The virtual world of GTA role-playing has totally taken over Valkyrae’s life over the past few weeks, and it’s actually okay for the streaming star – her adventures in the land of NoPixel 3.0 have boosted her popularity on YouTube considerably.
Valkyrae flirted with GTA playing a role in the past, originally creating his character “Ray Mond” before a stint as “Kyrae Val” on the now famous NoPixel 3.0 server.
At the beginning, the co-owner of 100 Thieves “had” to join the universe of the role-playing game built in GTA online. She would play with friends like Sykkuno and Fuslie, and avoid the game if they weren’t online. All of that has now changed in early 2022, however, with the YouTuber now “totally addicted” to role-playing.
Valkyrae’s addiction has even gotten so extreme that that’s all she does now, streaming and off: “I stream GTA, watch GTA streams, dream about GTA, listen to GTA music online. road to meet some GTA friends, then I stream GTA again.”
The 30-year-old claims it’s ‘becoming a problem’ but that’s not entirely true. Valkyrae’s YouTube Fans May Not Be Used To Her Playing GTA day after day, but they embrace it. Since beginning his “addiction” to NoPixel, the star’s stats have blossomed. His watch hours are over, she revealed on February 22even reaching 200,000 for his latest “Ray Mond” stream, a seven-hour outing.
“I love seeing so many people enjoying [the streams] like a TV show,” she said. “I feel so accepted in this community and excited to keep improving. Thank you!”
Valkyrae’s latest gambling addiction is a total of 180 since November last year, when YouTube’s reigning queen was considering quitting GTA entirely.
It’s in the past now, she says: “The difference between now and the last time I played GTA is that I have made so many friends now. I’m more comfortable. Last time, I relied on Chang Gang to feel good because I relied on Sykkuno to spend time with me. [Then] he became a member of a whole other gang, doing his own thing and I had no one to play with. I was too scared to talk to people.
Valkyrae’s last 17 consecutive streams were all GTA play a role. She’s finally taking a break today, however, to grind the long-awaited release from FromSoftware, Ring Elden.