BoxBox is a social media star who has made a name for himself on platforms like YouTube and Twitch where he live-streams himself playing League of Legends. It was on Twitch that he first began and amassed himself a massive followership before moving to other platforms. Today, he has been able to build for himself, a followership that runs into the millions. Here is all to know about him.
Who Is Boxbox? Biography
Even though he is more popular by his nickname, Boxbox, the gamer was born Albert Sun Zheng on June 17, 1996, in Fairfax, Virginia. Although born in the US and given a Korean name, Zheng is of Chinese origin.
While growing up, he got exposed to gaming rather early in his life, as well as some musical instruments such as the trumpet. Nevertheless, it was gaming that he would choose over other things.
Because his life revolves around live-streaming and gaming, there is not much that is known about his personal life or how he was brought up, just as there is not much that is known about his educational qualification.
It was on Twitch and later YouTube that BoxBox got to make a name for himself. Although he is more popular for League of Legends, he has also played many other games including Fortnite. On YouTube, he has come to build a channel that got over 1.2 million subscribers by the second half of 2018. Starting from 2011, it has amassed over 1.8 billion views and more than 260 videos. He is likewise very popular on Twitch where he has over 1.3 million followers.
Apart from gaming, Boxbox is also into cosplay, but he doesn’t take it as seriously as he takes his gaming and other activities.
As earlier indicated, it was through his streaming that the gamer has made a name for himself, but then, he joined Velocity eSports in 2013 as a substitute player. He left the organization in the same year. For now, he is yet to join any other gaming group as he is taking his vlogging more serious than anything else.
Who Is His Girlfriend Or Is He Gay?
One of the questions that Boxbox keeps getting is whether or not he is gay. It is not very surprising that people think that way, most especially when you consider that he enjoys cosplaying as a woman.
Nonetheless, there is no indication that he has ever been with any male in the past. In fact, he has stated more than once that he is not gay.
It is not known the number of women he has dated in the past, but his last girlfriend’s name is Annie. The two dated for some time before calling things off. Just like the gamer, Annie also has her own vlog where she also plays games, but then, hers is less popular than that of Boxbox. They have played many games together in the past such as MapleStory Date, League of Legends, and many more.
Interestingly, what led to the break in their relationship was school stress on Annie who was said to have gone to nursing school. But then, they later came back together because they were both not happy without the other. Since then, the two have been together.
Here are more facts about him
- Zheng has a very impressive social media followership. He has over 300 thousand likes on Facebook, more than 170 thousand fans on Twitter, and over 20 thousand followers on Instagram.
- One can easily see him as someone with an average height, but when you get to see Zheng away from his streaming, he has a very intimidating height and is well built. He stands at a height of over 6 feet.
- He may not look it when he is playing his games or cosplaying, but Albert is a rather shy individual.
- Boxbox has been involved with some charity work. He recently joined Team Liquid in support of the IMC charity.
- Having made his name in League of Legends competitions, he took part in the Amazon’s Champions of Fire Invitational. Before the event, he took time to study his opponents which gave him the advantage to take home the $100,000 grand prize.