KSI angered a group of gamers who played Halo by stealing their name before becoming one of the most popular YouTubers on the planet. Here’s a video where he explains how he did it.
Yes, we all know KSI these days, even if we’re not the kind of people who are into gaming or watching videos on YouTube.
Anyway, he first made his name by playing online games and then uploading the videos and gaining followers.
His FIFA videos are legendary among his fans, but long ago he was just a kid who wanted to play games online.
The big time game was obvious Hello!and young KSI, real name Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji, wanted to join a group of players – a clan if you’re into that sort of thing.
That group was called KSI, and they told him that if he wanted to join them, all he had to do was add the letters “KSI” before his Xbox game tag and he was there.
So that’s exactly what he did.
Simply changing his name from OlajideBT to KSIOlajideBT was all he had to do to gain access to the program, a bit of a dream come true for a young gamer.
However, over the years he began to build a bit of a platform for himself and move up in the world, eventually getting his name out there on YouTube.
As things progressed for him, he started going by just “KSI” instead of the full word, although people also call him JJ.
That, according to the YouTuber, left them Hello! The clan is “sprouting” as he called them by name and also pretended they were all just “fanboys” to him.
It’s pretty funny, really.
KSI explained. “I remember going to this chat and being like, ‘Oh, I want to be a part of this KSI clan.’
“They were like, ‘OK, you’re going to have to change your name to KSIOlajideBT…
“I changed, oh my God, am I part of a clan?
“They were like ‘yeah welcome’ and I was like ‘yeah this is sick.’
“Obviously the whole thing Hello! thing went and I was just stuck with this name so I kind of just kept the KSI part and made it my own.
“Now that’s crazy because this clan is pissed because they all just look like my fans.”