Last Updated on March 3, 2023
Who Is Nickmercs?
Nicholas Kolcheff, better known by his online stage name Nickmercs, is a professional gamer and streamer with presence across various social networking platforms, particularly Twitch and YouTube.
Nickmercs is best known for being the co-owner of the online gaming organization, FaZe Clan. FaZe Clan members are noted for their mastery in playing and streaming a number of video games, including Fortnite Battle Royale, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone.
Prior to joining FaZe clan, Twitch was a member of another notable esports organization, 100 Thieves. The pro gamer is currently regarded as one of the best Call of Duty and Apex Legends streamers on the internet. As of the time of writing, Nickmercs enjoys over 45,000 active Twitch subscribers and 4.05 million YouTube subscribers. His Twitch account averages 33,000 concurrent viewers per livestream.
Not only has Nickmercs made a name for himself in the online gaming fraternity. He has also earned millions from his streaming endeavors. Nickmercs’ current net worth stands at $5 million.
|Full Name:||Nicholas Kolcheff|
|Birth Date:||November 21, 1990|
|Parents:||Kevin Kolcheff, mother unknown|
|Birth Place:||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Education:||City High School and The University of Michigan|
|Net Worth:||USD 5 million|
|Source of Wealth:||Twitch Streaming, YouTubing, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 11″ (1.8 m)|
|Weight:||81 kg; In pounds: 179 lbs.|
Nicholas Kolcheff was born on November 21, 1990, in Detroit, Michigan, United States, to Kevin Kolcheff. Not much is known about his mother’s name.
Kolcheff developed a love for gaming at a fairly young age. Although his parents didn’t approve of his passion, Kolcheff knew that he had a bright career in the online video gaming industry.
Nicholas Kolcheff gained initial recognition during the early days of Gears of War, in the late 2000s. As a Gears of War professional, Nickmercs, together with his team Th3 NSAN3Z, went on to earn several prestigious gaming titles. They include MLG Dr Pepper, MLG Anaheim, and MLG Orlando National Championships titles.
Around the same period, Nickmercs was also a professional Halo player. However, he didn’t last so long at the Halo franchise. Instead, he joined Twitch (formerly Justin.tv) and decided to focus on streaming.
Nickmercs officially began streaming on Twitch in 2010. He was able to build an online following fast, thanks to his success in Gears of War.
In 2011, Nickmercs launched his YouTube channel. He soon began posting videos of Call of Duty, and later videos of Outlast.
In 2018, Kolcheff became a content creator for 100 Thieves, an organization by Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag. His online popularity kept on surging. For a period, he could stream to as many as 5000+ viewers daily. Nickmercs, along with his squad, went on to break the world record for total kills in Fortnite. However, the squad’s record for total Fortnite kills (54) was later broken by MannyinCali, xPolitics, TozSlays, and JuicyMutt (with a total of 59 kills).
Nickmercs continued to excel in streaming even after having his Fortnite kills record broken. He teamed up with SypherPK to win the first Fortnite Friday and earned $2,500.
In May 2019, Nickmercs fell out with 100 Thieves citing mismanagement. He joined FaZe Clan later that month.
The following are some of Nickmercs’ most popular YouTube videos as of today:
• HIS MOM GOT ON THE MIC! (Fortnite Battle Royale) – Posted 3 years ago, has garnered 9.4 million views
• NEW WORLD RECORD 55 KILL WIN! (Fortnite Battle Royale) – Posted 3 years ago, has garnered 5 million views
• My Random Duo was A HACKER! ? (Modern Warfare Warzone) – Posted 1 year ago, has garnered 4.4 million views
• NEW WORLD RECORD 54 KILLS! (Fortnite Battle Royale) – Posted 3 years ago, has garnered 4.1 million views
• I Built The Ultimate Gaming Studio (Full Setup Tour) – Posted 1 year ago, has garnered 3.4million views
• ARE XBOX LOBBIES HARDER? (Fortnite Battle Royale) – Posted 3 years ago, has garnered 3.3 million views
• My Official House Tour! ? – Posted 1 year ago, has garnered 3.1 million views
• INSANE 32 KILL SOLO SQUAD WIN (Fortnite Battle Royale) – Posted 3 years ago, has garnered 2.8 million views
• My Wife Picks My Warzone Class ? (Modern Warfare Warzone) – Posted 1 year ago, has garnered 2.8 million views
• This Loadout Won Us $100,000! ? BEST CLASS in SEASON 5! – Posted 1 year ago, has garnered 2.7 million views
Nickmercs’ Net Worth
As of 2023, Nickmercs had a net worth of $5 million. The pro gamer cum streamer has earned the majority of his wealth from Twitch and YouTube in the form of ad revenue, streaming donations & subscriptions, and merchandise sales.
Nickmercs is also among the world’s highest-earning gamers. He was ranked 10th highest-earning gamer in 2019, having raked in $6 million that year. He’s believed to have made over $130,000 in Fortnite prizes alone.
Lessons from Nickmercs
1. Go boldly wherever your dreams take you
Nickmercs developed a passion for gaming at a young age. However, his parents initially didn’t approve of his career path. Nonetheless, Nick continued chasing his dreams and the rest, as they say, is history.
2. Job satisfaction overrides any salary considerations
Nicholas Kolcheff has received numerous offers from rival streaming companies. But he has chosen to stick with Twitch, probably due to the kind of job satisfaction he gets from the streaming platform.
3. Keep your friends close and your enemies (read rivals) even closer
Nickmercs developed a fierce rivalry with fellow streamer Aydan. However, they have since buried their hatchets and often team up in some games.
Nickmercs is a Twitch streamer and YouTuber who enjoys thousands of active subscribers across both platforms.
The pro gamer and streamer has a net worth of $5 million as of 2023.