• Brian Wyllie, AKA TheOddOne, is a former professional player and current variety streamer, with a net worth of over $1 million.
• He grew up playing Sega Genesis, PC games, RTS games and other popular titles.
• He became one of the top players in North America, and joined Team SoloMid (TSM) to compete in LoL tournaments.
• He decided to switch to streaming after retiring from professional play, playing a variety of games such as WoW Classic, Fire Emblem: Fates, and Billions.
• He is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch, giving updates about his streams and sharing his opinions.
Who is TheOddOne?
Brian Wyllie was born on 25 November 1988, in Canada, and is a live streamer as well as a former professional player, best known from rising to fame as a part of Team Solo Mid, which competed in professional “League of Legends” tournaments. Since retiring from professional play, he’s been focused on working as a variety streamer.
The Wealth of TheOddOne
How rich is TheOddOne? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. He gained a lot of income playing “League of Legends” professionally, and continues building his wealth with streaming. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Starting up some Lineage 2 again on stream now, come join the fun https://t.co/imaHE6qA8i : https://t.co/WniEvqe01E #ad pic.twitter.com/tHuDvLlSsS
— Brian Wyllie (@TSMTheOddOne) November 18, 2017
Early Life and Gaming Beginnings
Very little is known about TheOddOne’s life before his rise to fame online, as he hasn’t shared a lot of information regarding his parents, childhood, and education. It is known that he grew up in a relatively peaceful area, and became highly interested in gaming at a young age. He’s played games most of his life, starting with the Sega Genesis console.
Eventually he discovered the personal computer (PC) and began to play games on it consistently. He became a big fan of real time strategy (RTS) games, learning the ins and outs of games such as “StarCraft” and “Warcraft 3”. He also tried playing other popular games as he grew up, including “Plants vs Zombies”, “Left 4 Dead 2”, and the “Mass Effect”. With gaming technology developing further, online multiplayer gaming became more of a common possibility, and the rise of multiplayer online battle arenas led to the game he became known for, “League of Legends”.
League of Legends and Professional Career
“League of Legends” (LoL) is developed and published by Riot Games, and was released for Microsoft Windows and macOS. It is a free-to-play game, with players having the option of buying cosmetics and other enhancements through micro transactions. The game was inspired by the popular “Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne” mod called “Defense of the Ancients” (DotA). In the game, players take the role of an unseen summoner who controls champions with unique abilities. They select from a large pool of champions, and then join a team to battle it out with another team. The goal of each game is usually to destroy the enemy Nexus located at the heart of their base.
During LoL’s early years, TheOddOne quickly became one of the top players from North America, and his skill drew the attention of Andy “Reginald” Dinh who was planning on creating a professional team to complete in LoL tournaments. This led to the formation of Team SoloMid (TSM) and while they started out with LoL, the organization has grown, branching out to numerous other video games, including “Apex Legends”, “Magic: The Gathering Arena”, and “Fortnite”. TheOddOne became pivotal to several of the team’s wins in the North American LoL Championship Series (LCS).
Retirement and Switch to Streaming
While TheOddOne achieved a lot of success during his time with TSM, there came a point when the team was no longer performing as expected during professional tournaments. Many pointed out that the team needed changes, and he was proving to be more of a liability as he noticed, leading him to step down to become more of a coach for the team, inviting newer, fresher talent to help TSM grow. This would bode well for the team, as numerous iterations of them would later help in them winning more tournament.
Since retiring, TheOddOne continues to be tied to TSM, as he is one of the group’s founding members. He decided to move towards streaming, and becoming a presence for the organization on Twitch. He labels himself as a variety streamer, not really adhering to one game but playing what he is interested in. In recent months, he’s been playing a lot of “World of Warcraft Classic” – it’s a server option for the massively multiplayer online game “World of Warcraft”, which recreates the game in its original state before the release of the first expansion.
Only time at pier without phone (pokemon go was down)
Posted by TheOddOne on Saturday, July 16, 2016
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of TheOddOne’s romantic relationships. He has not been very open about this aspect of his life, preferring to keep to himself, though several sources believe that he is single. According to him, many of the professional players during the early years of “League of Legends” were trailblazers, but now their skill is lacking compared to the current generation of players who are far better at the game.
Similar to numerous streamers and former professional gamers, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Twitter on which he gives updates about upcoming streamer events, while also sharing his opinion on some of his favorite games such as the “Fire Emblem” series. He also has a Facebook page with over 230,000 likes, but he is not very active on it, last posting during 2018. He’s been more focused towards his Twitch content, as he promotes himself playing on a daily basis. He still loves strategy games based on games he’s played in past streams, such as “Dicey Dungeons”, Fire Emblem: Fates”, and “Billions”.