He has a cat named Aria.
ChiefPat started playing Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis games when he was little, but only really got into video games when his parents gave him a Nintendo 64 as a present one year. Suring that time, some of his favorite games included: Sonic the Hedgehog, Banjo Kazooie, Super Mario 64, and Super Smash Bros. Outside of video games, he also played IRL basketball and football during high school.
One of his favorite games growing up was Age of Empires. When he started playing Clash of Clans soon after it released in August 2012, he saw the similarities and immediately fell in love with it.
After high school, he went to the University of Virginia where he was studying Marketing in the hopes of getting into Business or Finance for his major. However, in 2014, he decided to put his degree on hold to pursue content creation and never went back.
He currently lives in Austin, TX.
After playing for a couple of weeks, he went on to YouTube to search for simple-player level maps and realized that there weren’t any. He therefore decided to try creating his own maps, even though he didn’t have any prior YouTube experience. He started uploading Clash of Clans content to YouTube on October 14, 2012. As his channel grew, he started getting requests for multiplayer battle-content, and so started diversifying his content.
He was originally afraid of getting a coy strike from Supercell, and so tried to keep his channel as low-key as possible. However, one day, he received a ‘Nice vide,’ Chief!’ comment from the official Clash of Clans YouTube channel. Once he knew he was in the clear, he put a lot more effort into promoting his channel and went on to create content for their other mobile games as well, including Clash Royale and Brawl Stars. By June 2013, he had hit 100,000 subscribers and 2,000,000 by June 2016.
He started streaming on Twitch in 2014, but soon lost interest. He then returned in May 2016, he decided to start livestreaming on Twitch, although he only really started streaming consistently the following year. Founder and CEO of Tribe Gaming. In April 20167, he founded Tribe Gaming as both a streaming and esports organization. His organization grew fairly quickly and he even started picking up rosters such as The Immortals’ Vainglory roster which went on to win the 2017 Vainglory World Championships.
[Three pieces of advice for growing a YouTube channel are:] 1. Be original (new series ideas!) 2. High quality content (don't record with a potato) 3. Work with other YouTubers (Molt and others have done this successfully)