to researchers at Slingo , Lucky Maker is just ahead of gamer Austyn Brown who has 5.8 million followers and rakes in around £4,767 per post.
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That’s followed up by Manny Chetrit, who runs the channel called @fortnitetiktoks38. He’s got 2.5 million followers on the platform and earns as much as £1999 per post.
Meanwhile, the UK’s highest-earning TikToker is 18-year-old Kyle Thomas who’s raked in more than 1.5 billion likes on the platform. He makes as much as £28,682 per post despite having less followers than his American gaming counterparts.
If you’re thinking of becoming a mega-wealthy online gamer, there’s a few titles in particular that seem to bring in the most dough.
According to research by Japan101 , the MOBA game League of Legends is the highest earner for Twitch streamers with an average audience of 170,000 people tuning into live games.
Dota 2 is also a big earner for competitive players, with Danish gamer Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundstein raking in £5,962,855 from playing in 130 tournaments.
It’s not clear how much of a market there is for Dota 2 and LoL clips on TikTok though. If the success of the gamers we’ve mentioned are anything to go by, you might be better off honing your skills on Fortnite, Minecraft, or in the case of Austyn Brown, card games.
It also helps to be funny, have a good on-screen personality, and be great at editing. So, unless you’re really really good at all of these things, it might not be time to quit the day job just yet.
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