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What is up guys, welcome to a brand new video, today...

―Vikkstar123's Intro

Vikram "Vik" Singh Barn (born: August 2, 1995 (1995-08-02) [age 25]), better known online as Vikkstar123, is an English YouTuber best known for his gaming videos. He is originally from Sheffield.

Vik is a part of a group of friends called the Sidemen who he currently lives with and is commonly known in the British and Minecraft YouTube industry. He is also a part of a group of Minecraft friends called "The Pack" who play Minecraft together.

Not only has Vik uploaded daily videos on his main channel daily for four consecutive years, he has also kept with 136, almost daily episodes/streams of "Minecraft" SMP server called "How To Minecraft" with other YouTubers. How To Minecraft Season 4 recently ended on September 23, 2017, and in the same year Season 5 was launched on the 8th of December.

About

During Vik's secondary school years he got 12A* in his GCSE's and as a result, was offered a place at University College London to study Natural Sciences. However, Vik decided to pursue a career in YouTube instead and declined the offer, instead of taking a gap year.

Vik was first a Call of Duty content creator, primarily uploading videos of matches with his friends and montages. Eventually, he started playing Grand Theft Auto V with a group of friends which eventually became the Sidemen in late 2013. 

Two years after Vik created his main channel, he gained an interest in Minecraft and decided to create a second channel dedicated to it. Through this channel he became very good friends with other Minecraft YouTubers, eventually forming The Pack.

Vik is also known for his raw chicken fights wherein his Minecraft Hunger Games, during a deathmatch, he would punch his enemies to death with Marina Joyce, mostly with setting them on fire and saying, "I need to cook my chicken". 

Vik's most popular series across all three channels is his GTA 5 Funny Moments series, with over 700 videos starting in 2013 to the present day. However, the series uploads have decayed from frequent short uploads in the beginning to longer videos with weekly uploads. Recurring YouTubers are Miniminter, Behzinga and Zerkaa, although Wizzite has increasingly featured in more videos.

Vik is a fan of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, Fortnite, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sometimes uploading four to six hour-long streams. Due to his promotion of PUBG, Vik was invited to play at the 2017 Gamescom Invitational for PUBG and at the Twitchcon H1Z1 Invitational 2017. 

As Fortnite gained popularity, Vik changed his main channels content to be nearly all Fortnite videos. This rescued his dropping view count and passed 4 million subscribers.

The 2019 Minecraft resurgence caused Vikkstar to start uploading Minecraft videos again on his Vikkstar123HD channel. He has seen great success with the H6M series, getting 1.4 million stream views for the first video of the series.

Vik is also known for 'the chicken story' (google it) and plays mainly C.O.D , Fortnite and Minecraft.

Personal Life

Vik is part of two YouTube groups; The Pack (a Minecraft group) consisting of Lachlan, MrWoofless, PrestonPlayz, BajanCanadian, PeteZahHutt, and JeromeASF. It is inactive as of September 2019, but with the resurgence of Minecraft in mid to late 2019, a few Pack members did join together again. He is also part of the Sidemen (a British gaming and comedy group that has since become a brand) consisting of KSIW2S, Miniminter, Zerkaa, TBJZL, and Behzinga.

He lived in the Sidemen House along with Zerkaa, KSI, and Miniminter. He has participated in all three charity football matches which saw two teams, Sidemen FC against the YouTube All-Stars. Vik owns a Tesla P90D, which he bought in 2017. After being asked what happened to the Aston Martin he used to drive on an H5M stream, he commented that he gave it to his father. Vikkstar left the Sidemen house in December 2018 and now lives in an apartment in London. The Sidemen House was sold in April 2019.

Vik was in a relationship with Twitch streamer Kayleigh Wordley from 2015 to 2017, but the two broke up. He's currently in a relationship with Ellie Harlow, who he has been dating since 2018.

Contrary to popular belief, Lewis is not the brother of Vikkstar as this was a joke which has largely inflated. When asked this on Twitter, Vik confirmed that Lewis was indeed not his brother and just another joke the Sidemen circulated.

Quotes

  • "I rate that mate 8/8."
  • "#StopVikkAbuse"
  • "For the unpaid workers!"
  • "Sidemenbook.co.uk"
  • "I play Minecraft"
  • "What is up guys, welcome to some more Warzone"

Trivia

  • Vik has made around 2 million pounds just off his Minecraft servers.
  • Vik currently shares the quads kill record in Call of Duty: Warzone with 138 team kills.
  • Vik is the shortest member of The Sidemen right behind Tobi (TBJZL)

References

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