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KSI
Olajide Olatunji
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W2S
Harry Lewis
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Miniminter
Simon Minter
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Vikkstar123
Vikram Barn
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Zerkaa
Josh Bradley
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Behzinga
Ethan Payne
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TBJZL
Tobi Brown
The Sidemen
The Sidemen Yearbook
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The Sidemen (also known as SDMN, formerly The Ultimate Sidemen), created on 19 October 2013, are a British YouTube group made up of Zerkaa (Josh Bradley), Miniminter (Simon Minter), TBJZL (Tobi Brown), KSI (Olajide "JJ" Olatunji), Behzinga (Ethan Payne), Vikkstar123 (Vikram Barn) and W2S (Harry Lewis).

They are a group of friends known for playing video games together online and have created a commercial brand from their name; making them the biggest YouTube group in the UK.

Since January 2018, they have uploaded weekly videos to their group channel under the banner of "Sidemen Sunday".

They also have a second channel called MoreSidemen, which was originally used for compilations, but instead is now used to upload multiple videos a week with a video always on a Saturday under the banner of "Sidemen Saturdays".

They would eventually make a third channel called SidemenReacts, which is used to upload daily reaction videos and normally features between 3-4 members each video (with some exceptions).

In March 2021, the group created a fourth channel known as SidemenShorts.

History

Main article: The Sidemen Yearbook

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In 2005 (aged 12–13), Simon became friends with JJ and would help him record videos. The two eventually ended up connecting with Zerkaa in 2012, who was already long-term friends with TBJZL from secondary school. On Josh's 21st birthday in September 2013, the four were all in a voice hangout and started watching a stream from Behzinga, whom they then invited to the group. This initial group was nicknamed - by Simon - as "The Original Five". Ethan coined the official name of the group, which is an allusion to a term to refer to those who are "behind the scenes" in a group and are much less noticed than the main people.[1] Originally, Simon was a "sideman" to JJ and Tobi was a "sideman" to Josh.

They started recording and playing GTA together, and then invited Vikkstar123 into a call to help with technical support. He fit the group despite not being as invested in FIFA/football as the others, but joined anyway as it was an informal group at the time. The Ultimate Sidemen - minus wroetoshaw - officially formed on 19 October 2013. A few months later, in early 2014, they asked Harry to record with them and he too fit in and eventually became integrated.

The Sidemen released a video on their second channel explaining in detail how each member was added into the group and how the group was officially formed.

In addition to these seven, British rapper JME is considered an official/unofficial member of the Sidemen, since he allegedly played a key part in the group's formation.

In August 2017, KSI "left" the group (he claimed it was "because of Ethan", triggering events known as the "Sidemen War/Beef") which in turn prompted a series of diss tracks and online spats. The majority of the "beef" was fabricated - as JJ and Ethan are still friends - and was deemed by some as a ploy to gain more views/attention. In reality, JJ never actually left the group and the seven are still together as of now.

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In 2018, the Sidemen launched a web television series for YouTube Originals called The Sidemen Show. It premiered in June 2018 to positive reviews and reactions. However, they have downplayed speculation for a second series as it would supposedly be very expensive.

The Sidemen have a diverse fan base. As shown in vlogs made by individual Sidemen members, the majority of the fans that show up to events are young teenage males. However, their fans range from all different ages and a large proportion of them are female.

The Group

The members of the group are:

Events

As their popularity began to grow, the Sidemen began to branch out and started hosting their own events. Appearances at commercial gaming events such as Insomnia, as well as unofficial meet-ups are not counted as there are too many of them:

Accommodation

This is an overview of where each of the Sidemen lives, or have lived in together. Prior to moving into the locations below, most of the members lived with their parents/family except Zerkaa who had a flat:

LOCATION SIDEMEN
First Sidemen House
(February 2014 – May 2016)
  • Zerkaa (February 2014 – January 2019)
  • Miniminter (February 2014 – January 2019)
  • KSI (February 2014 – March 2019)
  • Vikkstar123 (February 2014 – November 2018)
Second Sidemen House
(May 2016 – March 2019)
Stratford Halo Tower
(September 2014 – present)
  • TBJZL (May 2015 - present)
  • KSI (November 2014 – November 2015)
  • Behzinga (October 2015 – October 2017)
  • Wroetoshaw (September 2014 – June 2018)
Separate Flat/House

Cars

A list of the current and former cars owned by each of the Sidemen. Some of this information may be outdated and therefore incorrect. Additionally, if you can find out some of the blank dates, feel free to fill the gaps in if you have a good source (or leave it in the comments below):

Zerkaa

  • SMART Fortwo (2010Unknown)
  • Audi TT (UnknownUnknown)
  • Audi R8 (December 2016—May 2019)

Miniminter

  • Tesla Model X P100D (November 2017—April 2019)
  • Range Rover Evoque (Unknown-November 2017)
  • Ford Fiesta (Unknown)
  • Piaggio Vespa (January 2021 - present)

TBJZL

  • Audi A3 (January 2015—present)
  • Range Rover Evoque (Unknown - present)

KSI

Behzinga

  • Nissan GT-R R35 (June 2017—present)
  • Mercedes A Class (Unknown - September 2016)

Vikkstar123

  • Tesla Model S P90D (October 2016—present)
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage (May 2015—present)
  • Volkswagen Scirocco (May 2013—present)

W2S

Supported Football Clubs

SIDEMEN CLUB
Zerkaa Millwall F.C.
Miniminter Leeds United F.C.
TBJZL Manchester United
KSI Arsenal F.C.
Behzinga West Ham United
Vikkstar123 Sheffield United F.C.
W2S Chelsea F.C.

Games

All of the Sidemen are fans of association football and FIFA, specifically pro clubs, is one of the main games that is commonly featured on the MoreSidemen channel. Each member of the group used to have at least two YouTube channels; one for FIFA and "real life" videos and one for other games such as Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty. Vikkstar123 was an exception; his main channel was not FIFA-focused and his second channel was Minecraft-focused. Now, however, they rarely use their main channels to play these games, instead playing on their second channels or on the MoreSidemen channel as a group.

This is a list of video games played by the Sidemen since the group began in 2013.

  • This list is potentially endless. You can help out by adding any video games we may have missed. Please make sure they are genuine and you have sourced them reliably.
  • A game that gains a position on this list must have had AT LEAST two Sidemen playing together (i.e. a video game that Miniminter has played on his own would not count towards this list).

List

  • Golf It
  • Mad Verse City
  • FIFA
  • Geoguessr
  • Quiplash
  • Gartic Phone
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Higher or Lower
  • Murder Party - Jackbox Games
  • Among Us
  • Survive the Internet
  • Codenames
  • Draw My Thing
  • Rocket League
  • Cards Against Humanity
  • Monopoly
  • Pinturillo 2
  • Draw With Friends
  • Call of Duty
  • Tower Unite Minigolf
  • Golf with Your Friends
  • 3D Ultra Minigolf
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Garry's Mod (GMOD)
  • Trivial Pursuit Live
  • Pokémon Go
  • Shellshock Live
  • Agar.io
  • Slither.io
  • Uno/Uno Rush
  • H1Z1
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Gang Beasts
  • Google Feud
  • Ratty Catty
  • Winning Putt
  • Ballistic Overkill
  • Slender
  • Doom
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy's The Division
  • Last Will
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • NHL
  • WWE 2K
  • Plastic Warfare
  • Akinator
  • Fishing Planet
  • NBA 2K
  • DiRT 4
  • Depth
  • VR Pool
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Steep
  • London 2012 Olympics
  • Skate 3
  • Portal 2
  • The Forest
  • Snow
  • Minecraft
  • Mount Your Friends
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Quiz Night Tonight
  • Trials
  • Skribbl.io
  • Bus Simulator 18
  • Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Peggle
  • Ultimate Fishing Simulator
  • YouTubers life
  • UFC 2
  • Fall Guys
  • Who's Your Daddy

Trivia

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  • Simon runs and maintains the "MoreSidemen" channel.
  • XIX, which represents the number 19, stands for the day the sidemen were formed (19/10/2013).
  • Their club on FIFA is also named XIX.
  • The group, mainly those that lived in the Sidemen House, would record game play throughout the night and spent up to 14 hours a day sat at their desks. This resulted in abnormal sleep patterns/schedules. Vik revealed that, in order to sustain his near-constant upload schedule on YouTube, he went to sleep at around 11:00 am and woke up at 6:00 pm. This was seen a lot, especially when streaming with friends overseas.
  • The Sidemen regularly film at Simon and JJ's shared apartment, which has been used to film both main and second channel videos since January 2019.

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