Luis Fernando Flores Alvarado (Born: July 7, 1993) is a professional Salvadoran gamer known as Fernanfloo. He has over 10 billion views and 40 million followers across his streaming media sites. Currently, Fernfaloo is the fifth-most subscribed to YouTube channel dedicated solely to Spanish-speaking content.
Fernanfloo Early Beginnings
Luis Fernando Flores Alvarado was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. He has a younger brother. They played a lot together, always driving their parents crazy.
Naturally, this banter would make for great content. So, Fernafloo created a YouTube channel early on in their lives.
Fernafloo YouTube Channel
Luis Fernando Flores Alvardo created his YouTube page on May 2, 2011. He decided to combine his two middle names in a J.Lo-esque manner, coming up with Frenafloo.
At first, Luis thought he was just being funny. However, he was creating an iconic name that would make him and his family set for life.
Within four days of creating his channel, Fernanflood was already uploading content. He created a sketch comedy where he talked about dogs fighting as Jedis.
Fernafloo Starts Gaming
His attempted humor wasn’t catching on at first. So, Fernanfloo migrated to gaming around 2012. That’s where he started playing indie games, which grew his following.
In 2013, Fernanfloo started streaming himself playing Grand Theft Auto V. That’s where his channel started picking up speed.
With more followers, Fernanfloo attempted his sketch comedy routines again. He integrated more interactive concepts like Q&As and collabing with friends. Finally, it all started to pay off for Fernanfloo.
Fernanfloo YouTube Channel Grows
By 2014, Fernanfloo was feeling more confident with his on-screen persona. He started uploading more content, which covered a wide variety of niches.
Fernafloo mostly covered the gaming sector. However, he would do some vlogs. Many of this content would include his younger brother. They would start to feature his dog, Curly, who would go on to become an internet icon in his own right.
The twosome started branching out into comedy sketches. His broad personality and range of talents caused Fernanfloo to become the fastest rising YouTube star of 2014. He became the 6th most popular channel by 2017, behind the likes of PewDiePie and elrubiusOMG.
Fernanfloo App in Google Play
In 2017, Fernanfloo exploded. He was an undeniable force in the gaming world, and people were looking to partner with the star left and right.
His first major deal was with TGN. This Broadband TV subdivision worked with Luis to launch a gaming app called Fernanfloo in the Apple and Google Play stores.
It was released first in the App Store in December 2015. The Google Play release came in July 2016. This app had over 2.6 million downloads in its first week!
In the game, you play as Frenanfloo, in his signature Luigi-looking hat. Fernanfloo is trying to broadcast to his followers. However, he must get around all the animals blocking him from his goal.
The game was rated very high in Google Play, with a 4.6 average. It was shocking to many that Fernanfloo didn’t have a follow-up.
Fernanfloo Comic Book
Fernanfloo continued his meteoric rise. In July 2017, he released a graphic novel inspired by his pup. The star penned Curly Esta en Peligro. Its English to Spanish translation is Curly is in Danger.
In the book, Fernanfloo takes a sip of the Beast energy drink. Suddenly, Curly disappears. The choose-your-adventure book follows Fernanfloo on his quest to reclaim Curly. You can choose up to three endings.
Fernanfloo Joins Twitch, Abandons Twitch
Since video games were his most popular content, joining Twitch was almost a given for Fernanfloo. However, he wasn’t feeling it off the bat. The channel was launched in 2017 and became inactive by the end of the year.
Luis restarted the Twitch channel on April 6, 2018. He created a video explaining why he left. Fernanfloo noted that making content was getting boring. It took a lot of his time, and he was losing his passion.
At this time, Luis seemed to be transitioning from YouTube to Twitch. He felt that streaming straight to Twitch would be easier. In fact, he made a second Twitch channel.
He would play a lot of Fortnite content or a while. However, he made a transition to Street Fighter V. That was his bread and butter until the new year hit. That’s when Fernanfloo took to his Twitch channel to make a monumental announcement. This announcement would also be one of his last on this platform.
By January 14, 2019, Fernafloo posted his last video on his main channel, which was him playing the Resident Evil 2 Remake. The last vlog on his secondary page was on March 5, 2019.
Fernanfloo Resident Evil Collaboration
In January 2019, Fernanfloo took to his Twitch to announce a collaboration with Capcom. They were going to work together on Resident Evil 2 content.
Fernanfloo would become a Resident Evil zombie. When the official trailer for the 1-Short demo dropped, the Fernanfloo zombie character was visible.
Fernafloo in Entertainment
Fernanfloo has transitioned easily from streaming to the mainstream. His first rise in notoriety became noticed when he was nominated for two 2016 MTV Millennial Awards.
Sadly, Fernanfloo lost the Digital Icon of the Year category in a tough battle to Sebastián Villalobos. He was then beat by Juega Germán in the Master Gamer category.
The next year, he was nominated for two more awards. This time, he was up for Miaw Icon of the Year, which he lost to Zurita. His other attempt was for Celebrity Challenge of the Year. That award when to CD9.
While awards didn’t work out for him, Fernanfloo was still in high demand. As 2017 came to a close, he was cast in an Ecuadorian film, Dedicada a mi Ex.
His role was small in this piece, as he played a waiter. However, it opened the door for more opportunities in the future. The movie came out on November 8, 2019. It has a 7.5 rating on IMDb.
In February 2020, Fernanfloo joined an online auction to bid on TheGrefg’s hair. Not only did Fernanfloo win, but he personally went to meet TheGrefg and collect his hair. That just shows the fun, laid back personality of Fernafloo. It also explains why he has millions of followers worldwide.