• Robert Mocanu, better known as Shadder2k, is a professional gamer and video game streamer from Romania.
• He is best known for his skill in the video game "Overwatch" and has a net worth of over $400,000.
• He gained fame by streaming himself playing the game on the website Twitch.
• He has played for professional teams such as Team Liquid and Young and Beautiful, and has earned numerous prizes.
• He is active on social media, and has a Twitter account and YouTube channel with over 170,000 subscribers.
Who is Shadder2k?
Robert Mocanu was born on 24 November 1999, in Romania, and under the title “Shadder2k”, is a professional gamer as well as a video game streamer, best known for gaining fame thanks to his skill in the video game entitled “Overwatch”. He has become one of the top players of the video game, gainingd him a huge following online.
happy birthday to me im 18 now also this me pic.twitter.com/F9Ht5c6aaT
— shadder2k (@shadder2k) November 24, 2017
The Wealth of Shadder2k
How rich is Shadder2k? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $400,000, earned through a successful career playing video games. His skill with the game has helped him reach the professional scene, which in turn gave him more opportunities. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Video Game Beginnings
Very little is known about Shadder2k’s life before his rise to fame online. There are almost no details about him, including his family, childhood, and education, except that he has loved playing video games since he was very young, especially since 2016 when a video game started marketing itself, drawing the attention of many first person shooter players including himself.
The game entitled “Overwatch” was created by Blizzard Entertainment, which is known for their work on games such as “World of Warcraft”, and “Starcraft”. “Overwatch” is a hero shooter in which two teams of players select a character from a roster of playable heroes, to work together to try and achieve a goal against an enemy team. It was an idea created out of the cancelled online game “Titan”, and a lot of its concepts are based on team shooters such as “Team Fortress 2”. During the first year of the game’s release, Blizzard reported over $1 billion in revenue, and after two years had attracted over 40 million players. It is considered one of the greatest video games of all time, receiving numerous game of the year awards along with other accolades.
While there are many good players in “Overwatch”, Shadder2k got a lot of attention from streaming himself while playing the game on Twitch; the website is a live streaming platform focused on video game streaming, though in recent years it has included other types of streaming such as “in real life” (IRL) streaming. It was a spin-off of Justin.tv, until it shut down for staff to focus more of their efforts towards Twitch.
It has become one of the top streaming websites in the world, and is one of the main sources of eSports tournaments live streaming, featuring a variety of video games. Aside from “Overwatch”, some of the other popular games on the website include “Defense of the Ancients 2” (DotA 2), “League of Legends” (LoL), “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG), and “Fortnite Battle Royale”. Shadder2k in particular showcased his skill with the character Genji, who specialized in using shurikens and a sword. As he continued streaming, he gained over 180,000 followers and his income increased significantly thanks to donations from his followers.
Shadder2k’s high skill led him to often be a part of the top 20 in European competitive leaderboards, which attracted the attention of numerous popular professional teams. He started playing for Team Liquid, an eSports team with a presence in numerous video games, based in the Netherlands and founded in 2000 after the release of the video game “StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty”. They then followed managing multiple genres of video games after creating their own “Dota 2” team. Other video games the team has a presence on include “League of Legends”, “Street Fighter”, and “Super Smash Bros”.
He stayed for seven months with Liquid, however, as roster changes are often made with eSports teams to ensure that the team stays competitive with many possible professional players in the pool. He also played with teams such as Young and Beautiful and Team Gigantti, in various popular major tournaments such as the “Overwatch Contenders Season”, “Alienware Monthly Melee”, and “Overwatch Rumble”. He’s earned numerous prizes over the course of his career, however, in recent months he’s taken a break from professional gaming after sustaining a wrist injury.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known about Shadder2k’s romantic relationships, in fact he hasn’t shared anything about his romantic endeavors, nor has he been seen with anyone who might lead people to conclude that he is in a relationship. Many sources state that he is single, and that his attention is fully towards trying to make it big in professional gaming.
Similar to numerous streamers and professional gamers, he has a bit of an online presence thanks to accounts on various social media websites. He has a Twitter account which he updates with personal info from time to time – he posted in early 2019 that he didn’t really have a good 2018 in the professional scene, due to the injury and placing low in tournaments. In recent months, he’s been focused a lot on his streams and playing “Overwatch” for his viewers. He also has a YouTube channel with over 170,000 subscribers, on which he posts a lot of highlights from his streams, which include playing with other professional players. A lot of people come to his stream and channel to watch him play Genji, though he has iterated that he doesn’t always play the character.