Ice Poseidon, born Paul Denino on September 29, 1994, became passionate about video games when he was introduced to them as a teenager. When streaming was created, he decided to share his passion online and gained a large community of fans who tuned into his every stream. He was one of the streaming pioneers, boosting the popularity of Twitch and popularizing it on YouTube. On the latter, he is also known for his videos, which often are comedic. Read on to celebrate his special day.
September 29, 1994
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Ice Poseidon is one of the best-established streamers, being one of the earliest ones. He’s had his ups and downs, but no one can deny that he’s made his mark on the internet landscape. Ice Poseidon was born Paul Denino on September 29, 1994, in Palm Beach, Florida. His zodiac sign is Libra and his ethnicity is Caucasian. He is the son of Michael and Enza Denino. Ice Poseidon grew up in a gated community in Martin County, Florida, a rural area near Palm Beach. When he was 12 years old, a neighbor introduced him to “RuneScape,” a fantasy multiplayer online role-playing game that was developed by Jagex. After consulting a random-name generator, he chose the name Ice Poseidon for his character and has used it for his online presence ever since. When he graduated high school, he went to college to study finance.
He initially gained fame from his “RuneScape” live streams. At first, his streams involved closing doors on players attempting to train the Prayer skill (Prayer is trained by burying bones, using them on an altar in a player-owned house), intentionally slowing their experience gains for cheap laughs. In the beginning, he also had a gimmick where he streamed with a broken earplug, that would only play the music in the left ear. He then became known for pranking players, staking gold, and playing Trihard song requests as well for his fans.
When streaming became a popular way for a person to share with their fans how they play a game, he moved on to vlogging himself on dates, playing pranks, and holding self-defense courses. He attended the popular YouTuber convention Vidcon in 2017, where he met some of his heroes, such as Philip DeFranco. A lot of his videos involved his fans, who he dubbed the “Purple Army,” fighting them at the UFCx event and reacting to clips they sent. Some of the videos featured robotics. He used to stream on Twitch but was later banned after some controversies. He then turned to YouTube and, for a short while, Twitch’s competitor Mixer to continue streaming. There, he held his five-day-long game show, “Scuffed Brother,” (a parody of CBS’s reality show “Big Brother”), garnering 500,000,000 sparks from viewer voting and 350,000 views in total. He was one of the biggest creators on Mixer, and as of June 12, 2020, had 39,995 followers and 2,225,145 views in total. He gained over 80 million views and over 700,000 subscribers on YouTube, over 180,000 followers on Twitter, almost 70,000 followers on TikTok, and almost 50,000 followers on Instagram.
He creates his account on the video platform at 19 years old.
He shares his first video on YouTube, titled “OSRS Closing Doors.”
He becomes affiliated with the eSports organization NRG Esports as part of their Old School RuneScape roster and as a content creator.
He hosts “Scuffed Brother,” Mixer’s first five-day game show where contestants are locked in a house and compete for money, and which features other Mixer streamers and partners.
Being a streamer when it had just appeared online meant that he was taking a risk he didn’t know would work out in his favor. Luckily, streaming soon became a big part of the online landscape, and he became one of its main figures.
He dubbed his fans the “Purple Army” and has shown a great appreciation for them. They have returned this by following him from YouTube, to Twitch, to Mixer, and finally back to YouTube.
His fans are not the only ones who know he’s good. Ice Poseidon was nominated for a Golden Gnome Award for ‘Best OSRS Streamer’ and an Esports Industry Award for ‘Streamer of the Year.’
“Rolling Stone” magazine published an article about Ice Poseidon titled ‘On Air With LA’s Most Wanted Man, ‘Life Streamer’ Ice Poseidon.’
The F.B.I. once raided Poseidon’s house over an alleged Ponzi scheme.
He launched /r/Ice_Poseidon in 2015 for discussions about his content, gathering upwards of 56,000 subscribers
In 2021, he launched CxCoin so that he and other streamers could receive support from their fans.
When he’s not online, he enjoys exercising by weightlifting.
He continues to stream on YouTube and other social media sites such as TikTok and Twitter.
Streaming and creating content on YouTube.
Yes, the two streamers remain friends.
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