Relatively new streamer Kai Cenat has become the second-most subbed streamer on Twitch after reaching an impressive 60,000 subscribers.
“This is unbelievable,” Cenat said on Twitter after hitting the milestone. “Love y’all so much.”
The news actually left many in the streaming community confused. Despite Kai Cenat’s massive success on Twitch, a lot of people still don’t seem to know who he is. So who actually is Cenat, and how did he hit 60K subscribers in such a short amount of time?
Kai Cenat sees massive growth on Twitch
Kai Cenat has only been on Twitch for 1.5 years but has already become one of the most-watched streamers in Twitch’s Just Chatting category. The explosion may seem out of nowhere for some in the streaming community, but Cenat was actually popular before he started streaming.
Kai Cenat has been popular online for a while for his YouTube skits. He has over 2.6 million subscribers on YouTube, where he usually posts prank videos. His pranks and skits usually have millions of views, from doing “ding dong ditch” pranks to lying on Tinder.
After switching to Twitch, Cenat did a 24-hour livestream that hit 100,000 viewers. He has also been known to associate with popular streamers like Adin Ross and Felix “xQc” Lengyel, who is currently the most-subbed streamer on Twitch, making his growth on the streaming platform even faster.
Who is Kai Cenat?
Kai Cenat was born on December 16, 2001 in New York. He grew up there, and he started making content at an early age. In 10th grade, Cenat gained some notoriety for making skits about parent-teacher conferences on Facebook. He joined YouTube in 2018.
Cenat eventually became part of a digital content group called Any Means Possible. He currently lives in the AMP house with other content creators, collaborating with fellow Any Means Possible influencers like ImDavisss and Duke Dennis.
While Cenat’s subscriber count is impressive, many in the streaming community are still dismissing Cenat as a “W streamer.” This is a group of streamers that some streaming fans and gamers consider “normies,” usually referencing Adin Ross and his “hype” teenage viewers who spam “W” or “L” in the chat. These streamers often don’t play video games and will instead act over-the-top on camera to entertain their young audiences.
But many have congratulated Cenat on continuing the content creation grind and finding such success, with some noting the accomplishment of a POC climbing up near the very top of Twitch’s ladder.