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Who Is Competing in the Ludwig's World's Greatest Tournament?

Ludwig's Wold's Greatest will bring together the biggest names in esports — here's who's playing
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Esports is full of popular players across a variety of games, with some respected for their mechanical prowess in shooters and others revered for their dominance in 2D fighting games. But with all of the esports pros being so diverse, how can you really measure who is the GOAT? That’s something streamer Ludwig Ahgren is attempting to find out.

The streamer is hosting a month-long competition called World’s Greatest. Six contenders will be revealed each week of August. These well-respected pros will come together on September 2-3 to compete in head-to-head two-hour sessions across 11 games.

Basically, the respected and iconic esports pros will have to prove themselves in games that are outside their professional title. Of the 11 games featured in the tournament, we have these games confirmed:

  • Street Fighter 6
  • Minecraft
  • Fall Guys
  • 2K Drive
  • XDefiant
  • Tetris
  • Trackmania
  • Genshin Impact
  • LEGO 2K Drive
  • Fortnite
  • Rocket League

One title is still to be announced.

Who Is Competing in the World’s Greatest Competition?

Ludwig is going to be announcing new competitors each weekend so we don’t have the full list just yet. The trailer has mentioned big names like VALORANT pro TenZ, fighting game icon SonicFox, and Overwatch League SupertF. They were then confirmed in a tweet later on.


Tyson “TenZ” Ngo currently plays for the Sentinels. He is considered one of the best VALORANT players in the world, which could be due to his former pro career as a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player, where he competed for Cloud9. His aim and reflexes have made him unmatched.


Dominique “SonicFox” McLean is considered one of the best fighting game players of all time after winning Evo six different times. He won for Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat X, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Mortal Kombat 11, and Skullgirls. SonicFox thrives in any fighting game he plays, including Marvel vs. Capcom, Soul Calibur VI, and more.


Qiyu Zhou, sometimes known as Nemo Zhou or akaNemsko, is a Chinese chess player who currently holds the titles of Woman Grandmaster and FIDE Master. She has also started streaming chess on Twitch, bringing chess to the masses and encouraging other women to get involved with the male-dominated game.


Matthew “super” DeLisi is a retired Overwatch League player who last played for San Francisco Shock. He retired in 2022 after winning two Overwatch League championships but has continued to play Overwatch at a high level.


Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka is a Finnish Dota 2 player who last coached for Team Liquid. His career started back in 2013 and he competed up until 2022, when he became a coach. Then, JerAx retired completely. He is still considered one of the GOATS of Dota 2 after having such a long career and proving himself as a force to be reckoned with.


Joseph “Mang0” Marquez is a top Super Smash Bros. Melee player and streamer that is considered one of the Five Gods of the game. He continues to dominate the scene even as new players join the top ranks. He has won a bunch of Majors throughout his career, including GENESIS 200, Evo 2013 and 2014, Big House a bunch of times, and Smash Summit 11 in 2021. When it comes to the rankings, Mang0 is always within the top 5 despite his sometimes salty attitude.


Eric “erobb221” Robbins goes by a lot of nicknames and he plays a lot of games on Twitch. He plays League of Legends with other big names, which has helped him grow even more. He has a very dedicated fanbase that love trolling him as much as they love watching him grind games.

Jaiden Animations

Jaiden “Jaiden Animations” Dittfach is an animator known for her storytime-style YouTube videos. A lot of her videos are centered around video games, which has gained her a massive following on YouTube. She currently has over 12 million subscribers and has been recognized for her talent with a Streamy Award. She is humble but there’s no denying her popularity in the gaming community. 


Vicky "VickyPalami" Palami is an Apex Legends player for Complexity Gaming. The Mexican pro has been competing in tons of all-female tournaments the last few years, becoming a formidable opponent at LAN tournaments and online events alike.


Danny “Shiphtur” Le is a former professional League of Legends player that made history when he was the first-ever esports athlete to be granted a P-1 athletic visa to work in the US. He spent most of his career playing for Dignitas and competing in the LCS. He has played as a midlaner and a support later on, showing his versatility as a League competitor.


James “VoiD” Makekau-Tyson is a top Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player known for his skills with Sheik and Pichu. At one point he was the best Sheik player in the world and was grinding online tournaments throughout the pandemic. VoiD is a long-time Smash player that also had a lot of success in Smash 4 and is often considered one of the best players from Southern California.


James “Clayster” Eubanks, sometimes known as Clay, is a Call of Duty player that competes in the Call of Duty League with the Las Vegas Legion. He was the World Champion MVP in 2015 and won the World Championship title that year as well. He also was the World Champion in 2019 and 2020 while competing with a lot of the best teams in the world, including FaZe Clan and United. 


Ali "Myth" Kabbani is a pro Fortnite player turned full-time streamer who has since become one of the most prominent names in the streaming space. He currently has over 7.4 million followers on Twitch. 


Saahil "Universe" Arora is a retired Dota 2 player that was part of Evil Geniuses in 2016 when the org won The International. He last played for Ninjas in Pyjamas before leaving the pro scene in 2010. 


Zachary "zekken" Patrone currently plays for fan-favorite VALORANT team Sentinels. He is known as a "prodigy" of the game after becoming a top player at just 16 years old. 


Brandon "aceu" Winn is an Apex Legends streamer for the Sentinels. He is known not only for his incredible talent but his great sense of humor during his streams. 


ConnorEatsPants can play just about anything, known for streaming Super Smash Bros, Fortnite, Minecraft, and VALORANT. He currently has over 700,000 followers on Twitch and 295,000 on YouTube.