Symfuhny – Age, Height, Net Worth, Family Status and Complete Biography
Symfuhny, real name Mason Lanier, is an American-origin gaming streamer specializing in FPV games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. He began uploading his gameplay videos to his YouTube channel in April 2014. In 2018, he also began streaming on Twitch under the categories of ‘Just Chatting’ and Call of Duty: Warzone. Nicknamed Sym, he has earned a large following on both platforms.
People love watching his streams as he showcases his superb gameplay and reacts with witty comments. Some even consider the gamer to be one of the most toxic players, but he never lets the negativity get to him and continues to strive forward in his online gaming career.
Mason Lanier comes from a well-off family of four, growing up with his parents and sister. He hasn’t disclosed any details about their names or occupations, keeping them safe from his fame. Also, his parents have always supported him in his choice of career, however unorthodox.
He was born and raised in the United States of America and is of Caucasian ethnicity.
The streamer is popular with female fans because of his dashing and youthful looks, but Mason is already taken by fellow Twitch streamer, Brooke AB. Like her boyfriend, Brooke is a distinguished individual in the streaming scene.
The couple has been in a healthy relationship since July 2019 and has been friends since May. They often go out shopping and traveling together and post their photos on social media for their fans. Brooke also appears in Symfuhny’s live streams on Twitch and his YouTube videos. In a recent video, Brooke helped Sym do a challenge in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Mason is not very vocal about his other interests except gaming.
However, with his content creator girlfriend, Brooke AB, he often travels to places of interest. This shows how much he likes to travel and be in the remedying company of his friends and loved ones.
Symfuhny’s grandparents presenting him with an Xbox 360 was the first incident that thrust him into gaming head first. He started by playing Halo and then moved on to the Call of Duty franchise. His parents supported him by buying Microsoft points that he used to change his Gamertag time and time again.
He and his friend then came up with the Gamertag ‘Symfunny’. Because of Mason’s comedic reactions, while playing, the player thought it suited him well. However, soon after, he lost his account and with it the name they had thought up. He made a new account with the Gamertag ‘Symfuhny’, phonetically the same, but with a slight change to the spelling.
The gamer first tried streaming in 2013 on the Minecraft server owned by OpTic Gaming named ‘OpTic Craft’. He was inspired by watching other streamers and tried streaming his own gameplay, but it didn’t work out the way he thought.
He then tried out H1Z1 a few years later and found it a better game based on his FPV gaming preferences. With his skills constantly improving, he started getting into competitive gaming and even achieved some top rankings for a few seasons. Finally, he decided to try out streaming again, encouraged by his friends and the H1Z1 community.
Sym was ranked high on H1Z1’s leader board, so people flocked to his stream to watch him play. This got him partnered with Twitch, and his streaming career began. Although H1Z1 was the first game he streamed, he did not end up gaining recognition for it.
He was offered $50,000 to sign with an H1Z1 pro league team during his final year in high school, but he declined it. It turned out to be a fortunate decision as the team flopped and never paid their gamers. Mason then finished high school and focused on his streaming career.
Fortnite came out in July 2017, and Mason soon switched to streaming gameplay of the game and quit H1Z1. It was with Fortnite that Symfuhny became a well-known name.
In September 2018, the YouTube channel Fortnite Moments uploaded a video titled “Meet Symfuhny, The Fastest Editor in Fortnite” which got a whopping 1,700,000 views in the first week itself. This video is considered the start of the gamer’s rising popularity. In the video, Mason was acknowledged as the quickest in-game editor. This was done by showing clips of him quickly editing builds. This pulled in many Fortnite fanatics to his YouTube and Twitch channels.
In March 2019, he signed with NRG to be part of their Esports Fortnite team. However, through a tweet, he let his fans know that his contract has expired and declared free agency, thanking NRG for all he learned through his time signed with them.
Unfortunately, in April 2022, Genburten tested positive for COVID-19, putting him out of commission for the Apex Legends Split 2 Championship. Viewers were disappointed, but still, Genburten put out a tweet in support of his participating team. Reignite did indeed win the championship, bringing back half of the million-dollar prize pool.
He now spends his days in the 100 Thieves Content House alongside his girlfriend, BrookeAB. Many people speculate he will join the 100T team based on his relationship and friendship with the CEO, Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag.
Symfuhny is no stranger to controversies, with a couple under his name. In 2020, Mason got involved in another controversy, this time regarding him cheating while gaming. He was accused of using wallhacks and exploits to advance in Call of Duty: Warzone.
As a response to these rumors, Symfuhny uploaded a video titled “Streamers REACT To Symfuhny ‘CHEATING’ Accusations”. This became one of his most popular videos, with more than 3 million views.
Later in March 2021, while streaming on Twitch with his friend Myth, Sym said the N-word. The slur coming from him, a Caucasian person, distressed many of his dark-skinned fans.
The next day, he tweeted to clear the misunderstanding by saying, “I know what the clip sounds like — I’ve watched it a hundred times. But I was also there. I can’t tell you how to feel, but I can tell you I didn’t say the n-word. I don’t use the word. It’s not in my vocabulary”
He continues, “If you watch my stream often you know that I stutter and speak too quickly, which is something I’ve had my whole life. More than anything, I’m embarrassed and mad at myself that I jumbled my words so bad that I have to write this at all.”
There were mixed reactions to his addressing letter. Some accepted his truth while others called his bluff and stopped supporting him. His fellow Twitch streamers also spoke out in his defense, claiming Symfuhny was always respectful about race and religion.
Sym continues gaming and streaming on his own accord for his fans that have stuck with him throughout his career. His skill and wit bring in more views, and he stays on the path of growth in the online gaming sphere.
What Is Symfuhny’s Net Worth?
Symfuhny has a total net worth of approximately $2 million in 2022. A large chunk of this income comes from his Twitch and YouTube channels. He streams regularly on Twitch and uploads compilations on YouTube. As of now, Symfuhny has 3.6 million followers on Twitch and is the 2nd most-watched Call of Duty: Warzone player. He has 1.04 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, 2.4 million followers on Instagram, and 973 thousand followers on Twitter.
As a result of his large following, his social media network attracts sponsors and endorsements for the gamer.
How Much Does Symfuhny Earn?
The gamer is estimated to earn approximately $20 – $25 thousand a month. This excludes any donations and bits Symfuhny may get from his Twitch viewers and any sponsorship deal he pockets.
Symfuhny earns money mainly through his Twitch and YouTube accounts. He also earns some from Esports tournaments. However, the tournament earnings are volatile, and Sym can be considered a pseudo esports gamer as he doesn’t dabble in competitive gaming as much as other professionals.
His focus is on streaming, and his Twitch streams earn him a regular stream of money.
Symfuhny streams almost every day for approximately 7 hours between 1 PM and 7 PM EST.
However, because of his other commitments, this schedule is not fixed.
Although Symfuhny isn’t a dedicated esports player, he has had several notable achievements in his gaming career. A few of them are mentioned below:
- Symfuhny formed a duo with fellow gamer Zayt for the Summer Skirmish Series NA and ranked 3rd on the first two days in the tournament’s 7th week.
- Next, teaming up with gamer Snood, they came 5th in the 1st week of the Fall Skirmish Series.
- Symfuhny tried his luck again in October 2018 for the Fall Skirmish Series, this time with Faze Clan player Nate Hill and landed the 4th place in week five.
- In October 2018, Symfuhny ranked 11th in the Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series – Week 6 – Stream-Vitational and earned $20,000 as a cash reward.
- Next month, he teamed up with streamer SypherPK for the BoomTV/Code Red Series and ranked second.
Here are some lesser-known facts about the pro-player:
- He gained 1 million followers on Twitch in March 2019.
- His popular quotes include “Mofreaka” and “Who is Creeday?”.
- He completed the 13 free Overtime Challenges, a Valentine’s day challenge from Fortnite, and won a Season 8 Battle Pass for free.
- The gamer refused collaboration with the skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk.