Chris Lovasz is better known to his global fanbase as Sips.
He’s a member of Britain’s Bristol-based entertainment network, Yogscast, and he is a gaming content creator on YouTube and Twitch.
Most of his videos focus on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dishonored, and Orcs Must Die, but he’s also a fan of globally beloved Minecraft.
As a heavyweight in the PC gaming world, Chris Lovasz has been consistently in the limelight for over a decade—and here’s what we’ve discovered about him in that time.
The Origin Story
Chris Daniel Lovasz was born in Orleans, Ottawa, on June 5, 1980.
He grew up in Canada, and after graduating from his French-speaking high school he headed to Algonquin College in Ottawa to pursue a 2-year course in computer programming.
Lovasz has built up his loyal following through his willingness to engage with his fanbase, and he often shares random facts about himself as he live-streams on Twitch.
We know that at some point between graduating from Algonquin College in 2000 and joining the Yogscast organization in 2009, he worked as a janitor.
He also worked at Canadian Tire (it’s a department store, not a tire shop).
He shared with his followers that he wouldn’t mind working at Subway, either—mostly because he thinks he’d be good at making generous sandwiches.
The topic came up when he shared that his favorite sandwiches—PB&J—are always super-heavy on peanut butter.
We also know he grew up watching Golden Girls with his family, and it’s still one of his favorite shows of all time.
Lovasz used to smoke, and moved to vaping—which he quit in 2019.
As part of his clean lifestyle, he’s also vegetarian, and has been since early in the new millennium.
He gave up meat after watching a doco on the inhumane treatment and processing of chicken.
He’s ambidextrous, as he often demonstrates in his videos.
Lovasz met Claudine, his future wife, in the early 2000s in an internet relay chat (IRC).
They were discussing lending gold for an epic mount in World of Warcraft.
Chris Lovasz and Claudine got married and had two kids—Kurt and Phoebe.
The family lives in St. Helier, Jersey, in the UK.
They also have a tortoise called Terry, who they welcomed into their family on February 6, 2019.
Most tortoises live for 80 to 150 years, so hopefully, Lovasz and his family have a continuity plan for their newest family member.
The Birth of Sips
Nirvana—one of Lovasz’s favorite bands—is the inspiration behind his moniker.
On the insert for Nirvana’s In Utero album, the lyrics for Tourette’s are jumbled up.
One of the jumbled words is “piss”, which has been printed as “sips”.
He launched his YouTube channel in December 2011 to showcase the games he plays.
So far, he’s racked up 750 million video views.
Lovasz is also the CEO, President, and general bigwig of SipsCo—the leading dirt provider on Minecraft.
SipsCo is known as a supplier of A+ grade dirt. Initially, the dirt company was owned by him and Sjin—who many will know as ultra-popular YouTube gamer Paul Sykes—but Lovasz bought his buddy out in exchange for a minority share in SipsCo stock.
Lovasz’s motto has always been “Big money, big women, big fun,” and the straightforward ethos has served the laidback entertainer well.
When he’s not serving the people of Minecraftia with high-end dirt, he’s also one half of Team Double Dragon and part of the Triforce podcast trio.
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Welcome to Yogscast
Yogscast is a UK entertainment entity that hails from Bristol.
The network’s key focus is creating gaming content across social media—focusing mainly on the YouTube and Twitch platforms.
The organization was formally incorporated in 2011, but it had been running for several years prior to that.
In 2017, Yogscast released Caveblazers.
The game is a 2D sidescrolling platformer that generates new levels and kills your avatar in creative ways. PCGamer—one of the leading sites for game reviews—gave it a generous 84 / 100 rating, and called it a varied, challenging platformer.
Yogscast became known for their presence in Minecraft and World of Warcraft, and their uber-powerful stable of gaming influencers.
The British entertainment group is also popular for hosting an annual Christmas fundraiser—they’d raised $20 million by 2020.
Yogscast—which takes its name from the founders’ World of Warcraft Guild’s Ye Olde Goone Squade (YOGS)—was the first channel in the UK to reach a billion views.
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Chris Lovasz – Net Worth
Lovasz earned most of his wealth from serving as the CEO of SipsCo, ads on YouTube, and selling merch on store.yogscast.com/collections/sips.
On YouTube, Chris has over 706 million viewers, meaning about $2 million in revenue before taxes.
Therefore, YouTuber Chris Lovasz has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Want to get to know Chris Lovasz? Watch his YouTube channel here.
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