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Alia Marie "Lia" Shelesh (born: October 22, 1992 (1992-10-22) [age 28]), also known online as SSSniperWolf, is an English-American Reaction, DIY, and Gaming Channel. Alia was born in England, but she moved to the United States when she was six years old. Her nickname, SSSniperWolf is from Sniper Wolf, is one of the main antagonists and bosses of Metal Gear Solid.

Alia originally started her YouTube career as a gaming channel, notably with her Call of Duty gameplay. Since 2017, the majority of the content on her channel has been reaction and vlogging videos. Gaming still is part of her channel, but this is slowed down over time. She also likes watching tik toks.

Alia is one of the biggest female reaction channels with the largest following throughout social media and YouTube, her channel used to be full of gaming content. She used to live-stream on Twitch, but now occasionally live-streams gaming on YouTube.

She is of Greek, Turkish, and possible Iraqi descent.

As of 2020, SSSniperWolf is the most subscribed English-speaking female YouTuber.

Channel controversies

Exposing GirlGoneGamer

In October 2015, Alia posted a video claiming that GirlGoneGamer faked the footage in her Call of Duty Let's Plays, going so far as to post a video since set to private claiming to expose GirlGoneGamer. 

Sued by Enigmahood

On August 10, 2016, Alia was sued by Engimahood after she slandered him in a video, stating that he was a "convicted sex offender". On September 29, 2017, Enigmhahood's defamation case against Alia was dismissed as he could not prove that her comments affected him in his local area. Then he was taken to jail for 2 days after comments.

Accused of being toxic

Several Overwatch players have accused Alia of toxic behavior in matches, to the point of being notorious within the Overwatch community, however, the behavior was proven false.

Accused of lying about Overwatch rank

In February 2017, Alia was accused of lying about reaching the top 500 in Overwatch on her own. Sylvibot suggested that she had enlisted the support of another player to boost her account. Alia responded in a pinned comment on her original top 500 video. Sylvibot responded with another video on February 24, addressing Alia's claims. Later, she was proven wrong, as Alia plays Overwatch often and legitimately earned her rank.

Exposed by FaZe Censor

In July 2017, Alia was exposed by FaZe Censor. Evan Sausage and Alia accused him of faking text messages. However, Censor went to Verizon and retrieved his old text messages and conversations with Alia. Then, she violently threatened to sue FaZe Censor for the old text messages FaZe Censor received from Verizon, however, she didn't end up following through with the lawsuit.

Good Mythical Morning

On March 11, 2018, it was announced that Alia would be appearing on the following week's Good Mythical Morning video, but when the announcement video received a high level of dislikes and drew a lot of comments from people, her appearance was canceled and the announcement video was deleted from the channel. Later, her fans clapped back and drew away from the hate but still couldn't get on the channel.

Exposed by Nerd City

On May 18, 2018, Nerd City released a video featuring MaxMoeFoe and Rusty Cage, in which they address Alia's hypocrisy with regards to her comments on other women by showcasing her persistent photo-alterations. 

Kid's Choice Awards

On March 23, 2019, Alia won the Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards for Favorite Gamer. This was met with a lot of backlash from many people on the internet who stated that she was not a true gamer, due to the majority of her content being reaction-based as of 2019. Other people began believing that the KCA's were rigged and completely biased considering the other people nominated for Favorite Gamer, such as Markiplier, Jacksepticeye and Ninja, who have more gaming based content. Several users then began to put offensive inputs and theories on why she won, with one being that she only won because she bribed the judges with her sex appeal, which was not true.

Other channels

Alia set up a second channel, LittleLiaWolf, in June 2014, that showcased arts & crafts, baking, hauls, challenges, and makeup tutorials.

Games played

  • Overwatch
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Call of Duty: World War II
  • Destiny
  • Destiny 2
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 Online
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Happy Wheels
  • Huniepop
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Minecraft
  • Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
  • Rock Band 4
  • slither.io
  • Tales From The Borderlands
  • Tom Clancy's The Division

Trivia

  • Alia went by the nickname Lia Valentine when she was cosplaying.[1]
  • She gained popularity from a video titled, The Truth About Girl Gone Gamer.
  • The "SS" in Alia's username has been claimed by herself to not mean anything.
  • Alia was briefly featured in the 2017 YouTube Rewind.
  • Alia competed in the Fortnite Pro-AM celebrity tournament.
  • Alia was once involved in an auto accident from a drunk driver.
  • Her zodiac sign is Libra.
  • Alia has competed in numerous gaming tournaments from DOOM to Call of Duty.
  • Alia has stated she is Greek and Turkish.
  • SSSniperwolf has been arrested two times.
    • She was arrested in 2013 for armed robbery after hitting and resisting arrest from a security guard who thought she was shoplifting but was proven false, and eventually only receiving a 2 day imprisonment and the charge being changed to a misdemeanor.
    • She also got arrested again in August 2016 and charged with disorderly conduct for resisting arrest again from police after neighbors called police on her after a heated verbal argument with her boyfriend.
      • After staying overnight in prison, both her and her boyfriend's charges were dropped.
  • Alia currently has 3 dogs, Kaz, Lumpy, and Ashe.
    • Sadly, one of Alia's pet dogs Tuna died from an attack with a coyote in 2016.
  • Alia was suspected to be a former camgirl and pornstar, due to videos of a woman who resembled her on Pornhub and other sites having "SSSniperwolf" in their titles.
    • Alia has proven that it was not her by explaining the model is a different woman named Kalyta, who apparently committed fraud and made money off her likeness, something Alia has claimed she worked out with Pornhub.
  • She had recently mentioned AzzyLand for being a copy of her, in her Funniest Yearbook Quotes video.
  • Her name is from Villan from Metal Gear. Named Sniper Wolf.
  • Despite her reaction content, she still plays games.
    • Usually, she would be on Overwatch, but usually streams Fortnite.
  • She once had dinner with metal band Korn after following them to a restaurant.
  • She has two younger brothers and one younger sister.

Subscriber milestones

Note: The following dates are according to SocialBlade. Dates may vary by ~1 day (2 days if you live outside of North America) due to differences in time zones.

  • 1 million subscribers: January 9, 2015
  • 2 million subscribers: December 18, 2015
  • 3 million subscribers: June 29, 2016
  • 4 million subscribers: December 3, 2016
  • 5 million subscribers: April 18, 2017
  • 6 million subscribers: July 19, 2017
  • 7 million subscribers: December 17, 2017
  • 8 million subscribers: March 3, 2018
  • 9 million subscribers: May 19, 2018
  • 10 million subscribers: July 4, 2018
  • 11 million subscribers: August 7, 2018
  • 12 million subscribers: October 3, 2018
  • 13 million subscribers: November 24, 2018
  • 14 million subscribers: January 28, 2019
  • 15 million subscribers: March 30, 2019
  • 16 million subscribers: July 1, 2019
  • 17 million subscribers: September 21, 2019
  • 18 million subscribers: January 25, 2020
  • 19 million subscribers: April 5, 2020
  • 20 million subscribers: May 27, 2020
  • 21 million subscribers: July 18, 2020
  • 22 million subscribers: September 10, 2020

Video view milestones

  • 1 billion views: September 25, 2017
  • 2 billion views: June 19, 2018
  • 3 billion views: December 15, 2018
  • 4 billion views: July 13, 2019
  • 5 billion views: February 7, 2020
  • 6 billion views: May 16, 2020
  • 7 billion views: July 21, 2020
  • 8 billion views: September 19, 2020

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References

This page was created on April 30, 2016 by D2Kvirus.

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