YOUTUBE EXPANDS ITS EXCLUSIVE LIVE STREAMER ROSTER WITH THE ADDITION OF POPULAR CREATOR TYPICAL GAMER
Los Angeles, CA – March 26, 2020 – Canadian gaming creator Andre “Typical Gamer” Rebelo is the latest major gaming creator to partner with YouTube to live stream exclusively on the platform. YouTube is the largest global gaming platform with more than 200 million gamers a day watching more than 50 billion hours of gaming. With nearly nine million subscribers on his YouTube channel, Typical Gamer joins CouRage, Lachlan, LazarBeam, Muselk and Valkyrae, prominent gaming creators who collectively have over 36 million subscribers. Typical Gamer announced the news to his fans on his YouTube channel today, alongside a surprise visit to a super fan. He will also celebrate by hosting a livestream tomorrow.
An avid partner with various charitable organizations, Typical Gamer also partnered with Extra Life, a fundraising program that connects gamers around the world to support their local Children’s Miracle Network, by donating $10,000 USD to the program and surprising a Typical Gamer super fan who is in recovery at his home in Manhattan Beach.
“I can’t imagine where my life would be without YouTube and the millions of passionate, loyal fans that have supported me throughout the years,” said Typical Gamer. “Joining YouTube as an exclusive live streamer represents the next major step in my career as I look to connect with my audience in an even greater way. I am so lucky to be able to share my gaming experiences with the world.”
“Not only is Typical Gamer one of the most prolific streamers in the world, he’s one of the most compassionate creators and is dedicated to his audience,” said Ryan Wyatt, Head of Gaming, YouTube. “His contributions to Extra Life highlight his commitment in giving back to a community that has given so much to him. Typical Gamer has long been a streamer on YouTube going back to 2015, and keeping Typical Gamer on YouTube demonstrates our ongoing commitment to make YouTube the best place for live gaming content.
Andre Rebelo aka Typical Gamer, is a 27 year-old YouTuber from Toronto who created his YouTube channel in 2008 and soon after began to develop a following with his popular Red Dead Redemption videos. He has since built a massive audience on the platform, known for his amusing roleplay videos and creative gameplay in content from Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, Fortnite and more. His videos currently have more than 2.3 billion views on YouTube, with multiple videos scoring more than 10 million views each and his top video hitting more than 20 million.
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