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Alia Marie "Lia" Shelesh (born: October 22, 1992 (1992-10-22) [age 27]), better known online as SSSniperWolf, is an English-American YouTube gamer. She was born in England but moved to the United States when she was six years old. Her pseudonym, SSSniperWolf, and Sniper Wolf, is one of the primary antagonists and bosses of Metal Gear Solid.

Alia originally started her YouTube career as a gaming channel, notably with her Call of Duty: Black Ops II videos. Since 2017, the majority of the content on her channel has been reaction videos.

Alia is one of the biggest female gamers with the largest following throughout social media and YouTube, even though her channel is no longer centered around gaming. 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 July 2020, SSSniperWolf is the most subscribed English-speaking female YouTuber.

Controversies

Include:

Taking Down GCXBU Videos

In 2013, Alia notoriously took down two videos from GCXBU during his Thanksgiving family vacation to the Bahamas, which were called "The Truth of SSSniperWolf" and "Exposing SSSniperWolf".

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. Later, it was proven true.

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 not true.

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 proven 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 Online
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Happy Wheels
  • Huniepop
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Minecraft
  • Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
  • 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.
  • Alia was arrested in 2013 for armed robbery after hitting and resisting arrest from a security guard who thought she was shoplifting 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 after neighbors called police on her after a verbal argument with boyfriend, Evan got very loud. After staying overnight in prison, her charge was dropped.
  • Her pet dog Tuna died from an attack with a Coyote.
  • 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.

Subscriber Milestones

  • 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

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

References

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

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