MatPat’s YouTube Exit: Saying Goodbye to Game Theorists

MatPat creator of Game Theorists announced his departure from YouTube in a video titled “Goodbye Internet” citing March 9 as his final day. He aims to hand over the channels citing a desire to prioritize family after a successful year. MatPat and his wife launched Game Theorists in 2011, expanding to spin-off channels like Film Theorists and Food Theorists. His Streamy Awards hosting in 2022 set a viewership record.


MatPat’s YouTube Exit: Saying Goodbye to Game Theorists


The creator of Game Theorists known as MatPat (real name Matthew Patrick), recently announced his departure from YouTube. In a video titled “Goodbye Internet” he revealed that March 9 would mark his final day hosting the franchise on YouTube and that he plans to pass on the channels to someone else.

Explaining his decision MatPat expressed a desire to conclude his journey on a high note. He highlighted the past year as the most successful in the Theorist lifespan.

MatPat along with his wife Stephanie, founded Game Theorists in 2011 to explore gaming lore and elaborate theories surrounding popular video games. Over time, he expanded the platform with spin-off channels such as Film Theorists, Food Theorists and Style Theorists. The gaming channel alone has garnered 18.4 million subscribers as of January.

Notably, MatPat hosted the Streamy Awards last year, which garnered 15 million views across digital platforms in its initial 48 hours. The 2023 awards ceremony became the most-watched in the event’s history, surpassing the 2021 record of 9.7 million views.

In his farewell video, MatPat expressed a desire to prioritize spending time with his family after dedicating over a decade to his work. He acknowledged missing the simple pleasure of playing video games with Stephanie without the pressure of creating content or deriving theories from gaming experiences.

His decision to step away from YouTube reflects a desire to reclaim a more relaxed approach to gaming and family time.


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