Who is Nick Kolcheff?
Nick Kolcheff or Nickmercs is a professional American ‘Fortnite’ gamer, streamer, and bodybuilder. Considered to be one of the best esports players in the world, he made his name playing ‘Call of Duty’. But it wasn’t until he started playing and streaming ‘Fortnite’ on Twitch, that he really started to gain traction. He started his gaming career playing for the ‘100 Thieves’ roster. However, Nick Kolcheff recently made history by becoming the latest member of the ‘FaZe Clan’, taking Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s place. Kolcheff used to hold the ‘Fortnite World Record’ for the most squad kills and still holds the world record for the most kills as part of a duo. Nickmercs is also one of the most-watched ‘Fortnite’ streamers on Twitch. What separates him from other gamers is that his streams are uncensored and thus, feel more mature and engaging. Additionally, he enjoys a massive following on YouTube as well. With a net worth in millions, he has slowly become one of the richest esports players in the world.
As a kid, Nick Kolcheff loved playing video games. But he never thought this could become a career. His father objected to him playing video games and even broke Nick’s Xbox once. Nick started streaming on Twitch in September 2010 and adopted the name Nickmercs. Initially, he played games like ‘Gears of War’ and even streamed ‘Call of Duty’ on Twitch. His funny, uncensored commentary during the gameplay became a hit with the audience. He would later post the recorded videos on his YouTube channel.
His dad even became his manager. But he still wasn’t getting the recognition and views he wanted in the overcrowded online world of gamers.
Nick Kolcheff’s fortunes changed with the release of ‘Fortnite’ in 2017. He joined the game as a console player and quickly established himself as one of the top players. Nickmercs went on to win the world record for most squad kills with 55 kills in 2018. Although the record was broken later, he still holds the world record for most kills as a duo, with 46 kills in a single game. He regularly participates in ‘Fortnite’ tournaments and was a part of the ‘Fortnite Summer Skirmish’ and ‘Fortnite Fall Skirmish’ in 2018. His participation in the events has earned him hundreds of thousands of dollars so far.
His impressive stats continue to reach more extraordinary levels every year. On YouTube alone, he has around 2 million subscribers. His channel has more than 150 million views. Some of the most popular videos on Nickmercs’ channel are his ‘Fortnite Battle Royale’ videos. These include ‘His Mom Got on the Mic’, ‘New World Record 55 Kill Win’, ‘New World Record 54 Kills’, and ‘Insane 32 Squad Kill Solo Squad Win.’ However, these stats are negligible when compared to his Twitch stats. Nick Kolcheff has more than 65 million channel views and boasts of around 3 million subscribers on Twitch. This naturally translates to millions in earnings. Although he is mostly a ‘Fortnite’ streamer, he is also known for streaming ‘CoD: Black Ops 4’. It is his hard work and consistency that is making him one of the most watched streamers. He also puts in more airtime than any other streamer on Twitch.
In February 2019, Nick Kolcheff left his old team ‘100 Thieves’. He stated that he was never given the ‘5 % equity’ he was promised. But this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. One of America’s biggest esports organizations, ‘FaZe Clan,’ immediately signed him to their team in March 2019, in what has been described as the single greatest acquisition in esports history. With his lucrative deal, Nickmercs is set to earn millions in the next few years. Additionally, he is also followed by around 2 million fans on Instagram and has endorsement deals from popular brands. He has also become a voice of positive change in the gaming community.
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Family & Personal Life
Nick Kolcheff was born on November 21, 1990, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. His father’s name is Kevin Kolcheff. His mother’s name has not been revealed on social media. He went to ‘City High-Middle School’ in Grand Rapids and later graduated from the ‘University of Michigan’. He has two siblings. Nick was good at sports and went on to win a free-throw basketball competition, representing Michigan.
He has been in a longtime relationship with his girlfriend who he lovingly calls ‘Emumita Bonita’. Her real name is unknown. She is featured in many of his Instagram posts. Nick is also athletic in nature and is a bodybuilder.