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Who is Ludwig? Content creator wins first-ever Streamer of the Year Award

Ahgren beat fellow top streamers Sykkuno, Mizkif, and xQc, after a year of organizing tournaments, hosting gigs, and hosting a 31-day 'subathon'
Ludwig Ahgren of New Hampshire took home the prestigious Streamer of the Year award (Twitter/@StreamerAwards)
Ludwig Ahgren of New Hampshire took home the prestigious Streamer of the Year award (Twitter/@StreamerAwards)

The Streamer Awards took place on Saturday, March 12, as it commemorated the achievements of top streamers across the globe in the past year. Ludwig Ahgren of New Hampshire took home the prestigious Streamer of the Year award.

Twitch users spent weeks voting for their favorite streamers to help them win big at the hotly anticipated event. Many described it as the most comprehensive awards ceremony for streamers to date, with 27 different categories covering all niches. Ahgren beat fellow top streamers Sykkuno, Mizkif, and xQc, after spending the year organizing several tournaments, hosting gigs, and holding the record-breaking 31-day extravaganza that was his 'subathon'.


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Who is Ludwig?

Ahgren is a hugely popular streamer with more than 3.1 million followers on Twitch, where he creates content under the handle 'Ludwig' since joining the platform in 2018. According to the data analytics website SocialBlade, he's currently the 61st-most-followed creator on the platform. The 26-year-old is known for playing video games with friends, having conversations with viewers, and doing random activities on his live stream.

Prior to joining Twitch, Ahgren played in professional tournaments for 'Super Smash Bros. Melee.' His earliest appearances date back to 2015, with his most recent match being in January last year. However, he has never won a tournament, per his profile on the esports community database Liquipedia. Ahgren attended Arizona State University, where he "refused to join a frat, failed to join an a capella club," but was a member of the school's standup comedy group, he revealed in a YouTube video. According to a commencement and convocation program reported by the entertainment outlet Looper, Ahgren graduated in 2017 with a cum laude distinction and two majors, English and Journalism & Mass Communication.


Business Insider previously reported how Ahgren had already garnered over 435,000 followers on Twitch by June 2020, and his channel has grown rapidly since. He also became popular for playing the deception game 'Among Us' with other top streamers including Disguised Toast, Sykkuno, Pokimane, and Valkyrae. In December 2020, his channel hit 1 million, and it surpassed 2 million in March last year, per SocialBlade.

Then, in April, the streamer broke the all-time record for having the most concurrently active subscribers on Twitch, surpassing professional gamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins who previously held the record. Ahgren set the new record after hosting a month-long 'subathon,' which is a special event hosted by a streamer in which they do everything they can to gain more subscribers and will often take requests to do specific activities in exchange for subscriptions. For the final day of the subathon, Ahgren said he would donate five dollars per subscription to the Humane Society of the United States and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


According to the data analytics website TwitchTracker, Ahgren still holds the all-time record for most active subscribers on the platform. In November 2021, Ahgren announced that he had signed an exclusive deal with YouTube Gaming. He made the announcement with a short comedy sketch that involved him blowing up a purple car which symbolized Twitch, Dot Esports reported.