His mother raised him and his brother alone. He always wears his mom’s ring, which he took after she passed away, and his brother’s U.S. Navy dog tag around his neck. He has a dog.
When he and his cousin formed played Modern Warfare together, he chose StuDyy with two ‘ys,’ while his cousin chose ‘Luckyy’.
StuDyy grew up in some housing projects in the Bronx and saw many of his friends dying or being imprisoned due to gang-related activities. In order to avoid getting involved in that lifestyle, he a few of his friends and his cousins chose to spend many of his teenage years focusing on Call of Duty, starting with CoD: World at War.
Upon graduating high school, he asked his mom to give him four months to try to break into the competitive CoD scene. She agreed and he managed to succeed in accomplishing his goal. His mom was supportive of any career choices that he made.
StuDyy first became involved with competitive gaming during his Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 days when he and his cousin started participating in online Search and Destroy tournaments while he was in high school at the time.
After graduating from high school in 2013, StuDyy joined the Conquer squad for the Black Ops 2 MLG Anaheim LAN tournament where they placed first. From there he joined various teams until he finally made in into Team Envy. In 2019, he decided to give up being pro-player in favor of streaming and Call of Duty World League analyst work.
He has and inconsistent schedule due to his professional commitments, but he tends to stream several times per week.