• Matt Castro is a YouTube personality best known for his “League of Legends” channel, MagikarpUsedFly.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $800,000 as of mid-2019.
• Matt grew up in Okinawa, Japan and moved to the US with his family at the age of 7.
• His YouTube channel features gameplay tutorials and walk-throughs of the video game “League of Legends”.
• Magikarp is active on various social media platforms, including Instagram and Twitter.
Who is MagikarpUsedFly?
Matt Castro was born on 24 June 1991, in Okinawa, Japan, and is a YouTube personality, best known for his channel called MagikarpUsedFly, which is focused on gameplay tutorials and walk-throughs of the video game entitled “League of Legends”. His videos have earned him considerable income, and he has also done live streaming of his games.
The Net Worth of MagikarpUsedFly
How rich is MagikarpUsedFly? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $800,000 earned through success in his numerous endeavors. His fame within the “League of Legends” community has led him to numerous opportunities, including participation in high profile tournament events. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Beginnings
Very little is known about Magikarp’s life before his rise to fame online. He grew up in Japan, presumably because his father was in the US Marine Corps, and during his time there developed a strong interest for the franchise “Pokémon”, which would become influential especially with his online name MagikarpUsedFly, which is a reference to the fish Pokémon Magikarp and its inability to fly due to being a water Pokémon.
At the age of seven, his family moved back to the US and stayed in San Diego, California for the next three years. The family then moved to Murrieta, California where he would spend most of his teen years. He still loved video games growing up and it would become a big factor of his life up to his later career decision. Eventually, he started playing a lot of online games, including the video game “League of Legends”. This in turn with the rise of popular social networking platforms would pique his interest.
League of Legends
“League of Legends” (LoL) is a multiplayer online game developed by Riot Games and inspired by the “Warcraft III” mode entitled “Defense of the Ancients” (Dota). The game is a freemium, meaning that it can be played for free but supported by micro transactions often leading to premium cosmetic content. Players take on the role of a summoner who controls a champion selected from a large pool. Each champion has their own unique abilities and the summoner teams up with others to fight an enemy team consisting of player controlled champions as well. The goal of the game is to usually destroy the enemy team’s Nexus which lies at the heart of their base. The game takes elements from Lovecraftian horror, steampunk, and high fantasy.
The game was well received, and has grown a huge fan base since its release in 2009. It was one of the most played PC games in North America and Europe in 2012, and has left one of the largest footprints of any game in terms of live streams, with over 100 million active players each month; it also has a very active competitive scene.
Wanting to share his love for the game and the possibility for fame, as well as income through this passion, Magikarp launched a channel on YouTube in 2014 to start creating “League of Legends” videos. YouTube is a video-sharing website owned by Google and is one of the most popular websites in the world. It has numerous types of videos including video clips, television show clips, documentaries, live streams, video blogs (vlogs), and many more. Users can upload their videos for others to view, rate, and comment on. Users can also subscribe to content creators they enjoy watching.
He started by posting various videos of himself playing the game, mostly short clips to show some interesting moments that happen while he is playing. His account gained a bit of attention thanks to the game’s popularity, and so motivated him to continue posting. Some of his most popular videos include his actual champion spotlight series, which showcases comedic or meme content related to recent or popular characters the game has released – these videos have gained millions of views each. In recent months, he’s been posting about the game less often, as he tries to post content about other interesting games he plays. Despite the shift in focus, he manages to retain a huge number of views due to his entertaining content.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, very little is known in terms of Magikarp’s romantic relationships. He has not posted anything about a girlfriend or being in a relationship, managing to keep that aspect of his life away from the public. From his online profiles, it can be seen that he enjoys animals, and has two pet dogs and two pet toucans. He is also interested in various other types of video games and franchises; he enjoys anime content and also works released by Disney.
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— MagikarpUsedFly (@themattcastro) May 9, 2019
Similar to numerous YouTube personalities, he is highly active online through accounts on several major social media websites. He has an account on Instagram which has over 50,000 followers, and mainly showcases his life away from YouTube, featuring him going to various places around the country, and interacting with his animals at home. He also has a Twitter account which promotes his YouTube content, and it has almost 100,000 followers, using the platform to talk about some of his day to day endeavors. His Facebook account has over 24,000 followers, though he doesn’t post as often as to his other accounts, and mostly content similar to that of Instagram.