Nick Kershner | Net Worth, Age, Girlfriend, & Career

Nick Kershner, who goes by MaNiaC, is a household name in the online gaming community. Kershner was an established gamer who made his name participating in Call of Duty and different series of Halo, a science fiction video game based on a military theme, and was part of the renowned Halo team, Believe the Hype. 

Kershner has retired from online gaming as a professional player, but he hasn’t cut his ties entirely with his passion. He still works for OpTic gaming as its content creator and is active in the gaming community. His fans still look up to him and respect him for his gaming skills.

Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

Popular NameOpTic MaNiaC
Real NameNick Kershner 
Date of birthAugust 15, 1991
Age32 years old
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, USA
HometownChicago, Illinois, USA
Current cityDallas, Texas, USA
FatherNot disclosed
MotherNot disclosed
SiblingsNot disclosed
StatusNot disclosed
OccupationFormer online gamer and Content creator
Net worth1.7 Million USD
Height5 ft 1 in (166 cm)
Weight50 kg
Hair colorRed
Eye colorBlue
Instagram idopticmaniac
FacebookBtH MaNiaC

Nick Kershner’s Net Worth

Kershner was an active online player who played different online games for over a decade.

During this time, he made a name for himself and earned a good deal of money. He still earns from gaming not as a player but as a content creator.

By 2024, the veteran eSports player had around 1.7 million USD as his net worth.

Nick Personal Life And Family

Kershner is an eSports celebrity himself in the online gaming world, so he has kept all the details about his family private for privacy concerns.

Because of this, no one knows anything about his upbringing or his family background.

Nick Kershner’s Girlfriend and Relationship

Like his personal life, Kershner has also kept his love life away from the eyes of the public.

So, people are still curious to know if he is dating someone or is a happy single.

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There is also not much information about the educational background of the former professional video game player.


Kershner was already a video game player before his professional debut in the 2007 MLG Charlotte with Halo 2.

He also participated in MLG Orlando 2007 with his team, Joke a Coke.

For the next year, he competed in many other eSport events with two different teams before joining the team Beleive the Hype in 2009.

Kershner competed in different tournaments with the team for around six years and gained many achievements.

The skilled video game player won first place in the MLG Orlando 2009, and third place in MLG Columbus 2010.

The success of Kershner and his team continued even in 2011 when they won third place in three different events of the Halo: Reach. They even won the ESL MCC Launch Invitational. 

Though things were going okay, the team got disbanded after its members APG and Lethal left.

After the team got disbanded, Kershner joined Nobel Black to play alongside ContrA, Arkanum, and Aries.

The team was not doing great in tournaments but was holding on somehow. In between all this, Kershner decided to leave and join the OpTic Gaming organization.

The newly formed team started weakly but gradually improved with time and was even the only North American team competing in the 2015 Gamescom Invitational.

The team underwent several changes with its roosters before Kershner announced that he was retiring, and his team was released from the OpTic organization.

Even after the announcement, Kershner shared his wish to play the initials if another rooster changed.

Despite his wish, no change took place. Instead, a new team, LOL, was formed in its place.

It was the end of his professional career as a video game player, but it didn’t make Kershner leave his passion for gaming.

He started working for OpTic Gaming as a content creator after retiring.

Besides being involved in gaming, the Halo national also has his YouTube channel with 243 thousand subscribers, where he posts fun videos.