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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Justin Escalona

Nominated in Vlogger of the Year

About Justin Escalona

Since the now-22 year old Chicago born YouTuber went viral in 2016 for surprising his dad with World Series tickets, Justin has continued to be a popular creator on the platform. With over 300K subscribers, Justin vlogs on his YouTube account, PlayTheGameFilms, highlighting his super fun lifestyle, like getting backstage at Coachella, even making it onstage during Virgil’s set. Justin has also made waves with the 1340 Collective, a clothing line he developed in his college dorm room that is now “a million dollar business.” His high energy vlogs give his audience the feeling that they’re right there alongside him.

Justin Escalona's best work on social