For some professional gamers, tournament wins and trophies aren’t everything. For some, the greatest victory of all is finding a like-minded partner who shares a passion for all things video games. Below, we spotlight 8 of the most adorable celebrity esports couples around.
1. ChocoBlanka and Momochi
Yuko “ChocoBlanka” Kusachi and Yusuke “Momochi” Momochi are big names on the professional Street Fighter circuit. This couple has been going steady for many years and tied the knot way back in 2015. They’re both huge names in their native Japan, with the two having played with some of the biggest esports teams on the planet, including Shinobism Gaming.
2. Dove and Arteezy
If you follow Dota 2, you’ve probably encountered Artour “Arteezy” Babaev before. He’s one of the most prolific esports players in the world and a firm fixture of the Evil Geniuses roster. His partner in crime is none other than Zhang “Dove” Tiange, a renowned esports content caster and host.
3. LilSusie and MonteCristo
Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles and Susie “LilSusie” Kim are old hats when it comes to professional esports. If you’re an Overwatch fan, legendary caster MonteCristo is likely a household name. Kim has worked extensively behind the scenes, having previously managed London Spitfire. The pair kept their relationship quiet for many years, before announcing their marriage back in 2018.
4. TenZ and Kyedae
Tyson “Tenz” Ngo is an esports legend. After making a name for himself playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, he jumped ship to Valorant. Although a firm fixture of the Sentinels lineup, TenZ is perhaps better known for his Twitch streams. It was during a livestream that he announced his relationship with Kyedae Shymko. Although not a professional gamer herself, Kyedae is an active streamer and a prolific content creator for 100 Thieves. Looking to see who’s replaced TenZ in the Counter-Strike ranks? Get the latest rundown on CSGO matches here.
5. Kellymilkies and Loda
Here’s another Dota 2 couple worthy of a mention. Jonathan “Loda” Berg used to play Dota 2 professionally, before taking on a coach role with Alliance. Kelly “Kellymilkies” Ong also works behind the scenes at the Swedish esports outfit, serving as chief strategy officer.
6. Lisha and Imagtpie
Michael “Imagtpie” Santana used to play professionally for Team Dignitas. However, since leaving League of Legends esports behind, he’s becoming a successful streamer. His wife, Lisa “Lisha” Wei hasn’t matched the career heights of her husband but is particularly active on Twi5tch where regularly streams playthroughs of Call of Duty and LoL.
7. Sheever and ODPixel
If you follow Dota 2 esports, these two will be instantly recognizable. Owen “ODPixel” Davies is perhaps best known as a content castor, while Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden will be a familiar face to anyone who’s watched the Dota Majors live.
8. Fuudo and Yuka
As gamer romances go, this is one of the sweetest tales of all. Keita “Fuudo” and Yuka Kuramochi met cute, crossing paths in an arcade. Today, Fuudo is a leading light of pro-level Street Fighter esports, while Yuka is a famous actress in her native Japan.