Vikram Singh Barn, known by his online alias Vikkstar123 or simply Vikk, is an English YouTube gamer and internet personality. He co-founded the British group of YouTube influencers, the Sidemen. The other members of the Sidemen include KSI, W2S, TBJZL, Behzinga, Miniminter, and Zerkaa.
Vikram was born of Indian descent who was born and raised in England. The influencer received an offer to pursue a degree in natural sciences at University College London, which he declined so he could pursue a full-time YouTube career.
The influencer registered on YouTube in 2010. He started by recording Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gameplay videos and tutorials on how to use different things in the game. As his popularity on YouTube gradually increased, Vikram started taking his career seriously, creating Minecraft content in addition to COD.
In 2013, Vikram joined Sidemen, further adding to his already-soaring popularity. He moved in with three other group members, sharing a house for four years from 2014 to 2018. Vikram also joined the famous Dream SMP Minecraft server.
In 2021, Vikram announced on his channel that he was quitting Call of Duty: Warzone due to the influx of hackers on the game. Other prominent gamers also shared the same sentiments. As a result, Activision updated Call of Duty’s anti-cheat software.
Vikkstar123 accumulated 7.61M subscribers on YouTube, 4.5M followers on Instagram, 3.3M on Twitter, and 196K on Facebook.
- 2016 NME Awards: Vlogger of The Year, nomination
- 2017 Teen Choice Awards: Choice Gamer, nomination
JD Sports Collaboration
One of the UK’s sports retailers, JD Sports, collaborated with Vikkstar123 £500 gift card. The mechanics were really simple as interested participants of the giveaway only had to follow JD Sports’ official IG account and mention one friend in the comment section.
Three UK Partnership
British telecommunications and internet service provider Three UK teamed up with Vikkstar123 and two other gamers to announce building the UK’s biggest and fastest 5G network. In celebration of the feat, Three UK gave away 5Gs.