Mizkif

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Mizkif
Mizkif 2021.jpg
Rinaudo in 2021
Personal information
Born (1995-02-14) February 14, 1995 (age 26)
OccupationStreamer
Home town Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
Website mizkif.tv
Twitch information
Channel
Location Austin, Texas, U.S. [1]
Years active2015–present
GenreReacting, Gaming, IRL
Games
Followers1.68 million
Total views83.3 million
Associated acts
YouTube information
Channels
Years active2017–present
Genre
  • Reaction
  • Video gaming
  • IRL
Subscribers991,200 (combined)
Total views263.6 million (combined)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg100,000 subscribers2020
Follower and view counts updated as of December 12, 2021.

Matthew Rinaudo [2] [3] [4] (born February 14, 1995), [5] better known as Mizkif, is an American Twitch streamer. He is a founding member of gaming organization One True King. [6]

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Early life

Rinaudo grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. [7]

Career

Rinaudo began streaming in 2016. He streamed to a relatively small community until 2018 when he gained popularity for serving as a cameraman for fellow streamer Ice Poseidon. [7]

In May 2019, Rinaudo, along with fellow streamer Esfand, received a seven-day ban from Twitch after the pair made inappropriate comments towards a female streamer at PAX East. [8] [9]

In March 2020, Rinaudo garnered attention after he made over $5,600 during a sleeping stream. [10] In an interview with Wired , he stated, "Most streams can be very draining. This stream was the opposite. It was very easy. It was honestly a nice break from my normal routine of playing games all day." [11]

Rinaudo was the third most watched Twitch streamer during the 2020 United States Presidential Election, trailing fellow streamers Trainwreckstv and Hasan Piker. [12] [13]

On October 11, 2020, Rinaudo, along with fellow Twitch streamers Asmongold, Esfand, Rich Campbell, and Tips Out, announced the launch of their new gaming organization One True King. [6]

From April to June 2021, Rinaudo hosted an Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? -style show on his Twitch channel titled OTK Schooled. Some viewers have accused contestants on OTK Schooled to be cheating during the show, with some contestants having admitted as such. [14] On June 14, 2021, the show, along with Rinaudo's channel, reached its peak viewership, at 192,000 concurrent viewers and with around 20,000 additional viewers from the invited guests' streams. [15]

Philanthropy

On December 21, 2019, Rinaudo held a charity stream for St. David's Children's Hospital in Austin, Texas. His community raised over $5,000, which Rinaudo would later use to purchase toys for the hospital's patients. [16]

In June 2021, Rinaudo, along with fellow streamer Ryan "Simply" Reeves, rappelled down 600 Congress, a 32-story building in Austin, Texas, for a Make-A-Wish fundraiser event titled "Over the Edge". They raised over $20,000 USD during their companion charity stream, funded by donations from viewers. [17]

Personal life

Rinaudo began dating fellow Twitch streamer and wildlife rehabilitator Maya Higa in 2019. [18] On September 14, 2021, Rinaudo announced on Twitter that he and Higa were no longer in a relationship. [19]

Rinaudo has a heart condition known as viral myocarditis. [20]

Rinaudo has publicly spoken out about his struggles with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). [21]

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