Ali “SypherPK” Hassan is an American gamer and Twitch streamer best known for his gameplay videos of Fortnite: Battle Royale, Elder Scrolls Online, and For Honor, and more. Ali first rose to fame when he began posting montages of soon-to-be-released games and grew thousands of followers overnight. Ali has quickly become one of the most popular online multiplayer gamers. He went full-time in 2015 and joined Luminosity Gaming.
In 2020, Ali signed an exclusive streaming deal with Twitch. He plans to establish a gaming incubator for up-and-coming creators with the resources.
Ali “SypherPK” Hassan was born on May 10, 1996 in Texas, the United States. Ali has two brothers named Junior and Otto. Growing up, he first developed an interest in gaming when his dad gifted him a Playstation at a young age. He now lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Daniela.
As of November 2020, Ali “SypherPK” Hassan has more than 2.8 million followers on Instagram, 4.73 million subscribers on YouTube, 1.1 million followers on Twitter, 4 million followers on Twitch, and 2,300 followers on Facebook.
Ali first started his YouTube channel in 2011 and by 2012, he was regularly posting RunScape content. A year later, he joined Twitch. Ali first rose to fame when he started playing and streaming a variety of games, including RunScape, Fortnite: Battle Royale, The Elder Scrolls Online and For Honor. He really became popular when he began posting montages of soon-to-be-released games and grew thousands of followers overnight.
Since starting Fortnite: Battle Royale, Ali has become known for his high-kill gameplays. He has also become popular for his educational Fortnite gameplay videos. Ali has quickly become one of the most popular online multiplayer gamers. He frequently collaborates with other popular players, including Ninja, Myth and Dakotaz.
Ali went full-time as a gamer in 2015. In an interview, Ali talked about how he got into the Fortnite gaming scene and later became a Fortnite Esports gamer with Luminosity Gaming.
“I started off way in the beginning when we had the Zap Traps and the Spike Traps,” he said. “A lot of people weren’t even using them back then, but I kind of figured out a way. And some of you might know one of my most popular moves, the ‘Trap Tower,’ with the Launch Pads and the traps. That’s kind of what shot me into popularity in gaming — even [giving] me the nickname ‘the Trap King.’”
In 2020, Ali signed an exclusive streaming deal with Twitch. He plans to establish a gaming incubator for up-and-coming creators with the resources. “As an individual, there’s too many things to take on by yourself,” the streamer, who is managed by his wife, tells The Hollywood Reporter.
He explained why it’s a great opportunity for him and his career. “It’s very hard sometimes to take a day off because I feel like I could be making content, I could be doing more,” says Hassan. “This streaming deal is fantastic because it helps tackle some of those problems where I’m not going to feel like I have to be live every single day, ten hours a day like I have been for the past couple of years.”
Going forward, Ali said, he plans to diversify the amount of games he plays. “I feel like it’s important to constantly be evolving and constantly gaining a new audience, because in this industry it’s very easy to fall off, it’s very easy to lose your momentum especially if you’re not innovating and trying new things.”
Ali has his own merchandise line. https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/SypherPK/