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Couriway plays video games
 
Couriway is from the United States
 
Couriway is male
 
Couriway created their account in 2020
 
Couriway is a Content Creator on YouTube

Yo everyone, what's going on? Couriway here.

―Couriway's intro

Anthony Salzarulo (born: August 13, 1999 (1999-08-13) [age 22]), better known online as Couriway (formerly Antwn), is an American gaming YouTuber and streamer who speedruns Minecraft and does challenges relating to Minecraft speedrunning. Couriway broke the Minecraft speedrun world record for version 1.16 with a time of 14:36 on November 3, 2020. He has since been able to ride that wave of popularity to become one of the most popular Minecraft speedrunning YouTubers.

Previous aliases

Before going by Couriway on social media, he created and deleted multiple YouTube channels under different aliases as mentioned in his 100,000 subscriber video.[1] Since the beginning of his time on YouTube, Anthony mostly played Minecraft. He started by switching from survival mode gameplay to multiplayer servers, some of which were an SMP (survival multiplayer server) he was invited to and a survival games server known as MCSG or Minecraft Survival Games. He later made Minecraft building tutorials as well.

During this time, he was also a graphic designer for the Florida Mayhem,[2] an Overwatch esports team owned by Misfits Gaming based in Miami and Orlando, Florida.[3] His most well-known alias outside of Couriway is Antwn or AntwnPls, which he used for most or all of his time with the Florida Mayhem.[2]

Minecraft speedrunning

Anthony began speedrunning Minecraft on the Couriway YouTube channel on August 1, 2020. Since then, his speedrunning progress was skyrocketing, including being the 5th person to get a sub-20 time in the Any% RSG 1.16+ leaderboard and having the Any% RSG 1.9-1.15 world record on 19th October 2020, despite that, he didn't get much recognition from the speedrunning community until on 3rd November 2020, he broke the Minecraft speedrun world record for Any% RSG 1.16+.[4] At that time, he only had about 200 subscribers; however, the record pushed him to about 8,000 subscribers in a month and he has been able to continue growing his channel at an even quicker pace than before. His former world record is also the second most viewed record for Any% 1.16+, currently sits on 1.6+ million views.

Debunked allegations

In 2020, Couriway was accused of sexual misconduct by two women, one of which wanting to press charges against him. They claimed they were taken advantage of during the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals. He would turn the tables in an hour-long video[5] that denies the allegations, as well as debunking much of the misconceptions. Since then, he has continued to upload videos and it seems that the allegations became a thing in the past.

Channel hacked

In March 2021, Couriway's channel was hacked and the channel name was changed to Ripple Foundation before finally being changed to Litecoin Foundation. The channel privated all of Couriway's videos and the hacker(s) went live on Couriway's channel promoting a scam for the cryptocurrency Litecoin, similar to Bitcoin. Couriway stated that before he slept on March 21, 2021, he had 129,000 subscribers, and when he woke up on March 22, he had dropped to 116,000.[6] After relentlessly contacting YouTube about the situation for days, his channel was reinstated on March 26, 2021. When he got his channel back, he was at 102,000 subscribers and 27,000 viewers unsubscribed.[7]

Trivia

  • MrBeast has commented multiple times on Couriway's channel.
    • Couriway's video speedrunning the "MrBeast" Minecraft seed was made because of MrBeast's first ever comment on his channel. He commented on that video as well.
  • Couriway has held four Minecraft speedrunning world records (all are former records), including the Hardcore Any% RSG 1.16+, Icarus Any% RSG 1.16+ and Any% RSG 1.9-1.15, but his 1.16 time of 14 minutes and 36 seconds is most significant.
  • Couriway is well-known for scrolling for hotbar slots and not using hotkeys in the Minecraft speedrunning community.
  • Despite speedrunning Minecraft, he is also a fan of Pokémon and plays on the Poké SMP, a Pixelmon server.
    • His username is the name of a town in Pokémon X and Y.
    • His other Minecraft accounts are also named after Pokémon towns, with Paniola being the most well-known of his alternate accounts.
      • On March 27th, Paniola was renamed to Pqniolq as a referance to Dylqn, a minecraft speedrun twitch streamer and friend of his, as well as changing the skin to look like Dylqn's skin.
  • His favorite Pokémon are Milotic, Phanpy, Phantump, and Corphish.
  • He has beaten Minecraft 1000 times in a row on a random seed.
  • From 30th April to 2nd May 2021, Couriway participated in the Minecraft Break the Record Live tournament hosted by the European Speedrunning Assembly along with Illumina, Reignex, TheeSizzler, ninjabrain1, Dylqn and Feinberg.

Subscriber milestones

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

  • 10,000 subscribers: December 14, 2020
  • 100,000 subscribers: February 13, 2021

References


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