He and his wife have a Pomeranian named ‘Shiro’. He also has a brother.
It combines his initials and surname.
bmkibler was first introduced to paper MTG soon after its initial release when he attended the Total Confusion gaming convention in Malboro, MA. While there, he bought a few backs and began playing with his friends. He has been committed to the game ever since then, aside from a brief hiatus in his senior year of High School and while he was in college. He also played WoW and LoL for a while.
Prior to working full-time as a streamer, he worked as a game-designer for Upper Deck before they dissolved. He has also designed and published ‘Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer’ (now called Ascension: Deckbuilding Game) with a few of his MTG friends. He also worked for MTG Online for a couple of years.
bmkibler began playing in competitive MTG tournaments in ~1996. He still continues to play MTG competitively, but now also dedicates some of his time to Hearthstone.
bmkibler is estimated to have ~1,200 subscribers, which would earn him minimally $3,000 per month, excluding income from casting, tournament wins, merchandise sales, tips, Twitch cheer bits, sponsorships and advertising.
His schedule varies from week to week, but an updated version can be found on his Twitch channel.
- 1st - Red Bull Spring Team Brawl - 2017
- 1st - Challengestone #1 - 2015
- 1st - Grand Prix Sendai - 2010
- 1st - Grand Prix Boston - 2003
- 1st – VS System Pro Circuit Indy - 2003
- 1st - Pro Tour Austin - 2000
- 1st Grand Prix Toronto - 1997
Advice for Streamers
bmkibler feels that he had a head start when he entered streaming, as he was already well-known from his long involvement paper MTG tournaments. However, he still feels that building a stream requires dedication and consistency.
Get enough sleep and making sure that you’re keeping your body nourished and healthy.