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William Gold[1] (born: September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14) [age 24]), better known online as Wilbur Soot is a British YouTuber best known for being the frontman and editor of the group YouTube channel SootHouse and has also edited for fellow Youtuber JackSucksAtLife before. He is a rising solo YouTuber and Twitch streamer, as well as a musician.

He has released an album on Spotify and has made a few viral parody songs such as "Karen, please come back I miss the kids", "The 'Nice Guy' Ballad." and "I'm in love with an E-girl". Currently, he mainly does live streams on Twitch and then posts edited highlights onto YouTube.

Before Fame

Wilbur was born in London, England on September 14, 1996, but he grew up in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, England. He attended Sussex Downs College in Lewes, England, and has recently finished a Bachelor's degree in Editing and Post Production.

He owned a channel called "Minecraft and Donuts" with a girl named Sophie. He made Minecraft videos on player-made maps with her. The first video "Doll test Minecraft part 1" was posted on May 22, 2011. They uploaded consistently until "Will and Sophie play: The Works | Part 2", where Sophie had to go to the hospital to have an operation. So they stopped uploading for 2 years. Wilbur said in "I'M BACK! +An Apology" that she was fine but would not appear in videos anymore. However, he never uploaded on the channel again.

Another channel of his was named "ALittleBritOfWill" where he posted short films, music and vlogs.

He was involved in the first SootHouse video titled "Bulgarian Real Estate" which showed him and Soot George mocking websites selling cheap houses in Eastern Europe. It was posted in April 2017. He also appeared in many other SootHouse videos and is known as the leader. Despite the first SootHouse video being posted in 2017, Wilbur was active on YouTube beforehand, having posted several now-deleted videos.

Wilbur was the one who came up with the name "Soot", with its origin coming from a Tamagotchi forum.[2]

The Editor Wilbur ARG

From December 16, 2018, to February 23, 2019, there was an active ARG (Alternate Reality Game) made by Wilbur on the JackSucksAtLife channel. It has since ended but remains unsolved.

The ARG starts with Wilbur emailing Jack in a humorous way, demanding to be his editor. The link to the video is here. Jack decides to let Wilbur edit a video, causing Wilbur a panic as he was away from the computer when Jack finally responded. 48 hours later, Jack received the video, and it went up. Notably, there was a scene at the end of Wilbur, talking to the audience and acting paranoid. Jack decided to let Wilbur edit another video, in which Wilbur snuck in a secret link, beginning the ARG.

SMPEarth

SMP Earth is a server set up by Wilbur, JoshA20, chippledipple and a few others. It is a 1:3000 scale map of the Earth with 75+ creators. In the server, people can own countries and claim land for that country. Creators role play with other creators and forge alliances or make enemies.

The server was not Wilbur's idea but was already in development, However, the team had decided to abandon the project, thinking nobody would want to play on the server. Wilbur, having heard this, decided to step in and offered to lead the project himself, seeing the potential in the idea.

The server is now up and running, and has a wiki documenting the events that have taken place so far. Wilbur is the founder and leader of the SMP Earth faction known as Newfoundland. He has created a railway system connecting his land to other sections of the map, and refers to himself as a "social butterfly".

DreamSMP

Wilbur is also known for playing on Dream's minecraft server, DreamSMP. He created the “independent nation” of L'Manberg on July 31st, 2020 as stated in one of his videos. This was to be a “separate server“ from the DreamSMP server. He was accompanied by TommyInnit, Fundy, Tubbo and Eret. Dream, Punz and Sapnap weren't happy with what Wilbur was doing so declared war on L'Manberg. This is referred to by many as the DreamSMP war. Most of his streams on the server have been edited and uploaded onto YouTube. During the "Great War", L'Manberg went to battle against the rest of the DreamSMP. Eret later turned out to be a traitor and caused the L’Manberg rebels to lose their armor and weapons.

However, Wilbur's citizenship in L'Manberg was revoked after losing an election against Jschlatt, who decided to officially change the nation's name to Manberg. Afterwards, Wilbur and TommyInnit decided to join forces with Technoblade, later joining them would be former Manberg Secretary of State Tubbo_ , and Nihachu in order to start a new nation in the server known as Pogtopia. The staff of the newly-named Manburg consisted of Jschlatt as the President, Quackity as the Vice President, GeorgeNotFound as the Co-Vice-President, Fundy as the Secretary of State, and Thunder1408 as an ambassador to the DreamSMP server. However, on the 17th of October, Quackity quit their job as VP and joined Pogtopia in his desire to take down Jschlatt.

Skyblock Randomizer

Skyblock Randomizer is a type of series popularised by Wilbur Soot. There have been 2 seasons of Skyblock Randomizer.

Wilbur spawns into the vast void of nothingness explaining the data pack and the premise of the series. Diamond boots were the first item Wilbur received from the sky gods. The first block that is placeable which Wilbur received was a birch gate. Many of Wilburs pets died in a matter of minutes.

In Season 2, Wilbur collaborates with Pyrocynical - who is less experienced at Minecraft. They each started on separate islands, built to each other and attempted to make a lovely house. There are a few minor new features like command blocks that double items. Just like in the first season, many of the pets died instantly, including "Tax Evasion" and "Mario".

The Rajjchalor and Nihachu

The Rajjchalor (now known as Love or Host) is a dating game show hosted by Austin (formerly known as Rajj Patel) on Twitch. In the Rajjchalor, an influencer comes on the show and eliminates people based on their tastes for a woman. Then, Austin reveals if they picked host (which means that the woman didn’t have an interest in the influencer and was only in it for the clout) or love (which means that the woman had an interest in the influencer). Many big influencers have appeared on this "game show" such as Jschlatt, Quackity and most notably, Wilbur.

When Wilbur appeared on the Rajjchelor, he eliminated everyone from the show except for Niki. Austin then reveals that Niki picked love for Wilbur. After the Rajjchalor, fans of both Wilbur and Niki shipped them together as a couple, even claiming that their relationship rivalled Carson and Kate's, which was seen as legitimate at the time. Wilbur and Niki have appeared on each other's streams and have played Stardew Valley together. The month after the Rajjchalor, Wilbur would visit Germany and meet Niki for the first time in real life. Niki said during one of her streams that she and Wilbur are just friends and were never dating or together.

Brighton Meetup

On August 8th, Wilbur met up with his friends Ph1LzA, TommyInnit, Fundy and Niki in Brighton. This was documented in a vlog posted by Tommy. After going to the arcade and purchasing 2 "vlog guns" (nerf guns) in return for arcade tickets, Tommy, along with Wilbur's housemate & fellow Soothouse member David, stole Wilbur's wallet and office key to gain access into his office where he streams. Tommy started streaming and was interrupted after 5 minutes by Wilbur who had discovered he was in his office and streaming. The live stream ended abruptly and Wilbur quickly went live to apologize for Tommy's misbehaving. After all the shenanigans, Tommy ended up accidentally leaving his vlog guns in Wilbur's office.

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.

  • 500,000 subscribers: September 21, 2019
  • 750,000 subscribers: November 22, 2019
  • 1 million subscribers: April 8, 2020
  • 2 million subscribers: October 3, 2020

Minecraft Championship

Minecraft Championship is a Minecraft Tournament for YouTubers and Streamers run by the Noxcrew, in which 10 teams of four compete in a series of 8 minigames decided by the participants. A point multiplier makes each game worth more as each round passes, incentivizing teams to vote for games they might be bad at early on in the event. At the end, the two teams with the most points face off in a round of ‘Dodgebolt’ to decide the winner of the tournament. This makes it possible for a team to win despite potentially having fewer points than the runner-up.

  • MC Championships 1: Team Yellow Chickens. Teamed with Ryguyrocky, JackSucksAtLife, and Ph1LzA. Placed 23rd individual and his team placed 7th overall.
  • MC Championships 2: Team Red Rabbits. Teamed with Technoblade, Dangthatsalongname, and Strawburry17. Placed 13th individual and his team placed 4th overall.
  • MC Championships 3: Team Cyan Creepers. Teamed with Technoblade, RTGame, and ToxxxicSupport. Placed 18th individual and his team placed 5th overall.
  • MC Championships 4: Team Purple Pandas. Teamed with Technoblade, Ph1LzA, and TommyInnit. Placed 17th individual and his team placed 1st overall.
    • Their team ended up winning, having gained almost a 3,000 point lead over second-place and beating the Green Guardians (comprised of PeteZahHutt, Vikkstar123, Michaelmcchill, and King_Burren) in the final round of Dodgebolt, despite Wilbur accidentally killing himself in Skyblockle and muting Tommy partway through Parkour Warrior. Individually, Wilbur scored 2129 points overall, putting him in 17th place out of 40. For winning, Wilbur and his teammates received an MCC coin engraved with the event’s logo.
  • MC Championships 5: Team Lime Llamas. Teamed with Technoblade, Ph1LzA, and VoiceoverPete. Placed 19th individual and his team placed 5th overall.
  • MC Championships 6: Team Pink Piglets. Teamed with Technoblade, Ph1LzA, and SeaPeeKay. Placed 23rd individual and his team placed 4th overall. (This week's team was named in honor of Technoblade.)
  • MC Championships 7: Team Orange Ocelots. Teamed with Technoblade, Ph1LzA, and SeaPeeKay. Placed 20th individual and his team placed 2nd overall, but they lost the final Dodgebolt round against the Green Guardians (comprised of PeteZahHutt, Failwhip, Eret, and HBomb94).
  • MC Championships 8: Team Red Rabbits. Teamed with Ph1LzA, Dangthatsalongname, and TommyInnit. Placed 16th individual and his team placed 6th overall.
    • Just before the event began, Wilbur stated that people on the MCC subreddit were saying that Tommy was a genuinely good player in MCC but that he messes around when he is on a team with Wilbur. As Wilbur was now in possession of both of Tommy's vlog guns (from the Brighton Meetup), he decided to set him an ultimatum to make Tommy try his best at the tournament. His ultimatum for Tommy was as follows:
      • 1st place: Wilbur will mail Tommy the vlog gun and send him a £5000 donation
      • 3rd place or higher: Wilbur will mail Tommy the vlog gun
      • 5th place or higher: The vlog gun won't get destroyed and Tommy can join Sleepyboisinc
      • 6-10th place: The vlog gun will get destroyed
    • After 3 of 8 game rounds, Red Rabbits were in 2nd place, and 1st place was within the team's sights. Due to game glitches and crashes happening throughout the event, they ended up placing 6th, and much to Tommy's dismay, Wilbur stomped on the vlog gun on stream. As there was still one remaining vlog gun, Wilbur asked Scott (the organizer of MCC who was also on their team) if they could play as the same team next event to try to win without glitches. Tommy was hesitant to agree as he knew his friend Tubbo was playing the next event and wanted to be on the same team as him, but when Wilbur threatened to destroy the second vlog gun immediately instead, Tommy agreed.
  • MC Championships 9: Team Red Rabbits. Teamed with Ph1LzA, Dangthatsalongname, and TommyInnit. Placed 21st individual and his team placed 5th overall.
    • This event, Tommy was playing for the second vlog gun. Wilbur's ultimatum for Tommy was the same as the one for MCC8, with one difference:
      • 1st place: Wilbur will mail Tommy the vlog gun and send him a £15000 donation
    • Wilbur's stream crashed mid-game, but the team managed to finish in 5th place. Which means Tommy is now an official member of Sleepyboisinc. The vlog gun was deemed safe at Wilbur's office awaiting collection by Tommy. However, when Wilbur went to fire a shot from the vlog gun in honor of getting top 5, he accidentally broke it as Tommy was watching.
  • MC Championships 10: Team Aqua Axolotls. Teamed with TommyInnit, Tubbo, and Pokimane. Placed 21st individual and his team placed 7th overall.
  • MC Championships 11: Team Violet Vampires. Teamed with TommyInnit, Fundy and Quackity.
    • This is the 4th consecutive time and 5th time in total Wilbur and Tommy are going to be on the same team.

Trivia

  • He has a second channel called Wilbur Music where he plays music.
    • He mainly uses a blue Fender Telecaster and an S&P Woodland CW Spruce A3T.
  • In 2020 he released an album on Spotify titled Your City Gave Me Asthma.
    • On the Genius lyrics page for his song "Jubilee Line", he explained that the pollution in London gave him asthma.[3]
  • He likes geography, calling himself a geography nerd in the video A Geography Nerd Plays Geoguessr.
  • He had his own Rajjchelor where he befriended Twitch streamer Niki Nihachu. She won the show and chose Love.[4]
    • There are rumours that he and Niki are dating due to the result of the Rajjchelor. However, they have both stated several times that they are not and are just good friends.
    • He also befriended Twitch streamer Minx - better known as JustaMinx- who initially chose Host (but ended up wanting to change it to Love, but wasn't allowed to do that) and placed second on the show.
  • He is part of Sleepyboisinc along with Technoblade, Ph1LzA and, as of September 12th, 2020, TommyInnit.
  • Wilbur is currently learning to speak Dutch as he likes the Netherlands.
  • He is a fan of JackStauber.
  • During one of his most popular series on Twitch and Youtube - You Laugh, You Lose - he said he doesn't laugh frequently on his own. He has stated a few times he laughs a lot more when he's with friends.
  • He moved from London to Brighton on June 8, 2020.
  • He is 6'5".[5]


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