- 1 Who is Keyori?
- 2 Early Life and Education: Growing Up in England
- 3 Career: League of Legends, Overwatch and More
- 4 Personal Life: Does Keyori Have a Girlfriend? Is He Married?
- 5 Body Measurements: How Tall is Keyori?
- 6 Net Worth: How Rich is Keyori?
- 7 Online Presence
Who is Keyori?
Born on 1 July 2000, at an unspecified location in England, under the water sign of Cancer, Keyori, also known as Barney/Barny is a 19-year-old English gamer, streamer, YouTuber and social media personality. He first rose to fame when he started posting funny and educational videos on his eponymous channel. His unique persona and somewhat intense and rash reactions have made him a fan favorite, as he attracted young and old gamers alike, including a rather large female fan base. On most occasions, he plays Overwatch and Minecraft, but he is also known for games such as Mario Kart, League of Legends and even Fortnite. With his unyielding love for everything 1980s, Keyori is also known to dig up a 20-year-old game and start streaming it without any notice beforehand. At 19, he is amongst the most famous gamers of the last decade.
Early Life and Education: Growing Up in England
Keyori’s real name is Kieran, which is a traditional British name. A shortened version is Key, and as he’s a big fan of Japanese culture, he added a bit of East Asian flair to it. He was raised in his birthplace by parents of still unknown names and professions, apparently an only child. In one video, he admitted to being a “gaming junkie” in middle school. Each day he would rush home from school to play Counter Strike, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. While those were his favorite games, his interests have since expanded significantly, and now include titles such as Overwatch.
Career: League of Legends, Overwatch and More
Keyori has had an eventful career. Even though he was already active on YouTube in 2012, he only rose to fame in 2014. Not only was he one of the most energetic streamers at the time, but also there weren’t any popular gamers in his age group. His skill and years of experience were evident ever since his first video, entitled “ANNIE AND AMUMU ROLEPLAY”.
Most of his early content revolved around League of Legends content, with a focus on obscure ‘meta’ videos and inside jokes. Even though he became one of the most-viewed streamers on Twitch, Keyori publicly announced that he was quitting League of Legends. ‘I’ve had enough of playing the same sh*it for four years, and I think it’s time for a change’, said Kieran in one video. He then focused on Overwatch, but expanded onto other critically acclaimed games. Fans often suggested the titles he should play, which resulted in phases of his channel revolving around Dead Souls, Minecraft among others. Today, he’s playing games both new and old, enjoying millions of views on a weekly basis.
Beef with Sky Williams
The gaming community is known to be toxic, which is a notion Keyori has felt on several occasions. One time, he was being harassed on Twitter by a number of fake accounts – most of them indicated that they were fans of Sky Williams, another famous gamer and YouTuber. To fend the verbal attacks, he called them “degenerates”, to which Williams promptly replied. He didn’t like the way Keyori was behaving to his fans, for which Keyori called him a hypocrite and a coward. Since the incident from 2018, the two gamers have settled their differences, and have even communicated publicly through social media.
Why People Think His Real Name is Barny
Most of Keyori’s new fans think his actual name is Barney. The whole misconception has its roots in a streaming session he conducted with his friends.
Someone was apparently drunk and called him Barny/Barney, which was funny to everyone so they called him that on purpose for several hours. After that, his fans took to Twitter and made it a running joke, which even Keyori has taken notice of. His channels on YouTube are named ‘Barny64’ and Barny2”, which is an excellent example of finding the right opportunity to gain publicity. This gag resulted in a gain of almost 10,000 fans on his Instagram account, in a matter of weeks.
What Makes Keyori Special
Keyori is one of today’s most beloved gamers. He dyes his hair various colors, with some suggestions even coming from fans and his girlfriend. Throughout his career, Kieran has carefully nurtured a unique image centered around 1980s aesthetics and vaporwave music.
Most of his channel and profile designs involve pink and turquoise hues, with futuristic-looking images of palms, big cities and fast cars. His trademarks, just like PewDiePie’s, involve yelling, unexpected animations, and arguing with people against whom he plays. He is known for easily entering conflicts if someone accused him of being a cheater. Ever since he started playing, Keyori has been a target of abuse targeted at his appearance. In a Reddit AMA, he revealed that he just brushes off such comments. ‘Yup, I look like a 12 year-old girl with an annoying voice’, he said, pointing out the importance of accepting who you are. In the same response, he used a quote by Tyrion Lannister from “Game of Thrones”. ‘Never forget what you are’, Keyori remarked. ‘The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.’
Personal Life: Does Keyori Have a Girlfriend? Is He Married?
Keyori is married to JayneeWasTaken (real name Jane), a fellow League of Legends gamer and streamer. The couple met during a random ranked game, and started exchanging messages on social media after Keyori’s team won. They met in real life and began dating. In late 2015, they shocked the world when Jane announced that Kieran had proposed to her, and in January 2016 they tied the knot. On a regular basis, they express love for one another via Twitter. A number of people criticized the now-24-year-old Jane for marrying a boy five years her junior, but neither he nor she paid any mind to comments from fans and haters alike.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Keyori?
When it comes to his physical specifications, there is at the moment not enough information available to verify his exact height, weight and clothing sizes, though he is believed to have a slim figure, due to his dislike of eating sweets.
Net Worth: How Rich is Keyori?
Keyori has a net worth of $300,000 as of mid-2019, accumulated by monetizing his videos, selling merchandise and being a part of the Polaris gaming collective. Given the fact that he’s only getting more popular as time goes by, it wouldn’t be surprising to see this 19-year-old prodigy become a millionaire sometime soon.
i’m buying purple overalls pic.twitter.com/8VeSUjJhCE
— barny? (@barnybeekeeper) July 28, 2019
He had a massively popular Instagram page, but ultimately decided to delete it because it was ‘bringing negative energy into his life’. He is very active on Facebook and Twitter with 175,000 and 70,000 fans, respectively. His bread and butter, of course, is YouTube, on which he boasts a solid 850,000 subscribers. However, this is only on his main account, as his spare ‘Barny2’ is followed by 35,000 fans. You can also find him on Twitch and become one of his 190,000 followers.