Who is BoxBox?
Albert Sun Zheng was born on 17 June 1996, in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, and known under the pseudonym BoxBox, is a live streamer, best known for gaining popularity on the streaming platform Twitch, focusing on playing the video game “League of Legends”. His fame as a streamer also helped him establish a channel on YouTube.
The Net Worth of BoxBox
How rich is BoxBox? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through a successful career online. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities including partnerships, sponsorships, and a chance at becoming a professional competitor.
As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Gaming Beginnings
Very little is known about BoxBox’s life before his rise to fame, as he has not shared a lot of information regarding his childhood, education, and family. It is known that he was very passionate about video games at a young age, and during high school decided to start playing the video game entitled “League of Legends”.
“League of Legends” (LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena developed by Riot Games. The game is free to play but allows players to purchase cosmetics with the use of real money. In the game, players assume the role of a summoner who controls a champion with unique skills and abilities. He then teams up with other summoner controlled champions to fight against an enemy team of summoners. The goal for each game is to usually destroy to heart of the other team’s base. Throughout the game, players can get stronger through gaining experience and items. The video game has gained a lot of critical acclaim since its release and has a very strong competitive scene.
BoxBox played using a Korean name which means “Mistake”, however, many people started to call him BoxBox due to how the Korean characters look like two boxes side by side. He started streaming on the platform Twitch during high school, and after matriculating decided to take a year off to pursue streaming full-time. Twitch is a live streaming platform, and a subsidiary of Amazon. It was launched in 2011 as a spin-off of the general interest streaming platform Justin.tv. Twitch would prove to be the most popular option, with Justin later shutting down YouTube to put more efforts towards the development of Twitch.
The platform is the main hub for the broadcast of eSports competitions. In recent years, it has introduced other forms of streaming as well. There are over two million broadcasters monthly and over 15 million using the website on a daily basis, and reports an average of a million in concurrent users. His efforts were successful, and he gained a huge followership online, which led him to be hired by the professional gaming group Velocity eSports as a substitute for their LoL team.
— Boxbox (@BoxBox) August 21, 2019
YouTube and Recent Endeavors
BoxBox then expanded his reach by creating a channel on YouTube. The website would become an additional source of income for him, as content creators on the site have the potential to earn advertising revenue through the Google AdSense program. The website is one of the most popular in the world, being ranked second in terms of traffic by Alexa Internet. Videos which can be seen on the website include music videos, television show clips, documentaries, video blogs (vlogs), live streams, and many more.
BoxBox posted numerous videos on the site, often short versions featuring highlights or segments of his stream. Some of his most popular videos include him cosplaying as the LoL character Riven. In recent months, he’s been playing other games apart from LoL, though still dedicating a lot of time to the latter. One of the games he’s been playing a lot of in recent streams is “Fire Emblem: Three Houses”; it’s a role-playing game developed by Koei Tecmo Games, and is the 15th game in the series, the first from the series to hit home consoles since 2007’s “Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn”.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of BoxBox’s romantic relationships. He has not shared a lot of this aspect of his life, but many people believe that he is single as he is still young and likely focused on developing his career online. His passion remains solely on video games, though he does enjoy memes and interacting with his fans from time to time. According to him, he is a big fan of “Fire Emblem”, and considers each new release as some of the best moments of his life.
Similar to numerous streamers and YouTube personalities, he is highly active online through accounts on social media, including the website Twitter on which he has almost 200,000 followers. He uses the platform to promote his stream while also using the platform to interact with his followers, posting on a daily basis. Another account he has is on YouTube, and counts close to 350, 000 followers on the platform. He posts similar content to that of his Twitter account, while also posting a few personal photos from time to time. He has posted photos of his streaming setup, but does his best to keep his personal life away from his online career.