OfflineTV

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OfflineTV is an online social entertainment group of content creators based in Los Angeles, California.[4] They produce a wide range of content, from prank videos to vlogs to the housemates playing games together.[5][6][7] The group maintains a large following on their social media platforms.[8][9][10]

OfflineTV
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OfflineTV members and former members at TwitchCon 2018; from left to right: Pokimane, Fedmyster (former), Disguised Toast, Scarra, and LilyPichu.
YouTube information
Channels
LocationLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Created by
William "Scarra" Li[1]
Christopher Chan[2]
Years active2017–present
Genre
Subscribers1,640,000
Total views202+ million
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg100,000 subscribers 2017
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg1,000,000 subscribers 2019
Updated July 2020[3]
OfflineTV
Twitch information
Channels
Genre
  • Gaming
  • IRL Streams
Followers
  • OfflineTV - 163,000
  • Scarra - 1,223,000
  • Pokimane - 5,338,000
  • LilyPichu - 1,328,000
  • Disguised Toast - 1,361,000
  • Yvonnie - 240,000
  • Michael Reeves - 640,000
  • Combined - 10,293,000
Follower and view counts updated as of July 2020.

CreationEdit

OfflineTV was founded in 2017 by William "Scarra" Li and his manager at the time, Chris Chan. After previously attempting and failing at creating a successful content house, Li then went on to found OfflineTV. Its first four members were Scarra, Chris Chan, Based Yoona, and Pokimane.[11]

I think I just wanted to live with friends. That was the origin of it. I wanted to live with people and make cool stuff with other people. It was myself and my manager Chris who started this idea.

— Li on the origins of OfflineTV

Current membersEdit

  House member
Nickname Joined Role Note
Scarra[5] 2017 Personality[12] Co-founder
Pokimane[13]
LilyPichu[14][15]
Disguised Toast[16]
Yvonnie 2018 Management, Personality[12] Current house manager
Michael Reeves[17] 2019 Personality[18]

BackgroundEdit

ScarraEdit

William Jimmy Li (born November 25, 1989), better known by his alias Scarra, is an American Twitch streamer and former pro League of Legends player.[19][20][21] He is most well known for being the mid laner for Team Dignitas.[20][22] Scarra is a co-founder of OfflineTV, along with his then-manager Chris Chan.

PokimaneEdit

Imane Anys[23] (born May 14, 1996), better known by her alias Pokimane, is a Moroccan Canadian Twitch streamer,[24] YouTube personality, and gamer. Anys is best known for her live streams on Twitch, where she showcases her gaming experiences—most notably with League of Legends[25][26] and Fortnite.[27][28][29] In addition to streaming on Twitch, Anys has three YouTube channels: Pokimane, Pokimane Too, and the now-defunct Poki ASMR.[30][31] In an interview with The Rift Herald regarding Offline TV, Anys said, "…it's not fun being a streamer and living alone, so we decided to come together in a way so we not only keep each other company but we can also collab and actually do good work and content for everyone else."[4] Anys was one of the first four members of Offline TV.[1]

Anys lived in the OfflineTV house until June 2020. While she initially announced that the move was a result of having trouble balancing work and life,[32] Anys later revealed that growing issues with former OfflineTV member Federico "Fedmyster" Gaytan were a major contribution. Anys stated that she had lost trust in Gaytan after he had made advances on her personal life.[33]

LilyPichuEdit

Lily Ki (born November 20, 1991), also known as LilyPichu, is an American Twitch streamer,[14] musician,[34][35] and YouTube personality. Lily gained popularity in 2011 when she released her song "I'll Quit LoL," amassing over 7 million views on YouTube.[36] Her YouTube channel consists of animations, vlogs, songs, art, and piano covers while her Twitch stream consists of League of Legends,[37][14] IRL content,[14] art, and music.

In September 2018, Riot Games launched a new series of ads on YouTube for League of Legends including one featuring Lily and former OfflineTV member sleightlymusical.[38] It was titled "LilyPichu & sleightlymusical: Duo"[39]

On February 20th, 2020, she confirmed that she was dating fellow OfflineTV member Michael Reeves.[40][41]

Disguised ToastEdit

Jeremy Wang (born November 25, 1991), better known by his alias Disguised Toast, is a Canadian Twitch streamer who rose to fame playing Hearthstone.[42][43][44][45] He got his alias from a Hearthstone card named SI:7 Agent, who's saying when played is "This guy's toast," which the community joked that it sounded like "disguised toast" instead. Wang began his activity in the Hearthstone community by making infographics and YouTube videos of unusual card interactions that he shared on Reddit.[46] Wang covered his face with a toast-shaped cardboard mask with sunglasses when he began streaming until he revealed his face by mistake in October 2016.[47] In October 2017, Wang joined Offline TV.[48][49]

In November 2019, Wang announced his departure from Twitch and had moved to streaming on Facebook Gaming.[50][51]

YvonnieEdit

Yvonne Ng (born October 8, 1990), also known as yvonnie, is a Canadian Twitch streamer. She is the current house manager for OfflineTV.[52] Ng joined the group in 2018 after being a personal assistant and friend to Pokimane for several years.[12]

Michael ReevesEdit

Michael Reeves (born November 20, 1997) is an American Twitch streamer and YouTube personality known for his comedic engineering videos and eccentric on-camera persona.[53] Michael previously worked as a software developer in Hawaii.[54] His first video, "The Robot That Shines a Laser in Your Eye" posted in April 2017, went viral.[55] Since then, he has become known for his humorous yet complex and technically impressive projects. He made his debut into Twitch streaming in June 2020, where he streams both video games and technology work.[56]

After much speculation, he was officially announced as a member of OfflineTV in December 2019.[57][17][58] In February 2020, fellow OfflineTV member LilyPichu confirmed that she and Reeves were dating.[59]

Former membersEdit

Nickname Joined Left Role Note
Chris Chan[12] 2017 2018 Management Co-founder
Based Yoona[12] 2017 2018 Personality
Fedmyster 2017 2020 Personality, Production, Management Former editor
PokeLawls[12] 2017 2018 Personality
TheeMarkZ 2017 2019 Production, Personality[12]
Xell 2017 2019 Production, Personality[12]
Pecca[12] 2017 2018 Management, Personality
EdisonParkLive[12] 2018 2019 Management, Personality
SleightlyMusical 2018 2019 Production, Personality
AriaSaki[12] 2018 2019 House Chef, Personality
Seanic 2018 2019 Production[60]

FedmysterEdit

OfflineTV Twitter
@OfflineTV

We strive to be a place where everyone can feel comfortable and safe. With that in mind, Fed has been removed from OfflineTV. He will also no longer be living with us. We wholeheartedly support Yvonne, her statement, and anyone else who has the courage to share their story.

June 27, 2020[61]

Federico Michael Gaytan (born August 7, 1995), better known by his alias Fedmyster, is an American Twitch streamer and YouTube personality, who is known for his IRL streams.[62] Gaytan started his streaming career in early January 2018, before this however he was a full-time video editor for content creator Christian "IWDominate" Rivera, a former pro player for Team Liquid. Gaytan was invited to join the group as an editor in June 2017. On July 8, 2017, Gaytan published his first YouTube video with OfflineTV, where he was formally introduced as the group's editor.[63] After this, Gaytan went on to make many videos with OfflineTV, garnering millions of views for the channel. Gaytan grew popular among the Offline TV fanbase and was officially named as part of talent in January 2018.

In 2018, Gaytan's Twitch emote called "Fed7" has been user reported 431 million times in three months, making it the most popular emote on the site at that time.[62]

On June 27, 2020, fellow OfflineTV members Yvonne "Yvonnie" Ng and Lily "LilyPichu" Ki came forward with sexual misconduct allegations involving Gaytan. Ng stated that on two separate instances, Gaytan would enter her room uninvited, lay down on her bed, and begin inappropriately touching her.[64] Ki also stated that he would enter her room uninvited and make inappropriate advances on her.[65] Gaytan was removed from the group following the allegations, and in the week following his removal over half a dozen members of the OfflineTV friend circle came out with their own stories of his inappropriate or manipulative behavior.[8][66][67][68]

SleightlyMusicalEdit

Albert Chang (born November 15, 1990), also known as sleightlymusical, is a Twitch streamer, YouTube personality, musician,[34] and magician[69] who is known for his instrumental covers, musical medleys and magic tricks.[35][34] Chang also streams games where he plays League of Legends[38] and does IRL streams with live music and magic tricks.[35] During his time with Offline TV, he worked both in production, and as an active personality.[12]

On November 3, 2017, Chang performed live at 2017 League of Legends World Championship opening ceremony of the finals.[70]

In November 2019, it was revealed that he had been unfaithful to his partner and fellow OfflineTV member LilyPichu with another streamer, Sarah Lee, better known by her alias avocadopeeled. Following the incident, Chang's name was quietly removed from OfflineTV's social media outlets.[71] Chang later came out with a statement on his Twitter, saying that he would be "taking an indefinite hiatus from content creation to reflect and spend some time alone," along with an apology to Lily and the OfflineTV community.[72]

TheeMarkZEdit

Mark Zimmerman (born June 29, 1991), better known by his alias MarkZ,[73] is an American League of Legends sports commentator,[74] best known as an analyst for the North American League of Legends Championship Series,[73][75] and former head analyst and assistant coach for Team Liquid. He was announced as a member of the OfflineTV production team in July 2017. In early 2018, Zimmerman temporarily left the group, citing differences with management. He later returned in July 2018, working in both production and management until late 2019.[12]

EdisonParkLiveEdit

Edison Park (born November 22, 1988), also known as edisonparklive, is an American Twitch streamer and former manager of OfflineTV. He took over the managerial position in July 2018 after the departure of Chris Chan.[76] Prior to joining OfflineTV, Park previously worked at Microsoft. Park formerly held the world record for the most hours streamed on Twitch in a 30-day period. The attempt lasted from March 8, 2019 to April 7, 2019. In this time period, Park streamed an average of 17 hours a day, which would accumulate up to a total of 541 hours. The previous record was set by fellow Twitch streamer Zizaran, who streamed 506.5 hours in a 30-day period.[77]

Park is currently engaged to Twitch streamer Leslie Fu, better known by her alias fuslie. Park proposed to Fu on stream at the conclusion of his world record attempt.[77]

On April 23, 2019, Park announced via Twitter that he would be stepping down from the managerial position to focus on his streaming career.[78]

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