Over the years, Matthew Rinaudo, popularly known as Mizkif, has become one of the most recognizable figures in the streaming community. He launched his Twitch career in 2016 and has amassed more than two million followers on the platform. He also has 879,000 YouTube subscribers.
Despite being a versatile streamer, Matthew is best known for his Just Chatting streams. Fans flock to his reaction content and party gaming sessions, and he currently holds the 10th spot on the list of most watched Just Chatting channels on Twitch.
Before 2018, the streamer had a limited audience. The 27-year-old rose to fame as the Ice Poseidon videographer.
One of OTK’s founders, Mizkif, is enjoying another surge in popularity as viewers tune in to his channel in large numbers due to the month-long fitness event Camp Knut. The program includes numerous streamers in and around Austin, Texas who train under Knut.
Let’s follow the streamer’s rise in popularity over the years from a cameraman to a successful streaming personality.
Exploring Mizkif’s career, personal life and details
Born on February 14, 1995, Mathew grew up in New Jersey and battled with a severe case of ADHD. When he first landed a job at an investment firm, he had no intention of getting into streaming.
Medications allowed him to keep his condition in check until he was diagnosed with a serious heart condition called myocarditis and doctors stopped his medication.
The incident changed his life and Matthew was forced to seek alternative sources of income after he was unable to adjust without his ADHD medication. That’s when he started uploading videos to YouTube via Twitch streamers through the Mizkif Documentaries channel.
His creativity caught the attention of IRL streamer Ice Poseidon, who invited him as a cinematographer. The performance brought him a lot of popularity and he started his own Twitch channel where he played a lot of World of Warcraft.
The Chesapeake, Virginia-born star’s humor and personality has allowed him to interact with some big streamers like Asmongold, TrainwrecksTV and Esfand.
Twitch and OTK
According to Twitchtracker, his top three most played games on stream are Minecraft, World of Warcraft, and Super Mario 64. However, his most popular content by far is just his chat streams, where he interacts with other streamers and moderates game shows.
The online star is also known for her reaction content and became very popular with fans in 2019. The following year, he averaged more than 10,000 concurrent viewers on his streams.
In October 2020, Mizkif founded the esports organization One True King along with other streamers such as Asmongold, Esfand and Rich Campbell.
The organization kept the MMO streak alive and had a professional World of Warcraft team for a time. Right now, members are mostly focused on collaborative content with frequent game shows hosted by a variety of streamers.
The group has quickly established itself as a leading streaming organization, recently winning the Streamer Award for Best Content Organization.
Mizkif himself has ridden a wave of success, from streaming to a few hundred fans at the time to thousands of viewers. Twitchtracker reports that the channel currently has a whopping 56.9k average viewers for its latest videos.
In 2021, the Twitch data leak placed him 23rd in the list of streamers with the biggest payouts. He reportedly earned a whopping $2,086,548.21 between August 2019 and October 2021. He currently has over 16,000 active subscribers.
Matthew’s recent popularity can be attributed to the extremely popular Camp Knut organized in Austin. Designed as a fitness program, many OTK members have joined it and increased the viewership of Mizkif’s channel.
However, it is an undeniable fact that the streamer has become a top internet personality himself.