YouTube retirement: MatPat, aka Matthew Patrick, announced leaving after 13 years.

MatPat and wife Stephanie founded The Game Theorists channel in 2011, accumulating 18 million subscribers.

The channel delved into Minecraft lore, FNAF conspiracies, and indie gaming.

MatPat expanded with spinoff channels: The Film Theorists, The Food Theorists, The Style Theorists, and GTLive.

Combined, the channels boast 41 million subscribers and over 9 billion views.

MatPat's departure marks the end of an influential era in YouTube content creation.

The announcement on January 7 surprised fans, sparking discussions about his impact on gaming and theory content.

MatPat's legacy includes a significant contribution to online gaming and pop culture analysis.