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realPhali, usually known as Phali is a Norwegian content creator, creating primarily Minecraft videoes. He originally streamed from 2015-17, and returned to streaming in early 2019, later becoming a Twitch Affiliate in March 2019. While he originally streamed Garry's Mod and first-person shooters, his stream have since 2019 been almost exclusively Minecraft. During one of his 2019 streams, he attributed this to wanting to be more family friendly due to his job as a teacher, stating "I don't want my kid or my students to find videoes of me on the internet behaving terribly and swearing like a sailor".[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

He was born on April 19 1990 in Norway, and is the oldest of three siblings. Since 2012, he has worked as a high school teacher[2], teaching English, Norwegian, History and Mathematics. He is married and has a son, born in 2017.

He originally began streaming under the name DuffHimself in 2015; during a Q&A session in his Eurovision 2019 Podcast streams, he stated that he became the designated streamer in his group of friends because he "had the best internet and the only computer capable of streaming at decent quality". He stopped streaming in 2017 to focus on the upcoming birth of his son and other real-life commitments.In February 2019, he returned to Twitch, with his channel rebranded realPhali - based on his in-game name Phali. In one of his first streams, he said he rebranded his channel because he wanted it to be a fresh start, and that he wanted to separate his newer streams and videos from his older, less-family-friendly content. In March 2019, Phali confirmed that he had become a Twitch Affiliate. On March 25, he surpassed 100 followers during his evening stream, and in October the same year he reached 200. In April 2020, he reached 300 followers. During 2019, Phali streamed mainly from the LPMT SMP Server, owned by Xisumavoid, and later from the Buttscraft SMP server on which he was an admin, until it was shut down in late 2019.

Shamblecraft[edit | edit source]

On November 30, 2019, Phali launched the "Phalicraft" server after several weeks of teasers. In the launch stream, he stated that the server would be "free to play for all Discord members", saying that he wanted it to be a safe space to play without worrying about the monthly cost of joining a Patreon server. While he initially paid for the server himself, he eventually opened a Patreon in April 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic led to his wife losing her income, with monetary support being voluntary and the server remaining free to play on. In June 2020, the server was rebranded "Shamblecraft", coinciding with the launch of Minecraft 1.16. The rebrand was followed by the launched of "Shamblecraft Season 1", which saw several content creators including NJCoffeeJunkie, Jessica2901 and Phali himself creating videos alongside streams from the server. In the first stream after the relaunch, Phali stated that the rebranding was due to his opinion that the server was "a community effort" rather than something tied exclusively to him, and as such he wanted the identity of the server to reflect this. As of January 2021, Phali has released 34 episodes in his Shamblecraft series.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He suffers from social anxiety, which he was diagnosed with as an adult.
  • He has several times stated on-stream that his favorite artist is Pink Floyd, and that is favorite movies are "The Godfather" and "The Boondock Saints".
  • Because of his prominent British accent, many viewers have wrongly assumed he is from the UK. During a March 2019 stream, he stated that people from Britain often assumed he was from "a posh family in South England", and also revealed then when speaking with an American accent while visiting the US in 2015, people thought he was from Minnesota.

Streaming schedule[edit | edit source]

Since 2020, Phali has not had a fixed schedule due to his ongoing studies and unpredictable workload. In January 2021, he stated that a goal for 2021 to stream "at least once a week". His streams are usually at 8 PM CET onwards.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mental Health Mondays with Minecraft, Sept 9, 2019
  2. Norwegian "videregåande skole", which equates to 10th-12th grade in the US system