Pursuing a professional gaming career while being under a high school football coach, will constantly drive you with the need to impress, and prove yourself. Especially when the coach knows you have an athlete streak in you, and thinks you are just overly addicted to a gamepad. Wondering whose story this is? It’s the famous Nicholas Kolcheff popularly known as FaZe Nickmercs. He is recognized as one of the best eSports players in the world, who uses unique movements and dominations in combat. Who is FaZe Nickmercs? What is FaZe Nickmercs net worth? Continue reading.
Nicholas Kolcheff (FaZe Nickmercs) is an American youtuber, twitch streamer. He is also a popular member of the FaZe clan. He plays Fortnite Battle Royals, Halo, Call of Duty: Warzone and Apex Legends. FaZe Nickmercs became really popular when he played Fortnite, and won a new world record of 55 kill wins, and an Insane 32 Squad kill solo. In this article, you will know more about FaZe Nickmercs net worth, his marital status, and a lot more.
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The Early Life of FaZe Nickmercs
FaZe Nickmercs is 31 years old, and was born on November 21, 1990, in Michigan, United States. Unfortunately there is no public information about his mother, it is known that his father, Kevin Kolcheff, is a high school football coach. FaZe Nickmercs grew up with two of his siblings, and went to City High Middle School, in Grand Rapids. Interestingly, he was in the basketball team representing Michigan, and won in a free-throw basketball competition, but was still very much interested in gaming. He graduated from the University of Michigan.
Personal Life and Relationship
Although this may be disappointing news to the ladies who have their eyes set on one of the best eSports players in the world, FaZe Nickmercs is married to a beautiful woman. He enjoys a private life, and has not even slipped up on the name of his wife, we only know her by the nickname he says in his videos, ‘Emumita Bonita.’ During one of his live streams, he talked about ‘Emumita Bonita,’ how they have been in a long relationship, her love for animals and their wedding preparations. The beautiful couple got married in 2020, and have no kids yet.
His Career as a Youtuber and Professional Gamer
FaZe Nickmercs net worth ranked him as #10 on Forbes, in the category of Top Earning Video Gamers in 2019. FaZe Nickmercs began playing video games as a child, and all his father saw at that time, was a game addict. He would constantly compete in numerous tournaments, trying to prove to his father by winning. His first streamed video was when he played Games of War and Halo.
In 2011, he opened a YouTube channel, and made videos of Call of Duty, Outlast and Fortnite, where he joined as a console player, and played till he became one of the top players of Fortnite. He didn’t stop there, he was consistent till he won the world record for the player with the most squad kills. FaZe Nickmercs joined, ‘100 Thieves,’ an eSports and entertainment organization, in 2018, as a content creator. He participated in Fortnite Summer Skirmish and Fortnite Fall Skirmish, with a record of 16 kills in a single game, which was the beginning of the FaZe Nickmercs net worth growth. His way of playing brought over 5000 viewers to the organization.
Unfortunately, he had to leave 100 Thieves, due to the unfulfilled promises made to him. He left the organization in 2019, and got signed into the FaZe clan in that same year. He streamed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and his consistency drove him to being the ‘most watched streamer.’ His viewers say his streams are very engaging, making you feel, you are in the same room with him.
His YouTube channel has grown to have over 4 million subscribers, and his videos have accumulated over 690 million views.
FaZe Nickmercs Twitch Earnings
FaZe Nickmercs earns about $211,500 per month from Twitch, and has participated in over 36 tournaments; Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone. He joined Twitch, when it was formerly, ‘Justin.tv,’ in 2010, and since then he has gathered close to 60,000 subscribers and has had over 3 million viewers on Twitch. FaZe Nickmercs net worth has been positively affected by his twitch earnings, through his subscribers, advertisements and donations.
He has a 70/30 subscription split deal with Twitch, and takes home a minimum of $3.50 from every subscriber. FaZe Nickmercs earns through bit donations and external donations. Bit donations are from subscribers to their favorite streamers, through this, FaZe Nickmercs makes a minimum of $5 from each bit donation, and $5000 per month from all the donations. He also earns money from advertisements, but this depends on the amount of viewers he gets per video.
FaZe Nickmercs is sponsored by Scuf Gaming and G-FUEL, and has a specific commission whenever a purchase is done through his discount code. He is also sponsored by Cash App.
Nicholas Kolcheff Net Worth, Awards and Nominations
FaZe Nickmercs net worth is currently $6 million. In 2020, he was nominated for The Game Awards 2020: Content Creator of the Year, 11th Steamy Awards: Twitch Streamer of the Year. For the 10th Steamy Awards, FaZe Nickmercs won Best Live Streamer of the Year 2020.
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FaZe Nickmercs likes to support smaller streamers, and organize a free event for his gaming community often. The event is open to every streamer and their family members. His group of fans are known as MFAM (M is for Mercs, and FAM is family).