Ice Poseidon
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Total level 1464 (OSRS Main)
Combat level 98 (OSRS Main)
Other names Paul, Ice
Known for Livestreams, YouTube videos
Clan Purple Army
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Paul Denino, also known as Ice Poseidon, was a twitch streamer now Youtube Gaming livestreamer. His Youtube channel, Ice Poseidon, as of February 2017 had over 400,000 subscribers. His Twitch channel of the same name had over 290,780 followers, however can no longer be visited, as he is indefinitely banned from Twitch.*

He initially gained fame from his RuneScape livestreams, his first streams involved closing doors on players attempting to train the Prayer skill, intentionally slowing their experience gains for cheap laughs. He later gained fame from being a victim of the RuneScape clan ROT and being a key agitator of "Emily faked cancer" meme.

He was later known for staking gold, pranking players, playing Trihard song requests and for the infamous Purple Army. Which he and fellow streamer Voldesad were the originators of. The Purple Army gets its name from his RuneScape clanchat's appearing as purple dots on the RuneScape minimap. In modern times when he does play he openly admits that he buys gold with real world cash to stake against other players.

He gained his fame outside of the RuneScape section shortly after the first Deadman tournaments for being one of the first streamers to adopt the mobile game Pokemon GO, and starting the IRL streaming craze. These were usually solo streams, where Paul would talk to random people on the street and not really play pokemon go. Although IRL livestreams were always popular on Twitch, they weren't normalized content, Twitch openly opposed and banned people from streaming IRL content until the "Pokemon GO era" where people would use pokemon go as their excuse to stream outdoors. Twitch would later permanently establish the IRL section after many popular streamers began streaming outdoors, and Youtube would establish the Youtube Gaming section.

He is friends with other live-streamers such as Reckful, Greek, Sodapoppin and Mitch Jones. His subreddit was one of the most active subreddits, only recently dropping in popularity due to ices negligence. Ice Poseidon posts would occasionally reach the top of the front page of reddit. The mentioned streamers were taking an absence from streaming and thus this helped the initial growth of Ice, they have all since moved back into Ice's niche and become his competition, many have arguably have eclipsed ice in quality and runtime. Such as Sodapoppin and Reckful using very expensive equipment to stream for 12+ hour days in Japan, or Greek averaging more viewers due to being more consistent and on Twitch.

Initially from Florida, Paul moved to and now resides in Los Angeles, and streams his life without really playing videogames, alongside his friends Voldesad, Kyle, Nathan, Mexican Andy, Greek and Andy Milonakis, all of which except Voldesad only appeared after Paul moved to Los Angeles. Some of which now are on stream far less often since Ice has dropped in popularity. Ice's peak was in March of 2017 and ever since his content has been getting less frequent, plagued with technical difficulties or less enjoyable.

Paul's initial success as a streamer was all too similar to the "Ex-WoW streamer phenomenon". Viewers saw him as a blank slate they could project themselves onto. Watching Paul's mistakes and adventures gave them a chance to experience the real world by living vicariously through him. Many original viewers came from games such as RuneScape or World of Warcraft and hadn't developed friendships or lives of their own. As Paul had adjusted socially, becoming more normal; he became less like them, and the older community turned on Paul, subsequently leaving forever.

Later, after relying heavily on the older viewers providing content for him, he collapsed in growth thanks to these viewers leaving. Ice managed to maintain some of his viewer-base by being involved with Youtube drama channels such as Keemstar, attracting a much younger, dumber, less creative, less attached and ultimately less profitable audience, Ice could only hope to stay relevant by providing "big content streams" as he had detached the life support part of his stream.

*On 27 April 2017, someone falsely claimed Ice Poseidon was carrying a bomb on a flight to Phoenix. He and another internet broadcaster were removed from the plane, the FBI questioned him before releasing him.[1] Ice Poseidon's Twitch account was banned the next day. In a YouTube video he said that the ban was due to disclosing his location at the airport on a live stream before the flight. He stated the ban was permanent, but that he could appeal the ban in six months.

Trivia

  • Ice is associated with the TriHard emote due to many accounts of racist song requests.
    • He was banned on 3 November 2016 for a week after Twitch viewer Curlifornia exploited the word filter on text-to-speech donations
    • As of now, he has disabled any song requests and has hidden subscriber notifications, but he still acknowledges the username if it isn't edgy
  • Cx in comments
  • Trihex, a gamer and speedrunner, is the creator of the trihard emote.
  • Paul Denino has a subreddit on reddit.com called r/ice_poseidon
  • Enza Denino is Paul Denino's mother.
  • Paul Denino is known for not keeping a consistent streaming schedule.
  • Some phrases used by Paul Denino below are...
  • "What arm thing homie?"
  • "Whatchyu meaaaaan?"
  • "She said she was 18 homie!"
  • "mofking ass."
  • "Listen dood."
  • Ice Poseidon has also had three girlfriends during his streaming career.

References

  1. Erickson, Jon (28 April 2017). Internet personality says he was target of prank threat at Sky Harbor. ABC15 Arizona. Retrieved 29 April 2017.

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