TimTheTatman

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TimTheTatman
Personal information
BornTimothy Jon Betar
(1990-04-08) April 8, 1990 (age 29)
NationalityAmerican
Twitch information
Channel
LocationNew York, United States
Websitetimthetatman.com
Years active2012 - present
GamesCounter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Apex Legends, Grand Theft Auto V,
Followers4.1 million
(October 27, 2019)

Timothy John Betar (born April 8, 1990), better known by his online alias TimtheTatman, is an American Twitch streamer and internet personality.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Betar started streaming on Twitch in 2012 and has amassed over 4 million followers since.[4][5] Broadcasting games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, and World of Warcraft, the variety channel attracts thousands of viewers each day.[4][1]

Betar is a Monster Energy eSports athlete and is also sponsored by the Audio-Technica Corporation.[6][2][6] He is a certified Twitch partner and has been a full-time creator since March 27, 2014.[7][8] After joining YouTube on January 23, 2011, the channel has grown to 1.2 million subscribers with videos viewed over 111,000,000 times.[9][8]

With the release of Epic Games's Fortnite in July 2017, Twitch stream viewership skyrocketed. The game streamed nearly 151 million hours during the first month of release.[10] Streamers such as Betar, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, and Turner "Tfue" Tenney, saw a steady increase in followers as the game grew in popularity.[11][12]

During E3 2018, Epic Games held its first-ever Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am, which paired up celebrities with professional gamers to raise money for charity.[13] Betar teamed up with Mack Wilds for the event.[14]

The Gamers' Choice Award's debuted its first show December 2018. The special aired live on CBS.[15] Betar won the award for Fan Favorite Male Streamer/Gamer of the Year.[16]

Betar and fellow gamer Ninja appeared in the NFL 100 commercial during Super Bowl LIII along with Peyton Manning, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Marshawn Lynch.[17] The two were invited to attend Super Bowl LIII in partnership with the NFL.[18] On February 2, 2020, Betar could be seen riding a tractor during an "NFL 100" ad during Super Bowl 54.

Charity[edit]

In 2018, Betar teamed up with fellow streamers to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital under the GuardianCon charity stream marathon. The event raised over $2.7 million for children's medical research.[19] During his time block alone, Betar set the Twitch charitable donation record by raising more than $106,000 in 4 hours.[20]

Personal life[edit]

After meeting in high school, Betar and his wife Alexa were married in August 2016. [21] On April 11, 2019, Alexa and Tim welcomed their son, Brewer.[22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TimTheTatman Facts: Revenue, Biography, Games, and More". Dot Esports. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  2. ^ a b "TimTheTatMan". Monster Energy.
  3. ^ Leonardo Pallenberg, TimtheTatMan - Interview for CyberPowerPC, retrieved 2019-02-03
  4. ^ a b "TimTheTatman - Streamer Profile & Stats". www.twitchmetrics.net. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  5. ^ Leonardo Pallenberg, TimtheTatMan - Interview for CyberPowerPC, retrieved 2019-02-02
  6. ^ a b "Audio-Technica". Street Noise Creative. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  7. ^ "Interview with Twitch Streamer TimTheTatman | Audio-Technica Gaming". Where It's A-T. 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  8. ^ a b TimTheTatman, THANK YOU FOR 1 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS!!, retrieved 2019-01-29
  9. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  10. ^ Lanier, Liz; Lanier, Liz (2018-10-25). "'Fortnite's' Streaming Popularity May Have Peaked (Analyst)". Variety. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  11. ^ Fagan, Kevin Webb, Kaylee. "This 27-year-old makes $500,000 every month playing 'Fortnite' in his bedroom — here's how he does it". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  12. ^ "timthetatman's Twitch Stats Summary Profile (Social Blade Twitch Statistics)". socialblade.com. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  13. ^ "Marshmello, Lil Yachty, Pete Wentz & More Music Stars Will Shoot 'Em Up in 'Fortnite' Pro-Am Tournament". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  14. ^ Donnelly, Joe (2018-05-21). "Epic to provide $100 million prize pool for first year of Fortnite esports tournaments". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  15. ^ "Gamers' Choice Awards". Gamers' Choice Awards. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  16. ^ Gamers' Choice Awards, TimTheTatMan's reaction to winning Male Streamer of the Year - 2018 Gamers' Choice Awards, retrieved 2019-02-09
  17. ^ "Berg: Directing NFL 100th season commercial was 'emotional'". The Seattle Times. 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  18. ^ "Marshmello Takes Over Fortnite and Twitch Streamers in NFL Super Bowl Commercials". ALT 949. 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  19. ^ Tassi, Paul. "Expanding Past 'Destiny' Alone, GuardianCon Raised $2.7 Million For Charity Before It Even Started". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  20. ^ "TimTheTatman Sets a new Charitable Donation Record on Twitch in a Single Streaming Block of 4 hours". Future Game Releases. 2018-07-11. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  21. ^ "TimTheTatman wedding photo". Twitter. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  22. ^ Fortnite Fantasy, TimTheTatman announces that he is going to have a BABY! (w/Chat), retrieved 2019-01-26
  23. ^ TwitchVids, Timthetatman Reacts to His Baby's Gender Reveal!, retrieved 2019-02-03