Evan Fong, known online as VanossGaming (or simply Vanoss), is a Canadian internet personality, video game commentator, music producer, and DJ. He uploads montage-style films of himself and other developers playing games like Grand Theft Auto V and Garry's Mod on YouTube.
In addition, he works as a DJ and music producer under the name Lynx, acted as the creative director of the video game Dead Realm, and provided the voices for the animated series Alpha Betas and the YouTube Premium series Paranormal Action Squad.
Fong stated that although he was not exposed to video games at a young age, he did play them "here and there," including kid-friendly puzzle and adventure games like Freddi Fish and Pajama Sam. Outside of his work for YouTube, Fong continues to play ice hockey for fun, competes in airsoft and other tournaments, and enjoys playing the guitar.
|Profile Name||Vanoss Gaming|
|DOB (Age)||31 May 1992 (30 years)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||Sep 15th, 2011|
|Schedule/Status||Every 2 days|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
On September 15, 2011, Fong launched the YouTube channel VanossGaming. The word “Vanoss” is derived from the VANOS variable valve timing system made by the German automaker BMW. Fong’s father used the PlayStation 3 identity “vanoss62,” which his son eventually adopted as his own.
“Black Ops 2: Get Cut Off! (Last Words Montage / Funny Game Chat Moments Before Death)” is one of his earliest videos up for public viewing. This video shows a montage of players’ sentences getting cut off in the game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
As he neared 11 million subscribers and was included among the top 25 most subscribed YouTube channels in January 2015, Fong started to draw the attention of the mainstream media. Commentators identified him as a key player in the expanding video game commentary subculture. Then, he claimed that the reason for his popularity was that “Viewers really prefer the authentic type of content from regular individuals just playing games because they can relate to that.” Alongside teammates I Am Wildcat, Lui Calibre, and Mini Ladd, he took part in the “YouTube Gaming Evolution” panel at PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts, in March 2015.
Vanoss’ channel launched in September 2011, but according to SocialBlade, its fan base didn’t truly begin to expand until the beginning of 2012. He was adding over 18.9 thousand monthly subscribers by July of 2012. He began to acquire popularity, and around a year later, he was gaining over 361.3 thousand monthly subscribers.
Vanoss continued to see significant development, earning an astounding 1.1 million monthly members by the beginning of 2014—the most subscribers he had ever received in a single month and more than many other channels like Smosh in January of the same year.
As of June 2022, Fong has a net worth of $20 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. Evan Fong was the second-highest paid YouTube personality in 2017. According to estimates, he made $15 million in 2017 only from the platform and his other efforts.
He earned $18.5 million in 2018, becoming among the top 10 highest-paid YouTube personalities worldwide. He earned $11.5 million in 2019.
Fong was raised in Toronto, Ontario, where he was born on May 31, 1992. Fong is of Asian ancestry; his father is Chinese, and his mother is Korean. Fong attended college to study economics after graduating from Richmond Hill High School, but he left after his second year to devote himself entirely to his YouTube channel.
Fong acknowledged that "Even though there's a lot of potential for somebody starting a YouTube channel, it's obviously not a guaranteed path" but said that his parents were first worried that he was sacrificing his academics in favour of creating content for his YouTube channel.
Evan Fong has achieved significant popularity on other online media platforms. He has 3 Instagram accounts. Evan Fong, his personal account, boasts 918,783 followers and 161,373 average likes. He posts pictures of activities from his daily life on this account.
VanossGaming, his Instagram account that focuses on announcements of his merchandise and his YouTube channel, has 3,790,922 followers and 40,474 average likes. His third Instagram account, Rynx, has 383,109 followers and 47,868 average likes. He posts promotional posts for his music as well as pictures of concerts he holds.
The majority of Fong's videos follow a compilation or montage format, and they frequently include commentary from other video game commentators.
This video features a montage of Fong’s gameplay videos of 2021.
In this video, Fong plays the game Garry’s mod.
In this let's play video of Garry’s Mod, Fong plays a rendition of the popular Netflix show Squid Game.
In this video, Fong interacts with a variety of his fans on VR chat.
A. H2O Delirious, I AM WILDCAT, Daithi De Nogla, Moo Snuckel, BasicallyIDoWrk, fourzer0seven, Terroriser, Big Jiggly Panda, Mr Sark, Silent Droidd, and Racingcatz are the current members of the VanossGaming team; however, there have been many others that have come and gone.
A. Fong revealed in July 2015 that he had been collaborating with David Nagle (Daithi De Nogla), Brain Hanby (The Terroriser), Craig "Mini Ladd" Thompson, and Tom "Syndicate" on the game Dead Realm for "the last six or seven months" as the creative director. On July 30, 2015, it received an early release on Steam.
A. Evan Fong was born in Toronto, Canada. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.