MatPat Declares Retirement from YouTube


MatPat Declares Retirement from YouTube

The creator of The Game Theorists, MatPat, has officially announced his retirement from YouTube. In a recent video titled 'Goodbye Internet,' Matthew Patrick, known as MatPat, revealed that March 9 would mark his final day hosting the YouTube franchise, and he will be passing on the channels to someone else.

Reflecting on his journey, MatPat expressed his desire to exit on a high note. In the video, he stated, 'For me, and my journey in this place, I always wanted to go out on a high note. And when you stop and look at the last year, this has been the best year in the Theorist lifespan, no joke.'

MatPat, along with his wife Stephanie, founded Game Theorists in 2011, providing a platform to delve into the lore and intriguing theories surrounding popular video games. Over the years, he expanded his influence by launching various spin-off channels, including Film Theorists, Food Theorists, and Style Theorists. As of January, the gaming channel alone has garnered an impressive 18.4 million subscribers.

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Last year, MatPat hosted the Streamy Awards, garnering an impressive 15 million views across all digital platforms within the first 48 hours. The 2023 awards ceremony achieved a historic milestone, becoming the most-watched show in the event's 13-year history, surpassing the 2021 record of 9.7 million views.

In his farewell video, MatPat shared that he intends to dedicate more time to his family, expressing a desire for a shift from being 'work first for over a decade.' He candidly stated, 'We knew that honestly, we didn't want to do this forever. As much as I love you and I love overthinking things, and I love theorizing, I don't love late nights.'

Reflecting on the past, he expressed missing the simple pleasures of spending time with his wife Stephanie, playing video games without the pressure of creating content. 'I miss the days where I could just sit down on the couch with [Stephanie] and play video games, and it's not for content,' he continued. 'Or I'm playing a game, and I'm not thinking about what theories are gonna come out of that. I miss it.'

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