Erik Range, popularly known as Gronkh, is a German YouTube personality, computer games creator, computer and video game journalist, musician, and entrepreneur who was born on April 10, 1977.
Range previously offered games through the company PlayMassive GmbH, which operates a computer games website, but ceased operations on January 1, 2018. He is Germany's most popular Let's Play representative and the country's fourth most popular YouTuber.
|DOB (Age)||10 April 1977 (45 years)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||March 12th, 2006|
|Net Worth||$2.69 million|
Range has routinely uploaded Let's Play videos in which he discusses his accomplishments in numerous games since 2010. On April 1 2010, he released his first video, a test recording for the online game Allods Online. He has since become one of the most prominent German-speaking providers of these formats.
“Let's Play: Allods Online #000 [German] [HD] - Erste Testaufnahme” is the oldest video on his channel. In the video, he plays Allods online.
His YouTube channel has over 4.9 million members and over 3.6 billion video views, which makes it one of the most popular on the website. He was one of the earliest commercial German developers and providers of connected videos. Range's work is backed by game developers that seek to advertise their own products through collaboration.
Range quit the PlayMassive GmbH in 2018 and took the Gronkh trademark with him. He later went on to make Gods of Gaming GmbH. Some former PlayMassive GmbH employees followed him and are now employed by his new company.
Range's most well-known series is his Let's Play Minecraft series, which began on October 19, 2010, and ended on January 25, 2014. He released 10- to 20-minute programmes that earned around 1,000,000 views each. This series consists of 1,278 pieces.
From May 18 2012, to November 28 2014, the online video service MyVideo broadcasted a live stream in which Sarazar and Gronkh played new games and chatted with viewers. The live stream typically drew over 65,000 viewers.
On March 1, 2013, Range collaborated with other Let's Play YouTubers to produce live streams showcasing "Last Man Standing" videos, in which Range and his crew played computer games against PietSmiet's hard reset for almost eight hours. More than a million people have watched the live stream.
Range began streaming on the streaming site Twitch in 2014, and by 2019, he had over a million followers and over 71 million channel views. With it, he is rated 90th in the globe in terms of followers and 137th in terms of watchers on Twitch in 2019.
A 24-hour feed of Gronkh.de's Let's Play videos and other commentators was shown from mid-April 2014 through summer 2016. With almost 4.92 million followers as of March 3, 2018, Range is the fourth most subscribed YouTube channel in Germany.
Range is a co-founder and co-host of the live stream charity event Friendly Fire, which has been hosted annually before Christmas since 2015. The event has won numerous honours.
Range has a German broadcasting licence for GronkhTV and Gronkh broadcasting stations. He was one of several high-profile YouTubers / live streamers targeted in 2017 by a German regulator (the Landesanstalt für Medien NRW) who claimed that their online activities necessitated a broadcasting licence.
According to Net Worth Spot, Range is worth $2.69 million as of August 2022 and his YouTube channel generates over 11.2 million views every month. YouTube monetized channels can make $3 to $7 per thousand video views.
According to Net Worth Spot, he earns $44.8k per month, totalling $672.2k per year. If he does well, video advertisements might produce more than $1.21 million each year.
Erik Range was born in 1977 in Braunschweig to a German father and a Russian mother. He rose to prominence in the videogames business as the guide for the Bard characters in the online role-playing game Meridian 59. This was the first time he used the gamer tag "Gronkh", which he still uses today.
Range claims his alias is a portmanteau of the name "Gregor Onkh" Since 2009, he has served as the managing partner and co-founder of PlayMassive GmbH. Valentin Matthias Rahmel, also a co-founder of the company, goes by the online alias Sarazar. Rahmel works with Range on YouTube.
Range has a huge following on many social media platforms. He is followed by over 1.4 million users on Twitch and streams games such as The Sims, Planet Crafter and more. On Instagram, he has a following of over 903k users and posts selfies and solo photos. On Twitter, he has over 1.3 million followers and gets several likes and retweets.
Range uploads twice daily on his platform and his videos usually receive several thousand views, occasionally crossing hundred thousand views. The videos on his channel are mostly focused on gameplays of several games such as Stray, 7 days to die, The Mortuary Assisstant, Raft, Arise and more.
Range plays The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in this video.
Range plays GTA online.
In this video, Range shows a day of his life.
Range plays Cards Against Humanity in this video.
A. According to SocialBlade, he earns $3.6K - $57.5K per month and $43.1K - $690.4K per year.
A. Yes, Range is the owner of the websites Gronkh.de and Gronkh.tv. Range created Gronkh.tv in 2021, where he publishes his previous Twitch Streams. Range has submitted recent streams as well as older ones to the website, with the goal of having every stream Range has ever streamed posted to it. Gronkh.de, on the other hand, is no longer functioning and redirects to Gronkh.tv as of 2021.