- 1 Who is SypherPK?
- 2 Early Life and Education: Growing Up in Texas
- 3 Career Beginnings: Creating a Channel, More Runescape, The Elder Scrolls and More
- 4 Becoming a Star: Fortnite, Luminosity and High-profile Collaboration
- 5 Personal Life: Is SypherPK Married? Who is His Wife?
- 6 Body Measurements: How Tall is SypherPK?
- 7 Net Worth: How Rich is SypherPK?
- 8 Online Presence
Who is SypherPK?
Born Ali Hassan under the earth sign of Taurus on 10 May 1996, in Austin, Texas, USA, known as SypherPK, he is a 23-year-old American professional gamer, streamer, YouTuber and online personality. Recognized as one of the most popular faces in the gaming industry, he rose to fame by playing RuneScape” and more recently Fortnite, two immensely popular titles. Sypher has a multi-million following on both YouTube and Twitch, making him one of the most beloved streamers on the planet. From time to time, he also engaged in Fortnite competitions, which earned him several high placements in tournaments. In the PC players’ category, he is always ranked amongst the five best players.
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Early Life and Education: Growing Up in Texas
SypherPK was born to parents of Near Eastern descent, but holds American citizenship. There is not much information available about his childhood or his family, because Sypher has always been a private person when it comes to details from his personal life. On numerous occasions, reporters and fans alike have inquired about this. Each and every time, he politely refused to answer any and all questions regarding this matter, although during one streaming session, he revealed that has two younger brothers.
We do know that his infatuation with gaming began when he received a PlayStation 2 console for his eighth birthday. At first he only played Crash Bandicoot, but also experimented with Halo 3 on the XBOX 360. A classmate of his often played RuneScape, a hit massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). This caused young Sypher to develop a love for PC gaming, as he started saving money to buy the necessary components. Around this time, he had his first contact with content creation, when he was assigned to shoot a documentary for a school project. He created his first videos around this time, mostly involving Runescape gameplay.
Career Beginnings: Creating a Channel, More Runescape, The Elder Scrolls and More
On 22 January 2011, while still in high school, SypherPK joined YouTube; in the nascent phase of his career, he mostly uploaded Runescape-related videos. Instead of just showing off his prowess, he created educational videos involving tips and trips for newcomers to the game. In 2013, he switched to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online. Fans loved his informative video and enticing commentary and he quickly reached the 50,000 subscriber mark. While he didn’t have a lot of viewers on Twitch, he still gained a satisfactory following, and began receiving donations from his fans. This prompted him to expand his repertoire in 2016, by adding Overwatch and For Honor to his arsenal.
He was so good that Twitch made him a partner, which motivated him to start playing professionally, and after several tournaments, he had amassed 75,000 followers. On some occasions, his brothers also streamed with him, but eventually quit to focus on education. SypherPK’s big break was yet to come.
Becoming a Star: Fortnite, Luminosity and High-profile Collaboration
In the summer of 2017, the hit battle royale, Fortnite was released, and SypherPK immediately focused on what was to become a massively popular game. He trained tirelessly, becoming one of the best in the world in the PC category (there are also console and mobile rankings). This lead popular streamer NickMercs to takeg an interest in this young star, and they partnered up to play at the Friday Fortnite tournament, emerging as winners.
‘Nick used to lurk in my stream when I only had a few hundred viewers’, recalls Ali. ‘When Friday Fortnite was announced I just asked him if he would be my partner, and we went and won the whole thing. The rest is history.’ In 2017 and 2018, SypherPK and NickMercs were one of the most formidable duos in all of Fortnite playing, becoming known for their deception tactics and high kill numbers. In 2018, Sypher signed a contract with Luminosity Gaming and began competing with them in major tournaments. In recent months, he’s established himself as one of the premier Fortnite streamers in the world. His list of frequent collaborators include HighDistortion, Myth, Nick Eh 30, Ninja, and his Fortnite partner, NickMercs.
Because of his popularity, SypherPK was tasked with the creation of instructional Fortnite videos by none other than Epic Games, the title’s publishers. He often posts strategies, tips and tactical videos on his YouTube channel.
As a result of his popularity, SypherPK began selling merchandise in 2017. Fans, mainly teenagers, immediately took an interest in his branded hoodies and T-shirts, resulting in multiple sold-out collections.
Personal Life: Is SypherPK Married? Who is His Wife?
SypherPK is married to Daniela. Not much is known about their marriage, other than that they were together for several years before tying the knot. They spend most of their time playing with Aegon, Yuna and Aiko, their three Australian Shepherds – in 2018, he created an Instagram page for them. His favorite pastime is sitting at the dog park. Despite Sypher being a busy gamer, he never streams on Monday and chooses to spend this day with his wife. Daniela also supports him in his career, which we found out when a fan asked him how he manages to ignore so many hateful comments on his streams. ‘I wasn’t like that early on, believe me. My wife definitely keeps my ego and attitude in check so I love her for that.’
Body Measurements: How Tall is SypherPK?
SypherPK is approximately 6ft 3ins (190cm) tall, and often works out in the gym. At the beginning of 2019, he claimed that he had lost 20 pounds, but is ‘before and after’ weights aren’t known.
Net Worth: How Rich is SypherPK?
Have you ever wondered how affluent this popular gamer really is? According to reputable sources, SypherPK has a net worth of approximately $900,000, as of August 2019, accumulated by streaming for up to ten hours every day, with little to no breaks. In addition to his donations on Twitch, Ali also earns a lot from merchandise sales. His sponsorships and salary are unknown, but if he continues building his brand and working hard, we will surely see his net worth increase in the near future.
— SypherPK (@SypherPK) August 13, 2019
Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media and content creation platforms have on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their ratings and profit. SypherPK himself is no stranger to this popular trend, as his dedication to posting updates on his public profiles and engaging with his fans is at an all-time high. His bread and butter is, of course, YouTube, on which he has almost two million subscribers and 215 million views. Twitch is his other favorite platform, where 2.5 million people follow him, totaling 43 million channel views. As for social media, he is most active on Instagram – 2.1 million fans follow his page. On Twitter, he is slightly less popular, with “only” 550,000 followers.