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Who is FaZe SpaceLyon?
Thang “SpaceLyon” Phan was born on 28 July 1993, in the United States of America, and is a professional gamer as well as a Twitch streamer, best known from earning popularity on Twitch for his live streams of popular battle royale games such as “H1Z1” and “Fortnite: Battle Royale”.
The Riches of FaZe SpaceLyon
How rich is FaZe SpaceLyon? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $400,000, earned through a successful career in gaming, including a significant amount through his participation in competitive tournaments, and through donations to his stream. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Very little is known about Thang’s childhood, family, and education. He is known to be of Vietnamese descent though he was born in the United States suggesting that his parents moved there from Vietnam though it has not been confirmed. Growing up, he developed a strong interest in video games and wanted to pursue it as a career.
Eventually, he had the opportunity to do so thanks to the website Twitch, which is a live streaming video platform and a subsidiary of Amazon. It is focused on video game live streaming, and has recently become a broadcast center for eSports competition. In recent years, Twitch has also become an avenue for music broadcasts, creative content, and real life streams. It is considered the most popular video game streaming platform on the internet and allows users to broadcast while playing games. It also became a great avenue for earning income as Twitch gamers could gain donations from viewers if their content is liked. The most popular Twitch streamers have managed to make a career out of streaming thanks to their video game skills, personality, or interactivity, often a combination of the three.
Battle Royale – H1Z1
SpaceLyon started streaming during the beginning of the popularity of battle royale games which is a genre of video games that is a mix of survival and last man standing gameplay. These games often involve a large number of players with minimal equipment, searching for weapons and armor while battling other players. The play area also often shrinks with the winner being the last player or team in the game. These genres of games take inspiration from the Japanese film called “Battle Royale”.
SpaceLyon began by doing playthroughs of the video game “H1Z1”, a battle royale game which started out as a survival game with players trying to survive through a zombie apocalypse world However, due to the increasing fame of battle royale games, “H1Z1” also ventured into the battle royale genre with a standalone mode called “King of the Kill”. He did video game montages, streams, and playthroughs which could be accessed through Twitch and YouTube. Over the next few months, his popularity started to grow.
DOING A FaZe x Champion HOODIE GIVEAWAY!
All you have to do is Follow, RT and like to enter
I’ll pick a winner tonight, Goodluck! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/ERhtADUhtn
— FaZe SpaceLyon (@SpaceLyon) April 17, 2019
Fortnite and FaZe Clan
In 2017, SpaceLyon transitioned from “H1Z1” to the video game “Fortnite” developed by Epic Games. The video game started out as a tower defense type of game in which players would fight off hordes of zombie like creatures. Eventually, they also ventured into battle royale which pitted 100 players against each other to be the last person standing. The success of “Fortnite” has made it a worldwide phenomenon, and brought a lot of success to the developers, and they became a legitimate competitor to another game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds”. The difference for Fortnite is that the building elements taken from the base game could also be used for the battle royale mode, leading players to create structures while they fought.
Eventually, his popularity and skills were noticed by the eSports and entertainment organization FaZe Clan, which is known for their members’ skills in shooter games, and for participating competitively in various video game tournaments. The group began as a gaming group on YouTube featuring several YouTubers who posted video game content. Since then, it has evolved on two fronts with one more focused on YouTube and entertainment while the other focused on competitive tournaments. SpaceLyon would become a part of the latter group, joining competitions on Fortnite and earning income through high placements.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known about any of FaZe SpaceLyon’s romantic relationships. Some people online have mentioned that he has a girlfriend though he has not made any comment. He has also been seen with female gaming personalities and girlfriends of professional gamers who are mostly his friends, though critics often create controversy with these photos.
Aside from his Twitch channel which consistently has over millions of views, he also regularly posts on his YouTube channel, which has over 164,000 subscribers, often videos of his most memorable games within a stream. He also has a Twitter account which has over 190,000 followers, on which he often posts daily thoughts, and promotes the gaming related events he goes to. His accounts often have the FaZe tag and logo as he is working for them. FaZe is also supported by several brands including Steelseries which creates gaming peripherals, and G Fuel which is promoted as an eSports energy drink. According to his Twitch account, he streams every weekday, with shorter streams on Saturday.