Popular YouTuber and member of the ‘Sidemen’, Vikram ‘Vikkstar123’ Barn, has announced that he is leaving the Sidemen house, and moving out on his own.
Sidemen is a YouTube collective of UK based content creators, led by the likes of KSI and others, who run the Sidemen channel as well as their own.
Together they make various skits, vlogs and challenges, and even released a book in 2016 detailing the story of their careers and how they joined forces.
Vikkstar, a member of Sidemen since its inception, will remain part of the group, but will no longer be living alongside them in their large mansion home.
Instead, he plans to move into London City proper, to get the most out of city life and live more independently. “I’m going to be moving into my own place, that’s in London,” he explains “I want to enjoy the city life.”
“I’ll be bringing you guys along with me all the way, I’m not going anywhere, I’ve been doing this seven, eight years, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. […] I can’t thank the Sidemen enough for the journey we’ve had together and all the amazing memories.”
Given that he is no longer staying in the house, it is unclear how often Vikkstar will participate in the ‘Sidemen Sundays’ videos, the weekly series posted on the Sidemen channel.
Over the past 12 months, Vikkstar has shifted his content focus on to primarily Fortnite gameplay commentaries, and less vlog or other game content.
The focus on Fortnite, as for many other YouTubers, appears to be working for Vikkstar123, who almost a decade into his YouTube career is still seeing consistent growth.