From Grand Theft Auto V to Minecraft, Vikkstar123’s videos
generate millions of views each day on YouTube. His channels, Vikkstar123 and Vikkstar123HD, have generated over three million subscribers and feature a wide variety of content from Let’s Play tutorial videos to real-life challenges.
I talked to Vikkstar about the early days of his YouTube channel, the sudden rise to fame, and what advice he would give aspiring Let’s Players who are trying to break onto the scene.
Take me back
to the beginning to the days when you were first getting your videos off of the
ground. What were those days like?
Vikkstar: For me, it was a little bit different. It was with
my friends from high school – this is going back six or seven years ago – they
watched a lot of video game YouTube videos. We always used to play video games
together, too. They started recording themselves playing. They were making
little videos mainly for each other. I got involved thinking I might be able to
do a little bit better than they were doing, and get involved and have some fun
with it. I started recording myself playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. I
started making tutorial videos that people could watch …read more