Meet the Legends: Iconic Esports Players Who Shaped the Competitive Scene

Esports has had a massive influence on gamers. Players and audiences across the globe adore the competitive atmosphere of tournaments. Amazingly, the first competition featuring a video game was held in 1972 at Stanford University. The experiment would eventually lead to an esports industry worth approximately $1.1 billion. Over the decades, many players have become famous for reaching gaming milestones, helping define the competitive spirit of esports.

1. Jang “Moon” Jae-Ho

In 2009, Warcraft 3 was one of the most exciting games. Many of its tournaments were being won by Jang “Moon” Jae-Ho. Whoever he played against, Moon always seemed to be the winner. As Moon’s fame grew in his native South Korea, so did his bargaining power. Following seven years of consistent performances, Moon was offered a record-breaking contract worth $500,000 with WeMade FOX. After his financial success, esports … Read the rest