‘Baumi’ has been his nickname since childhood.
baumiandcats worked on his English as a kid because he really wanted to be able to read things in English. Outside of video games, he studied judo and also played volleyball and soccer while he was growing up. His favorite games when he was younger were Warcraft III and the Fire Emblem series.
While in high school, he and his friends got into DotA 1. After a couple of years, it started feeling a bit stale to them, so when they got into the Heroes of Newerth (HON) closed beta in early 2010, they were happy to try it out. After high school, he went on to study computer science at university, but dropped out during his first year after speaking to his cousin who worked there, as he felt that it was unnecessary and would just make him miserable.
Although this had been meant as a temporary decision until he figured out what he wanted to do, it turned into a permanent thing. He did have a decent income from his content creation and his job as an assistant at a radio station by that point, though. He only held that job for a few months, though.
He currently works fulltime as an indie board game and video game designer. His games include the paper card game Disastles, and the online card game Chroma: Bloom and Blight.
He started uploading HON content to YouTube on March 30, 2010, soon after he got into the closed beta. He initially uploaded in German, but later switched to English. In late 2011. This saw his viewership grow substantially. He then switched to Dota 2 three years later. He created his Twitch account in April 2011.
His language is not clean.
He and his wife have two cats, Noah and Coco.
According to his Twitch overlay, he has around 900 subscribers. Therefore, this should generate him a monthly income of at least $2,250 USD. This excludes any other revenue he receives from tiered subscribers, merchandise sales, donations, Twitch cheer bit contributions, advertisements and sponsorships.
- Mon – Wed + Fri
- Either: Thurs or Sat
- Sun: Occasional
[If you want to create a YouTube channel,] just do it… There is no ‘how.’ … The way you do your YouTube channel is, you think abut the type of YouTube videos you want to make, and usually you should make the type of YouTube videos you want to watch… That way [you] can have an idea if they are any good.