Her parents are divorced and she lives with her mom, but she goes to visit her dad often. She has a younger sister, a brother, a dog and a cat.
When she was in middle school, she had a friend who owned a dog called ‘Aspen.’ She was considering naming her dog Aspen as well but decided to name her ‘Kita’ instead. She then took ‘Aspen’ as her gamer tag instead.
Aspen grew up playing computer games and spent most of her free time playing Overwatch when she was in high school (she had clocked ~3,500 hours by the time she signed with Cloud9 in July 2018). Her parents were initially hesitant about her decision to pursue a gaming career after high school instead of going to college. They have since come around after witnessing her success.
Due to her signing on to a professional team while she was still in high school, she completed high school through online classes.
In 2018, she was motivated to start streaming by other players who would send her messages on her Twitter account encouraging to start a channel. Her mother also started pressuring her to get a job, so she thought that she might as well try streaming so that she could make her mother happy by doing something other than just playing games.
She started off with 30 viewers who knew her from in-game. Her channel slowly grew until she became partnered with Twitch about 6 months later. However, she switched to Revival in October 2019, as she wanted to attempt a career as an actual pro player rather than solely as a streamer.
Her channel is family friendly.
Aspen has ~3,200 subscribers and is estimated to attract around 1,650 viewers per stream. This should minimally earn her $11,200 USD per month, excluding additional revenue from tips, sponsorships, advertisements, tiered subscriptions, her team salary and Twitch cheer bit contributions. According to he Twitch biography, she has received ~$12,553 USD from her top 15 tippers alone.
She doesn’t have a set schedule.
She eats ramen noodles twice a day, every day.
The best way to climb [the] Overwatch ladder is by playing what you’re good at, communicating with your team, you don’t have to but its always could to make calls, just by playing the game itself every single day. Practicing, you get better as a player. You can also watch good players, streamers, YouTubers, whatever you need to get better. Or you could get a coach.