Sodapoppin is a 24-year old American Twitch streamer and internet personality. He’s been streaming for about 8 years – before Twitch was even a thing. He started out on a streaming platform called Xfire where he began to gain popularity as a World of Warcraft player. In 2011, he switched over to Twitch where his fame took off and he has since gained almost 2.3 million followers and over 252 million views.
Who is Sodapoppin and why is he so popular?
His real name is Chance Morris and he was born on February 15, 1994 in Austin, Texas. He’s an obvious animal person, if you browse quickly through his (few) Instagram photos. He has two dogs named Bam and Buddy, as well as a cat named Finn.
As previously mentioned, he started out as a pretty hardcore World of Warcraft player, so a lot of his videos focus on that. However, he now classifies himself as a variety streamer as he does try new games all the time. Sometimes, he streams himself gambling online, showing viewers how much he’s won and/or lost in one sitting.
One of the reasons why so many people like viewing his streams is his keeping-it-real attitude. He admits on his Twitch bio that he uses a lot of WoW talk, so viewers who aren’t so familiar with the game may feel a bit out of place. His channel is by no means family-friendly either but it’s this authenticity that draws in his followers and keeps them coming back for more. According to Twitchmetrics, it’s the #7 most viewed English variety channel on the platform. SocialBlade puts him at 21st most followed Twitch streamers, and 14th most viewed.
In 2012, Sodapoppin set up his YouTube channel, where he posts gift unwrappings and compilations of his best clips of the month. It currently has 992 thousand subscribers, showing that his followers aren’t just interested in his live streams. Occasionally, he posts a video announcing that he’s been banned from Twitch…again.
Yes, Sodapoppin is probably one of the most banned personalities on Twitch. A lot of streamers have been banned from the platform for all sorts of reasons, especially since Amazon took over in 2014. Sodapoppin has been banned for a variety of reasons as well, including: being baited by a viewer to show a picture of a dick dressed as a cowboy; saying something offensive that was considered a “terms of service violation”; and drinking wayyyy to much during a stream. Luckily, he’s often banned for only 24 hours and his viewer base hasn’t dwindled because of the bans.
Sodapoppin has also made pretty interesting comments about how Twitch is a ‘glorified mental hospital’. He talks about the behavior of a lot of Twitch viewers and how that though there are some ‘normal’ people, there are also those who are seriously ‘mentally ill’. Basically, he thinks it’s “just fucked in so many ways”. Read more about his explanation here.
Even with controversial comments such as these and his departure from the game that made him popular, he has managed to maintain a pretty solid following that have remained faithful throughout all the bans.