“Expected”- Disguised Toast on Valkyrae Making it Big in the Streaming Industry

Published 03/17/2021, 10:41 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Gamer Valkyrae plays tennis while taking a selfie ahead of the Fortnite Summer Smash during day 13 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)


2020 has been a phenomenal year for most creators, especially for Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter. Your average, run-of-the-mill streamer back then was as ambitious as thousands other like her. However, there was something about her that eventually set her apart from all others.

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One person who believes he knew Valkyrae was going to make it big is Disguised Toast. The two share some common social circles and therefore interacted frequently. This was before Among Us helped all these streamers skyrocket to success. Even before the last few months of 2020, Toast had faith that Rae had a lot of success in store for her.

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Throwback to when Disguised Toast invited Valkyrae to play DnD

During one of his recent streams, a fan asked Toast what he thought about Valkyae’s success in 2020. To answer this question, Toast recalled when he used to play Dungeons and Dragons with his OfflineTV friends. For one of their new campaigns, they really wanted Valkyrae to join them.

The first time Toast asked Rae, she politely declined, saying, “No, okay, thank you. I don’t play. I don’t know DnD.” However, Toast was relentless and kept asking Rae, once even on a live stream. After a few requests, Rae had finally agreed to join the gang on the campaign.

Toast realized how humble Valkyrae has always been, even when she was an upcoming streamer. He also thought that she has always had this “good energy,” which is why he thinks her rise to fame was “very expected.”

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Rae’s journey in the last few months

The biggest boost Valkyrae got was by joining 100 Thieves as a content creator. While her initial days after switching to YouTube from Twitch were full of struggle, a major organization backing her was definitely advantageous. She maintained the grind, did collaborations, and finally struck the goldmine with Among Us.

Following months of hard work, Rae passed Pokimane and various other female content creators to become the biggest female CC. The Game Awards 2020 also recognized her success by awarding her the title of ‘Content Creator of the Year’ among various other major streamers and YouTubers.

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Valkyrae is now going to launch an interview series of her own and has a song collaboration with LilyPichu and Natsumiii. The YouTuber was always determined and is definitely not going to stop even after she has all others could only wish for.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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