MatPat Announces Retirement: Everything You Need to Know About YouTube’s Prodigal Son – Family Life, Career, and Why Is He Retiring?

The content creator began his YouTube career in 2011 and used to be an aspiring actor.

MatPat Announces Retirement: Everything You Need to Know About YouTube’s Prodigal Son – Family Life, Career, and Why Is He Retiring?

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  • Popular YouTuber and host of The Game Theorists channel MatPat announced his retirement from hosting.
  • The content creator revealed that he hoped to spend more time with his family after exiting the show.
  • The OG YouTuber had amassed a collective subscriber count of over 40 million across five channels.
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Legendary YouTuber Matthew Patrick a.k.a MatPat recently announced his retirement from YouTube and content creation much to the disappointment of his fans. The YouTuber was known for being the face of the gaming channel The Game Theorists, which later spawned the companion channels The Film Theorists, Food Theorists, Style Theorists, and GTLive.

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MatPat revealed that he would be handing over control of the channels to someone else and that he would make his final appearance on the Theorists channels in March. The content creator mentioned that he would occasionally make cameos in the channels and stream on GTLive until the end of the summer.

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Why Is MatPat Retiring From Hosting?

Matthew Patrick a.k.a MatPat
Matthew Patrick a.k.a MatPat

Matthew Patrick a.k.a MatPat gained fame for hosting the YouTube gaming show Game Theory, which then subsequently increased to four more channels, including The Film Theorists, Food Theorists, Style Theorists, and GTLive. The content creator amassed over 40 million subscribers from his five channels and was a noted personality in the YouTube space.

On January 9, MatPat announced that he would be retiring from hosting and would exit the channel while someone else would run it. In a video titled ‘Goodbye Internet’, the man behind shows such as Game Theory, Film Theory, and Style Theory, revealed that he would be taking a step back after thirteen years to give more time to his family. He said,

“It’s not clickbait. On March 9th, I’ll be hosting my last theory episode, at which point I’ll be handing off the channels to someone else…As much as I love you and I love overthinking things, and I love theorizing, I don’t love late nights…I don’t love the fact that Steph and I have been work-first for over a decade, where I’m sitting down to dinner with my best friend and we’re talking about business logistics.”

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MatPat

The YouTuber spoke about where he is at in life and what he wants to do in the future in his 25-minute-long goodbye message. He mentioned that his fellow YouTuber Tom Scott stepping away from his channel to be an influence on why he was retiring from his YouTube channels. He said,

“I miss the days where I could just sit down on the couch with [Stephanie] and play video games, and it’s not for content. Or I’m playing a game, and I’m not thinking about what theories are gonna come out of that.”

MatPat also mentioned that he considered the YouTube channel to be his first child before his son Oliver was born. However, he said that he wanted to spend more time with his child now.

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MatPat’s Life and Career

Matthew Patrick and Stephanie Cordato
Matthew Patrick and Stephanie Cordato

While MatPat’s retirement seemed to be out of the blue, the YouTuber had reportedly been setting it up all along. In his goodbye video, he mentioned that his five channels had a great year with increased viewership. The YouTube channels were also bought by the startup Lunar X to expand the business, freeing up MatPat and his wife Stephanie Patrick’s time.

Matthew Patrick began his Game Theory show on YouTube in 2011. He was an aspiring actor who moved to New York from Ohio to pursue an acting career. Initially starting as a way to upload his auditions for plays, MatPat pivoted to content to use the channel as a portfolio. The YouTuber slowly amassed many followers for his Game Theory show.

MatPat then launched his second channel called ‘The Film Theorists’ which looked at analyzing and learning the secrets of films. The channel was started in 2014 and it has 12.7 million subscribers to date. He then launched another channel that dealt with food theories called ‘The Food Theorists’. He also began hosting gameplay on his channel GTLive.

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MatPat married Stephanie Cordato in 2012 and she acts as the COO of his company Theorist Media. The couple welcomed their firstborn, Oliver, in 2018. Corato and Patrick reportedly met each other while they were students at Duke University.

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Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.