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Offline TV
Offline TV members and former members at TwitchCon 2018; from left to right: Pokimane, Fedmyster, 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
Subscribers1,570,000
Total views190+ million
100,000 subscribers 2017
1,000,000 subscribers 2019
Updated June 2020[3]
Offline TV
Twitch information
Channel
Years active2018–present
Genre
  • Gaming
  • IRL Streams
Followers160,000
Follower and view counts updated as of June 2020.

Offline TV 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]

Creation

Offline TV 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 Offline TV. 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 Offline TV

Current members

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

Background

Scarra

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 the co-founder of Offline TV, along with his friend Chris Chan.

Pokimane

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 the Twitch platform, where she showcases her gaming experiences—most notably with League of Legends[25][26] and Fortnite.[27][28][29] In addition to streaming on the Twitch platform, Anys also has three active YouTube channels: Pokimane, Poki ASMR and Pokimane Too.[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]

LilyPichu

Lily Ki (born November 20, 1991), also known as LilyPichu, is an American Twitch streamer,[14] musician,[32][33] and YouTube personality. Lily gained popularity in 2011 when she released her song "I'll Quit LoL," amassing over 7 million views on YouTube.[34] Her YouTube channel consists of animations, vlogs, songs, art, and piano covers while her Twitch stream consists of League of Legends,[35][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 Offline TV member sleightlymusical.[36] It was titled "LilyPichu & sleightlymusical: Duo"[37]

Around February 21, 2020, she confirmed that she is dating fellow Offline TV member Michael Reeves by telling her stream viewers Michael was her Valentine's Day call,[38] also asking him out in the process. This was later confirmed further by her in several of her other streams.[39][40]

Disguised Toast

Jeremy Wang (born November 25, 1991), better known by his alias Disguised Toast, is a Canadian Twitch streamer who rose to fame playing Hearthstone.[41][42][43][44] 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.[45] 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.[46] In October 2017, Wang joined Offline TV.[47][48]

In November 2019, Wang announced his departure from Twitch and had moved to streaming on Facebook Gaming.[49][50]

Michael Reeves

Michael Reeves (born November 20, 1997) is an American YouTube personality known for his comedic engineering videos and eccentric on-camera persona.[51] Michael previously worked as a software developer in Hawaii.[52] His first video, "The Robot That Shines a Laser in Your Eye" posted in April 2017, went viral.[53] In October 2019, Reeves created a Twitter bot that allowed the public to buy products to decorate his room. The bot purchased the most liked Amazon links in his replies for 24 hours.[54] In December 2019, Reeves modified laser tag vests to contain tasers, dubbing it "Tazer Tag."[55] He used these vests to play a game of capture the flag with the other members of Offline TV.[56][57] After much speculation, he was officially announced as a member of Offline TV in December 2019.[58][17][59] In February 2020, fellow Offline TV member LilyPichu confirmed that she and Reeves were dating.[38] Since then, she has confirmed this several times in other streams.[39][40]Soon after the release of his first video as an official OfflineTV member, "I Built A Surgery Robot" he and LilyPichu were joking about Michael having no purpose on her stream.[60] Fans as well as some other OfflineTV members suggested he start streaming on popular streaming platform Twitch and eventually he made his debut into Twitch streaming in June 2020 with his first stream on June 18th.[61] Usually consisting of popular games such as Minecraft and Valorant, Michael streams late into the night known by his followers as "degen hours." Barely a week into his streaming career, Michael Reeves' Twitch channel subscribers has already surpassed that of his girlfriend LilyPichu, helping becoming a Twitch Partner.[62] Fans can expect more to come from Michael's Twitch as he enjoys using the platform and has decided to continue streaming regularly alongside YouTube.

Former members

Nickname Role
AriaSaki[12] House Chef / Personality
Based Yoona[12] Personality
Chris Chan[12] Manager
EdisonParkLive[12] Manager / Personality
Fedmyster Production / Management / Personality
Pecca[12] Management / Personality
PokeLawls[12] Personality
Seanic Production[63]
SleightlyMusical Production / Personality
TheeMarkZ Production / Management[12]
Xell Production / Management / Personality[12]

Fedmyster

Offline TV Twitter
@OfflineTV

We strive to be a place where everyone can feel comfortable and safe. With that in mind, Fed has been removed from Offline TV. 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[64]

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.[65] 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 Offline TV, where he was formally introduced as the group's editor.[66] After this, Gaytan went on to make many videos with Offline TV, 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 used a reported 431 million times in three months, making it the most popular emote on the site at that time.[65]

On June 27, 2020, fellow Offline TV 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.[67] Ki stated that Gaytan would also enter her room uninvited and make inappropriate advances on her.[68] These allegations resulted in Gaytan's immediate removal from the group.[69][70][71]

SleightlyMusical

Albert Chang (born November 15, 1990), also known as sleightlymusical, is a Twitch streamer, YouTube personality, musician,[32] and magician[72] who is known for his instrumental covers, musical medleys and magic tricks.[33][32] Albert also streams games where he plays League of Legends[36] and does IRL streams with live music and magic tricks.[33] 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.[73]

In November 2019, it was revealed that he had been unfaithful to his partner and fellow Offline TV member, LilyPichu, with another streamer, Sarah Lee, better known by her alias avocadopeeled. Following the incident, Chang's name was quietly removed from Offline TV's social media outlets.[74] 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 Offline TV community.[75]

TheeMarkZ

Mark Zimmerman (born June 29, 1991), better known by his alias MarkZ,[76] is an American League of Legends sports commentator,[77] best known as an analyst for the North American League of Legends Championship Series,[76][78] and former head analyst and assistant coach for Team Liquid. He was announced as a member of the Offline TV 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]

EdisonParkLive

Edison Park (born November 22, 1988), also known as edisonparklive, is an American Twitch streamer and former manager of Offline TV. He took over the managerial position in July 2018 after the departure of Chris Chan.[79] Prior to joining Offline TV, 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.[80]

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.[80]

On April 23, 2019, Park announced via Twitter that he would be stepping down from the managerial position to focus on his streaming career.[81]

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