• Paul Byron “Sjin” Sykes was born in 1983 in Dorset and grew up in Devon
• His career began with YouTube videos on various games such as Minecraft and World of Warcraft
• He is a member of the Yogscast group and has multiple social media accounts
• He earns around $350,000 from his YouTube channel and additional income from Twitch streams
• He enjoys Disney movies, Harry Potter, Magic the Gathering and eating desserts from around the world
Yogscast Sjin is one of the streaming gamers who became a part of the Yogscast group in 2008. He started making YouTube videos on various games such as Minecraft and World of Warcraft, and attracted strong interest to his content. He soon became a popular YouTuber and steadily garnered more viewers and subscribers in no time. Let’s find out more about his real name, abuse drama he was dragged into, his age, etc.
They'll never see me coming pic.twitter.com/gS1XRh8cX8
— Sjin (@YogscastSjin) January 28, 2019
Early life, family
Paul Byron “Sjin” Sykes was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 24 December 1983, in Yetminster, Dorset England. His mother’s name is Caroline, but his father’s name is unavailable – Sjin has never mentioned his parents’ ages or occupations, keeping their private life low-key. It is known that he has a younger brother since he shared a photo of them taken when he visited his parents’ house at Christmas 2017. As for Sjin’s childhood, he spent it in his hometown and the village of Mary Tavy located in Devon. He started playing computer games when he was just a small kid – his favorite games were Zelda and Metal Gear Solid.
Little is known about Sjin’s education, though he matriculated from a local high school in Yetminster in 2001; there is no record of him undertaking higher education, probably since YouTube became a major part of his life at that time.
Sjin worked as a butcher and a fishmonger before he got into YouTube ful-time. He enjoyed playing video games as most of his friends, but never thought of making a career out of his hobby. He said once he always loved making videos since he was playing World of Warcraft, filming and editing his PvP videos using basic tools of such programs as Vegas and Fraps. Then he and some of his friends switched to League of Legends, and Sjin began making entertainment videos on that game. He then got to know the Yogscast team and asked them for assistance. Sjin didn’t know what his dreams may come to, however, he decided to at least try, and created his YouTube channel on 4 February 2012, and began uploading his videos on Minecraft game – his first video was called “Let’s Build: A Castle part 1”, and now has more than a million views, and is still one of his most popular videos on his channel. As a fan of the “Frozen” cartoon he uploaded a video in which he builds Arendelle, a castle from this cartoon where Queen Elsa and Princess Anna lived, also having more than a million views. He also made videos on such games as Tekkit, World of Warcraft and many others.
Since Sjin was invited to become a part of the Yogscast team, he has featured in many videos of his teammates. Among them were such popular gamers, streamers and YouTubers as Duncan Jones, Lewis Brindley and Simon Lane (those two have their own channel), Hannah Rutherford, Chris “Sips” Lovasz and many others. They call themselves ‘a group of friends who love playing games and sharing it with the audience’. During more than a decade since the Yogscast group was founded in 2008, the members have created and uploaded various videos on such games as World of Warcraft, Minecraft, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim among dozens of others. Lewis Brindley and Simon Lane have a separate channel which is called “YOGSCAST Lewis & Simon”, and it has more than seven million subscribers and its net worth is estimated to be around $2.6 million. The channel has almost 5,000 videos uploaded, and all members of the team actively participated in filming and editing them.
Personal life, abuse allegations, ex-girlfriend Anya “MintyMinute” Ferris
It’s hard to say whether Sjin is single or is dating someone at the moment since he has never announced any information regarding a girlfriend. There was once a situation which cause negative attention – he was said to be dating a girl from background staff named Anya Ferris, nicknamed MintyMinute, when one of his female followers reached him in direct messages. She appeared to be younger than 18 years old, and the conversation between her and Sjin became far more intimate, yet he didn’t guess she was so young. Rumors say Sjin asked her to send him her nude photos, but no screenshots or chat logs ever proved this gossip. The situation was very unpleasant and dangerous for Sjin and for the whole Yogscast team. Minty was said to leave the team when it had financial difficulties, and was re-hired at her previous full-time job. Minty now dates another Internet personality, Ørjan “Teutron” Aarvik, who was once one of the artists in Yogscast.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Sjin’s first gaming nickname was ScorcH, which hinted his Scottish roots. He is a dedicated fan of Disney movies, his most favorite ones are “Tangled” and “Frozen”. It is hard to believe but Sjin dressed up as Elsa from “Frozen” when he visited the Jingle Jam contest from 2014 to 2016, not changing his costume for three years in a row. Sjin is a big fan of the Harry Potter movie and book series. His favourite movie is Pacific Rim. Sjin loves music and can play the piano. His favourite colour is red. It’s a fun fact, but when Sjin orders a pizza, he rolls every piece up before he eats it. When Sjin was 15 years old he was a DJ with the stage name “Grandmaster P”. He is a huge fan of the trading card game called Magic the Gathering. One of his favorite dishes is fried bacon with an egg topped with a donut with chocolate glaze – he has a sweet tooth and he tastes various desserts in every country he visits. For example, his favorite dessert in New Zealand was raspberry flavoured jelly covered with white and milk chocolate; Sjin is always in search of new tastes.
New hitman tonight! to celebrate here is some AMAZING artwork by Michael Ponschke
Social media presence
Sjin has several accounts on multiple social media platforms, and is quite active; he has an Instagram account followed by more than 27,000 subscribers, his Twitter account is read by more than 320,000 people, and he has a Facebook page which is followed by more than 100,000 fans, with his Twitch channel having more than 800,000 followers. However, Sjin’s most popular account is his YouTube channel – it now has more than 1.9 million subscribers. It is worth saying that the number of Sjin’s subscribers on his YouTube channel hit that figure several years ago and since then Sjin can’t get two million subscribers however hard he tries.
Sjin has dark-brown short hair and has a beard and moustache. His height, weight and vital statistics are unavailable at the moment. He likes to eat well, but doesn’t have time for the gym, so he is probably not so slender as when he was younger. That’s probably why he prefers casual looks and often wears loose T-shirts, jeans and jackets.
Authoritative sources say Sjin’s net worth his YouTube channel helps him to accumulate is estimated to be around $350,000. He earns about $5,000 per month solely from his YouTube channel, though he is sure to get more money from his Twitch streams which is his additional source of income. As a part of the Yogscast clan, he could also benefit from their earnings – their YouTube channel has more than seven million subscribers and has a net worth of $2.6 million, while the whole team earn around $40,000 from this channel alone. If Sjin continues to upload new video on his channel, and streaming, his net worth is certain to grow.