The OfflineTV collective is an enormous brand revolving around Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, Lily ‘LilyPichu’ Ki, Michael Reeves, Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang, and William ‘Scarra’ Li – but the founder explained why he doesn’t see the group lasting much longer.
Scarra established OfflineTV in 2017 alongside his then-manager Chris Chan. While there’s been plenty of changes to the house’s residents since its inception, the content creators have steadily built up the general platform to thrive across YouTube and Twitch.
But all good things come to an end, and this isn’t lost on Scarra. Every year the OfflineTV founder wonders if it’s going to be the last for the content house.
While there’s been no animosity or signs that would point to impending doom within the group, Scarra and Toast are realistic about the idea of living with your friends as time goes on.
“All good things come to an end,” Scarra said during a late-night Twitch stream. “Every year I’m always happy if it lasts one more year.”
Looking to the future, Toast doesn’t see how the group of friends will be able to house every one’s personal ambitions as life goes on.
“We can’t have a house that each of us have wives, husbands, our kids and our pets living in once place,” Toast said, immediately following up with the obvious progression of the ‘OfflineTV house.’ “Maybe like a street. I’m down for street, or like a neighborhood.”
Scarra put OfflineTV’s shelf life at two to three more years, but both content creators recognized that the actual brand’s existence will have very little consequence on their individual success. So it’s not entirely needed, even now.
Across Twitch and YouTube (Facebook Gaming for Toast), every single member easily has millions of followers to support them in their own goals. If OfflineTV were to truly go offline, each individual community would be more than equipped to keep themselves afloat.
With so many young streamers or content creators eventually growing up, living arrangements and even the things they broadcast will eventually take a new shape throughout different phases of life.
With that said, a product of that change could one day result in OfflineTV permanently turning off and that’s not a bad thing, according to Scarra.