The Viva La Dirt League, or VLDL, is a group of professional sketch comedy YouTubers from New Zealand. Rowan Bettjeman, Alan Morrison, and Adam King founded the company, while other regular cast members have included Byron Coll, Hamish Parkinson, David Correos, Britt Scott Clark, Ben Van Lier, Ellie Harwood, and Robert Hartley.
Their YouTube account has 4.07 million subscribers and over 1.1 billion views as of September 2022. Their second YouTube channel has over 20 million views and 276 thousand followers.
|Name||Alan Morrison Rowan Bettjeman Adam King|
|Profile Name||Viva La Dirt League|
|DOJ (YouTube)||August 21st, 2011|
|Schedule/Status||2-3 videos per week|
|Net Worth||$8.87 million|
"Viva La Dirt League Teaser | Viva La Dirt League (VLDL)" is the first video on their channel. The video is a teaser about the Viva La Dirt League, where they introduce the team and tease their upcoming videos.
PUBG Logic takes place in a multiplayer online battle royale game (ostensibly PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds). Characters are players' avatars, and the comedy focuses on the glitches, gameplay constraints, and exploits in the game.
The game's producers have approved of the use of PUBG images, and because of the game's popularity and the group's sketches, they have attended gaming events (Armageddon) and tournaments (League of Legends Pro League) to promote these characters. On YouTube, a supercut of the first season has received over 17 million views.
Epic NPC Man is a series that takes place in "Skycraft", an entirely fictitious MMORPG in which self-aware non-player characters (NPCs) and players interact. The series comprises short sketches that deconstruct the logic of MMORPGs and the fantasy genre, usually spoofing gaming franchises like The Elder Scrolls, World of Warcraft, and The Witcher.
Initially, Epic NPC Man was told almost entirely through the eyes of Greg (Morrison), a humble garlic farmer and quest-giver in the peaceful but inconspicuous town of Honeywood in the nation of Azerim. Another recurring figure is the blacksmith Bodger (Bettjeman), as well as the sorcerer Baradün (King). Many sequences were shot at Howick Historical Village.
In 2020, the group raised NZ$660,000 (c. €390,000) on Kickstarter to develop a short film set in the Epic NPC Man universe. On May 9, 2021, Baelin's Route: An Epic NPC Man Adventure was released on YouTube. The film was written by Morrison and directed by Morrison and King. It stars Bettjeman as Baelin, a non-player character whose typical trip from house to fishing site is disrupted by a human player and a damsel in distress, transforming him into a reluctant hero. Within 24 hours after its publication, it had over 900,000 views.
Beginning in July 2019, Viva released a short Dungeons and Dragons series in which their Epic NPC Man characters adventure through Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, with Dungeon Master Robert Hartley. Building on their success, Viva established its second YouTube channel in March 2020, focusing on Dungeons and Dragons videos set in the Epic NPC Man universe. King, Morrison, and Bettjeman reprise their roles as Greg, Baradun, and Bodger, respectively, and Van Lier makes his campaign debut as Bob.
According to Net Worth Spot, the group has an estimated net worth of $8.87 million as of September 2022. Every day, more than 1.23 million people watch the Viva La Dirt League YouTube channel. YouTube channels can earn between $3 and $7 per thousand video views.
If Viva La Dirt League falls inside this range, Net Worth Spot predicts that they earn $147.76 thousand each month, for a total of $2.22 million per year. On the top end, Viva La Dirt League might earn up to $3.99 million each year. YouTubers rarely have a single source of revenue. Successful YouTubers have sponsors as well, and they can improve their revenue by promoting their own items.
Rowan Bettjeman is one of Viva La Dirt League's three members. In total, he appears in 559 of their videos. Rowan is married and, in early 2020, adopted Baelin, a black rescue greyhound with their own Instagram account.
Alan Morrison is another Viva La Dirt League founding member. He has appeared in a total of 504 of their videos. Alan married in late 2019 and became a father for the first time. Alan has a white shichi dog named Lola (a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Chihuahua) who has her own Instagram account.
Adam King is the Viva La Dirt League's third founding member. In total, he appears in 461 of their videos. Adam lives with his fiancee, two cats named Obi and Korra (after Avatar Korra from the Legend of Korra series), and a calico cat named Ruby, all of whom make appearances on his Twitch shows on occasion.
Viva La Dirt League is mostly active on Instagram and Twitter, with a sizable fan base on both platforms.
On Instagram, they have a following of over 483k and post short snippets of their videos and pictures of the members of the group. On Twitter, they are followed by over 57k people and get several likes and retweets.
The group posts 2-3 videos per week. Their channel usually receives hundreds of thousands of views, with the occasional video crossing a million views. The content on their channel comprises comedic sketches where they would either make a sketch about an aspect of a game or a random skit, as well as vlogs and music videos.
With over 24 million views, this is their most watched video as of September 2022. They make a skit on the logic that runs in the game PUBG during the final few moments of a match.
This is their second most watched video. They compile all the sketches they have made on the battle royale game PUBG.
This video is a compilation of all the skits of Red Dead Redemption 2 made by Viva La Dirt League.
This is a short comedy sketch in which the group talks about female armor in RPGs.
A. As per SocialBlade, the comedy group earns an estimated $7.2K - $115.2K per month and $86.4K - $1.4M per year from the Viva La Dirt League YouTube channel.
A. No, even though the group received a nomination for Streamy Awards for their sketches in 2020.
A. Yes, Ben Van Lier is a New Zealand actor who is a member of the Viva La Dirt League support cast. He has made 223 appearances.