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BornChristopher Ball
(1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 40)
Twitch information
Years active2012-present
  • DayZ
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Apex
  • Legends Escape from Tarkov
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
(May 2020)
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CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Spouse(s)Shannon Plante

Christopher Ball (born June 8th, 1983), commonly known by his online alias Sacriel, is a British Twitch streamer and internet personality.

Ball is the most watched Twitch streamer in the UK[1] with over 660,000 followers.[2] He is known for his tactical approach, educational analysis and dry sense of British humour. He typically plays combat and survival games such as DayZ, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds[3], Apex Legends, Escape from Tarkov, and Call of Duty: Warzone. He also plays real-time strategy, building games and other role-playing games such as The Last of Us.


Ball originally started off making tactical advice videos in his spare time for Battlefield 3 and DayZ on his YouTube channel.[4] He left his job at an Internet Service Provider in 2012 after opting for redundancy and made the switch to full-time streaming.[5]

Ball has participated in numerous online tournaments and live-streams including The Survivor Gamez[6], War of the Factions Live (For Honor)[7], as well as PUBG and Fortnite invitationals and celebrity charity events.[8][9][10][11] He has also commentated for various competitions, including Pro-am events.[12][13]

He has had viral success, including being one of the first to eliminate an opponent in Fortnite with a sniper rifle while riding a pumpkin rocket, and a clip from his livestream was picked up by various gaming publications[14][15] amassing over 11 million views across various platforms.[16][17][18][19]

Ball has exclusive in-game items in PUBG[20], Escape from Tarkov[21], and is a character in the games Rimworld[22] and Prison Architect[23].

In 2017, he was nominated for Streamer of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards[24]. In 2019 he was voted favourite British Apex Legends streamer by Redbull UK.[25] On December 13th, 2017, it was announced that Ball was being represented by talent management firm, Online Performers Group.[26]

His popularity has led to current sponsorship deals with Intel, Corsair, Elgato and Viewsonic, among others.[27] He has starred in several advertising campaigns for Intel[28], Axe[29] and NERF.[30]


Followers of Sacriel’s channel on Twitch refer to themselves as “The 42nd” (named after Sacriel’s original YouTune channel, having taken inspiration from Douglas Adam’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy[31]). This community is known for being calm, mature and welcoming, and is managed by full-time moderators.

Industry advocacy and charity work

Ball is active in the UK and across the world to support education regarding the video games industry and is outspoken in his support for streaming as a career.[32] He has participated in panel discussions at Cannes Lions and London Ad Week aimed at bolstering the legitimacy of streamers.[33] [34]

Ball supports various global charity initiatives,[35][36] especially those involved in saving dogs from being destroyed in shelters.[37][38] In 2020, he was a featured streamer in Twitch’s StreamAid which raised $2.8 million for COVID-19 relief.[39]

Personal life

Ball lives in the Cotswolds, England with his wife Shannon Plante and three dogs. The pair originally met while Plante worked as a moderator in the early days of his Twitch channel in 2012, and were married in 2019.[40]

In the media



  1. "Most watched Twitch streamers, past 30 days - SullyGnome". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  2. "sacriel's Live follower count / realtime analytics - Social Blade LLC". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  3. Hall, Charlie (2017-03-24). "Why are streamers and players flocking to survival shooter Battlegrounds?". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  4. "Day Z". YouTube. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  5. "Playing for Keeps: The Rise of Professional Gaming | inMotion Gaming". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  6. 2; Khaw, Cassandra (2013-07-20). "The Survivor Gamez is Battle Royale Meets Zombies". USgamer. Retrieved 2020-05-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. "blog twich". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  8. Alexander, Julia (2018-04-13). "The Walking Dead teams up with Twitch streamers for four-hour PUBG tournament". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  9. "bleeding cool". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  10. "StackPath". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  11. "Top Twitch streamers compete today in $120k Radical Heights event". PCGamesN. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  12. "Fast-paced shooter action is taking to the ESL Arena stage at PAX East". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  13. "The ROCCAT DeathZone Day Z tournament – The Winners « Dreamhack DreamHack Winter 2012". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  14. JBRogerThat. "Fortnite Player Somehow Jumps On A Pumpkin Rocket And Snipes A Guy Midair". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  15. "Fortnite Player Snipes Opponents From Atop A Flying Pumpkin". Kotaku Australia. 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  16. Greatest moment of all time in Fortnite, retrieved 2020-05-18
  17. GAMINGbible on Facebook Gaming, retrieved 2020-05-18
  18. GREATEST KILL OF ALL TIME FORTNITE, retrieved 2020-05-18
  19. GREATEST KILL OF ALL TIME FORTNITE, retrieved 2020-05-18
  20. "Shroud and other Twitch streamers are getting custom PUBG cosmetics". Dot Esports. 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2020-05-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. "42nd Signature Blend English Tea". Escape from Tarkov Wiki. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  22. "r/RimWorld - When Sacriel comes to visit your colony". reddit. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  23. "Chris "The Bush" Sacriel burned down my prison!".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  24. "The Esport Industry Awards 2017 Announces Stage One Finalists". The Esports Observer|home of essential esports business news and insights. 2017-06-29. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  25. "redbull". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  26. "OP Group Pleased to Welcome Sacriel as New Client". Online Performers Group. 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  27. "Sponsors : Sacriel.TV | Multiplayer Gaming and Live-streaming Professional". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  28. "Meet Sacriel - Lifelong Gamer and Intel® Ambassador". Intel. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  29. "Twitch". Twitch. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  30. "Nerf x TwitchCon 2018 Custom Commercial - 30 Sec".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  31. "FAQ : Sacriel.TV | Multiplayer Gaming and Live-streaming Professional". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  32. Golby, Joel (2019-09-08). "Trigger happy: the amazing rise of Twitch". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  33. "Advertising Week Europe briefing: Influencer marketing under pressure to show results". Digiday. 2019-03-19. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  34. "Harnessing the Power of Community > Events: Europe 2019 | Calendar / Advertising Week". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  35. "Twitch Rivals to Hold $100K Rainbow Six Siege Celebrity Showdown at E3". The Esports Observer|home of essential esports business news and insights. 2019-06-03. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  36. "StackPath". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  37. Sacriel (2020-02-17). "We ended on 1244 shirts sold!! 100% of what we earn is going to non-profit dog rescues to save dogs from kill shelters. That's $9330 raised by YOU! We're gonna round it up to an even $10k. The rescues @ShannonZKiller will send this to will be announced soon THANK YOU ALL". @Sacriel42. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  38. Sacriel (2018-05-23). "That was a hard stream but you guys got me through it. The final total (not including our own donation) is $6231.80 to @Battersea_ in Buster's memory. You guys blow me away with your support and kindness". @sacriel42. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  39. "Twitch Stream Aid". Twitch Stream Aid. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  40. Wiltshire, Alex (2019-11-11). "What does it take to make a living on Twitch?". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2020-05-18.

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