Everything About Valkyrae That You Need To Know
The American star of live streams on Twitch and social media games, Rachel Marie Hofsetter, mostly known as Valkyrae on social media, was born on January 8, 1992 in Washington, where she grew up. She is of German, Spanish, Caucasian, and Filipino ancestors, or as she put it herself, she is “quarter German, a quarter Spaniard, a quarter Caucasian, and a quarter Filipino.” Her sun sign is Capricorn. Apparently, she has a sister known as KC. She is currently residing in Houston, Texas.
What Is She Famous For?
She is one of the most famous and high profile streamers on Twitch, with more than 610,000 followers. Valkyrae is also one of the most internationally well-known players of the online video game Fortnite. She is also known for her live streams of Bloodborne and The Walking Dead. She also uploads her gaming live streams on her YouTube channel. According to Nadeshot, the former professional American Call of Duty player and the owner of the competitive eSport team of 100 Thieves, she could be the first content creator and streamer girl who joins 100 Thieves. She currently works with eSports 100 Thieves as a Content Creator, a workplace which is regularly shown on her Instagram photos displaying her apparent job satisfaction.
How Did She Start Gaming?
She was born and bred in Washington, but later moved to Los Angeles. Her game play started with working at GameStop, an American gaming company which provided video games, consumer electronics, and wireless service. She worked for one year and a half in GameStop, a job she never liked, but was tempted to try the products herself. She also enjoyed the retail’s discounts for the workers. Out of dissatisfaction with her job and having new concerns and ideas in mind, she quit her job and started to live stream.
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She joined Twitch, a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive. Valkyrae started streaming in a full-time manner. She streamed playing Fortnite and substantially took the leap in her full-time career. Her feminine attraction and gaming skills soon assured her place among a network of male gamers. Similar to any other female player in a male-dominated platform, she has also received random sexist comments. On one extreme case, she ended up threatening the other user with filing a case against him. Other games she plays are Dark Souls III, Blade and Soul, and Tom Clancy’s The Division.
How Popular Is She?
Valkyrae has earned a large amount on her 500,000-follower Twitch, an amount which she used to pay her mother’s debt off. Her team players on Twitch include Myth, Pokimane, Sonii, and Alexia Raye with whom she often plays Fortnie. Clips of video games such as Fortnite, Bloodborne, and The Walking Dead are also uploaded on her YouTube channel, which has more than 660,000 subscribers. She started uploading YouTube videos in 2014. She also has an Instagram page that has more than one million followers. Her Instagram posts are sometimes sponsored by famous brands including Gymshark, Urban Outfitters, and Forever 21. She has also attended a few of social media events such as Twitchcon and Blizzcon. She is also being invited to various other events such as the Adidas fashion show for which, in March 2019, she posted a photo of herself with Adidas items in the show.
What Other Activities Does She Enjoy?
Her collection of game consoles include NES, Wii U, Xbox One, Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo, GameCube, PS2, Xbox 360, and Original Xbox. However, her favorite is PS4. Other than upgrading her gaming rank and uploading her game plays, her favorite activities include dancing, performing stunts, spending quality time with friends at bars, and watching anime series. She likes “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Kill La Kill,” “Death Note,” “Sword Art Online,” and “Is It Wrong to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon.” Her favorite anime series is a Japanese manga series, called “Attack on Titan.” She likes the series for how it freely shows dark moods and blood.
Is She Romantically Linked to Someone?
She has been in a relationship with one of the Twitch streamers SonyD (his real name is Michael, as Valkyrae says) since 2016. However, the couple broke up in 2018. SonyD (sonii on his Instagram page) posted a lovely photo of himself and Valkyrae on December 9, 2018. As the photo’s caption, he wrote one hot piece of news: they broke up. They both felt the need to announce it publicly since their relationship publicized for the past three years. He also added that he still immensely loves Valkyrae and is excited to watch her grow. He stated that their breaking up was the fault of neither of them. Micheal went on explaining that although the past few months had been absolutely difficult for both of them, the ending was a mutual decision regarding their personal growth and moving forward.
Valkyrae looks very young for her age, for which she calls herself a 12 year old baked potato! She, however, likes her hair very much, a 9 year of growing hair that she believes to be beautiful while others think it is a wig! Valkyrae is also looking for new challenges such as a routine workout program at the gym, along with trying her best as a streamer. She is not only a smart streamer but a fit sporty girl as her IG photos illustrate, particularly the one with the dazzling outfit of crop hoodie, tights, and cap posted on February 4, 2019. She wants to become the best version of herself. Recently, on her Instagram page, she announced, she officially launched her first apparel collection on March 15, 2019. The collection includes hoodies, crewneck, longsleeve, T-shirts, and joggers.
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