He and his wife have a son and two daughters. They also have two dogs.
Around 1999, he became more serious about StarCraft and wanted to come up with a good, uncommon IGN that would make him stand out in ranked and ladder. He sat down and wrote down different ideas and eventually settled on ‘Artosis.’ The ‘AR’ came from his old tag, ‘Archmage-Danny’ that he came up with for Diablo 1. A friend of his suggested ‘Cameltosis’ because he was a fan of Korn. Even though he didn’t like the song, Artosis decided to take the ‘tosis’ from there anyway.
Artosis grew up playing video games and enjoyed playing games such as Wave Race, Age of Empire III, Legends of Zelda, Quake and the StarCraft: Brood Wars. He started playing StarCraft in 1998 soon after its release, and it has remained his favorite game throughout the years.
He spent most of his free time into the early hours of the morning practicing StarCraft during high school, which didn’t help his grades. After graduating, he made a few attempts at college, but dropped out to focus on StarCraft instead. He and TastelessTV met on the WGTour ladder in 2002/2003 and they became friends.
He started playing in LAN events in the early 2000s and originally did very well but started needing to work harder in 2004 when people began focusing more on their mechanical skills. In 2008 he and TastelessTV moved to Seoul together to pursue their StarCraft careers and have lived there ever since. He started uploading videos to YouTube in June 2010, with his first being a thank you video. He then went on to produce interview and reporting content for various StarCraft events in Seoul.
His language isn’t not at all clean.
TwitchStats puts Artosis Twitch subscriber count at around 935. subscribers. AS he usually has over 1,500 viewers, this should give him a base income of at least $3,270 USD per month. This excludes additional earnings from sponsorships, merchandise sales, casting fees, tiered subscriptions, Twitch cheer bit contributions, coaching fees, advertisements and donations. His Twitch biography puts the tips from his top ten donators alone at over $12,000 USD.
Variable hours, but generally Mondays- Fridays.
He is a vegetarian.
[Regarding working on long term projects,] stuff compounds over time, kind-of. ‘Consistency is king’ is something you hear a lot online with content creation or any project. Your results build upon themselves, so even though they may not feel like a lot… [it goes back to] working hard… It went from ‘how long is [our podcast] going to last’ to ‘I don’t think it’s ever going away…’ That’s the kind of compounding that can occur if you just stay regular and do things… Even just playing StarCraft… you will just keep getting better if you just keep working. If you just keep working on anything that you’re doing it will continue to improve, and when you add on tons of little improvements over time and tons of work overtime, then suddenly you have this giant body of amazingness.