(Last Updated On: February 20, 2020)
LeagueOfGosu Net Worth – $1.3 Million
LeagueOfGosu is a gaming YouTube channel run by a Canadian gamer called Gosu. He is a League Of Legends gamer who also streams on Twitch under the account MushIsGosu. His content on YouTube is mainly montages of his various streams. He started out playing video games as kid through his Nintendo playing games like Mario, Sonic, Zelda etc When he was first introduced to League of Legends he did not particularly enjoy it until three months later. When he started out streaming, he had just around 50 -100 viewers but a montage video he posted went viral of Reddit gaining him over 5,000 new subs the next day.
How Much Money Does LeagueOfGosu Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 1.3 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 500 million views so far. In a day, it gets an average 100,000 views which should generate an estimated revenue of around $500 per day ($180,000 a year) from the ads that run on the videos.
YouTubers get paid between $2 – $5 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 60% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like device played on, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, ad engagement etc. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.
There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep-pocketed companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.
Gosu makes extra income through streaming.