Popular YouTuber Valkyrae just announced that she will be stepping away from her usual content schedule for an undisclosed amount of time, citing Japan’s travel plans with OfflineTV as the main reason behind the announcement.
“I’ll be gone for a while,” were the opening words on Valkyrae’s recent YouTube stream. Rachell “Rae” Hotfstetter, better known as Valkyrae, is one of the most popular and viewed female streamers on YouTube, although she’ll soon be out of the spotlight.
In a snippet of her last broadcast, she announced that she was taking a break from her usual content schedule to travel.
While she didn’t reveal much about many of the travel plans, she did confirm that she will be joining the OfflineTV crew on their recently confirmed Japan trip.
“I heard Scarra has already talked about it so I can talk about it. It is official. I got my tickets,” Rae told her live tuned-in fans.
OfflineTV, or OTV for short, is the popular content creation group made up of the likes of Pokimane, LilyPichu, Disguised Toast and many more. Many of the members gained popularity through playing League of Legends, but now they all have their hands on gaming content as well as vlog and variety content.
Although not an official member of OTV, Valkyrae has been known to be friends with some of the members and often engages with them via stream or online.
What is the OTV Japan trip?
More on the trip itself: OTV co-founder Scarra surprised the streaming community just a few days ago when they confirmed that OTV will be traveling to Japan for a week next month. The group had previously visited Japan two years ago and vlogged their experiences across the country. Now they will do it again, with Valkyrae in the mix.
While Scarra’s revelation was an unofficial announcement, he did confirm that he had been given permission to speak about the trip. However, he admitted that many details are still unknown, but that more information about the trip will be announced soon.
“OTV will be traveling to Japan next month,” they confirmed. “We’re going to have a more official announcement with all the people, but I can officially say it’s going to be one of the few things we’re going to do.”
Scarra also went on to say that those who are in Japan will continue to make videos and stream. And while Scarra didn’t confirm which of the OTV members will be making the trip to Japan, we now know of a non-OTV member who will be there in Valkyrae.
Why Valkyrae will be gone for so long
While this may be the beginning of Valkyrae’s travel plans, they definitely aren’t the end. In her announcement, she then went on to say that she has many more plans beyond the initial Japan trip.
“There’s more. Right after Japan, I can’t say exactly where, but right after that I’m going somewhere else. I’ll announce where and with whom when I’m able, but it was confirmed so literally today, that I will go to this other place exactly when the Japan trip is over.”
Valkyrae added that after these plans, she will be heading to New York for more trips. A timeframe for these trips hasn’t been given, but given the scale, it’s likely that Valkyrae will be taking a big break from her usual content on YouTube.
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