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Ludwig Anders Ahgren

Ludwig Anders Ahgren

Ludwig Ahgren, widely known as Ludwig is a French-American YouTuber, live streamer, podcaster, esports commentator, and comedian. He started off as a Twitch streamer and then transitioned into a full-time YouTuber, where he uploads video-game related and other content, including contests, gambling and game shows. He is a famed esports commentator and competitor and the co-owner of Moist Esports. Ludwig is one of the most admired streamers, who has amassed over 11 million followers across social media platforms.


Full Name Ludwig Anders Ahgren
DOB July 6, 1995
Age 28
Birth place Hollis, New Hampshire, USA
Nationality American
Height 5'9"
Weight 72 kg (2023)
Parents Unknown
Sibling 1
Marital status Unmarried
Partner QTCinderella
Children 0
Profession YouTuber, Podcaster, Streamer and Esports commentator
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Ludwig Ahgren, widely known as Ludwig is a French-American YouTuber, live streamer, podcaster, esports commentator, and comedian. He started off as a Twitch streamer and then transitioned into a full-time YouTuber, where he uploads video-game related and other content, including contests, gambling and game shows. He is a famed esports commentator and competitor and the co-owner of Moist Esports. Ludwig is one of the most admired streamers, who has amassed over 11 million followers across social media platforms.

Early life and family background

Born on July 6. 1995, Ludwig was raised by his mother (whose name is not known) in Hollis, New Hampshire. He has a French and Swedish ancestry. He grew up with his sister. When he was 10 years old, Ludwig’s father (whose name is not known) passed away due to complications owing to excessive drinking. There’s not much information available on Ludwig’s childhood life or family members. He seems to keep things private. But, currently, he stays in Los Angeles, California, with his girlfriend QTCinderella, a Twitch streamer, and two other people.


Ludwig graduated from Hollis/Brookline High School in New Hampshire in 2013. He then went to Arizona State University to get a degree in English literature and journalism, and graduated in 2017. While pursuing his dream course at the college, Ludwig was also a part of the Tempe Underground (formerly Tempe Late Night) stand-up and improv comedy club.

Before fame

Ludwig rose to fame between 2018 and 2019, prior to which also he was into content creation. His first journey into video creation began in 2012 when he established the Call of Duty commentary YouTube channel "TheZanySidekick." In April 2015, he uploaded his first YouTube video, MVG Sandstorm Grand Final Power Outage.

Ludwig’s Streaming Career

Twitch (2018-2021)

  • Commencing on May 16, 2018, Ludwig embarked on part-time live streaming via Twitch, subsequently transitioning to full-time streaming on February 16, 2019
  • Throughout 2018 and 2019, Ludwig's Twitch channel predominantly showcased video game content, spotlighting titles such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Party 2, and Dark Souls
  • Collaboration with fellow streamer QTCinderella commenced around June 2019, paving the way for frequent joint content creation
  • A significant accomplishment occurred on November 10, 2019, as Ludwig secured a world record in the button-mashing mini-game Domination from Mario Party 4. This achievement spurred discussions, including comparisons to a tool-assisted speedrun bot's performance
  • Demonstrating his gaming prowess, Ludwig emerged victorious in an invitational Pokémon Sword and Shield tournament orchestrated by Wolfe Glick, outshining fellow Melee competitors like Mew2King and Plup
  • In June 2020, Ludwig participated in the amateur chess tournament PogChamps on, securing second place in the consolation bracket. His achievements even garnered him the cover spot on Chess Life's August 2020 edition
  • Responding to Nintendo's cease and desist letter to The Big House 10 Melee tournament, Ludwig organized the Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 3, an impromptu charity event held on December 20-21, 2020, raising an impressive $261,668 in support of Gamers for Love
  • Reaching December 2020, Ludwig's YouTube and Twitch channels both amassed over one million followers, attributed to diverse content, collaborations, and innovative content formats
  • Beyond gaming, Ludwig's talents extended to music; he released A Very Mogul Christmas in December 2020, an album designed to offer DMCA-compliant holiday music for fellow streamers
  • From January 2021, Ludwig co-hosted the Twitch game show "Hivemind" alongside Cr1TiKaL, diversifying his content portfolio
  • In October 2021, Ludwig joined the list of streamers affected by a Twitch earnings data breach. As confirmed by Ludwig himself, his earnings through Twitch from August 2019 to October 2021 totaled $3.3 million

Subathon (2021)

  • On March 14, 2021, Ludwig commenced live streaming on Twitch, boasting 1,730 subscriptions from the previous day
  • Initially expecting the stream to last 24 to 48 hours, Ludwig initiated a subathon where each subscription added time to the timer, initially 20 seconds, and later reduced to 10 seconds
  • To maintain control, Ludwig set a cap of 100 gift subscriptions per user for $500. These gift subscriptions are purchased by one user but bestowed upon others
  • During a period of sleep between March 14 and 15, Ludwig achieved peak concurrent viewers on Twitch and trended on Twitter
  • During Ludwig's absence on March 27, fellow streamer and roommate Slime temporarily took over the stream
  • On April 10, the stream almost ended before a flurry of subscriptions extended the timer
  • Ludwig achieved a significant milestone on April 13 by surpassing Tyler "Ninja" Blevins' record for concurrent Twitch subscribers, reaching 271,000 compared to Blevins' 2018 record of 269,154
  • Blevins acknowledged the achievement on Twitter, congratulating Ludwig while expressing a hint of sadness
  • Ludwig introduced a cutoff date for the stream, preventing indefinite continuation. On April 13, every subscription purchase contributed $5 to the Humane Society of the United States and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • The stream concluded on April 13, 2021, at 9 pm (PDT) after an impressive 31-day run, boasting 282,191 subscriptions and surpassing two million followers. Throughout the stream, Ludwig maintained an average of approximately 43,000 viewers
  • Post-stream, Ludwig declared he wouldn't host another subathon
  • On April 19, Ludwig rewarded subathon subscribers with a giveaway of free stickers

YouTube (2021-2023)

  • On November 29, 2021, Ludwig announced his transition from Twitch to YouTube Gaming, effective November 30, accompanied by a comedic sketch featuring the symbolic destruction of a purple car representing Twitch. He signed an exclusive deal with YouTube Gaming
  • According to Dot Esports, Ludwig's move to YouTube prompted Twitch to ease its exclusivity rules for partnered streamers
  • In December 2021, Ludwig faced two DMCA-related bans, temporarily interrupting his streams
  • On September 11, 2022, during a stream, Ludwig intentionally played the copyrighted song "Go!!!" to test the speed of his ban. He was banned in a record-breaking one minute and thirty-one seconds
  • Ludwig hosted an in-person version of his game show, Mogul Money Live, on July 2, 2022, at the YouTube Theater. Notable participants included Pokimane, xQc, Sykkuno, and more. Sykkuno emerged as the winner, receiving a "golden toilet" as a reward
  • Announcing on September 23, 2022, Ludwig organized the Mogul Chessboxing Championship, a unique event blending chess and boxing, held on December 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. The competition featured both streamers and professional chess players. Ludwig participated in a surprise chess slap match
  • On September 27, 2022, Ludwig co-founded the creative agency Offbrand alongside fellow streamers Atrioc, Nathan Stanz, and Nick Allen
  • Collaborating with Jschlatt, Ludwig founded the YouTube channel "Lud and Schlatts Musical Emporium" on September 28, 2022. The channel releases royalty-free renditions of famous compositions and original Nintendo-style video game music
  • Ludwig introduced his product line "Swipe," a bidet line, on October 15, the same year
  • Ludwig organized an invitational tournament for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate from October 21 to 23, 2022, in Las Vegas, offering a combined prize pool of $52,502 through a partnership with Capital One. The event faced challenges, with a sponsor backing out, and MrBeast's company Feastables stepping in
  • Ludwig hosted the Scuffed World Tour, another Smash invitational, on December 18, 2022, inviting top players from Smash World Tour 2022 to raise funds supporting VGBootCamp after the cancellation of the 2022 Smash World Tour Championships
  • In January 2023, Ludwig announced his co-ownership role in Moist Esports

Awards, nominations and achievements

  • In 2012, Ludwig portrayed the character of Warner in the high school production of ‘Legally Blonde’
  • In 2020, Ludwig competed in a Pokémon Sword and Shield invitational tournament hosted, where he won, alongside Melee players like Mew2King and Plup
  • The same year, he also beat Mang0 and Destiny to win Americas Cardroom's invitation-only competition to be crowned "King of Twitch Poker"
  • In 2021, Ludwig was nominated for "Streamer of the Year" at the Esports Awards
  • The same year, he held a "subathon" event, after which he became the most subscribed Twitch streamer of all time, beating Ninja’s previous record
  • In 2022, he received nominations for "Best Variety Streamer" at The Streamer Awards and "Streamer of the Year" at the 12th Streamy Awards
  • His collaboration in "My Gameshow Broke YouTube" was nominated for an award in the "Collaboration" category
  • The same year, Ludwig won the title of "Streamer of the Year" at The Streamer Awards, alongside "Best Variety Streamer"
  • He set a personal record of 150,000 viewers at once in 2022 during Dream's facial reveal
  • He also secured the title of "Content Creator of the Year" at The Game Awards
  • In 2023, Ludwig received a nomination for "League of Their Own" at The Streamer Awards
  • Additionally, the "Mogul Chessboxing Championship," an event he organized, won the award for "Best Streamed Event"

List of Games

So far, Ludwig has played many games, including Call of Duty, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario 64, Pogostuck: Rage With Your Friends, Chess, Among Us, The Wiki Game, Super Monkey Ball, GeoGuessr, Valorant, Dark Souls, Mario Party 2 and Pokémon.

Social Media Following

Ludwig has fans and followers all over the world. On YouTube, he has 5.34 million subscribers, on Twitter he has 1.7 million followers, on Instagram he has 725K followers, on Twitch he has 3.1 million followers, on Threads he has 154K followers, and on Reddit he has 180K Ludbuds.

Ludwig Anders Ahgren Net worth 2023

As of 2023, Ludwig’s reported net worth is between $6.5 million and $15 million. While he mostly earns from his streams and YouTube content,  a sizable portion of Ludwig's net worth comes from his excellent subscription base. The bank account balance of Ludwig was made public to his viewers during a live webcast in an act of candor. Without factoring in his assets and investments, the amount was $210,000 and six cents.

Business Ventures

His diversified portfolio includes product sales, event hosting, and even a foray into bathroom fixtures with his $500 USD starter bidet, Swipe. Ludwig also owns a creative agency called Offbrand, in partnership with fellow streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel. The organization aims at contributing to the streaming industry and supporting budding content creators. Ludwig is also a proud co-owner of the esports organization Moist Esports.

Ludwig’s dating life and past relationships

Although there is not much information on Ludwig’s dating life, as of 2023, he is dating Blaire, also known as QTCinderella, best known for her Twitch streaming. The couple is in a love-in relationship.

Controversies, bans and feuds:

  • After switching from Twitch to YouTube in 2021, Ludwig Ahgren faced a suspension from the platform. This happened shortly after he accidentally played the copyrighted Baby Shark song during one of his streams. The suspension gave the impression that he had been banned for violating YouTube's copyright rules, highlighting the importance of being cautious about copyrighted content during streaming
  • The same year, Ludwig and Adin Ross were reported to be feuding. During a live kitchen stream at the OTK house, Ludwig’s fellow streamers Nmplol, Sodapoppin and QTCinderalla discussed Ross and his fan base. Sodapoppin asked, “I know who Adin Ross is, but where the f**k did he come from?” Nmpolol engaged in the conversation, describing Ross’ followers as high schoolers. He said, "his viewers are like the kids in high school who want to be cool." Ludwig didn't specifically criticise the streamer, but he did say that he thought it was "weird" that Adin Ross, who is known for working with rappers and Instagram models, ended up playing horror games on Roblox. "The only thing I don't get is, he'll do these streams that are really big, bring in a rapper or bring in like a girl to e-date, but then he'll do a stream where he plays Roblox horror games. Like, this seems weird," Ludwig said. Following this, Ross clapped back at the group for their comments during Twitch stream. He said, "You guys have literally f*****g hall-of-fame nerds, hall-of-fame threats that spam in chat 'poggers' and 'omegalul' the entire stream bro. You guys are unfunny streamers. You guys are not funny bro. You guys are not funny at all." Ross didn’t stop there, he went on to share Ludwig's earlier DMs (now deleted) on his Twitter handle and captioned it, "L Nerd, go play your violin. Band geek"
  • In a strange turn of events, in October 2021, Rachell "Valkyrae" Hofstetter's Discord conversations with Ludwig were released, revealing the former's genuine sentiments towards the RFLCT debate. There were no signs of the issue winding down, and each day brought new and intriguing developments. After the scandal got out, Valkyrae said she had seen the study but was contemplating discontinuing her connection with the business. The exposed chats, however, present a quite different image. The American streamer is reportedly did all she could in her power to disassociate herself with the $4 million RFLCT ship, according to the conversations. "They [ULTA] just don’t understand how this RUINS my brand. I really needed [all the RFLCT research] to be public. ULTA invested $4 million so it’s like, why wouldn’t they make it legit? Why would a company invest in something like this if they didn’t believe the research?," she said. Valkyrae went on to say that the only course of action remaining was to "embrace the scammer life, get out of the contract, and admit I'm an idiot"
  • In December 2021, Ludwig learned that his platform switch had caused him to be disqualified from the annual Twitch Recaps, which left him speechless. Ludwig had a fantastic streaming year, gaining over two million new fans and making Twitch records with a 31-day subathon. Despite having a strong year, the then 26-year-old streamer, who ranked second in the list of the top Twitch stars of the year, was denied access to the platform's Recaps. Many Twitch viewers and streamers were taken by surprise by the choice, not the least of which was Ludwig, who expressed his surprise at being left out of the well-liked Christmas wrap early in his stream. Just hours after the Twitch Recaps were online, the celebrity made the unexpected discovery. He then instantly criticized his former platform for their action. Ludwig's choice to go from Twitch purple to Google-owned red has been a pretty simple move and a rising success, with the exception of a few platform bans early on in his YouTube career. Ludwig's watching figures have scarcely decreased, and in some cases, they have even surpassed his initial Twitch metrics, in contrast to many others who make the switch. He had 10.1 million more video views in December 2021 alone than in previous months
  • In 2022, a bidet business approached Ludwig to see whether he would be a suitable fit for a sponsored content partnership. In the end, the firm rejected him because it didn't think his material was "brand safe," which led Ludwig to wonder what the corporation found so contentious. It found out that Amouranth, a fellow Twitch streamer, was the source of the dubious material. Ludwig mentioned during one of his streams that the business had decided against working with him because some of his material and social media posts appeared to be unsuitable. The business notified Ludwig that after conducting an audit, two items in particular jumped out. Ludwig naturally wanted to know what those two things were. According to reports, the business executive answered, "Yeah, we just saw a picture on Twitter of a p*** star?" Ludwig looked at his own social media after becoming perplexed. Ludwig saw a photo he had taken with Amouranth, the contentious Twitch broadcaster who had just made waves for her participation in the hot tub meta, on his Instagram profile. Amouranth is shown in the photo posted on Ludwig's social media accounts sporting a fancy dress with lovely beading, which was a suitable outfit for the celebrity boxing fight where the two streamers took the picture. It appears that this brand rushed to judgment without thoroughly researching the background of Amouranth. This seems to be a recurring element in the discourse, as Ludwig noted. Ludwig made no disparaging remarks regarding Amouranth's streaming preferences or the reason the transaction fell through. Instead, he utterly refuted the notion that a friendly, casual snapshot between friends at a very visible event would be considered improper. The exchange demonstrated that brand safety, a subject that has previously come up in relation to contentious streamers like Dr. Disrespect, is serious business for both Twitch and advertisers.
  • In February 2023, streamer Atrioc received flak after viewers unwittingly learned that he subscribed to a website that can create explicit AI images of actual individuals after he momentarily showed the internet tabs on his browser. According to reports, the website produces NSFW deepfake photos of streamers such Maya Higa, QTCinderella, and Pokimane. Ludwig was just one of the many who have condemned Atrioc's acts along with the victims. Many Twitch viewers were interested to hear Ludwig's thoughts on the situation. Given that Ludwig and Atrioc are apparently pals in real life, that shouldn't be a surprise. Ludwig and Atrioc are reported to be close on a Reddit post devoted to specifics about their relationship. Atrioc admitted in a 2021 Twitch video that he is certain Ludwig will one day outearn him in streaming earnings. Even together, the two of them have appeared on a number of streams. Although there are few and vague details on their friendship, there are indications that they are sufficiently familiar with one another.

Ludwig: Lesser known facts

  • He speaks fluent French
  • His has a pet cat, whom he calls Ludwig Jr.

In 2021, Ludwig went through severe health crisis and had to get his appendix removed

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Police said Jillian Ludwig was walking on a park trail near the campus when she was fatally shot
Nov 9, 2023

Ludwig reveals Nintendo issued ‘baby cease and desist’ to him after Super Smash Bros tournament: ‘I got sued’

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Oct 27, 2023

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Jake Paul, IShowSpeed and Ludwig react to KSI vs Tommy Fury match results: 'That wasn't boxing'

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Oct 16, 2023

QTCinderella reacts to boyfriend Ludwig's shocking $13K Golden Kappa bid: 'That psychopath'

The bid was made under the moniker 'Coots', which happens to be the name of Ludwig and QTCinderella's beloved pet cat
Oct 4, 2023

VoiD triumphs as 'World's Greatest Gamer' in Ludwig's epic event, fans dub him 'GOAT'

VoiD was crowned the 'Greatest Gamer in the World' in Ludwig Ahgren's event by showcasing his versatile gaming skills across 11 different titles
Sep 5, 2023

Ludwig unveils participants' names, date and time for World's Greatest Gamer event

Ludwig is organizing World's Greatest Gamer event where big names in the industry will take part
Sep 2, 2023

Ludwig Ahgren and Disguised Toast discuss ways to save The Guard's spot in VCT Americas League: 'Seriously reconsider'

Ludwig Ahgren and Disguised Toast are attempting to fill VCT America's 2024 promotion position
Aug 31, 2023

Ludwig's call for combat sports event draws eager response from the son of former UFC champion: I’m ur huckleberry'

Popular YouTuber Ludwig Ahgren plans a new combat sports venture, drawing interest from former UFC champion Michael Bisping's son
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Aug 18, 2023

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