Bereghost Biography

Meet Mike Coker, also known as Bereghost, the full-time gamer who has captured the hearts of YouTube followers with his channel ‘BereghostGames’. Unlike other pro-gamers, Bereghost fearlessly embraces games that are often labeled as childish or easy, creating a gaming experience that the whole family can enjoy together. With a wide range of popular games and genres, Bereghost has built a distinctively different gaming channel that challenges the typical gamer stereotype. Hailing from Utah, he may not be the most popular gamer on YouTube, but he is certainly the most unique.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Mike Coker
  • Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Males
  • Family: children – Tyler (Son) and Brianna
  • U.S. State: Utah

Rise to Fame

Bereghost created his channel in 2011 but started posting regular videos since mid-2012. All the videos posted prior to that have either been deleted or have been marked private. His very first video featured a gameplay from the strategic game called Modern Warfare 3 where he declared that ‘Bereghost is Back’.

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In subsequent years he recorded and uploaded videos of almost all mainstream and popular videogame titles. He played Minecraft and Modern Warfare 3 for the initial few weeks of the channel. He explored all the different modes and maps within these games. His videos were instructional and at the same time they presented an entertaining watch.

Introduction of Family Game Nights

After a while, he started playing another mythology based, strategic game called League of Legends. He also introduced in his channel something which is a long standing tradition now that is the Family Game Nights with his wife whose screen name is Pixiedust423 and his children Tyler and Brianna.

Expansion of Games Featured

In the meantime, Bereghost also joined the Roblox community which is the world’s largest social platform for gaming. He started playing the different user created games on the platform along with introduction of other games in his channels like Saints Row 3, Dungeon Defenders, Brick Force etc. He also started uploading vlogs to his channel talking about his various gaming components.

He subsequently expanded the repertoire of games featured on his channel. He included gameplays of various kid-friendly games in the Roblox platforms. He also featured a series of Grand Theft Auto or GTA 5 Online and 7 Days to Die, gameplays, which are hardcore adult gamer’s choice. He also tried his hand at simulation games such as The Forest and Farming Simulator. He also tried his hands in the FGN Crew Plays and Friday the 13th.

Rise in Popularity

The number of views on his earlier videos was not stellar, and the channel was on the verge of getting lost in the spirals of hundreds of other such gaming channels. But things improved since 2014 where his channel started getting popular. The Family Game Night episodes became quite the popular things. Viewers as well as avid gamers enjoyed the family camaraderie and the easy banter between the family members.

Currently, the channel boasts over 830K Subscribers and enjoys number of views well over 500 million. He has also exploring the entrepreneurial side of this business by creating Bereghost merchandises to be sold on select online platforms.

What Makes Bereghost So Special

Bereghost or Mike has molded the structure of his channel in some fundamentally different ways than conventional gaming channels would prefer. First thing that he did differently is his choice of games to be featured in the channel.

Most gamers prefer to stick to either a single type of a game or at least to a single genre. But Bereghost, his content involved gameplays from most of the popular games as well as genres.

From Simulation to strategic to actions to adventures, he has tried them all. It seems that Bereghost is trying to promote the fun and enjoyment that he derives from gaming rather than exhibiting his prolific abilities to achieve impossible scores.

The second big different way that his channel is special is inclusion of family. Big gaming channels often do collaborative videos with other big gamers. Bereghost did not follow that particular route at all. Instead he introduced his family in his channel and started the popular Game Nights with Family episodes. It was his way of showing to his viewers that you do not need to be reclusive and lonely to be a gamer. Instead the joy of gaming is increased several folds when you include your friends and family into it.

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