He has a son and a daughter.
As a child, Bateson87 played Pokémon Yellow and other games on his Nintendo Game Boy. In 1997, his dad bought FIFA 97, which the two of them often played together. This started his life-long passion for the game. Over the years, he has also played other football games such as Revolution Soccer, and other titles like Call of Duty.
Prior to streaming fulltime, he worked as an HGV Mechanic at Stagecoach.
Bateson87 originally started creating FIFA content for fun in 2012, with no intention of eventually turning it into a fulltime career. He didn’t even realize that there was a way to monetize on it at first. His channel grew slowly, but really helped Bateson87 to make the transition from part- to fulltime streaming was the support that he got from coin sponsors, back before the EA placed caps on coin exchanges and restrictions.
In fact, he even managed to obtain a PC for video-editing by buying a FIFA team from a trade upper and then selling it to a coin-seller for real world money. When EA changed their policies and started banning accounts affiliated with coin sponsors during FIFA 15 in 2014, Bateson87 completely disassociated from dealing with them and continued to grow his community independently.
- Tuesday – Sunday: 09:00 - 15:00 UTC
- Monday: No stream