What does it take to grow a YouTube gaming channel? In this week’s episode, your host, Alexandra Takei, sits down with Aaron Zheng, a professional VGC Pokemon player and the founder of YouTube channel Cyberton VGC. Beyond running a channel that has amassed over 50 million views and uploads videos daily, Aaron himself is the winner of five Regional Championships and two National Championships. He also shoutcasts for Pokemon International tournaments.

We explore what it takes to grow a YouTube channel, what role YouTube plays in monetization and tooling for content creators, and how video content creation can affect one’s personal life. Plus, we learn a ton about the Pro Pokemon scene! Check out Aaron’s channel here before diving into the episode.