He had a close relationship with his mother.
When he was around six or seven, he was playing in the woods with his friends, and they were trying to come up with code names for themselves. The one that he always used for himself was ‘Asmongold’, and he carried that through to his video gaming profiles as he grew older.
Asmongold started playing the Warcraft series in 1997. In July 2006, someone in his computer class sold him a copy of WoW, but he only started playing it later in the year, when one of his friends came over, saw it on the shelf and insisted that they play it. He was 16 at the time and has been hooked ever since.
When he was eleven-years old, he had received a video camera for his birthday, and has been producing and editing videos since then.
He also played Halo and other titles when he was a teenager. Prior to WoW, he and his friend had created Halo montages.
When Asmongold was about to enter college in 2014, his mother got sick. So, he wound up taking care of her instead. As he enjoyed filming and had the spare time, he started streaming in order to help people with WoW. Once his mother was well enough, he returned to business school.
He started livestreaming on Twitch in mid-2014.
Dark brown hair and eyes. Short, full-goatee.
Asmongold currently has around 19,830 subscribers, with an average viewership of 29,210 people. This means that he earns around $69,400 USD per month from subscribers alone. This excludes additional income from sponsorships, tiered subscriptions, tips, Twitch cheer bit donations, and advertisements.
He doesn’t have set times, but usually streams for 5 – 8 hours at a time. He once streamed for 25 hours straight.
I don’t think that there’s any sort of defined way to stream… if you can go in with a new idea towards streaming with and go into making content with, whenever you do that, you’re probably going to do better than people who go in with those idea… My advice is to try to do two things: to educate, and to entertain… The best advice is at the end of your stream, for people to be better off than when they started watching your video. If you can give that to people, I think that you’re definitely on the road to success.