Ask a pro-gamer what they want most in the world and most will say a world championship, a league title, or some other esports trophy.
But some might say what they really want is a meaningful relationship with a partner that understands their passion for gaming and knows what it’s like to be an esports celebrity.
That’s just what these eight esports couples have found:
Keita “Fuudo” Ai and Yuka Kuramochi
Can you imagine meeting the love of your life in an arcade?
That’s exactly how Street Fighter pro, Fuudo, and popular gravure model, Yuka Kuramochi, first met.
The two have been friends for a long time, and got married earlier this month, with Kuramochi calling their wedding a “Capukon” (a portmanteau of Capcom and kon, the Japanese word for marriage).
Yusuke “Momochi” Momochi and Yuko “Chocoblanka” Kusachi
Momochi and Chocoblanka are both Street Fighter pros and have been married since 2015.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, the two are seemingly inseparable, sharing the same sponsors, from Evil Geniuses to Shinobism.
Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles and Susie “LilSusie” Kim
Overwatch League caster, MonteCristo, and former London Spitfire general manager, Susie Kim, two veterans in the esports industry, got married last year in an esports style ceremony.
The ceremony took place at an underground esports arena and they streamed the entire ceremony on MonteCristo’s Twitch channel for the whole world to witness.
They also used the hashtag #EsportsMystery, as the two had apparently been secretly dating for five years.
Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and Zhang “Dove” Tiange
He’s a Dota player; she’s a caster — together, Arteezy and Dove make a cute pair!
While they are rarely seen together at official tournaments, Dove and Arteezy go all lovey-dovey in their vacation photos during the off-season.
Here’s a photo of them with Evil Geniuses’ coach, Kanishka ‘Sam’ “BuLba” Sosale as the third-wheel.
Owen “ODPixel” Davies and Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden
ODPixel and Sheever are two of the most famous personalities in the pro-Dota 2 scene.
Sheever is known for her hosting work at TI and other Dota Major events, while ODPixel is one of the best Dota casters around, and is known for his energetic casting style.
Marcus “Dyrus” Hill and Emily “Emiru” Schunk
These two have an interesting origin story, with streamer, Emiru, jokingly tweeting retired LoL pro-turned-streamer Dyrus one day.
However, he immediately followed her back, which marked the start of their love story. Their anniversary is on June 21, 2016 — four years of dating!
Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana and Lisha “Lisha” Wei
LoL player and streamer Imaqtpie is happily married to gamer Lisha Wei.
The two got married last year, with Imaqtpie making headlines as he wore a t-shirt and shorts to the formal ceremony.
Jonathan “Loda” Berg and Kelly “Kellymilkies” Ong
Last December, Alliance coach and ex-pro Dota 2 player, Loda, married longtime girlfriend and current Alliance chief strategy officer, Kellymilkies.
The pair have a daughter who seems to be into esports as well, even taking photos with Team Secret’s Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg.