Ryan Letourneau, born on November 28, 1988, and known professionally as Northernlion rose to prominence through doing “Let’s Plays” sessions of indie games. His videos generally consist of gameplay as he provides live commentary. Fans love Letourneau for being highly charismatic, particularly for his distinctive voice and sharp wit. His usage of a variety of idioms, puns, and vague references to pop culture also serves to endear him to his followers. Letourneau is also a dedicated YouTuber.
Ryan Letourneau was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and attended Queens University. Letourneau started his YouTube channel in May 2006 for a school project. He graduated from university in 2010 with a Degree in Biology. He relocated to South Korea to teach English for a year while he regularly uploaded videos to Youtube and returned home to Canada on December 1, 2011.
Letourneau created the N.L.S.S. (Northernlion Live Super/Solo Show) in February 2013 and streamed the first episode on Youtube by himself. On the third N.L.S.S. a few weeks later, he invited fellow gamers Rockleesmile and JSmithOTI to be on the show. The N.L.S.S. is a banter-focused show, with gameplay being the background. Letourneau then moved the streaming of this show to Twitch and is still broadcasting it on this platform seven years later. Fans tune in religiously to the N.L.S.S. every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Before creating the N.L.S.S., Letourneau started a podcast with his gaming buddies Michaelalfox and later JSmithOTI. For almost two years since April 2011, they focused on game-related news on the podcast.
Letourneau is well known for common games such as “Spelunky” and “The Binding of Isaac.” “The Binding of Isaac” is the longest-running series on his channel. This series has more than 3,000 episodes, with the first one released on September 28, 2011. Letourneau uses the series mostly as a platform to share stories from his life whilst occasionally focusing on gameplay. “The Binding of Isaac” is still running to this day.