Ice Poseidon (real name – Paul Denino) is an autistic Runescape streamer who has a clan known as the Purple Army Cx. He has many followers with over 772,000 subscribers on Youtube and over 290,000 followers on Twitch.
Paul is the most notorious of what are known as I.R.L. streamers. Everyone in his life is part of the show. He said:
“If I don’t know what to do on a certain day, I’ll just call someone over and we can develop their character.”
His Twitch channel of the same name can no longer be visited, as he is indefinitely banned from Twitch.
Paul was born in Palm Beach, Florida on the 29th of September, 1994.
Enza Denino is Denino’s mother. She was a mental-health administrator at a nearby clinical facility. Paul grew up in a gated community in Martin County, Florida, a rural area near Palm Beach.
Denino went to college to study finance.
When Paul was 12, a neighbor introduced him to RuneScape, a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game that was developed by Jagex. After consulting a random-name generator, Paul called his character Ice Poseidon.
He initially gained fame from his RuneScape live streams. At first, his streams involved closing doors on players attempting to train the Prayer skill (Prayer is trained by burying bones, using them on an altar in a player-owned house), intentionally slowing their experience gains for cheap laughs.
In the beginning, he also had a gimmick where he streamed with a broken earplug, that would only play the music in the left ear.
Paul was later known for pranking players, staking gold, playing Trihard song requests as well as for the Purple Army.
Moreover, Denino went on to become a vlogger and has amassed over 772,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.
His Reddit subreddit /r/Ice_Poseidon was made private in 2019 and back-up was quarantined. Paul admits that it is nearly impossible to hide anything from the infamous “Purple Army.”
On August 1, 2019, he started streaming on Microsoft’s streaming platform, Mixer.
In January 2020, it was reported that Denino asked Mixer $2 million for a potential partnership. He said:
“Hello, Microsoft. I’m streaming on your little baby platform and you’re giving out USD$50 mil contracts to these basic streamers to boost your views by 2%.”
Paul went on to say:
”Give me USD$2 mill and I’ll do a lot more than 2%.”
He currently averages about 1,000 viewers on his Mixer streams.
Paul Denino was in a relationship with Caroline Burt. In January 2018, he made a big fuss about ending his relationship with Caroline, who his fans despised.
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Rolling Stone named Paul a “pioneer ‘life streamer.'”
He has been swatted (a popular internet trend that involves calling in a fake emergency at the home of the victim) multiple times, including once while he was on a plane. He did not know the identity of the “troll” who swatted him. Paul said:
“The [prankster] troll was trying to just affect me, but he ended up affecting every single person on the plane.”
In a different interview, Denino said:
“It’s definitely not fun sometimes, but it’s my job, and I try to deal with it. It’s how I make my money. I built this huge community of people and I’m not going to give up on it because a couple of jerks want to try to ruin my life or get me killed.”
He often tells stories from his job as a Line Cook. Of course, his fans found it and harassed the owner, first by giving it bad reviews. After that, they’d make parodies of the commercial, and send them as song requests to Denino while streaming.
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Paul has streamed other games such as Quiplash, Outlast, and Stanley Parable.
Once, Denino had a panic attack on stream which ended with him in the hospital, and afterward, his fans urged Paul to see a doctor.
Denino has been banned by Twitch more than once. For the first time, Paul was banned on November 3, 2016, for seven days after Twitch viewer California exploited the word filter on text-to-speech donations.
In December 2016, Paul was banned for 45 days, after revealing a girl’s phone number to his viewers, who started calling her.
On April 27, 2017, someone falsely claimed Paul was carrying a bomb on a flight to Phoenix. Denino and another internet streamer were removed from the plane, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) questioned Paul before releasing him.
His Twitch account was banned the next day. In a YouTube video, Denino said that the ban was due to disclosing his location at the airport on a live stream before the flight. In addition, he stated the ban was permanent, however, he can appeal the ban in 180 days.
The decision to ban Denino from Twitch sparked controversy with some believing his ban was unjustified. Some of his followers demanded that Twitch undo the ban citing complaints that the Twitch terms of service were too vague and with Paul stating:
“when you look at the [terms of service], there were no rules saying that you shouldn’t leak your location.”
For a while, Paul was into bodybuilding, Actually, his mother is a competitive powerlifter and he shared updates about his muscle gains on a bodybuilding forum, under the handle Leanice44.
In February 2019, he asked his followers to invest in his company to create a new website. But, his description was interpreted by some fans as a Ponzi scheme, although Paul denies this.
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He uses text-to-speech (TTS) donations on stream, where a robotic voice reads messages from followers who donate money, saying them out loud through a speaker.
Paul Denino (Ice Poseidon) – Net Worth
Denino earned most of his wealth from sponsors (he was affiliated with the eSports organization NRG), streaming on Mixer and Twitch (there are four ways Twitch streamers make money – paid subscriptions, sponsorships, donations from fans, and ad revenue.), and advertisements on his YouTube channel (on his channel he has over 94 million views, that translates in revenue in about $188,000). Therefore, Paul Denino has an estimated net worth of $0.3 million.
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