Stewie2k

Stewie2k
Stewie2k

Stewie2k

American professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player

Name Stewie2k
Age 22  (January 7, 1998)
Profession American professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player
Nationality American
Highlight North American CS:GO player to earn over $1,000,000 in tournament prize money
Team Team Liquid
Current Favourite Game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Last Updated August 2020

Jacky “Jake” Yip (born January 7, 1998), better known as Stewie2K, is an American professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player for Team Liquid. He became the first North American (along with four of his teammates) to win a Valve–sponsored major in CS:GO.

Yip was born in 1998 and raised in San Francisco. He picked up Counter-Strike 1.6 from his older brother, Jason. Yip grew up with his brother and sister.

During this time, Yip was falsely accused of cheating by several players further motivating him to pursue a professional CS:GO career.

Highlights

In December 2019, Yip became the first North American CS:GO player to earn over $1,000,000 in tournament prize money after finishing runner up to Astralis in the ECS Season 8 Finals. Team Liquid’s CS:GO team earned $2.31 million in 2019.

Stewie2k Most Popular Video on YouTube

Stewie2k’s most popular video on YouTube is titled Stewie2k: Origin. This video was uploaded in Jan 2017.   This video got over 72k views so far and 25k likes.

Stewie2k First Video on YouTube

Stewie2k’s most popular video on YouTube is titled Stewie2k COTW?. Stewie2k got 17k views and 278 likes on this video.

Stewie2k Bio

Yip was born in 1998 and raised in San Francisco. He picked up Counter-Strike 1.6 from his older brother, Jason. Yip grew up with his brother and sister. His parents were often on business trips in China. Yip described his parents as the stereotypical Asian parents who disapproved of video games.

Stewie2k Awards and Achievements

Overall Ranking: At present, Stewie2k is ranked #79 in highest overall earnings, and #8 in highest earnings for players from United States United States.

Prize Money Earned Under 18 Years of Age: Stewie2k had won $3,740.00 in cash prizes from 8 tournaments before he turn 18 years old. 0.35% of his total prize money was earned before January 7, 2016.

Largest Prize from a Single Tournament: Out of the 159 tournaments awarding cash prizes that Stewie2k had competed in, the largest amount was $200,000.00 from Intel Grand Slam Season 2 on July 7, 2019. He placed 1st, making up 18.66% of his total prize money won. $100,000 milestone on July 28, 2019, winning $50,000.00 and placing 25th at Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Solo. Prize money from 20 tournaments got him to that point.

$100,000 Milestone: Stewie2k overtook the $100,000 milestone on October 30, 2016, winning $40,000.00 and placing 1st at ESL Pro League Season 4: Finals. Prize money from 29 tournaments got him to that point.

Recent Earnings: In the last 90 days, Stewie2k has been awarded $13,350.00 in prize money from 5 tournaments, $4,000.00 (or 29.96%) of which came in the last month.

Stewie2k Life

ip was born in 1998 and raised in San Francisco. He picked up Counter-Strike 1.6 from his older brother, Jason. Yip grew up with his brother and sister. His parents were often on business trips in China. Yip described his parents as the stereotypical Asian parents who disapproved of video games. His draw towards video games created a rift between him and his parents.

Yip even recalls his mother saying he was going to be a failure since she lacked the understanding of the professional gaming scene. Her disdain for gaming made Yip feel that his mother had failed him and ultimately drove him out of his own home. Yip picked up and flew to LA to pursue his own interests in gaming.

Yip stopped playing Counter-Strike 1.6 for a time in favor of other games such as RuneScape, MapleStory, League of Legends and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. He eventually picked up Counter-Strike 1.6 again, but would only play surf maps and mods. Yip began playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the summer of 2014 after a friend gifted him a copy.

He was inspired by videos of Cloud9 and would play many hours of the day. He played matchmaking for 5 months before making the switch to ESEA. During this time, Yip was falsely accused of cheating by several players further motivating him to pursue a professional CS:GO career.

Stewie2k Career

Spontaneously flying to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen kicked off the competitive career of a young “Stewie2K.” Yip had garnered attention for his competitive PUG performances and heard rumors of a certain player’s professional career soon coming to an end opening the door for Yip.

He bided his time and waited for said player to relinquish his spot on the team.  After Sean Gares announced he was leaving Cloud9, the team decided to pick up Yip with Gares’ personal recommendation. Yip joined Cloud9 on January 11, 2016 as an In-Game Leader. He signed the Cloud9 contract a few hours after his 18th birthday.

His addition was met with criticism from some veteran players. Esports journalist, Duncan “Thorin” Shields, questioned Yip’s addition to the Cloud9 roster as well as Yip’s abilities.

Yip played for 2 years with Cloud9 and won several tournaments with the team including ESL Pro League Season 4, DreamHack Open Denver 2017 and iBUYPOWER Masters 2017.

Yip won his first major with Cloud9 in January 2018 at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018. At the end of March, Yip left Cloud9 for SK Gaming. He tried out to replace Epitacio “TACO” de Melo’s spot on SK Gaming’s active lineup. After a three month period, Made in Brazil (MIBR) signed the SK Gaming roster to play under MIBR’s name.

MIBR traded Yip to Team Liquid for Epitácio “TACO” de Melo and head coach Wilton “zews” Prado in December 2018.

In December 2019, Yip became the first North American CS:GO player to earn over $1,000,000 in tournament prize money after finishing runner up to Astralis in the ECS Season 8 Finals. Team Liquid’s CS:GO team earned $2.31 million in 2019.

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