CalebDMTG grew up playing Crystal Castles on his dad’s Atari. His favorite PC games were Wing Commander: Privateer and Heroes of Might and Magic VI: Mind Magic.
He was introduced to MTG when he was around ten years old and saw some other kids playing it at school. H enjoyed reading fantasy novels, which drew him to the artwork and lore of MTG. He started going to the local game stores and asked the more experienced players and store owner for advice. However, he feels that his skills and playstyle only really improved through watching pro-matches and listening to the commentators. This was what really peeked his interest in MTG. He and his younger friend started playing with one of his friends. Unfortunately, that friend passed away when he was fifteen. He continued playing MTG online during that time. He also played in a few Junior Super Series MTG tournaments when he was around thirteen years old.
He realized while he was in college that his win rates were really good. However, he was living in a small town, so it was only when he moved to Chicago after college and the job that he thought he had fell through that he was able to compete in more store tournaments and people to trade with. He struggled to find a job, which enabled him to start building real decks through grinding and competing in real tournaments. He was making just enough money to live on through these tournaments. It took him a long time to make enough money where he wasn’t just living month-to-month.
CalebDMTG first made his mark in the scene in 200 when he managed to get into one of the top eight spots in the 2010 Pro Tour-Amsterdam tournament. He started writing articles for ChannelFireball in 2011.
He started streaming a couple of years after he began writing. He did so, as he found it to be a great way to be able to interact with others when he was feeling lonely, and to play MTG at the same time. He also feels that MTG stream community is a lot less toxic than other streaming communities.
He and his wife have a cat.
CalebDMTG has ~2,800 subscribers. This would net him around $7,000 USD per month, excluding additional revenue from tournament winnings, tips, Twitch cheer bit contributions, tiered subscriptions, and sponsorships.
He usually streams daily from 00:00 – 07:00.
Anyone who’s asking, ‘How do I get better at Magic?’ they’re asking the wrong question. All of the tools that you need to become a good Magic player, they’re already there. The only thing that you’re doing wrong by asking ‘How do I improve at Magic?’… this is time that you could be spending reading articles and networking with people in your area. Or online. There are so many resources online, or grinding Magic online or whatever… You need to grind and practice your fundamentals and try madly to improve, if that’s what you really want.