During the 12th annual Shorty Awards last night, Luminosity content creator Harley “MrFreshAsian” Campbell was crowned Streamer of the Year. The Shorty Awards celebrate the best the internet has to offer by highlighting innovative content creators. The Streamer of the Year award goes to the broadcaster who has established themselves as an unstoppable force.
MrFreshAsian is an Australian professional gamer whose high tier gameplay has garnered some great attention. He has grown a community of 1.5 million followers since his humble beginnings as a Team Fortress 2 gamer. His Twitch channel has attracted more than 18 million views.
Furthermore, MrFreshAsian isn’t just a casual streamer. In 2018, he joined esports organization Renegades as a professional Fortnite player. As his career has grown, he’s become a staple in Fortnite competitions. In 2019, MrFreshAsian partnered with fellow Aussie Desmond Chaim in Fortnite’s World Cup Celebrity Pro-Am. After nearly two years with Renegades, MrFreshAsian found a new home with Luminosity in March 2020.
MrFreshAsian accepted his award on the Shorty Awards’ live YouTube broadcast, saying, “It’s crazy that it’s been just over a year and a half of streaming, and I’m sitting here right now.” He went on to shout out his fans, moderators, and friends for supporting him through his journey.
MrFreshAsian is in great company
Fresh faces and notable content creators filled this year’s nominees for Streamer of the Year. Shorty Awards SOTY finalists included beloved content creators like OfflineTV’s princess Lily “LilyPichu” Ki and Fortnite beast Brett “Dakotaz” Hoffman.
Here’s a complete list of the finalists:
- Maria Lopez
- Liah “Loeya”
- Anne “Annemunition”
- Lily “LilyPichu” Ki
- Brett “Dakotaz” Hoffman
Henceforth, MrFreshAsian joins an elite group of victors. Notably, past winners include Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Imane “Pokimane” Anys. With this in mind, it’s safe to say that MrFreshAsian holds a bright future. In light of his recent success, the Shorty Awards says, “2020 will no doubt offer more opportunities to compete, as MrFreshAsian continues to grow his impact and audience on Twitch.”
About the Author
Minna Adel Rubio is an esports journalist with an interest in first-person-shooter games. She specializes in class-based, arena, and tactical shooters like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant, Overwatch, and Team Fortress 2. Additionally, Minna is a senior CS:GO guides writer at Dignitas and a graduate student. Catch her on Twitter for memes and more content!