rade Chat, AKA Panser, is one of the most well-known personalities in the online gaming community – predominantly focusing on World of Warcraft. She has been creating video content for nearly 8 years on her YouTube channel, and has driven over 535,000 subscribers across all platforms and more than 50,000,000 views. All of her 1,200+ videos are independently produced, with her filling the roles of director, writer, editor, and on-camera personality.
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anser had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the set of the Warcraft movie during filming, conducting interviews with many of the cast and crew, followed by a press junket where she interviewed the director, Duncan Jones. Later that year, she attended the premiere of the Warcraft movie and held more interviews on the red carpet.
Over the years, Panser has also conducted interviews with prominent gaming developers, like Mike Morhaime, J Allen Brack, and Ion Hazzikostas, as well as gaming content creators like Boogie2988, LedaMonsterBunny, and Nika Harper.
She’s also no stranger to the convention life. In 2014 Panser appeared at Florida Supercon in Miami, solo-hosting a panel about how to get started on YouTube. She hosted both the 2015 & 2016 Wowhead parties at Blizzcon, then in 2016, moderated the World of Warcraft panel on the main stage at San Diego Comic Con, as well as the World of Warcraft Developer Q&A on the main stage at Blizzcon.
You may know their games, but do you know their history? In one of her most in-depth videos, Panser takes us through the history of Blizzard Entertainment – 25 years in the making.
Panser isn’t just a superhero when playing video games. She takes pride in using her platform to help others.
- 2014: she captained a team which raised over $30,000 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
- 2015: she helped raised another $45,000 in just ⅓ of the time.
- 2016: her team raised another $78,000, $52,000 coming directly from Panser’s streams.
- 2017: her team is on track to surpass a quarter million dollars raised for St. Jude.
- She has also worked with other charity organizations, most notably, Extra Life and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Q: Which YouTubers inspired you to start creating content?
A: Philip DeFranco, Fluffee, Justin Levesque, and xSparkage.
Q: When did you know YouTube was something big?
A: I don’t really think I had an “ah ha!” moment with YouTube, or a grand realization that it was big. I do remember getting an email about working with vSauce and thinking THAT was a huge deal, though!
Q: What has contributed to your success on YouTube?
A: Relentless hard work has gotten me where I am today. I refuse to give up. I try my hardest to have good work ethic. I always strive to improve!
Q: Which brands have you had the chance to work with?
A: Blizzard, of course, but also 2KGames, Ubisoft, Jagex, Square Enix, ORIGIN, Intel, Loot Crate, and quite a few more.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: I hope to do more to charity and nonprofit work, as that is what I find to be the most rewarding.