Offline TV: The story of one of the most successful streaming houses ever
You know all their streaming channels but you may not be aware of their collective group. Offline TV is a group of successful content creators and streamers with millions of supporters. From prank videos to vlogs, Offline TV aims to bring light-hearted content to their eagerly awaiting fans. Let’s take a look at how a house full of streamers found its start.
The collective of streamers and content creators was founded in 2017. The push to create a streaming house was headlined by William “Scarra” Li and his manager Christopher Chan. Scarra briefly spoke about the humble motivations that formed the foundation of the now-successful streamer group.
“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.”
Offline TV initially started with four members including the two co-founders. Subsequently, many internet personalities and management staff have found their way to the streaming house. There have also been numerous members that parted ways with the streaming group across its three-year history.
The group continues to create wacky video content in spite of the ongoing COVID pandemic. Their commitment to bringing entertainment to their fans has contributed greatly to their massive following online. Currently, there are six members that make up Offline TV. The group operates in a similar fashion to esports organizations as their member lineup remains fluid over the years. Collectively, the one common ground the Offline TV members share is the commitment to online streaming and having fun with each other.
The people behind Offline TV
Individually, the members of Offline TV each have close to or beyond 1 million followers on Twitch. Let’s take a more personal look at each of the streamers and creators that make Offline TV what it is today.
William Jimmy “Scarra” Li
Scarra found his start as the Mid Laner of the old NA League of Legends squad, Team Dignitas. He has since moved to the Twitch platform to stream primarily League games. He co-founded Offline TV in 2017 to fulfill his dreams of operating in a funhouse full of like-minded individuals. Scarra currently has 1.4 million followers on Twitch and nearly 700k subscribers on YouTube.
Imane “Pokimane” Anys
Pokimane found success streaming League of Legends prior to the successful launch of Fortnite. She recently moved out of the Offline TV house but still remains part of the streamer group. Similarly, Pokimane also felt streaming alongside other streamers in the same house to be a more enjoyable experience.
“…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.”
Pokimane is arguably the most popular among the current personalities on the Offline TV lineup. It is estimated that Pokimane’s net worth is somewhere between $1-2 million. Regardless of her fame, Pokimane remained a loyal member of Offline TV having been one of its original members. Currently, Pokimane’s Twitch channel has 6.3 million followers with her YouTube subscribers nearing 7 million.
Lily “LilyPichu” Ki
The soft-spoken Twitch streamer LilyPichu found her home in Offline TV. LilyPichu’s content on her YouTube channel consists of animations, vlogs, songs, art creation, and piano covers. Her Twitch stream primarily focuses on League of Legends games. She has been shown to stream other content that heavily features collaborations with fellow-streamers. LilyPichu has 1.7 million followers on Twitch and over 2.5 million subscribers on her YouTube channel.
Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang
The next Offline TV member is a famous Hearthstone player who goes by the alias “Disguised Toast”. He initially streamed with a cardboard toast-shaped mask up until an accidental face reveal in 2016. Toast currently holds around 1.6 million followers on Twitch and over 2.8 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He is so far the only streamer within Offline TV who departed from Twitch in lieu of Facebook Gaming.
The latest addition to the Offline TV roster is Michael Reeves. He is famous for comedic engineering videos and his weird on-camera persona. Reeves streams to over 980k followers on his Twitch channel. His YouTube channel clocks in at an astounding 5.45 million subscribers.
Yvonne “Yvonnie” Ng
Yvonnie serves as the house manager for Offline TV. Similarly, she also streams primarily League of Legends games whenever she’s online. Yvonnie only recently started posting IRL vlog videos on her own YouTube channel. She is a long time friend of fellow Offline TV member, Pokimane.
Offline TV continues to grow and continues to provide entertaining content for all of their fans. It’s been a rocky but consistent rise to their current peak after operating for over three years. If the group’s past three years is any indication, we can all hope that the members of Offline TV will remain committed to their craft and all of their adoring fans.