15 Oldest Steam Accounts Ever Created

Steam is one of the most popular and largest digital game distribution platform in the world. It was developed by the Valve Corporation and allows players to buy and play PC games. The platform was released to the public on September 12, 2003 and will be turning 15 years old this fall. With a few exceptions, all of the oldest Steam accounts are owned by Valve employees. However, a few regular people were able to sign up before the official launch on September 12th.

15. Z3LKRAPS

Date Joined: September 11, 2003
Country: United Kingdom
Current Level:  28
Games Owned:  71
Still Active:  Yes

Z3LKRAPS photo source: Steam Community

Z3LKRAPS’s Steam account is the oldest one registered in the United Kingdom. They have earned over 17 badges, including the Pillar of Community badge. Z3LKRAPS has played on Steam for a total of 2,209 hours and their top three games are Counter-Strike: Source (with 851 hours played), Dota 2 (with 352 hours played), and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (with 178 hours played).


14. jxtn snail reactions

Date Joined: September 11, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  237
Games Owned:  569
Still Active:  Unknown – last logged on over 2 months ago

jxtn snail reactions photo source: Steam Community

jxtn snail reactions‘ Steam account is another old account not owned by a Valve employee. Of all the players on this list, jxtn snail reaction is the only one over level 200. They have earned about 293,836 xp (experience points) since they started playing on Steam. Their top three games are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (with 3,549 hours played), Counter-Strike: Source (with 2,366 hours played), and Counter-Strike (with 1,324 hours played).


13. qs

Date Joined: September 11, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  12
Games Owned:  40
Still Active:  Yes

qs photo source: Steam Community

Steam user qs has another early non-Valve employee account. Although they do not work for Valve, they are a volunteer Steam community moderator. qs has logged over 4,434 total hours on Steam and their top three games are Left 4 Dead 2 (with 2,649 hours played), Source SDK (with 840 hours played), and Left 4 Dead (with 371 hours played).


12. jayson^_^

Date Joined: September 11, 2003
Country: Sweden
Current Level:  10
Games Owned:  29
Still Active:  Yes

jayson photo source: Steam Community

The account belonging to jayson^_^  (Jase Frandsen) is the second early Steam account that is definitively not owned by a Valve employee. It is also one of the first international accounts. jayson’s profile bio says that he is a “washed up” CS1.6 player (Counter-Strike) and it also lists his CS League achievements. Not surprisingly, jayson’s top three games include Counter-Strike (with 367 hours played), PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (with 306 hours played), and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (with 241 hours played).


11. EricS

Date Joined: September 11, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  104
Games Owned:  6,545
Still Active:  Yes

EricSphoto source: Steam Community

Of all the early Valve employee Steam accounts, EricS is the only one to reach level 100. EricS has an enormous game library of over 6,545 games. Although they own a lot of games, EricS has only played for 853 total hours. Their top three games are Team Fortress 2 (with 660 games played), Job Simulator (with 30 hours played), and Rec Room (with 26 hours played).


10. LYNCHO

Date Joined: September 11, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  12
Games Owned:  277
Still Active:  Yes

LYNCHOphoto source: Steam Community

LYNCHO’s account was the first to be registered on September 11, 2003. They are a member of Valve and have played over 288 games. LYNCHO has played on Steam for more than 1,669 hours and their top three games are Grand Theft Auto V (with 526 hours played), Saints Row: The Third (with 77 hours played), and Team Fortress 2 (with 67 hours played). They also have over 50 hours played on SteamVR.


9. Taylor Sherman

Date Joined: September 10, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  18
Games Owned:  270
Still Active:  Yes

Taylor Shermanphoto source: Steam Community

Taylor Sherman is a Valve employee with one of the first Steam accounts. Compared to some of the other employee accounts, Taylor has not played much and logged 156 total hours. Their top three games are Poly Bridge (with 19 hours played), DOOM (with 18 hours played), and Team Fortress 2 (with 18 hours played).


8. ChrisB

Date Joined: September 10, 2003
Country: Canada
Current Level:  17
Games Owned:  136
Still Active:  Yes

ChrisBphoto source: Steam Account

The Steam account owned by user ChrisB is the first early account to explicitly state that they are not a Valve employee nor do they work in a support capacity. ChrisB has played more 1,186 hours and their top four games are Force of Nature (with 151 hours played), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (with 142 hours played), Assassin’s Creed Origins (with 95 hours played), and Far Cry Primal (with 92 hours played).


7. Gregori

Date Joined: September 10, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  19
Games Owned:  233
Still Active:  Yes

Gregoriphoto source: Steam Community

Gregori is another Valve employee who actively enjoys playing games on the Steam platform. They have played more than 370 games and logged more than 1,492 total hours. Their top four games are Rocksmith® 2014 Edition – Remastered (with 228 hours played), Ittle Dew (with 147 hours played), Dota 2 (with 145 hours played), and Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series (with 101 hours played).


6. manglermike

Date Joined: September 10, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  13
Games Owned:  36
Still Active:  Yes

manglermikephoto source: Steam Community

Although manglermike’s profile doesn’t confirm if they work at Valve, they do have their location listed as Washington, Valve’s home state. manglermike only owns a few dozen games, but is very dedicated to their favorite games. They have played over 4,506 hours on The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited and 387 hours on FINAL FANTASY XIV Online.


5. alfred

Date Joined: September 10, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  16
Games Owned:  231
Still Active:  Yes

Alfredphoto source: Steam Community

alfred‘s Steam account is another early one and they are also a member of Valve. alfred has played 373 games and their top three games are Divinity: Original Sin Classic (with 67 hours played), No Man’s Sky (with 65 hours played), and Stardew Valley (with 62 hours played). They have also logged about 20 hours on SteamVR.


4. rich

Date Joined: September 10, 2003
Country: Unknown
Current Level:  14
Games Owned:  37
Still Active:  Yes

Richphoto source: Steam Community

Unlike the other early Steam accounts, there is no indication on rich’s profile page that they are a member of Valve – although they most likely are because the first accounts went live before Steam was opened to the public. rich has not been active for a few months, but their top three games are Dota 2 (with 228 hours played), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (with 164 hours played), and Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter (with 70 hours played).


3. alfredr

Date Joined: September 10, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  24
Games Owned:  385
Still Active:  Yes

alfredr (No. 3 on list)photo source: Steam Community

The Steam account with the ID alfredr is another early account. alfred is a member of Valve and has played 542 games so far. Their top three games are Half-Life (with 376 hours played), Planetbase (with 91 hours played), and LEGO® Worlds (with 38 hours played). They have earned 16 badges, 91 game cards, and 292 achievements.


2. EJ

Date Joined: September 10, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  17
Games Owned:  267
Still Active:  Yes

EJphoto source: Steam Community

The Steam account owned by EJ (Erik Johnson) is the second oldest Steam account in the world. EJ is also a member of Valve. The user’s top three games are Dota 2 (with 529 hours played), Grand Theft Auto V (with 359 hours played), and Rocket League (with 169 hours played). Steam Ladder’s data says that EJ has played a total of 2,289 hours, averaging 348 minutes per game.


1. Abacus Avenger

Date Joined: September 10, 2003
Country: United States
Current Level:  64
Games Owned:  859
Still Active:  Yes

Abacus Avengerphoto source: Steam Community

According to steamladder.com, the profile owned by Steam user Abacus Avenger is the oldest Steam account in the world. Like all of the first Steam accounts, Abacus Avenger is a game developer at Valve, which owns Steam. Abacus Avenger has earned 54 badges, 72 game cards, and 603 achievements.

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