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Alastair James Aiken (born: November 6, 1993 ), better known online as Ali-A (formerly known as Matroix), is an English gaming YouTuber and TV presenter on Ali-A's Superchargers whose YouTube content is mainly based on Fortnite: Battle Royale and Call of Duty. He has gained over 17 Million subscribers and is currently the 9th most subscribed YouTube channel in the United Kingdomas of June 2019. He is also the third most subscribed YouTube channel in the Fortnite community after being surpassed by Ninja and later LazarBeam.
Ali-A started his YouTube channel by the name Matroix and uploaded gameplay videos mainly playing Merry Christmas. Ali is known for his Fortnite and Call of Duty videos. He uploads Fortnite videos daily. In 2013, Ali-A started his second channel MoreAliA. Where he uploaded his famous Minecraft series as well as his "Ali-A's Adventure" series in Minecraft. Also now with "Ali-A's Island". Sometimes known for the hilarious memes, and iconic clickbait videos. He is known especially for his Fortnite content, and he has kept up with all the gaming trends.
- Ali-A: His main channel, where he mostly uploads Fortnite related content.
- MoreAliA: His second channel in which he uploads Pokémon GO, Minecraft, Vlogs and other game related videos on a regular basis.
- Ali-A Plays : His third channel where he uploads Call of Duty content.
- Clare & Ali: His tertiary channel where he uploads videos with his fiance, Clare Siobhan. Usually, they will upload vlogs and challenges on that channel. Also the proposal video is on that channel.
Gaming Platforms Owned
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox One
- Xbox 360
- Wii U
- Nintendo Switch
- Nokia Brick
Legends of Gaming
On September 19, 2014, Ali-A announced that he will be hosting a gaming tournament called Legend of Gaming. The first season didn't attract much attention but the second season was a big success. 8 legends was present in season 2: DanTDM, Deji, W2S, AshleyMariee, Ali-A, Calfreezy, TwiinSane and Syndicate. It is later revealed Ali-A won the tournament after beating Twiinsane by 100 points.
Ever since Ali-A joined in the Fortnite Community, he has been heavily criticized for what he makes. People explain to him that he makes videos that are not relevant to the title, or thumbnail (clickbait). People also explain that he does not entertain people, or his videos lack of entertainment, and his commentary is stale that people may not understand it.
One of Ali-A's most famous quotes follows: "No way guys, we just completed the loot lake challenge. What is the loot lake challenge i hear you asking, well its pretty simple. Drop into a game of Fortnite and land at loot lake."
In May, his controversy is why his intro became a meme, due to the fact that before his intro, he puts a clip of him being surprised for something to happen. His intro was being commonly used by several YouTubers, most notably PewDiePie, for the intention of mockery.
- Ali-A also has a brother by the name Simon Aiken and lives with his fiancé and fellow YouTuber Clare Siobhan.
- Ali-A's Xbox Live gamertag is OMG its AliA, his PSN username is XxAli-AxX and AilAstiGMO.
- His second PSN account was banned from playing Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on January 14 for 6 hours due to an unknown reason.
- Once, a hoax occurred on Buzzfeed, stating Ali-A died in a car crash. However, this was not true, as Ali-A tweeted shortly afterwards. He also uploaded a video soon afterwards proving he was alive and well but was dead inside.
- Ali-A currently holds three Guinness World Records – the most subscribed and viewed Call of Duty channel and the highest amount of likes on a video in a second.
Note: The following dates are according to
- 1 million subscribers: January 5, 2013
- 2 million subscribers: July 10, 2013
- 3 million subscribers: November 15, 2013
- 4 million subscribers: May 4, 2014
- 5 million subscribers: November 22, 2014
- 6 million subscribers: May 2, 2015
- 7 million subscribers: November 8, 2015
- 8 million subscribers: April 24, 2016
- 9 million subscribers: September 3, 2017
- 10 million subscribers: January 2, 2018
- 11 million subscribers: February 7, 2018
- 12 million subscribers: March 15, 2018
- 13 million subscribers: April 21, 2018
- 14 million subscribers: June 28, 2018
- 15 million subscribers: September 23, 2018
- 16 million subscribers: February 11, 2019
- 17 million subscribers: June 13, 2020
- "Alastair James AIKEN" Companies House. Retrieved January 10, 2020.