Nicholas Kolcheff, or as he is better known online “NickMercs”, started his career in the esports industry playing Gears of War. Back then, he was one of a number of brash, vocal and loud personalities that earned a reputation as a trash-talker, but a talented player that was able to back up those comments.
His most famous rivalry back then was with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and it was through Gears of War that he first entered the esports scene at first playing Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2. However, it was his performance in Fortnite Battle Royale that saw NickMercs become famous in the esports industry.
In 2016, he joined the 100 Thieves esports organisation, but left them in 2019 and quickly joined FaZe Clan, where he has become one of the team’s several owners.
He has also been a prolific streamer, streaming Outlast, Call of Duty and of course Fortnite streams with his loud and engaging personality, plus links with other popular streamers like TimTheTatman, seeing him grow enormously in popularity on Twitch and YouTube.
|Net Worth:||$2-5 Million|
|Real Name:||Nicholas Kolcheff|
|Date of Birth:||21st November 1990|
|Twitch Followers:||6.4 million|
|YouTube Subscribers:||4.03 million|
What Is NickMercs Net Worth Now?
The estimations on how what NickMercs Net Worth is in 2022 are so varied as to be almost impossible to verify which of the quoted figures is closest to the accurate number.
At the conservative end of the scale, some sources have NickMercs worth around $2m to $3m, but at the higher end of the scale, some estimate that he has amassed over $10m during the course of his online gaming, streaming and esports career.
More of the trusted sources seem to indicate that a figure of around $2m to $5m, with most feeling around the $4m mark is more likely to be closest to the actual amount that NickMercs is worth at the present moment in time.
However, as we have mentioned, there is a huge disparity in reported figures, even from the more reliable sources, so finding an accurate number is tough.
How Does NickMercs Make Money?
Part of the difficulty in working out how much money NickMercs Net Worth amounts to, is that he has a substantial number of income streams available to him through the variety of teams, streams and businesses that he is part of, sponsored by or involved with.
It is this versatility across multiple areas including gaming, team ownership and as a streamer and content creator that has made NickMercs one of the most instantly recognisable, and wealthiest, figures in the industry today.
A good portion of NickMercs annual earnings come from his popular streaming channels on YouTube and Twitch, where his Call of Duty videos and streams amongst others are some of the most popular on either channel. He is actually considered one of the best Call of Duty streamers out there.
Given the number of subscribers he has, this will generate him a decent amount of money from advertising as well as the $3.50 he receives for every subscriber he has each month. He also accepts donations from viewers too, which all help add to the pot.
He is certainly one of the highest paid Twitch streamers, with some estimating he makes over $200,000 a month from subscriptions alone on that service, where he is viewed as one of the best CoD streamers active on the platform.
NickMercs is one of the several owners of the esports franchise FaZe Clan, which owns a wide variety of teams across numerous esports (indeed NickMercs is part of FaZe Clan’s Content Creation team) which ensures that he has access to the myriad of FaZe Clan fans across the world.
At some point in the future, his part ownership of the team is likely to be worth considerably more than it was when he invested in the team too.
NickMercs isn’t one of the highest paid gamers in the world in terms of revenue he generates from his esports gaming, but he still brings in a respectable amount of money from his performances, particularly in Fortnite and Call of Duty. This will certainly be good enough for him to take home several thousands of dollars a year.
A significant part of NickMercs income will come from his sponsorship deals with a host of brands and companies which include Beats by Dr.Dre, Scuf Gaming, Seat Geek, GFuel and Under Armour.
As part of the FaZe Clan roster of talent and through his popularity on the various forms of social media, NickMercs also generates an income from the sales of merchandising to do with either the FaZe Clan brand, or his own brand, or through a series of events and giveaways through his MFAM organisation.