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RTGame
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RTGame's YouTube logo
Personal information
BornDaniel Condren
(1995-04-13) 13 April 1995 (age 26)
Ireland
NationalityIrish, Canadian
OccupationLive streamer • YouTuber
Twitch information
Channel
Years active2015–present
GenreGaming
Followers995,000
Total views14.3 million
Associated acts
  • Jacksepticeye
  • Call Me Kevin
  • Daithi De Nogla
  • Terroriser
  • Yogscast
RTGame
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2011–present
Genre
Subscribers2.59 million
Total views793 million
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2018
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2018
Updated 12 April 2021

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Daniel Condren (born 13 April 1995), better known by his online alias RTGame or formerly RTGameCrowd, is an Irish-Canadian video game streamer.[1][2][3][4] He is known for his humorous commentary during gameplay,[5] and often plays games in unorthodox or mischievous ways.[6] He began making videos in 2011, began streaming in 2016, and experienced a surge in popularity in 2018.[1] As of March 2021, his Twitch channel has approximately 990,000 followers, and his YouTube channel 2.5 million.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Joining YouTube[edit]

Condren created his YouTube channel on 13 August 2011 and uploaded his first video five days later, a Terraria Let’s Play with his friends Stuart and Zach.[9] In 2012, he started a video series on the game Team Fortress 2, which lasted until 2018.[10]

Japan, variety content[edit]

In early 2018, Condren moved to Tokyo, Japan, to pursue a career as an English teacher.[11][12] However, he decided to skip his job interview in order to focus on his online career. In June, Condren’s YouTube and Twitch channels skyrocketed and he dedicated all of his time to streaming, editing and publishing his YouTube videos.[13][14] The most notable videos from this time were on the games The Sims 3, Planet Coaster and Cities: Skylines.

Back in Ireland[edit]

In late Summer 2018, Condren moved back to Ireland and several weeks later his YouTube channel hit 1 million subscribers.[15][16]

In December 2018, RTGame joined Yogscast’s annual charity event Jingle Jam, where he helped raise $3.3 million.[17][18]

Since 2020, RTGame has had a video editor to help with his YouTube channel.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Daniel Condren was born on 13 April 1995.[20] His father's side is Irish and his mother's side is Canadian. He has Irish-Canadian dual citizenship.[21]

Education[edit]

Condren studied at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where he got his bachelor's degree in English.[22] While studying there, he was a part of a gaming society, where he won a Mario Kart tournament and earned the title of "the Drift King".[23][24] He is frequently mocked for bragging about this achievement by his fans and content creator friends, being called "the Drift Daddy".[25]

Health[edit]

In 2015 Condren’s lung collapsed and as of 2021 he continues having issues.[26]

Notable acts[edit]

  • Minecraft builds – RTGame is known in the Minecraft community for organizing building sessions for his Twitch subscribers.[1]
  • Shiny Wooloo hunt – RTGame spent 13 days searching for a rare colour variant of a Pokémon in the game Pokémon Sword and Shield.[27]
  • "The butcher of Sapienza" – In the game Hitman 3, RTGame decided to knock all NPCs from an entire map unconscious and gather them in one place (a butcher’s shop), in order to kill the entire population with a single shot.[4][3][28]

See also[edit]

  • List of most-followed Twitch channels

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Maher, Cian (15 July 2019). "The streamer who built a giant Starbucks island in Minecraft to connect with fans". The Verge. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  2. Saunders, Huw (3 October 2019). "The Minecraft Renaissance: How Mojang's Sleeping Giant Woke Up". Cultured Vultures. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Walker, Ian (27 January 2021). "Hitman Player Tries To Kill Every NPC In One Map With A Single Rubber Ducky". Kotaku. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Marshall, Cass (27 January 2021). "A Hitman 3 streamer spent hours putting the entire town in a freezer". Polygon. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  5. O'Rourke, Barry (2021-03-24). "Game-Changers - the Irish people rocking the gaming world". RTÉ.ie.
  6. "Four Gaming Channels Your Non-Gaming Partner Will Actually Watch With You". 2oceansvibe News. 2oceansvibe Media. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  7. "RTGame – About". Twitch. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  8. "RTGame – About". YouTube. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  9. "Terraria! Ep 1: Swimming is Difficult", YouTube, 18 August 2011, retrieved 2021-04-13
  10. "TF2: The Combat Engineer (First Solo Commentary)", YouTube, 20 June 2012, retrieved 2021-04-13
  11. RTGame (1 April 2018). "So hey, I moved to Japan [Video]". YouTube.
  12. @RTGameCrowd (14 January 2018). "RTGame Daniel on moving to Japan" (Tweet). Retrieved 2021-04-13 – via Twitter.
  13. RTGame (September 26, 2018). "So hey, I did a Q&A [Video]". YouTube.
  14. Call Me Kevin Clips (April 10, 2021). "The man behind RTGame - "Call Me" Ep.1 [Video]". YouTube.
  15. @RTGameCrowd (2018-09-21). "RTGame Daniel on moving back to Ireland" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. RTGame (6 November 2018). "So hey, I did a Q&A for One Million Subscribers on Youtube". YouTube.
  17. Yogscast Live (December 13, 2018). "RTGAME & TOM! - YOGSCAST JINGLE JAM! - 10th December 2018 [Video]". YouTube.
  18. Partis, Danielle (2 January 2019). "Yogscast Jingle Jam 2018 comes to a close, raises $3.3 million for charity". influencerupdate.biz. Retrieved 2021-04-13. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. RTGame (February 5, 2020). "Let's talk about life awhile [Video]". YouTube.
  20. @RTGameCrowd (13 April 2020). "Ah fuck I'm old now. Thanks for the birthday wishes lads! I'll be doing a special stream at 7pm tonight to mark the day" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  21. "I'm actually an Irish-Canadian dual citizen!". YouTube.
  22. @RTGameCrowd (July 4, 2017). "RTGame Daniel on his degree" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  23. @RTGameCrowd (December 4, 2015). "RTGame Daniel on Drift King" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  24. @RTGameCrowd (March 18, 2021). "RTGame Daniel on Drift King proof" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  25. RTGame (2021-03-19). "I lost all of my friends playing Mario Kart [Video]". YouTube.
  26. RTGame (3 August 2018). "So hey, I'm living through a natural disaster right now [Video]". YouTube.
  27. "RTGame goes crazy after spending 13 days to finally catch shiny Pokemon". Dexerto. 2020-02-18. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  28. Sheridan, Connor (26 January 2021). "Hitman 3 streamer shoves entire population of Sapienza into a meat freezer". gamesradar. Retrieved 2021-04-13. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)


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