He and his wife have been married since October 2020 and have two cat named Sheriff and Desperado. His mom is very supportive of his career path.
Day9TV first started playing StarCraft in 1999 a few months after the releaseof its first expansion, Brood War. However, he relly got into it he went to an all-boys Jesuit private high school from a public middle school and struggled to make new friends. He therefore spent much of his free time playing SCwith his older brother, TastelessTV. Over the next couple of years, he formed a LAN group with a few other friends where they tried to compete at least every weekend.
He went straight into fulltime streaming upon completing his master’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Southern California.
He started streaming his five-days-a web show on Twitch on October 22, 2009 and began uploading to his YouTube channel in May 2010. It was also in 2010 that he started casting StarCraft 1 tournaments. Although he still casts StarCraft tournaments, he has since gone on to mainly stream Magic: The Gathering Arena and variety content.
According to TwitchStats, Day9TV has over 4,450 subscribers. As he regularly attracts over 2,000 viewers to his show, this should earn him at least $15,575 USD per month, excluding additional income from tiered subscriptions, casting fees, sponsorships, merchandise sales, tips, Twitch cheer bit donations and advertisements.
- Mon: 19:00- 21:00 UTC
- Tues: 04:00 – 06:00 & 20:00 – 2:00 UTC
- Wed - Fri: 20:00 – 02:00 UTC
- Sat & Sun: No stream
With StarCraft, coming from a player’s perspective like mine, the only way you improve is by working really hard and looking deep at yourself. At a high level, there’s no resource you can go to. If there’s an obvious strategy, people have figured it out already, or if there’s a subtle one, everyone else copies it. So you dig deep into strategy, and you start to understand the huge, hidden well of possibilities.