Sky Williams Wiki Bio

Gregory Scott Williams – aka Sky Williams – was born in San Jose, California USA, on 31 January 1990 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s a former YouTuber and a Twitch streamer, perhaps known best for streaming gameplay of the popular video game “League of Legends”.

Early life, family and education

Sky grew up in Gilroy, California, alongside his two older brothers, Alex and Greg. Their parents divorced when Sky was three years old, and he remained with his mother. She eventually married for the second time, but Sky has stated that he didn’t get along well with his stepfather.

He was a very apt student through elementary and high school, and was encouraged to participate in the Gifted and Talented Education program. Sky has said that he was bullied since sixth grade, which led to his struggle with depression, and found solace in playing video games.

Sky soon started playing competitive video games, wanting to become the best in the field and attending video game tournaments almost every weekend. During his time in high school, Sky discovered his other passion, comedy. The first time he showcased his talent publicly was at the high school talent show, where he earned praise from his peers.

After matriculating, Sky moved out of his stepfather’s place, and after switching locations several times, he eventually settled in Los Angeles, California, where he worked as a server at Applebees.

At the time, he was struggling with depression again, and so started playing “League of Legends” obsessively.

In 2012, Sky participated in a Flappers stand-up comedy competition, placing first in the semi-finals and fourth in the finals. However, he didn’t continue his career as a stand-up comic, and instead chose to incorporate his sense of humor into his YouTube videos.

Career on YouTube

Sky launched his YouTube channel on 24 April 2008, and uploaded his first video entitled “I’m going to die a Virgin” on 16 July the same year. In the beginning, he was mostly focused on making short comedy skits, and rarely talked about video games on his channel.

In 2013, as gaming channels such as PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye started rising in popularity, Sky switched up his content in favor of gameplay videos and video game commentary, particularly focusing on “League of Legends”.

The first video of his to go viral was “5 Reasons Why Your Jungler Hates You”, which has been viewed more than 2.6 million times since it was uploaded in March 2013. In recent years, we also saw Sky play other video game titles, including “Super Mario Maker”, “Undertale” and “Counter Strike: Global Offensive”.

Sky’s most popular video is “Change, is – WOAH DUDE!”, which has amassed more than 3.7 million views since being uploaded in September 2013. As of August 2021, his channel numbers over 770,000 subscribers, and almost 200 million views.

Sky uploaded his last video on 2 August 2020, and has since quit YouTube due to allegations involving sexual harassment.

Career on Twitch

Sky launched his Twitch channel – ‘Sky_mp3’ – on 30 December 2012, but became more active on the platform in 2016, and has since earned the title of a Twitch Partner. He is best known for streaming his gameplays of “League of Legends”, but has also covered other popular titles, such as “Super Smash Bros”, “Teamfight Tactics” and “Apex Legends”.

Sky’s channel numbers almost 250,000 followers, more than 12 million total views., and is followed by several other successful Twitch streamers, such as sodapopin, lilypichy and cloakzy.

Sky used to stream at least four times a week, however, after quitting YouTube he has been less active on Twitch, and hasn’t streamed at all since July 2021.

Controversies

In 2018, Sky had a falling out with fellow Twitch streamers videogamedunkey aka Dunkey and his wife Leah – the three had previously collaborated numerous times, both on YouTube and Twitch. Apparently, Sky had an argument with Leah, and Dunkey took her side, which led to Sky not being friends with the two anymore. It’s rumored that Sky was attracted to Dunkey, and started openly flirting with him, which made Leah uncomfortable, so she cut off all ties with Sky.

In 2020, stories of people saying that Sky owed them money started going viral on Twitter. One of the accusations that caused the most controversy came from his friend and former roommate, Spenser Samuelson, who has said that he had loaned $55,000 to the YouTuber, to help him with legal issues.

Although Sky has disputed some of the claims made by Spenser, he has admitted to owing him money, and has additionally revealed that he owes between $200,000 and $250,000 dollars to several people within the e-sports community. ‘I’m owning up to the pain that I’ve caused and I aim to rectify it’, he said, in a statement he gave to the online magazine Insider.

Between 2013 and 2020, Sky has funded the building of several houses in California, known as ‘Sky Mansions’ or ‘Smash Houses’, which were all primarily occupied by multiple content creators within the Super Smash Bros community. The houses attracted gaming influencers, who wanted to pursue their passion in California, but couldn’t afford the high cost of living there.

However, in the last year, many former residents made public statements claiming that Sky was complicit with the toxic environment in his mansions, where the occupants were sexually harassed and money was stolen from them.

Sky Williams

Some former residents, such as Zeo, MacD and D1, have all been accused of sexual misconduct. Sky addressed the allegations during a Twitch stream on 6 July 2020, however, he was heavily criticized for attempting to deflect the fault from himself, and the livestream infamously ended when his roommate unplugged the Internet router.

Sky eventually admitted that the livestream was a mistake, and on 1 August 2020 he uploaded a YouTube video entitled “My Statement.” In the video, he confessed that he was at fault for not doing proper background checks on Sky Mansions residents, and allowing a minor to stay at one of the houses, where she ended up being sexually assaulted. He has said that he would continue streaming until he paid off his debts, and then depart from the gaming community entirely.

Love life and sexuality

Sky came out as gay while he was in high school. He has said that he had figured out his identity in sixth grade, but was initially reluctant to come out, from fear of becoming an outcast.

Although he tends to be quite open when it comes to talking about his private life with his fans, he hasn’t revealed many details about his love life. Sky once confessed to having a crush on his late best friend Henry, the first person he came out to. He also loves making jokes on Twitter, claiming that he’s dating famous people.

Sky currently appears to be single, he hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Sky started playing video games on his GameBoy console – the first game he ever played was “Pokémon”.

He likes watching anime in his spare time, with some of his favorites being “Mob Psycho 100”, “Lupin III” and “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood”.

In 2014, he made a video tribute to one of his favorite actors, the late Robin William. He talked about dealing with depression himself, and offered to help others who are in need. The video went viral, and the story was covered by popular news outlets, such as “The UK Telegraph” and “The Huffington Post”.

Appearance, age and net worth

Sky is 31 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, he’s 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 176lbs (80kgs).

As of August 2021, his net worth is estimated at more than $200,000, but his debts haven’t been confirmed.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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