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Real Name Rick van Laanen
Usernames/Aliases Zylus, Zyluss, Zylush
YouTube Channel YOGSCAST Zylus
Gender Male
Nationality Dutch
Current Member? Yes
Member Since 2013
Working at YogTowers? No
Occupation YouTube Content Producer at Yogscast Ltd
Partner Liam MacKay (Nilesy), John Cochrane (Panda)
Catchphrase "Shup guysh, Zylush here."
"Shup guysh, Zylush here."

Rick van Laanen, more commonly known as Zylus, born on September 8th, 1992, is a Content Producer for the Yogscast. He officially joined the Yogscast in 2013.

Yogscast Website SummaryEdit

Zylus is the resident Dutchman in the Yogscast, best known for his iconic "Shup Guysh". After knowing the Yogscast for years he finally ended up creating a channel in late 2013.

Trivia Edit

  • Zylus lives in Baarn, in the province of Utrecht, Netherlands, and went to university there.
  • Zylus has a World of Warcraft DPS world record on Blood Prince Council.
  • Zylus' favourite video games are Dota 2 and The Elder Scrolls series.
  • Zylus was offered the chance by Lewis to make a Yogscast YouTube channel before, but turned it down due to his age; he later accepted in July 2013.
  • Zylus was the guest of episode 174 of The Shaft Podcast.
  • Zylus has played in professional Hearthstone tournaments and actually beat Hearthstone pro player Trump before, which he reminds everyone, especially Hannah during her Hearthstone Streams where she plays against him, he faces whenever he plays the game.
  • He also played TotalBiscuit in the final of the "Lord of the Arena" tournament where he lost to him.


  • "Jesus, fuck!"
  • "Oh god."
  • "Shup guysh, Zylush here!"
  • "Z is for Zylus!"
  • ''Turps! You mother f*cker!''



The Yogscast
Content Producers: Lewis Brindley (Xephos), Simon Lane (Honeydew), Paul Sykes (Sjin), Duncan Jones (Lalna),
Chris Lovasz (Sips), Hannah Rutherford (Lomadia), Martyn Littlewood (InTheLittleWood), Joakim Hellstrand (Rythian),
Liam MacKay (Nilesy), Chris Trott (Trottimus), Alex Smith (Alsmiffy), Ross Hornby (Djh3max),
Kim Richards (NanoSounds), Sam Thorne (Strippin), Keith Steinbach (BebopVox), Zoey Proasheck (Zoeya),
John Cochrane (Panda), Dave Bagnall (DaveChaos), Steven Goates (Ridgedog), Matt Needler (iFirez),
Phil Southam (BruteAlmighty), Toby Cottrell (SoTotallyToby), William Strife (Linkthe1st), Mark Turpin (Turpster),
Ted Forsyth (Pyrion Flax), Alex Parvis (Parv), Rick van Laanen (Zylus)
Business: Dave Boddington (Bodders)
Community: Anya Ferris (MintyMinute), Si Melton, Ben Edgar
Producers: Tom Clark (Angor)
Audio: Sam Gibbs, Adrian Ruiz, Niall
Editors: Adam Davis, Tom Bates, Colin Bassett, Alex Turner,
Artists: Ørjan Aarvik (Teutron), Nina-Serena, Harry Marshall (VeteranHarry)
Animators: Ciaran Askew (Ceeraanoo)
Other: Nathan Ditum, Rob Pearson, Dave Jackson, Matt Toffolo

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