If you set your mind to it you can accomplish anything. That’s a staple principle we’re all taught at a young age. But what happens when innate ability and perseverance join forces? You get the irresistibly voracious talent that is RowdyRogan. The 8-year old prodigy gamer, who’s already amassed over 1.8M followers across his socials, is dropping jaws as the world’s youngest Warzone streamer with enough energy to take one home for the team.
Generating media buzz from Forbes, Dexerto, The Gamer, Esportsnext, Daily Investor Hub and more, Rogan’s videos have surpassed hundreds of millions of views while racking up widespread praise. In the last month alone, Rogan’s YouTube has accumulated over 54.2M views and counting. Featured on HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel special on ESPN back in 2020, FaZe Clan Head of Talent Darren Yan proclaimed, “For a 6 year-old, [Rogan] demonstrates skill at the high level.”
Rogan’s skill was revealed to the world back in April 2020 when the Instagram account Gamersdoingthings posted a viral video of him playing Warzone. Picked up by Barstool Sports that same day, the videos together garnered millions of views and turned Rogan into an overnight sensation. Entertainment page Gamology - Gamers on Board followed suit with their videos of Rogan generating a staggering 9.5 million views, quickly catching the attention of powerhouse gamer and content creator Aydan and the world’s most popular esports organization, FaZe Clan, who threw Rogan a surprise birthday party at the FaZe house last spring. Over the past few months, Rogan has collaborated with world renowned talents like FaZe Clan co-owners Temperrr and Apex, EDM superstar DJ Marshmello, UFC Featherweight Champion Max Halloway, TimTheTatman, and FaZe members Blaze, Dirty, Swagg, Rug and H1ghSky1.
When he’s not busy killing it at Warzone, Rogan can be seen outside playing a variety of sports including wrestling, football, soccer, BMX and dirt bike riding, and swimming competitively. He loves going camping and fishing with his dad Harry Drew, mother Kayla, and older sister Rylee. But just as any 8-year old requires the support of his or her parents to achieve their passions, so are Rogan’s parents there behind him every step of the way. Harry sits alongside Rogan on every stream supervising and hyping him up, while the father-son duo can be seen competing in local LAN (local area network) and online tournaments together. “Gaming is like any other sport,” says Harry. “It teaches kids the value of teamwork, work ethic, communication and commitment that can be applied to real life scenarios, whether it’s working with other kids on school projects or playing sports together. If you stick your mind to it, you can excel at anything.”
After becoming the youngest gamer to be selected for the #FaZe5 Top 20 in 2021 and announcing recent partnerships with CLX Gaming and Viewsonic, Rogan has shown no signs of slowing down, as he continues to hone his craft and prove to other young talents that if you put your 110% into anything, the opportunities are limitless...