Top eSports rookies to look out for in 2016

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Unless you are completely submersed is eSports, it can be difficult to keep track of all the players. Established professionals dominate highlight clips, player interviews, and award ceremonies, while rookies struggle to make a name for themselves. 

This article is for all the upcoming eSports talent who deserve some time in the spotlight.

By scouring player statistics, reading profiles, and using some of my own eSports knowledge, I have compiled a list of eSports rookies to look out for in 2016.


Published Mar. 11th 2016
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  • HaoxNarz
    Featured Contributor
    Vote Moon for President. xD
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    I think listing Yawar, Sumail's brother, would be more accurate for a 2016 newcomers list. Sumail already claimed his amazing newcomer title by winning TI5 in 2015. I think MATUMBAMAN from Team Liquid is also another to really look out for this year.
  • Kevin Cobban
    Featured Contributor
    Yeah including Sumail in this list was tough. Even though he had so much success last year, his eSports career is still relatively new. I've seen teams/players compete flawlessly, then completely flop in later later tournaments. So I'm interested to see how Sumail does this year and if he can uphold his reputation.
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    True, from seeing him play so far this year, it does seem he is dropping a bit. I can't tell if it's just Lina and Storm Spirit being out of the mid meta or if the success is getting to his head. He's got a bit of an ego problem I think haha.

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