His parents are supportive of his career choice.
In the fifth grade, he entered a Counter-Strike LAN event with the handle ‘I want a mango,’ because he was hungry. One of his friends came up to him the next day at school and called him ‘Mango.’ People started using that as his nickname, so he decided to use it as his gamertag.
Mang0 grew up playing video games and started competing in various LAN tournaments for Counter-Strike when he was in grade school. It was his favorite video game prior to Super Smash Bros.
He and his friends started playing Super Smash Bros. Melee for fun when it released in 2001. Mang0 originally tried playing Jigglypuff after watching a pro-player, King’s, Jigglypuff gameplay. He focused on mastering Jigglypuff so that he too could perform the combos that King could perform. He has switched between mains a few times over the years.
While Smash remains his main game, he does play other games for fun, including StarCraft, League of Legends and other titles.
When he was 14 years old, someone told him about a Super Smash Bros. LAN tournament on one of the smashboard forums. He and his friends decided to enter, and he discovered that he enjoyed competition. They have been participating in tournaments ever since.
Mang0 has ~10,000 subscribers, which should earn him at least $25,000 USD per month, prior to additional revenue from sources such as tournament winnings, tiered subscriptions, sponsorships, advertisements, Twitch cheer bit contributions, and tips. He already had ~4,400 subscribers in 2016, which would have earned him $11,000 USD, so he has racked up a decent amount over the years.
- Monday – Friday: 02:00/03:00 UTC onwards
- Saturday & Sunday: No Stream
- 1st - GET ON MANG0S LEVEL - 2019
- 1st - SuperSmashCon - 2017
- 1st - Royal Flush - 2017
- 1st - Pound 4 - 2017
- 1st - Big House 6 - 2016
- 1st - Super Smash Con - 2016
- 1st – WTFox 2 - 2016
- 1st - Pound 3 - 2016
- 1st - Dreamhack Austin - 2016
- 1st - Kings of Cali 4 - 2015
- 1st - Paragon LA - 2015
- 1st - MLG Anaheim - 2014
- 1st - Get On My Level - 2014
- 1st - EVO - 2013
- 1st - Zentih - 2013
- 1st - Kings of Cali 2 - 2013
- 1st - B.E.A.S.T 3 - 2013
- 1st – IMPULSE - 2012
- 1st - The Big House 2 - 2012
- 1st – Revival of Melee (RoM) - 2009
I just practiced the game a lot mentally. Made a lot of little notes on what worked what didn’t, etc. Whenever I would get punished, I would just tell myself, "Ok, don’t let that happen again " and I played ‘Puff so tech skill wasn’t a worry. I always just tried to learn from my mistakes and make sure they didn’t happen again.
Don’t think you’re gonna get good in one year. Just gotta stick with the game study up and practice your tech skill.