Kai Cenat is a popular content creator who started on YouTube in 2018 by making comedy skits. His most-viewed videos are his doorbell pranks, where he and his friends would record themselves ringing people’s doorbells and running away. Before uploading to YouTube, he started posting short-form videos on Instagram.
Today, Kai is currently making major waves on Twitch, as he just became the most-subscribed streamer of all time, surpassing popular streamer Ludwig.
Born and raised in New York, Kai has always been a content creator at heart. He created his first popular video when he was in the 10th grade. In the video, he made a viral skit about parent-teacher meetings.
The 21-year-old is one-sixth of the creator group, Any Means Possible (AMP). With multi-platform goals, the creator started streaming on Twitch two years ago and has since become the first African American streamer to break a record on the platform.
Let’s look at his journey to the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch.
Kai’s rise to fame
According to Social Blade, the YouTuber’s channel, with over 2 million subscribers, sees about 1.5 million subscribers weekly. Kai’s channel has featured videos collaborating with many famous people, such as G. Herbo, Lil’ Baby, Skai Jackson, and Adin Ross. Kai isn’t only known for his skits and collaborations, but for his rise to fame on Twitch.
The dedicated creator skyrocketed to fame on the Amazon-owned platform at an abnormal rate by live-streaming Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V and chatting with his fans, who pay $5 to $25 to subscribe to his Twitch content.
Kai has made history as the most subscribed Twitch streamer ever after hitting 302,000 subscribers during a recent live stream.
The streamer began his streaming marathon at the beginning of February to mark the beginning of Black History Month. Since then, he’s entertained his viewers with guests, including comedian Reggie Brown and a Barack Obama impersonator. Kai has been going nonstop since the start of his subscription drive, even keeping the camera on as he sleeps.
“This is legendary,” Kai told the 200,000 people watching as the ticker surpassed Ludwig’s record.
“This has been the hardest thing of my life, and I’m glad I did it. We did it,” he said Tuesday on his live-stream. “Whatever you want to do, you can do it.”
Twitch’s chief content officer, Laura Lee, said it was “thrilling to see Kai and his community make waves and be seen. We are excited to see what they create together next.”
Kai’s fame has spilled over into mainstream pop culture, with the streamer appearing in a music video with rapper Lil Uzi Vert.
Kai is on multiple platforms — YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Twitch. While he’s hit major milestones on YouTube and Twitch, he’s going to keep grinding until he reaches the goals he’s set out for himself on every platform. Kai recently interviewed with Tubefilter and said that while he has yet to start on any merch, it is definitely in the works.