He has a twin brother, a sister and an older brother.
He really liked 'Dakota,' but it was taken, so he just added a 'z' to the end.
Dakotaz and his borthers grew up playing video games such as Super Mario Bros., Sonic: the Hedgehog, Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger loved competing against one another. However, they origianlly started playing video games at their aunt's house on her Nintendo Entertainment System. It was only later that they got their own Sega console with Sonic the Hedgehog.
His first online fps game was Splatterball, which he was very addicted to for a while. He became so skilled that he managed to rank first on the leaderboards. However, he was limited by the fact that he and his brothers only had one computer to share, and so would limit each other to an hour per turn. One of the main reasons that he loved it so much was that it enabled him to play competitiely, despite his asthma and medical issues.
Due to a heart condition that he was born with, he couldn't over-exert himself physically and so spent a lot of his spare time playing video games while he he was in high school. He also skipped a lot of school just to stay home and grind even more hours on Dark Age of Camelot, which he started playing during its beta. Therefore, between his health and gaming, he wasn't performing so well and dropped out of high school during his sophmore year, but went to a special program through which he got his diploma.
He moved on to World of Warcraft as soon as it released and became part of the top guild on his server. But, he later quit WoW during the Burning Crusade.
He discovered Twitch when he got into
Dakotaz started paying more attention to the times that the top streamers streamed, as well as their styles and layouts, in order to get a sense of how he should approach setting up his own channel. He finally started streaming as 'NerdLife' thanks to the encouragement of his friend, Poom on Januray 13, 2013. Within two months he had achieved enough followers due to his PvP skills and commentary to begin streaming full time. However, when he reached 100 viewers, he decided that he didn't want to be stuck as 'NerdLife' for the rest of his career, and so he decided to go with Dakota.
Before joining Fornite, he only had 100,000 Twitch followers.
Monday - Friday: 06:00 – 16: 00 UTC
Saturday: 2 hours starting between 19:00 – 20:00 UTC
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