In partnership with eSports Europe, taking place April 5-6 in London, we have been looking at the changing conversations of top eSports influencers over the course of 2015 and 2016. We wanted to learn which brands are making it into the industry discussions? And which have seen the most significant rise in conversation? To do this we analsyed the conversations over the last 2 years among the eSports influencer identified in our eSports blogs and counted the number of mentions of the major brands active in the eSports space. Be sure to click the graph to see the image in more detail:

Onalytica - eSports Brand Mentions

It’s interesting to see the growth in conversations as a whole from 2015 to 2016. Microsoft and Playstation in particular have seen considerable increase in the number of mentions, quickly followed by Samsung and Intel. Other brands making great improvements in their share of voice among the top influencers are Nintendo, Razer and Acer.

Here is an example of the network of influencers mentioning or talking to Acer in the context of eSports. This map was created with our Influencer Relationship Management software (IRM).

 

Onalytica - eSPorts influencers mentioning Acer - Network map

 

Here is another network map showing influencers mentioning Microsoft in the context of eSports:

Onalytica - eSports influencers mentioning Microsoft - Network map

 

Top 10 Influencers Mentioning eSports Brands

Rank Twitter Handle Name Influencer Score
1 @darrenrovell Darren Rovell 100
2 @Zedd Zedd 37.67
3 @ShawnAbner KoNg 25.33
4 @FionnOnFire The Esports Writer 23.67
5 @Thooorin Thorin 17.00
6 @Relay_RTs Relay RTs 35k 14.67
7 @Bjergsen Søren Bjerg 9.33
8 @RiotQuickshot Trevor Henry 7.33
9 @TravisGafford Travis Gafford 5.33
10 @JWonggg Echo Fox Justin Wong 5.00

 

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