• Josh, known as Phylol, is a Twitch streamer and YouTube personality best known for his content on the video game “League of Legends”.
• His estimated net worth is over $300,000, earned through his successful online career.
• He started playing “League of Legends” around its official release, and started streaming on Twitch to gain followers.
• He has over 60,000 followers on his Twitch account and recently shifted his focus back to YouTube.
• He is active on social media and is currently focused on the auto battler version of “League of Legends” called “Teamfight Tactics”.
Who is Phylol?
Josh – surname unknown – was born on 30 September 1991, in England, and is a Twitch streamer as well as a YouTube personality, best known for his content which focuses on the video game “League of Legends”. He’s been playing the game since its official release and has managed to gain hundreds of thousands of subscribers across his accounts.
The Net Worth of Phylol
How rich is Phylol? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through a successful career online, which have led him to numerous opportunities including partnerships and collaborative work. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Gaming Beginnings
Very little is known about Phylol’s life before his rise to fame online, as he has not shared a lot of details regarding his family, childhood, and education. It is known that he grew up with a younger brother, who would also pursue the same career as him, streaming under the name FoxDrop. At a young age, Phylol developed a strong interest for video games, and it continued as he grew up.
He didn’t really gain much attention for his gaming, not until he saw the potential for such a career upon discovering YouTube, and how successful several personalities had been on the website through their focus on gaming content. YouTube is a video sharing website owned by Google, and is one of the most popular websites on the internet. It allows users to upload their own videos for others to view. Since its creation, it has become one of the top sources of online video content with videos such as video blogs (vlogs), live streams, educational videos, documentaries, video clips, music videos, and many more available on the platform.
League of Legends
Prior to starting his channel, Phy was already playing a lot of the video game “League of Legends” (LoL), and decided that he would focus his content on that game since he liked it the most. LoL is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) developed by Riot Games. It is free to play, though one can opt to purchase cosmetics through real money, a common theme for free to play games. In LoL, players assume the role of a summoner who chooses a champion from a large pool of them. Each champion has its own unique abilities, and they must team up with four others to battle another team of opposing summoner-controlled champions.
The goal of each game is usually to destroy the other team’s Nexus, the heart of the enemy base. The game was released in 2009 and has grown in popularity to become the most played PC game in North America three years later. They also have a very active competitive scene spanning various parts of the world, and is ranked among one of the top streaming games on both YouTube as well as Twitch.
Due to the increasing strictness on YouTube when it comes to the monetization of their videos, numerous content creators looked to find other avenues to gain income directly from their followers. Others opted to create subscription services through websites such as Patreon. For Phylol, he decided to stream on the website Twitch, a video game-focused streaming platform, known for being one of the main hubs of eSports competition broadcasts. It is a spin-off from the now defunct Justin.tv, though later on, Twitch implemented other types of streaming on their website.
In London today meeting my editor who is on holiday from Bulgaria! This guy has helped me a ton with the channel over the past year behind the scenes and couldn't have done it without him @ToxOnPC pic.twitter.com/fLSSmkMB1G
— Phy (@PhyGames) April 13, 2019
It has since become one of the most visited streaming websites online, with over 2.2 million broadcasters monthly and over 15 million actively using the website on a daily basis. The website also reports having an average of a million concurrent users. The website was acquired by Amazon for $970 million, leading to its integration with Amazon Prime. Later on, Twitch also bought the service Curse, implementing its features on their site.
Phylol now has over 60,000 followers on his account, and streamed “League of Legends” on a regular basis. However, he eventually decided to leave Twitch and dedicate his efforts solely towards YouTube once more.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Phylol’s romantic relationships. His online content has been focused on LoL, and it is not known if he has a girlfriend or if he is married. One of the reasons he decided to step away from streaming was due to a controversy he became involved in. He stole a hero guide from a lesser known Redditor and published the guide as his own. He was then accused of plagiarism by the creator, which led to a lot of criticism on his end.
What do you think of this years Halloween costume? ?Foxdroplol
Posted by Phy on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Phy responded by putting a credit to the video, and stating that he was inspired by the guide, putting his own twist to it. However, many have noted that popular YouTubers have been taking advantage of knowledge from lesser known personalities for their own benefit. He later apologized, and stated that he would give revenue the video earned to the original creator. Similar to numerous YouTube personalities, he is highly active online through an account on Twitter. He has been recently focused on the auto battler version of LoL called “Teamfight Tactics”.