Valkyrae is an American social-media gamer. She is best known for her live streams on 'Twitch' and her online appearance on 'Fortnite.' She has earned an impressive fan base through her live streams of games such as 'Bloodborne' and 'The Walking Dead.' Valkyrae owns a 'YouTube' channel where she posts her gaming live streams. Unlike other female online gamers, Valkyrae exhibits a rare soberness that has helped her gain prominence across the online video-gaming scenario. She is now regarded as one of the most prominent 'Fortnite' players in the world. Valkyrae is currently dating fellow 'Twitch' streamer SonyD.
Valkyrae began her professional journey with ‘GameStop,’ an American retailer for video games, consumer electronics, and wireless services. She worked there for a year and a half, although she never enjoyed working there.
Working with a gaming company led Valkyrae to develop an interest in gaming. After quitting her job, she turned toward live streaming. Valkyrae joined 'Twitch' and eventually became a full-time streamer. Her journey on 'Twitch' took a leap when she started playing 'Fortnite.' Soon, Valkyrae attained new career heights. Despite the fact that 'Twitch' is a male-dominated platform, Valkyrae, with the help of her charm and gaming skills, managed to earn a spot among the most popular 'Twitch' streamers. She also participated in 'Fortnite’s' spin-off game, 'Battle Royale.' Valkyrae’s dress sense on 'Twitch' is relatively conservative compared with other female live streamers on the platform. This became instrumental in earning her a huge fan base. Despite this, she was once harassed by one of her 'Twitch' viewers. The unknown 'Twitch' user regularly spammed sexist and racist comments directed toward Valkyrae until she had a personal chat with the 'Twitch' user and threatened to file a case against him.
Valkyrae has over 500 thousand followers on 'Twitch.' She used her earnings from 'Twitch' to pay off her mother’s debts. Valkyrae still plays 'Fortnite' on 'Twitch' and often teams up with other streamers such as Myth, Pokimane, Sonii, and Alexia Raye.
Valkyrae also uploads her 'Fortnite' content on her 'YouTube' channel. She garnered prominence as a 'YouTube' gamer by playing a number of popular game series such as 'Bloodborne' and ‘The Walking Dead' (video-game series). The channel now has over 421 thousand subscribers. She also posts pictures on 'Instagram,' where she has earned more than 583 thousand followers.
Some of Valkyrae’s 'Instagram' posts have been sponsored by brands such as 'Gymshark,' 'Urban Outfitters,' and 'Forever 21.'
Valkyrae owns a variety of gaming consoles such as 'Xbox One,' 'Wii U,' 'Nintendo 64,' 'Super Nintendo,' 'NES,' 'GameCube,' 'PS2,' 'Xbox 360,' and 'Original Xbox.' However, she mostly streams games through her 'PS4' account. As a star online gamer, Valkyrae has attended social-media events such as 'Twitchcon' and 'Blizzcon.'
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Valkyrae was born on January 8, 1992, in Washington, US. Her real name is Rachel Marie Hofsetter. She is of German, Spanish, Caucasian, and Filipino descent. She currently lives in Houston, Texas. She is in a relationship with 'Twitch' streamer SonyD. They began dating each other in 2016.
Valkyrae loves to watch anime series. Her all-time favorite series is 'Attack on Titan.' She also liked the anime series 'Fullmetal Alchemist,' 'Kill La Kill, Death Note,' 'Sword Art Online,' and 'Is It Wrong to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?'
Valkyrae loves dancing. She also performs stunts that are thrilling to watch. She is often spotted in various bars and lounges, spending quality time with her friends.