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It is the clear understanding we share that helped us create two successful YouTube channels: Gautami Kawale and Abhyudaya Mohan of Slayy Point and SlayyPop




Launching just one successful YouTube channel requires amazing work, but launching two at once requires a whole new level of firmness and passion.

However, for YouTubers Gautami Kawale and Abhyudaya Mohan, it’s all part of their routine. The amazing couple did an amazing job helping both of their channels, Slayy Point and SlayyPop, to remain incredibly popular. One has over four million subscribers, while the other has over 758,000.

In an exclusive interview with Abhishek Mallick of Sportskeeda, the dynamic duo opened up some of the struggles they faced early on and the future of their YouTube channels.

The following is an excerpt from the conversation.

Q. Before we continue with the interview, can you tell our readers something about yourself? Who are Abhyudaya and Gautami outside of their YouTuber Slayy Point or SlayyPop?

SlayyPop: We, Gautami Kawale and Abhyudaya Mohan, recently graduated and are currently looking forward to exploring YouTube as a career. We want to create content that is funny, interesting and socially influential. Outside of YouTube, we are the complete opposite of our personalities on screen. We are healthier and less crazy.

Abhyudaya: As for launching SlayyPop, I’ve been playing games for almost 10 years now and I’m thinking of launching an alternative channel dedicated to gaming while locking COVID. It was a random decision and I am very pleased when I received such an answer from the audience.

Q. And your YouTube channels, Slayy Point (over 4 million subscribers) and SlayyPop (785,000 subscribers), are incredibly popular and host a variety of creative content. What inspired you both to start a career on YouTube?

SlayyPop: We spent a lot of content on YouTube in 2015-2016. It inspired us to explore our interest in creating comic content. It’s not just a YouTube channel. It is a community that is built with content and connections. We just wanted to build one such community for ourselves. Then we started Slayy Point.

Q. What were the early days of your channel like? Can you shed light on some of the difficulties and obstacles you have faced over the months in the making?

SlayyPop: We faced many obstacles when we launched Slayy Point because we were both new to creating content on YouTube, and no one knew us. Building our identity and community from scratch has been very challenging.

We experimented with multiple genres of content to understand the interests of our audience. By creating content on different topics, we realized that comic content is our strength. Setting up our game channel – SlayyPop – was less tedious because people already knew us and it was a little easier to build the community we aspired to.

Q. What is the atmosphere like at home? How do your parents feel about your success on YouTube?

SlayyPop: YouTube is one of the latest career opportunities, and our parents were just as confused as we were. Starting a career in this new domain was a challenge. It wasn’t easy to make them realize that it would work out in the end.

But they were immediately convinced when the canal began to record growth. They have been very supportive of them ever since. From the very attempt of things to setting up, the road to convincing parents has been a long way.

Q. What sets you apart from other popular Indian YouTubers is the synergy the two of you show on screen. Tell us a few things about this special relationship you two have and how it helped you create two incredibly successful YouTube channels.

SlayyPop: Having known each other for a long time, it is clear that this has helped us create two successful YouTube channels. We both have the same creative thinking process, which helped us create great synergy on the screen. We both enjoy adding elements of comedy and entertainment to our gameplay content, which sets us apart.

With our game content, we focus on adding honest and humorous comments to the games we play to make them interesting and fun for the audience. We also believe in playing games that we enjoy playing, not those that are evolving globally.

Q. It’s rare for regular YouTube channels to regularly play games like Cricket 19. But it’s one of the most commonly used titles in SlayyPop, and it’s safe to say that you’ve made this game quite popular with your audience. What were some thoughts behind this game? Did you expect this kind of response and audience engagement?

Abhyudaya: I am a big fan of cricket and I follow almost all cricket tournaments. I’ve always played Cricket 07, and then in my spare time I bought Cricket 19.

But it was during the lockout when I was thinking about creating content for games on the same. I never expected it to be so well received. I wanted to create more content about this title because this didn’t play a lot of creators, which became my niche.

Q. In addition to Cricket 19, SlayyPop also featured games like GTA 5 and Fall Guys. Which title did you have the most fun creating content with?

SlayyPop: We enjoyed both for different reasons. Fall Guys, because we were so bad at it, were able to create very humorous, honest content. GTA because it provides us with a canvas to create a fictional story with Bollywood characters.

Q. Are there other single player titles that you play and enjoy? Can SlayyPop fans look forward to creating content on them soon?

SlayyPop: We haven’t figured out the game yet, but we plan to create several videos for one player in which one of us plays and the other shares his expert opinions.

Q. What is the future of SlayyPop? Where do you see this channel in the next few months?

SlayyPop: We haven’t planned anything for that yet. As this is a channel we have launched for casual gaming content, we want to keep it light without the pressure of creating strategic content.

Posted March 17, 2021, 6:38 PM IST