Syndicate playing a videogame in the dark
|Date Joined:||September 3, 2010|
|Date Shut Down:||N/A|
|Schedule:||Usually every day|
|Most Viewed Video|
Tom Cassell (Born June 23, 1993) Known as TheSyndicateProject, Tom Syndicate or sometimes simply Syndicate, is a 21 year old British gaming commentator and vlogger. His channel was opened on the 3rd September 2010, and he quickly grew to be one of the biggest gaming channels on YouTube, with over 8 million subscribers to date. The channel was originally built on Halo and Modern Warfare 2 videos, but came to prominence with the release of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Zombies and further grew due to the series The Minecraft Project. Not counting any YouTube owned channel such as Movies, and Music-topic, he is number 32 on the most subcribed YouTubers list, right under CollegeHumour. He is also known to have been friends with another youtuber called 'Dillan Tucker' YouTube name 'mrdilpot' but they stopped talking for an unknown reason. He and CaptainSparklez were in close competition for the 3rd most subscribed gamer, but CaptainSparklez ultimately won out. However, Tom has recently surpassed CaptainSparklez. He is also a part of the Gamer Shore. His YouTube success is heavily outweighed by his Twitch.tv success, as he is the most subscribed player on the website, recently having over 1 million followers. He also has his own clothing line, currently named SyndicateOriginal.
Tom currently lives in Gee Cross, Hyde, where he currently is building a new house with his father. He is now building a house in Los Angeles, California. When he was younger, he went to Blue Coats High school, Located in Oldham, Greater Manchester. He also frequently travels to see Muzzafuzza in LA. He had a girlfriend that he met through Minecraft named Kaitlin Witcher, known as Piddleass on YouTube, after burning down her house on a Minecraft server. Tom and Kate broke up up after a declining relationship, there is much unknown around the entire break-up process.
- TheSyndicateProject - Main channel (active)
- SyndicateCentral - Secondary channel for outtakes and vlogs (active)
- SyndicatePlays - channel that Syndicate claims he'll use in the future (inactive)
Tom Cassell originally intended for TheSyndicateProject to be a vlogging channel, uploading 3 vlogs, only one of which remains on the channel, his very first video: "Seananners Stole My Style ! ". Seananners is another YouTuber, and the title relates to the way in which Syndicate moves his eyebrows in the video, which resembles the way that Seananners moves them. After he reached 5 million subscribers he posted one more vlog in the same spot on the same day, three years later. His enjoyment of videos by the gaming community on YouTube led him to change the direction of his channel, and he soon begun uploading Halo Reach videos, of which over 15 are still available on his channel. By the end of the series, Syndicate was a Machinima Director.
Around the same time, Syndicate turned his attention to Call Of Duty: MW2, starting by uploading a few gameplay clips, before uploading full gameplays as part of his series "Nuking The Fridge", in which Syndicate aspired to get at least one Nuke every day from the date of the first release until Black Ops 2 was released. The videos were also featured on Machinima Respawn, and Syndicate's channel soon grew rapidly to have over 1000 subscribers.
It was Black Ops, however, which caused his channel to explode. At the time, it was uncommon to reach Round 20 solo on the Zombies game mode. Syndicate proceeded to release strategy videos, releasing a Round 60 playthrough at about the same time as he gained 10,000 subscribers, just before the end of 2010.
Syndicate continued to grow incredibly quickly throughout Black Ops's time as the latest Call Of Duty, but also turned his attention towards Minecraft properly for the first time, as Zombies begun to get boring, leading to the release of the first "Minecraft Project" episode on the 30th August 2011. The series now has 500 episodes, and is the main source of his views today (thought it is about to come to an end following the release of episode 500). He has done many more series involving Minecraft, such as, "Lonely Island" where he played on hardcore on an island. He has done a series with OpticNadeShot, and Bigtymer where they tried to kill each other.
Syndicate has uploaded many videos of Black Ops 2 Zombies. In the videos he gets up to wave 40 on original. He has played with Mr. Sark in a couple of his videos where Syndicate was the good Zombies player, while Mr. Sark is not good at Zombies.
Syndicate got a recorded record of reaching round 115,Getting 27,890 kills in total and finishing with 3,590,080 points. This video was uploaded on the 3rd of November 2011 after his round 100 and 110 videos were released.
Tom reached 8,000,000 subscribers.
He has begun a new series on Minecraft with fellow YouTubers called Mianite in May of 2014. This series is done with JerichoAFK, OMGitsfirefoxx, CaptainSparklez, 16bitdec, OpTic_Nadeshot, Champwan, and a few others. It contains elements of story, mostly revolving around the three 'gods' of the world, Mianite, Dianite, and Lady_Ianite. This series is a livestreamed series on Twitch, livestreamed every day. The VODs are uploaded to YouTube usually the day after, although Tom has an issue with missing days and using the wrong episode number. This series is massively popular, with an average of 25,000-50,000 live viewers every day, and about 40,000-80,000 live viewers every Saturday/Sunday.