John Bain, also known by his alias TotalBiscuit, was a British video game commentator and YouTube game critic. He was well-known for his shout casting roles in video games such as PlanetSide 2 and StarCraft II, as well as his gaming commentary videos. His most popular videos were those in the “WTF is…?” series, which provided initial impressions of various video games. Bain, who was extraordinarily talented and intelligent, had an enormous YouTube fan base. According to Eurogamer, the primary reason for his immense popularity was his commentary on newly released independent games. According to the late-game critic, however, it was his candor and demeanor that contributed to his success. Bain, who voiced strong support for consumer protection in the gaming industry, was the recipient of a number of honors and awards throughout his life. Numerous prominent video gaming websites, including Eurogamer and Technorati, have recognized him. He received the Fan’s Choice The Game Award for “Trending Gamer” on December 5, 2014. Cancer claimed his life on May 24, 2018.
A profession Of John
John Bain managed the World of Warcraft Radio station from 2005 to 2010 and received special recognition from Blizzard Entertainment, the publisher and developer of World of Warcraft. After leaving World of Warcraft Radio, he launched the website Cynicalbrit.com, where he began to publish more general gaming content. During this time, he also established his own YouTube channel, TotalBiscuit.
John Bain was terminated from his position in 2010 due to the Great Recession. As a result, he decided to generate income via YouTube. On the social platform, he began creating recordings of himself commenting on “World of Warcraft: Cataclysm” gameplay. In a matter of weeks, a number of his videos went viral and skyrocketed in popularity. Soon, Bain was contacted by HuskyStarCraft, a StarCraft 2 commentator who requested him to join the gaming network, The Game Station (now Polaris). Bain partnered with Sony Online Entertainment in 2012 for the E3 event and played PlanetSide 2 at Sony Online Entertainment’s exhibit.
John Bain also hosted the “Content Patch” program in addition to his popular “WTF is…?” series. With fellow YouTube personalities Brooke “Dodger” Thorne and Jesse Cox, he hosted both The Game Station Podcast and the Co-Optional Podcast, where he discussed video games and gaming news.
Bain offered to sponsor CranK (now AxCrank) to compete in the MLG Pro Circuit 2012-Summer Championship in August 2012. A month later, Bain announced the formation of Team Axiom, with himself and HuskyStarCraft serving as benefactors and AxCrank as the team’s first player. Their team joined Team Acer and became Axiom-Acer in order to compete in the GOMTV Global StarCraft II Team League.
At the time of Bain’s passing, TotalBiscuit had over 800,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, making him the most popular Steam curator for many years. In addition, the game critic and commentator had over 2 million YouTube subscribers prior to his passing in May 2018. Valve Corporation invited him to their headquarters to discuss Steam’s commerce and discovery tools due to his notoriety.
Personal Facts About John
John Bain was born in Spennymoor, County Durham, United Kingdom on July 8, 1984. During his time at De Montfort University, he studied law. In 2005, he met fellow YouTube personality Genna Bain, whom he later married. He had a stepson from this union.
Diagnosis of Cancer & Death
John Bain announced in late April 2014 that he had developed symptoms of colon cancer. The malignancy spread to his liver the following year and was deemed incurable. His physicians estimated that he had two to three years to live. On September 23, 2016, Bain disclosed that the cancer had mutated and that his treatment had shrunk his liver malignancy by more than 50 percent.
In November 2017, he announced via Twitter that his chemotherapy treatment was no longer effective. He also noted that his malignancy had not spread, but that its growth had resumed. The gaming commentator/critic was hospitalized in April 2018 due to his deteriorating health. His physicians determined that his cancer had developed resistance to treatment and that conventional chemotherapy would no longer be effective. On May 24, 2018, Bain’s wife Genna announced on social media that her spouse had died after falling into a “hepatic coma”
Estimated Net Worth
John is one of the wealthiest British YouTube stars. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, the net worth of John Bain is $5 million.