Despite being known as one of the most friendly streamers on Twitch, Thomas “Sykkuno” only recently started sharing his smile. So who is Sykkuno and why is he becoming such a popular streamer?
Sykkuno had only 16,500 followers on Twitch in 2019. By the end of 2020, he had 250,000. Today, Sykkuno has over 3.2 million followers and 32,000 subscribers. His Twitch channel is growing quickly and he averages 48,000 viewers per stream. His streams include a major variety of games, including Grand Theft Auto IV, Dead By Daylight, and Valorant. He’s also commonly found in the Just Chatting channel. But what is making him so popular right now?
Sykkuno is often seen as a break from more dramatic and toxic streams like Felix “xQc” Lengyel’s. A lot of popular streamers appear to rely on trolling or extremely competitive gameplay to maintain their follower count. But Sykkuno’s streams often feel a lot more laid back. He’s considered a very wholesome streamer thanks to his reserved personality and shy demeanor.
In fact, Sykkuno refused to show his face for a while.
Sykkuno started streaming back in 2011, but he wasn’t active between 2015 and 2018. According to TopTwitchStreamers, Sykkuno was convinced to stream again by friends at OfflineTV. Since his return in 2018, Sykkuno has steadily gained a major following. He’s now one of the top streamers on Twitch thanks to an appearance at TwitchCon 2019 and his decision to move into the OfflineTV house.
Sykkuno decided to start streaming with his face in 2020. But before that, Sykkuno was becoming so popular on Twitch that people recognized him from his voice alone.
Even after showing his face, Sykkuno was continuing to cover his smile. According to the streamer, this became a habit of his whenever he laughed or smiled after he was made fun of in the past. Fans continued to encourage him to show his smile and he finally did after a while.
After becoming so popular for his kindness and wholesome personality, it’s no surprise that fans started to wonder if Sykkuno was dating anyone. The rumors started to spread and he was even linked to Corpse Husband, another popular streamer who doesn’t show his face.
Fans of the ship have made compilations of their flirtatious moments, only fueling the rumor further. This included protecting each other in Among Us. That said, there’s currently no proof that Sykkuno is dating Corpse Husband.
Another popular theory is that Sykkuno is dating Rachell “Rae” Hofstetter, also known as Valkyrae. Fans have made videos of these two flirting as well, which apparently happens quite often. This has made a lot of people curious if Sykkuno and Rae are actually dating IRL. So far there is no proof that Sykkuno and Valkrae have a relationship at all.
Sykkuno has been streaming Grand Theft Auto Online over recent months and once again, the streamer was followed by dating rumors. This time, though, fans wanted to know if Sykkuno would consider a roleplay relationship within GTA or elsewhere.
“For me personally, I don’t think I could have a roleplay relationship,” Sykkuno said in a recent stream. “And this is coming from a dude who’s like taking hostages, robbing banks, threatening to shoot people, and it’s like, ‘Oh yeah I can do that,’ but then when it comes to this… I can’t do it.”
Sykkuno went on to say that there was nothing wrong with the concept but that he personally found it weird.
No matter who Sykkuno is dating, fans can’t get enough of his content. His Twitter is full of fan art and appreciation posts. Sykkuno is not slowing down any time soon.