‘Datto’ chose is handle from his time playing Final Fantasy X. In that game, there was a mini-game called ‘Blitz Ball.’ ‘Datto’ was a character on the player’s default team who would gradually become incredibly fast as the character levelled up. His friends gave him this nickname based on this feature, and he started using it as his handle. ‘DattoDoesDestiny’ is alliteration, which he feels is good for marketing.
Dato began playing video games as a teenager, when he would play WoW and other video games with his friends. He started streaming CoD while he was in the entertainment industry. But, he found it to be too stressful to juggle with his 12 ½ hour work-schedule and so took a break for a while.
Datto graduated from university in May 2011 and immediately moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. However, he found it very difficult to enter the industry, and after two years, he decided to begin streaming again between his various contract jobs. It took two and a half years before his channel finally grew when he started creating stat-based and MMO analysis reviews for Destiny in the year prior to its being released.
However, when he left the entertainment industry, he gradually lost contact with the friends that he had made there. So, after three years of steaming, he moved to Seattle in order to be closer to his real-life streamer friends, Bungi friends and college friends.
Datto has medium-length, fluffy dark brown hair and is currently clean-shaven, although he often sports a goatee or short beard. He wears different styles of rectangular glasses and has dark brown eyes.
Datto is close to his parents and currently has a girlfriend (as of December 2018). He and tripleWRECK are friends and were neighbors until recently.
Datto is estimated to have around 3,600 subscribers. This would net him between $9,000 – $12,600 USD per month. This excludes tips, appearances and sponsorships.
Datto doesn’t have a set schedule, but he often streams Tuesdays – Fridays for somewhere between 16:00 – 02:00 UTC.