8 Black Gamers on YouTube You Need To Watch

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Gaming is now a major pillar of the entertainment industry, right there with movies and music. And like those other forms of entertainment, contributions from The Culture have often been overlooked. But we’ve got you covered here as we’ve made a list of 8 Black gamers on YouTube you need to watch!

The Black Hokage

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The Black Hokage is a YouTuber who videos range anywhere from Troll videos, to top 10 list, to game reviews, to commentary on a variety of subjects. He covers everything from indie Games to the biggest titles in the industry all while keeping it both funny and real as he his critical but fair with his opinion and review videos. He is also a member of Gaming Illuminaughty, a gaming channel and website dedicated to gaming, anime, music and culture. https://www.youtube.com/user/ModernWarNegro

Chris Smoove

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Chris is one of the biggest YouTube gaming personalities with well over 4.6 million subscribers and 2.6 billion total views. A sports junkie, Chris is most famous for his NBA 2k and Madden career mode play throughs. He is funny and entertaining including the liberal use of autotune and yelling “Splash!” after hitting a 3 pointer in NBA 2k. He also plays the Call of Duty and UFC series and makes NBA and NFL commentary videos to spice up his channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/Smoove7182954

Diggums

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Diggums is a YouTuber who does videos and live streams. His games of choice are Overwatch, Apex Legends and Fornite. He is probably best know for the voice impressions and in game singing which he does along with his friends and does some truly funny improve/trolling videos with them. His channel is all about having fun and cracking jokes and has helped him build a strong following. Diggums is at nearly 200k subscribers and has over 23 million video views. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5iCvgCVwqovTVkTOiiTwzg

MsDomination

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Although the community for black girl gamers are often even more overlooked, it is still a community that inspires and has some amazing content creators. Dominique aka MsDomination is a gamer who plays primarily shooters like Halo, Call of Duty, and Fortnite. She also does a little bit of cosplay on her channel as well as the occasional tech unboxing. Her “Struggles Of a Black Female Gamer” video is a also real eye-opener She’s a YouTuber on the rise and currently has 8.3k subscribers and 312k total views. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi8zhbYH8KKMKfURnBbvT-g/featured

Shawn J Gaming

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Shawn J is a Call of Duty Queen. If there is anything you wanna know, or anything you wanna see concerning the COD franchise Shawn is your girl. She does gamely, reviews on game updates, trailers, settings, everything. And she does it in a cool, laid back way that makes you wanna hop online and squad up with her and her gaming gang which is why she has 18k subscribers and over 1.6 million total views. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFlVylf8GZ02RMs3g7CCjAw/videos

Shofu

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Shofu is one of the most widely known Smash Bros., players on the planet and through his streaming and YouTube videos has done a lot to make the game the juggernaut it is. He also specializes in Pokémon content, anime, and most things Nintendo. Shofu is a hip-hop head too bringing The Culture into gaming as he does a yearly “Pokemon Cypher” contest with his viewers and has even dropped a mixtape entitled, “Trap Ketchum” which of course is a unique mix of Pokemon and trap. https://www.youtube.com/user/shofu

Unrooolie

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Kenny aka Unroolie is a streamer and YouTuber with a deep love for fighting games which serve as the highlight of his channel. His reaction videos are especially noteworthy. His genuine love and excitement for the games he makes videos for is infectious and gets you hype just watching. Oh and his Killmonger and Eddie from the Tekken series cosplay is A1. Unroolie is also part of the incredibly popular YoVideogames collective of streamers and YouTubers. https://www.youtube.com/user/unrooolie/featured

Xavier Woods

Most video creators use YouTube as their path to fame but Austin Creed is the complete opposite. He was already famous as a four-time tag team champion, founder, and 1/3 of the WWE stable The New Day. And he has used that fame to explore another of his passions, videogames. Woods/Creed is a natural born master of ceremony but besides him just being entertaining, what makes his channel so good is that he brings in other WWE superstars to play and talk. It’s cool to see different sides of these sports entertainers as they break character, laugh and check out some cool videogames. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIr1YTkEHdJFtqHvR7Rwttg/featured

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