Asmongold

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Asmongold
Asmongold in 2022.png
Asmongold in 2022
Personal information
Born1990/1991 (age 31/32)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
Home townAustin, Texas, U.S.[1]
Twitch information
Also known as
  • Asmon
  • ZackRawrr
Channel
Years active2014–present
Genre
Games
Teams played forOne True King
Followers3.3 million
Total views236 million
YouTube information
Channels
Years active2009–present
Subscribers
  • 1.48 million (main channel)
  • 2.48 million (combined)
Total views
  • 922 million (main channel)
  • 1.45 billion (combined)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2015,[2] 2019,[3] 2020,[4] 2022[5]
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2022[4]

Last updated: July 23, 2022

Asmongold is an American Twitch streamer and YouTuber who is primarily known for playing World of Warcraft.[7] He is a co-owner of and content creator for One True King, a gaming organization consisting of online content creators.[8][9]

Career[edit]

Asmongold first gained popularity through his YouTube channel where he started uploading videos in 2009. He has been active on Twitch since 2014, gaining a cult following as a World of Warcraft streamer.[10] Ahead of the 2017 announcement of World of Warcraft Classic, he had long wished for and speculated about the game mode's development.[10] Upon the release of Classic in 2019, he surged in overall popularity.[11] He was also one of the platform's most popular World of Warcraft streamers during the 2020 release of Shadowlands.[12]

On July 3, 2021, Asmongold started playing Final Fantasy XIV to hundreds of thousands of viewers.[13] In the weeks following, FFXIV experienced substantial growth in the number of players and overall popularity. He eventually began to also play other games like Lost Ark and Elden Ring near their time of release. He returned to Final Fantasy XIV on June 21, 2022.

In 2022, Asmongold started to branch out into more variety style streams. Asmongold has expressed his strong interest in continuing to branch out into creating all the different types of content he enjoys.

Asmongold opposes pay-to-win mechanics in video games such as Diablo Immortal. In 2022, he reached out to Republican politician Ted Cruz on the possibility of outlawing such mechanics. Cruz agreed with Asmongold's views and expressed interest in meeting him.[14]

Personal Life[edit]

In October 2021, his mother died after complications from advanced COPD, leading to his temporary hiatus from streaming.[15][16]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Result Ref.
2022 The Streamer Awards Best MMORPG Streamer Won [17]
Esports Awards Streamer of the Year Pending [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zack (@Asmongold) · Twitter". Twitter. Archived from the original on 2020-03-13. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  2. ^ Zack (November 23, 2015). 100,000 Subscribers, Thank you! Channel Plans and More! (video). Asmongold. Retrieved August 9, 2022 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "ZackRawrr's YouTube Stats (Summary Profile)". Social Blade. Retrieved August 9, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ a b "Asmongold TV's YouTube Stats (Summary Profile)". Social Blade. Retrieved August 9, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Asmongold Clips's YouTube Stats (Summary Profile)". Social Blade. Retrieved August 9, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Grayson, Nathan (11 Dec 2019). "Popular WoW Streamer Hires YouTubers Who Leeched Off His Stream To Run Official Channel". Kotaku. Archived from the original on 2021-02-18. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  7. ^ Bogdanos, Dionysios (September 20, 2016). "Asmongold: "If you wanna be successful, you have to be yourself"". Dot Esports. Archived from the original on 2021-03-05. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  8. ^ Switzer, Eric (11 Oct 2020). "One True King - New Organization Founded By Twitch Streamers Asmongold, Mizkif, And Esfand". The Gamer. Archived from the original on 2021-01-20. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  9. ^ Michael, Cale (11 October 2020). "Asmongold, Mizkif, Esfand, and more form One True King organization". Dot Esports. Archived from the original on 11 April 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  10. ^ a b Jones, Devin (21 Oct 2019). "The Neckbeard Streamer Dominating Twitch". theScore esports. Archived from the original on 2021-06-08. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  11. ^ Penney, Andrew (Feb 27, 2020). "Asmongold Opens Up About Streaming Hiatus And His Future". The Gamer. Archived from the original on 2021-06-08. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  12. ^ Down, Aaron (24 Nov 2020). "WoW Shadowlands' launch draws in nearly one million viewers on Twitch". PCGames. Archived from the original on 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  13. ^ Miceli, Max (2021-07-04). "Asmongold plays Final Fantasy XIV for the first time". Dot Esports. Retrieved 2022-09-15.
  14. ^ Reeve, Justin (2022-06-21). "US Senator Ted Cruz Wants To Protect Kids From Pay-To-Win Games, Makes No Promises About Gun Violence". TheGamer. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  15. ^ "The Worst Day of My Life". YouTube.
  16. ^ "Earlier this week, my mom passed away.I'm honestly still in shock, it's hard to imagine that it's". Twitter. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  17. ^ Miceli, Max (22 February 2022). "All nominees for QTCinderella's Streamer Awards". Dot Esports. GAMURS Group.
  18. ^ Tsiaoussidis, Alex (1 July 2022). "The Esports Awards Streamer of the Year finalists for 2022 have been announced". Dot Esports. Gamurs.