Lannan Eacott, better known by his online alias LazarBeam, is an Australian YouTuber, professional gamer and Internet personality, known primarily for his Let's Play videos, "comedic riffs" and use of memes.
Eacott began making slow motion demolition videos in 2014, while working in his family's construction business. After registering his current YouTube channel in 2015, Eacott primarily posted Let's Play and challenge videos of various video games. As his channel grew, his style of video content diversified to include more vlog and comedy style videos. His channel experienced substantial growth in popularity when he began posting videos of Fortnite Battle Royale in 2018. In December 2019, Eacott was acknowledged as YouTube's eighth most-viewed content creator of the year, with 2 billion views in 2019.
, his YouTube channels have reached over 17 million subscribers and 5 billion video views, with his main channel ranking as the second most-subscribed and third most-viewed channel on the platform from Australia.


Eacott dropped out of high school at the age of fifteen and started working in his family's construction business. He originally began posting videos of demolition in slow motion on YouTube, under the name "CrushSlash". After getting his recording equipment stolen, he registered the "LazarBeam" YouTube gaming channel on 4 January 2015; taking the name of one of his former RuneScape characters. Eacott focused on video game commentaries and challenge videos, primarily of the Madden NFL video game series. His channel experienced a substantial growth in popularity when he began playing Fortnite Battle Royale in 2018. On 18 September 2018, Eacott was announced as a member of the launch roster of the entertainment collective Click, alongside other Australian gaming personalities.
In April 2019, his channel reached 10 million subscribers, becoming the second Australian gaming content creator to hit that milestone. By July 2019, Eacott was the third most-subscribed YouTube Fortnite streamer, with more than 10.8 million subscribers and over 3 billion video views. Eacott, along with some other streamers, was critical of the tenth season of Fortnite Battle Royale, which was released in August 2019 and introduced the "B.R.U.T.E"—a mechanical suit with missile launchers and a giant shotgun. The addition was described as "overpowered and unbalanced". Following this, Eacott's production of Minecraft-related videos began to increase, although he welcomed an update that restricted the abilities of the mechanical suit. After the release of the game's second chapter in October 2019, the focus of Eacott's videos further shifted away from Fortnite; he stated that he was disappointed with the update's lack of content.
In October 2019, it was announced that Eacott would appear as himself in the 2020 film Free Guy, alongside streamers Ninja and Jacksepticeye. In December, Eacott was acknowledged in YouTube's 2019 end-of-year summary, , as the eighth most-viewed content creator of the year, with 2 billion views in 2019. Reporting on this, Business Insider described him as being known for his "comedic riffs" and use of memes. They also noted Eacott's video-editing style, which "uses zoom in and spliced graphics to highlight his reactions, with a camera focused directly on his face as he sits in front of a computer screen."
On 13 January 2020, it was announced that Eacott, along with fellow Australian YouTuber Elliott "Muselk" Watkins, had signed a deal with YouTube to stream exclusively on that platform; he had previously streamed on Twitch. Eacott and Watkins celebrated the announcement by undertaking in a 12-hour live stream to raise money for the ongoing Australian bushfire relief effort, and raised $100,000 AUD. Similarly, early that month, Eacott, Watkins, and the other members of Click, did a 36-hour charity stream for the bushfire relief efforts and raised over $300,000 AUD. Eacott has partnered with Rooster Teeth, and is represented by Click Management and WME.
In June 2020, during Fortnites season-ending live event "The Device", Eacott's stream peaked at over 900,000 concurrent viewers. The following month, Click announced they would "stop filming videos for the foreseeable future" with the members wanting to "spend time working on own content".

Personal life

Eacott has two brothers and a sister. His sister, Tannar, has a YouTube channel with over 1 million subscribers. In early 2019, Eacott had "code lazar"—his unique identifier for Fortnite in-game purchases—tattooed on his forearm.


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