BuckArmy has been playing soccer since childhood and was even part of his college’s soccer team. He also got into the various FIFA PlayStation games when he was really young. However, his main focus was soccer during his childhood and teenage years.
When he was 16 years old, he started uploading IRL soccer trick-shot videos to YouTube on a channel called ‘TheSaltyDogs’. It didn’t really take off, though.
He started up his Twitch and current YouTube channel in March 2015. As his channel quickly grew, he decided to give up competitive football in favor of pursuing a livestreaming career on Twitch in 2016. He still occasionally plays IRL soccer for fun, though.
This decision had a time limit, though as he told himself that he would only give himself until the end of his studies at Menlo College to make Twitch a viable career path, and if he failed, he would go on to get a different job. While he was in college, he was also working as an intern at an investment firm, which he didn’t enjoy much.
In November 2016, he received Twitch partnership and then graduated college. In December 2016, he moved back to his parents’ place and the three of them agreed to give him six months to either attract 500 Twitch subscribers, or her would give up streaming. He managed to hit that benchmark and was able to buy himself a house by August 2017. He invited MboneHD to live with him, and they’ve been housemates ever since.
He was signed on with the Colorado Rapids FIFA eSports team March 2018. He then left them in October 2019 in order to pursue fulltime streaming.
- Sunday – Friday: 06:00 – ~11:00/12:00 UTC
- Saturday: No stream
[In order to keep people’s attention,] you need to be active [on social media,] you need to be consistent [with your streams,] because if you miss a wee, you miss two weeks, people fall off… So, for me, streaming was my way into [the eSports world]. It’s just unbelievable to think I started out in a college dorm room.