I wanted to write a story about people that make a living by posting sports-related videos on YouTube. I didn’t really know where to start, so I just emailed a ton of YouTubers with large followings. Then, a manager reached out to me saying I was messaging many of his clients.
Eventually, I wound up going to a huge house in Yorba Linda where six YouTubers live. They’re all part of a group called 2Hype. I talked to three of them who have fascinating stories. The result was this story that’s way bigger than I ever thought it was going to be — on who these guys were before they were YouTube stars, what they see in their futures, how it’s not as easy as it seems and so, so much more: