Born In: San Jose, California
Gregory Scott Williams, popularly known as Sky Williams, is a YouTube gamer, stand-up comedian, and vlogger. He is most famous for his ‘League of Legends, videos, and rants. He is also a sponsored live streamer on Twitch. He has provided commentary for some Smash tournaments. Being an openly gay African-American, he often draws inspiration for his content from actual experiences he has had. While many of his experiences were not pleasant, he has learned to blend those experiences with his characteristic humor to create engaging content for his audience. Much of his videos contain his funny monologues or rants. However, game streams also make up a huge portion of his videos. He often collaborates on his streams with his gamer friends, such as VideoGameDunkey, Sp4zie, and Sunnysplosion. He currently has over 728k subscribers on his YouTube channel.
Nick Name: Gregory Scott Williams
father: Greg Williams
siblings: Alex and Nick
Born Country: United States
City: San Jose, California
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Sky Williams' tryst with video gaming was a means to escape harsh realities and depression. After he started playing ‘Super Smash Brothers’, he was so hooked on the game that he ended up participating in competitive gaming. With the aim of becoming the top performer, he started to attend gaming tournaments every weekend. Even though he continued to play video games, becoming a popular ‘League of Legends’ player, he got his first taste of fame as a comedian. During his school years, he became so good at improvised humor, that he participated in a school talent show and won the trophy for performing original jokes. He worked for six years as a server at Applebees, where he learned about the Flappers comedy competition by chance one day. He participated in the competition and came fourth in the final among 400 competitors. He eventually started posting videos on his YouTube account, but the first video that went viral was the one that he had posted on Reddit, ranting about fellow League of Legends gamers. The video climbed to the top of the Reddit page quickly and made him an internet sensation within two months.
Sky Williams became depressed about certain things in his life when he was in the sixth grade. Around this time he realized that he was gay, and knowing how his parents' culture was against this, he was afraid to even come out to his family. His personality started to change, and his classmates started to pick on him. Seeing that he is losing popularity, even his friends started to ditch him, which made his depression worse. However, as he sought refuge in his gaming community, he realized that his co-gamers didn't care whether he was a loser or a gay, and rather shared the same passion for the game. Feeling lonely at home and school, he started to socialize with his gamer friends by trying to make them laugh. He was inspired by watching standup comedy on Comedy Central and determined to become a comedian himself. He would often make random jokes and see what makes people laugh, only to note it down and try it to a different audience. After winning a talent show at school, he went to his mother straight to tell her that he aims to become a comedian. However, he didn't get the support he had expected from his family and ended up moving out to live on his own after a heated conversation with his stepfather. He eventually proved himself right by achieving success, both as a comedian and a gamer.
Sky Williams faced online criticism recently after he pointed out cyber bullies who tend to get offended by anything and blame others for expressing opinions without providing any valid argument. He was also called "a tool of white supremacy" by social justice warriors for criticizing extremism on both sides while talking about the Black Lives Matter movement. He is super sensitive about incidents that relate to him on a personal level. After the alleged suicide of actor, Robin Williams, he posted a video titled "A Message to the Depressed." on his YouTube channel addressing depression. Diverting from his regular comic content, he talked about his personal experiences and aimed to provide support to those suffering from similar situations. The video went viral and reached a far greater audience than his gamer subscribers. It was also featured in prestigious online publications like The UK Telegraph and The Huffington Post. The video is currently the second most-watched video on his channel.
Sky Williams was born on January 31, 1990, in San Jose, California, to Sharon and Greg Williams. His parents divorced when he was only three years old. He was raised in Gilroy, where his mother moved. His mother married again later, but he doesn't get along well with his stepfather. He has two siblings, an older sister named Alex and an older brother named Nick.
In 2020, a slew of allegations came out against Sky Williams and his content house, Sky House. Many creators living in his houses accused Sky of mismanagement and toxic behavior. They also alleged that in the houses, sexual harassment was a common occurrence. Creators like Jacqueline ‘Jisu’ Choe and LS claimed that Sky owed them money. Receiving heavy backlash from social media and the Smash community, Sky issued an apology via Twitch. However, his attempt at fixing the situation further angered fans and they asked him to remove the video. Later, Sky again apologized for his Twitch live stream.
In 2021, Sky came out on social media to tell his side of the story. In his post, he accepted his mismanagement of the houses but denied any accusations of sexual harassment.
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