SwaggerSouls is an American YouTube star known for his gaming videos. He is also very famous on other platforms, bagging a lot of followership on his social media pages. If you have followed his YouTube videos, you will notice an avatar wearing a medieval battle helmet in most of them. His videos consist mostly of contents on gameplay and live-action skits. He is a top-ranked gamer on YouTube. A distinguishing factor about him in the YouTube gaming community is the fact that he basically plays with total strangers.
SwaggerSouls was born on the 24th of February, 1994. He is a citizen of the United States of America. Though everyone knows him as SwaggerSouls, his actual name is Eric Vivian Matthews. He currently resides in the state of Idaho. This is where he does all his YouTube gaming activities.
SwaggerSouls’ YouTube channel came online in May 2015. However, he started posting contents on the channel one year after, in April 2016. Since he started posting contents there, he has had over 2.7 million people subscribing to his channel (as of March 2019). All his videos have an accumulated view of over 100 million, with ‘Dating Heyimbee in VRChat’ having the highest view of 6.5 million as of March 2019.
His social media popularity is glaring for all to see. On the social media platforms where he has been active, he has a mammoth crowd following him. On Twitter, he has over 358K followers, on Instagram, he has 533K people following him, while on Twitch, he has more than 248K followers to date. His Facebook profile does not have so much of following. This is because he goes with his birth name and seldom shares his videos there.
His rise to popularity was one that he had planned and anticipated. It took him one year to get his act together and begin to feed his would-be massive followers with thrilling contents on his YouTube channel. His very first video on YouTube was ‘Casual Shoutcasting! | CSGO’, where he played ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’. From the time he posted the video till date, it has garnered over 280K views.
The world of gamers on YouTube is one that is full of fierce competition. This was an experience he did not wait long to face. However, SwaggerSouls have made a name for himself as one of the most prominent gamers on YouTube. He has posted a couple of videos that have gotten three million views and above. These videos include DATING HEYIMBEE IN VRCHAT (6.5 million views), THE FACE REVEAL (5.5 million views), HIGHLY ILLEGAL CSGO MOMENTS (4.2 million views), AWKWARD VRCHAT MOMENTS (3.9 million views), “Steroid Souls” | CS: GO Funny Moments (3.8 million views), “The Therapist” | Rust (3.5 million views), “Let Them Eat Cake” | CS: GO Funny Moments (3.3 million views), SAVING PRIVATE SMii7Y PAVLOV VR (3 million views), and MINECRAFT BUT IT’S IN VR (3 million views).
In case you are taken aback by what it means to be a gamer on YouTube, here is a little peep into what has made SwaggerSouls very popular. In the last few years, YouTube has gone agog with gaming contents. One of the most popular gaming content on YouTube is gameplay. The number of gameplay videos that are being posted on YouTube every day runs into thousands. You can imagine the level of competition in that niche. It then means that standing out and truly becoming successful as a gamer on YouTube requires a high level of exceptionalism and creativity. Among other things, the fact that SwaggerSouls plays games with strangers makes him very exceptional.
Family Life of The Famous American YouTuber
When it comes to his family life, little or nothing is known about it. He does not talk about his family that much. He has mastered the art of concealing his identity. SwaggerSouls is heading for the other side of the 20s, yet it is not known if he is dating or not.
His only known family are his fellow gamers on YouTube. He has so bonded with them that most of his life revolves around YouTube gaming.
To celebrate with his YouTube family for hitting the one million subscribers milestone, he uploaded the face reveal video on July 2018.