|Location||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Total views||421 million|
Updated: September 10, 2021
OfflineTV is an online social entertainment group of content creators based in Los Angeles, California. They produce a wide range of content, from prank videos to vlogs to the housemates playing games together. The group maintains a large following on their social media platforms.
OfflineTV was founded in 2017 by William "Scarra" Li, his manager at the time, Chris Chan, and Imane "Pokimane" Anys. After previously attempting and failing at creating a successful content house, Li then went on to found OfflineTV. Its first four members were Scarra, Chris Chan, Based Yoona, and Pokimane.
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.— Li on the origins of OfflineTV
|Yvonnie||2018||Management, Personality||Current house manager|
William Li (born November 25, 1989), better known by his alias Scarra, is an American Twitch streamer and former pro League of Legends player. He is most well known for being the mid laner for Team Dignitas. Scarra is a co-founder of OfflineTV, along with his then-manager Chris Chan.
Imane Anys (born May 14, 1996), better known by her alias Pokimane, is a Moroccan Canadian Twitch streamer, YouTube personality, and gamer. Anys is best known for her live streams on Twitch, where she showcases her gaming experiences—most notably with League of Legends and Fortnite. In addition to streaming on Twitch, Anys has four YouTube channels: Pokimane, Pokimane Too, Imane, and the now-defunct Poki ASMR. In an interview with The Rift Herald regarding OfflineTV, Anys said, "…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." Anys was one of the first four members of OfflineTV.
Anys lived in the OfflineTV house until June 2020 and subsequently moved in with fellow streamers, namely Valkyrae, in the following month. While she initially announced that the move was a result of having trouble balancing work and life, Anys later revealed that growing issues with former OfflineTV member Federico "Fedmyster" Gaytan were a major contribution. Anys stated that she had lost trust in Gaytan after finding out he had lied to others about her.
Lily Ki (born November 20, 1991), also known as LilyPichu, is an American Twitch streamer, musician, and YouTube personality. Lily gained popularity in 2011 when she released her song "I'll Quit LoL," amassing over 8 million views on YouTube. Her YouTube channel consists of animations, vlogs, songs, art, and piano covers while her Twitch stream consists of League of Legends, IRL content, art, and music.
In September 2018, Riot Games launched a new series of ads on YouTube for League of Legends including one featuring Lily and former OfflineTV member sleightlymusical. It was titled "LilyPichu & sleightlymusical: Duo".
On February 20, 2020, she confirmed that she was dating fellow OfflineTV member Michael Reeves.
Jeremy Wang (born November 25, 1991), better known by his alias Disguised Toast, is a Taiwanese-Canadian Twitch and Facebook streamer who rose to fame playing Hearthstone. He got his alias from a Hearthstone card named SI:7 Agent, whose saying when played is "This guy's toast," which the community joked that it sounded like "disguised toast" instead. Wang began his activity in the Hearthstone community by making infographics and YouTube videos of unusual card interactions that he shared on Reddit. Wang covered his face with a toast-shaped cardboard mask with sunglasses when he began streaming until he revealed his face by mistake in October 2016. In October 2017, Wang joined OfflineTV.
Yvonne Ng (born October 8, 1990), also known as Yvonnie, is a Canadian Twitch streamer. She is the current house manager for OfflineTV. Ng joined the group in 2018, having been acquainted with Pokimane for several years.
Michael Reeves (born November 20, 1997) is an American Twitch streamer and YouTube personality known for his comedic engineering videos and eccentric on-camera persona. Michael previously worked as a software developer in Hawaii. His first video, "The Robot That Shines a Laser in Your Eye" posted in April 2017, went viral. Since then, he has become known for his humorous yet complex and technically impressive projects. He made his debut into Twitch streaming in June 2020, where he streams both video games and technology work.
After much speculation, he was officially announced as a member of OfflineTV in December 2019. In February 2020, fellow OfflineTV member LilyPichu confirmed that she and Reeves were dating.
|Fedmyster||2020||Production, Personality, Management||Former Editor|
We strive to be a place where everyone can feel comfortable and safe. With that in mind, Fed has been removed from Offline TV. He will also no longer be living with us. We wholeheartedly support Yvonne, her statement, and anyone else who has the courage to share their story.
June 27, 2020
Federico Michael Gaytan (born August 7, 1995), better known by his alias Fedmyster (stylized in all caps), is an American Twitch streamer and YouTube personality, who is known for his IRL streams. Gaytan started his streaming career in early January 2018, and before then was a full-time video editor for content creator Christian "IWDominate" Rivera, a former pro player for Team Liquid. Gaytan was invited to join the group as an editor in June 2017. On July 8, 2017, Gaytan published his first YouTube video with OfflineTV, where he was formally introduced as the group's editor. Afterward, Gaytan went on to make many videos with OfflineTV, garnering millions of views for the channel. Gaytan grew popular among the OfflineTV fanbase and was officially named as part of talent in January 2018.
On June 27, 2020, fellow OfflineTV members Yvonne "Yvonnie" Ng and Lily "LilyPichu" Ki came forward with sexual misconduct allegations involving Gaytan. Ng stated that on two separate instances, Gaytan would enter her room intoxicated and uninvited, lay down on her bed, and begin inappropriately touching her. Ki also stated that he would enter her room uninvited and make inappropriate advances on her. Gaytan was removed from the group following the allegations, and in the week following his removal, over six members of the OfflineTV friend circle came out with their own stories of his inappropriate or manipulative behavior.
On November 24, 2020, a 25-page statement by Gaytan titled "my truth" was leaked, which alleged that much of the situation was exaggerated to form a false narrative against him. Gaytan specifically cited a story where Anys claimed that he had attempted to have Ng fired after she refused advances from him; he refuted this allegation and instead claimed that Anys had wanted to fire Ng much earlier as conveyed in text messages presented in the statement. Anys addressed the leaked document on stream the next day by reading and responding to each section, conveying the situation in her point of view, but stressing that neither had ill will for the other. Gaytan later responded to the leak by stating that the statement was made months ago and that although they disagreed on some aspects, they eventually decided to keep it hidden and move on, and that the statement being leaked was unintentional and undesired for both of them.
In June 2021, Gaytan uploaded a video to his YouTube channel announcing his return to content creation.
Albert Chang (born November 15, 1991), formerly known as sleightlymusical, is a Twitch streamer, YouTube personality, musician, and magician who is known for his instrumental covers, musical medleys and, magic tricks. Chang also streams games where he plays League of Legends and does IRL streams with live music and magic tricks. During his time with OfflineTV, he worked both in production and as an active personality.
In November 2019, it was revealed that he had been unfaithful to his partner and fellow OfflineTV member LilyPichu with another streamer, Sarah Lee, better known by her alias avocadopeeled. Following the incident, Chang's name was quietly removed from OfflineTV's social media outlets. Chang later came out with a statement on his Twitter, saying that he would be "taking an indefinite hiatus from content creation to reflect and spend some time alone" and apologizing to Lily and the OfflineTV community.
On October 5, 2020, Chang uploaded a video to his social media accounts announcing his return to content creation.
Mark Zimmerman (born June 29, 1991), better known by his alias MarkZ, is an American League of Legends sports commentator, best known as an analyst for the North American League of Legends Championship Series, and former head analyst and assistant coach for Team Liquid. He was announced as a member of the OfflineTV production team in July 2017. In early 2018, Zimmerman temporarily left the group, citing differences with management. He later returned in July 2018, working in both production and management until late 2019.
Edison Park (born November 22, 1988), also known as edisonparklive, is an American Twitch streamer and former manager of OfflineTV. He took over the managerial position in July 2018 after the departure of Chris Chan. Prior to joining OfflineTV, Park previously worked at Microsoft. Park formerly held the world record for the most hours streamed on Twitch in a 30-day period. The attempt lasted from March 8, 2019, to April 7, 2019. During this time period, Park streamed an average of 17 hours a day, which would accumulate up to a total of 541 hours. The previous record was set by fellow Twitch streamer Zizaran, who streamed 506.5 hours in a 30-day period.
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