Typical Gamer

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Typical Gamer
Personal information
BornAndre Rebelo
(1992-03-23) March 23, 1992 (age 30)
Toronto, Canada
ResidenceVancouver, Canada
Occupation
  • Gamer
  • Online streamer
Websitetypical.store
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2008–present
Genre
  • Gaming
Subscribers14+ million
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2015
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2020
Updated January 27, 2021

Andre Rebelo or Typical Gamer (born March 23, 1992), is a Toronto born Canadian Gamer, YouTuber and Online streamer best known for playing Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto V.[1] As of January 2021, he has accumulated more than 14 million subscribers and 3.7 billion views between his channels. He currently resides in Vancouver, Canada, with his girlfriend Samara Redway, who creates videos and streams as well.

YouTube career

Andre Rebelo registered a YouTube account under the name "TypicalGamer" on August 24, 2008, while he was still a teenager.[2] His first videos included tips, tricks and Easter eggs from the game Red Dead Redemption.[3] In 2013, when YouTube Livestreaming was created[4], he started playing Grand Theft Auto V and became one of the pioneers of YouTube streaming. This created traction to his name. In 2017, he started playing Fortnite. With Fortnite hitting a player count of 350 million players in mid 2020[5] combined with 2020 being the biggest and most successful year for Youtube gaming, his viewership skyrocketted.[6] On March 3, 2020, he registered a second YouTube account under the name TG Plays .

YouTube contract

On March 26, 2020, Rebelo signed an exclusive contract with YouTube Gaming to secure his talent from rival companies such as Twitch (service) and Mixer (service).[2] Head of YouTube Gaming Ryan Wyatt described Rebelo as "one of the most prolific streamers in the world".[7]

Personal life and facts

Typical Gamer is sponsored by many prominent brands such as Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, OnePlus and eBay.[8]

Typical Gamer teamed up with a Berlin mobile game developing company, Stratosphere Games, to create "Warzone: Clash of Generals". The ultimate goal of this was to create a stronger player base with Stream and Esports support which would allow content producers to set up tournaments and collaborate with their audiences to immerse them within the streaming experience.

Rebelo was invited to the 100,000$ Call of Duty: Warzone tournament for the Call of Duty Endowment Charity.[9] He was also invited to the Fortnite Fall Skirmish tournament in which he won 65,000$ dollars.

He has a brother named Billy Rebelo who created the name "Typical Gamer".[1]

In the media

  

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Andre 'Typical Gamer' Rebelo Signs Exclusive Streaming Deal With YouTube". www.tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2021-01-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Goslin, Austen (2020-03-26). "YouTube signs exclusive contract with streamer and content creator Typical Gamer". Polygon. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  3. Unnikrishnan, Hrithik (August 28, 2020). "Typical Gamer Completes His 5 Year Long YouTube Dream". Essentially Sports.
  4. Blagdon, Jeff (2013-08-03). "YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers". The Verge. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  5. Statt, Nick (2020-05-06). "Fortnite is now one of the biggest games ever with 350 million players". The Verge. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  6. "2020 is YouTube Gaming's biggest year, ever: 100B watch time hours". blog.youtube. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  7. "YouTube Signs Typical Gamer For Exclusive Contract". TheGamer. 2020-03-27. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  8. https://papercrowns.com, PaperCrowns LLC-. "Night Media". nightmedia.co. Retrieved 2021-01-27. {{cite web}}: External link in |last= (help)
  9. "YouTube Squads Up Dozens Of Creators—Including Typical Gamer, Daithi De Nogla, CouRage—For Charity 'Warzone' Tournament". www.tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2021-01-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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