Who is P2istheName?
P2istheName is an American YouTube gamer and social media personality. He has garnered fame with his vlogs and Fortnite and NBA 2K PvP videos, which he posts on his highly popular YouTube channel. Very little information is available on his family and upbringing. P2istheName, whose real name is Phil, set up his YouTube account in May 2011. However, he began posting content only in December 2016. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most prominent gaming content creators on the platform. He has inspired countless others to try out both Fortnite and NBA 2K PvP and start their own gaming YouTube channels. His popularity on YouTube has found its way to other social media platforms. On Instagram, he has several hundred thousand followers, while on Twitter, he has tens of thousands of followers. P2istheName has attracted a lot of criticism for misleading and clickbait titles on his videos, as well as for glorifying gang culture. He has also been accused of using fake conflicts and scenarios to boost up viewership.
Rise to Fame
P2istheName created his YouTube channel on May 15, 2011. However, he did not post any video on it until December 2016. The oldest video on his channel was posted on 23 December. Titled ‘MyCareer | How to Get 6 Badges at One Time!! | NBA 2k17 Tutorial’, it has since become quite popular. In the early days of his YouTube career, P2istheName made NBA 2K PvP videos, montages, and Let’s Plays. By early 2018, he decided to diversify his content and started uploading Fortnite-related videos. Around this time, he began vlogging as well.
While his NBA 2K PvP videos rarely reached 100 thousand views, his Fortnite content receives several hundred thousand views on a regular basis. Some of his most popular videos are ‘My Duos Partner is a Fortnite Hacker... Weirdest Fortnite: Battle Royale Duos Victory Ever!’, ‘I Met a HOT Model on Fortnite and Took her on an EXPENSIVE Date! *Luckiest Day Ever*’, ‘I Went to School and Found the GREATEST Fortnite Player in My Class!! Is He the Best?’, and ‘I Made My Duos Partner Crush His Controller After This... Most Epic Impulse Grenade Troll Ever!’
At present, he has over two million subscribers on the platform and hundreds of millions of views in total. P2istheName is one of the leading Fortnite gamers on YouTube. He has not only inspired countless others to play the games themselves, but also his success has prompted many of them to create their own gaming content.
P2istheName was affiliated with the clothing line Wally Co. Some sources even claim that he was the one who launched the brand. Either way, their website does not exist anymore, and their social media accounts have not been updated in the past two years.
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Scandals & Controversies
P2istheName has gained some notoriety for his clickbait and misleading titles and thumbnails. While it has become a common thing on YouTube to use ambiguous titles and descriptions to attract more viewership, especially in the gaming community, it is still a frowned-upon practice.
Most of P2istheName’s viewers fall in the age group of eight to fourteen. He is well aware of this and creates his content in such a way that will be entertaining for them. However, he has been accused of promoting gang affiliation and gang culture by posting videos like ‘Playing Fortnite with a Crip Member... Wildest Duos Game on Earth!’ and ‘Playing Fortnite with a Blood Member... Weirdest Duos Team on Earth!’ This has led many people to wonder what the effect these videos must be having on his impressionable audience.
Family & Personal Life
P2istheName or Phil was born on April 23, 1998, in the United States of America. Little else is known about his private life.