Who Is OTK? Everything about the controversial Twitch Creator Group

One True King, or OTK for shorter, is a well-known media organization from the US that focuses on creating online content on popular platforms such as Twitch. It was formed on October 11th 2020, and the members describe it as being more than just a lifestyle brand and media production company.

The group has a total followers count on Twitch of around 233,000 with over 3.3 million hours watched. These are some pretty decent numbers following the fact that each member of OTK is broadcasting Twitch streams on their own.

In terms of numbers and statistics, on the streaming platform, the group has around 303,000 followers. It also features over 104,000 total views and above 6,500 total streaming hours.

Who Are the Members?

The members of OTK are Esfand, Asmongold, Mizkif, Tips Out, Nmplol, Emiru, Sodapoppin, Cyr, Tectone, and ExtraEmily. However, we should point out that the board of OTK suspended co-owner Mizkif for sexual assault and racist and homophobic comments.

Asmongold, Esfand, Mizkif, and Tips Out have formed OTK. And just a week later, the organization announced that streamer Nick Polom, also known as Nmplol, has joined the team. All of them are content creators and owners of One True King.

On the 21st of July, American Twitch streamer and YouTuber Sodapoppin was included in the organization as a content creator and owner. 

The group has also acquired the services of three other streamers over the course of two years, which are Cyr, Tectone, and Emiru. All of them are acting as just content creators, unlike the others which have ownership claims.

It is worth noting that three members left OTK in the past, one of which was one of the founding members Rich Campbell. The other two were Jschlatt and BruceDropEmOff.

What Are They Known For?

The group is mostly known for competing professionally in World of Warcraft events and streaming on Twitch about the game. OTK is most famous on Twitch, where they broadcast an IRL stream where the group analyzes and talks about WoW events.

Its professional WoW roster was unveiled on the initial announcement of the formation of the group. Its original roster consisted of Mes, Cdew, Trill, and Samiyam.

These members competed at the Blizzard-sanctioned events for just one season during the Shadowlands expansion of WoW. OTK is also known for partnering with Complexity Gaming’s World of Warcraft team.

Its duty with that partnership deal was to provide coverage of the game’s Race to World First event and conduct daily discussions about the featured race. On March 12th 2022, One True King have won the “Best Content Organization” award at the Steamer Awards, organized in the USA.

Apart from the group activities, each of the members is streaming on their personal Twitch account. World of Warcraft is the most common game that they stream. But, you can catch live broadcasts about many other games.

The group also has a YouTube channel, but it rarely posts videos on it. On average, they publish a video every month or two. Regardless of its inactivity on this platform, it still features over 597,000 subscribers and 34 million total views.

However, we should point out that almost every member of OTK is pretty active on YouTube, but on their private channels. They post similar content on their Twitch channels, where they play and comment on various games.

OTK’s Achievements

One True King is also known for organizing several charity streams benefiting the non-profit organization Games for Love. The group managed to raise over $1.4 million from three charity streams. Additionally, in March 2022, OTK collected $500,000 from two charities meant for those affected by the war in Ukraine.

Apart from the positive features that OTK is famous for, there are a couple of negative ones. On the 20th of September 2022, the group placed co-owner Mizkif on a leave. 

This was followed after a series of clips and other content were released, which indicated incidents of sexual assault and racist and homophobic comments. He was reinstated by OTK on December 31st, 2022, but, he still remains suspended from the board.

Another incident involving a member of OTK was conducted by the then-member of the group Rich Campbell. The streamer was accused of sexually assaulting a streamer in mid-December 2002, which was followed by a resignation from Campbell.

In January 2021, the group were competing in the World of Warcraft Shadowlands Arena World Championship. This team ended up in 3rd place in the North American standings. But, they’ve also reached the North American final bracket of Cup 2, where they’ve lost 1-4 to Kawhi.

At Cup 3 the team made it to the semi-finals while at Cup 4 they lost in the quarter-finals. OTK finished in second place with 300 points, which got them a place at the Regional Circuit Championships.

At the Circuit, OTK ended up tying for 3rd place in North America with 8 points. This got them into the Arena World Championship Season 1 Finals, where they made it to the semi-finals. 

OTK’s World of Warcraft team finished the season in 3rd place. However, the team announced in June 2021 that it didn’t renew the contracts of the players.