Kyedae Alicia Shymko, better known as Kyedae, is a Japanese-Canadian Twitch streamer and content creator who rose to fame for her Valorant gameplay streams. She is a member of the 100 Thieves content creation team and is engaged to e-sports player TenZ. Kyedae’s quirky personality and unique sense of humor have endeared her to fans, making her a popular figure in the streaming community.
Rise to Fame
Kyedae was first introduced to the streaming community through streams with TenZ, where she learned how to play Valorant. As she became more skilled in the game, she began streaming on her own and grew her own following. She also became acquainted with other prominent streamers and gamers, including Offline TV and Friends.
Personal Life and Relationship with TenZ
Kyedae and TenZ first met in high school and entered into a relationship after hanging out together during a party. They now live together and have two dogs, Kuro and Mochi. Kyedae’s mother is from Japan and her father is Ukrainian-Canadian. She is fluent in Japanese, as it is her first language, and also speaks basic Ukrainian and Russian.
100 Thieves and Content Creation
Kyedae joined 100 Thieves as a content creator in April 2021 and currently hosts two shows for the organization: the Boomer vs. Zoomer podcast with Peter Park and the culinary competition/talk show Vinnie & Kyedae…with KNIVES! with Vinnie Hacker. Her engaging personality and unique brand of humor have helped her stand out as a content creator.
Other Interests and Achievements
Kyedae is a fan of the anime Hunter x Hunter and enjoys sharing her interests and hobbies with her audience. She is currently studying Biology at the University of British Columbia, demonstrating her passion for learning and growth. In August 2022, she revealed that she was the voice of Clo, the mascot of 88rising, for the organization’s Head in the Clouds Festival 2022.
Battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
In March 2023, Kyedae announced via Twitter that she had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. The news came as a shock to her fans and the streaming community at large. Kyedae has been open about her struggles with the illness, sharing updates on her condition with her followers.
Kyedae’s Resilience and Positive Attitude
Despite her diagnosis, Kyedae has shown incredible resilience and a positive attitude. She has continued to stream and create content, even while undergoing treatment for her illness. Her dedication and determination have been an inspiration to many, and she has received an outpouring of support from her fans and the streaming community.
Community Support and Fundraising Efforts
The streaming community has rallied around Kyedae, organizing fundraisers and charity streams to support her during her battle with cancer. Her fans have also shown their support by sending messages of encouragement and donating to her cause. The outpouring of love and support has been a testament to the impact that Kyedae has had on the streaming community.
Kyedae has become a beloved figure in the streaming community, known for her engaging personality and unique sense of humor. Her battle with cancer has been a reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit, and she has inspired many with her positive attitude and determination. As she continues to fight her illness, the streaming community will undoubtedly continue to support and root for her.