He and his brother used to play Battlefield 2 together. His brother chose the name ‘DeadlyNedly,’ based on his own name. DeadlySlob wanted to match his brother, so he also used ‘Deadly’ tacking his own initials on to the end.
DeadlySlob grew up playing video games with his brothers, with his favorite game being Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time which he played on the Nintendo 64. He prefers FPS, MMORPGs and survival games to other categories, and so played a lot of Halo 1 & 2 and Age of Empires 2 in middle and high school. His family lived in Ontario from 1997 - 2005, before returning to Prince Edward Island. He played RuneScape on the PC for a long time starting in 2000.
When he was fourteen years old, he got a part-time job working as a dish-washer, which he kept until he was sixteen years old. He then worked as an assistant manager at an art center. At eighteen, he briefly worked as a hotel porter before moving on to internet marketing. While he was at college, he and his partners launched an internet startup company YoBoHo. he dropped out of college after his second year in order to develop the company. he remained with it for 4 ½ years as Head of Content Acquisition, but eventually left due to internal conflicts after it was bought out by broadbandtv and rebranded as TGN Gamers in 2014.
He then worked as a Head of Sales at an eCommerce company, but left when they decided to relocate to the Philippines.
DeadlySlob started creating World of Warcraft video content as a hobby in 2006, when he was around sixteen years old, but only told his parents about it a couple of years later. He was fortunate, as his parents were really supportive from the beginning.
His YouTube and Twitch channels only started growing in 2015/2016. He was inspired to do so when he found World of Warcraft videos on YouTube. He immediately downloaded Fraps and began creating videos on Window’s Movie Maker beta. He uploaded any WoW content that he conceived of. However, at the time, people couldn’t monetize their content, so it was entirely as a hobby. He only did so because he enjoyed it and because he wanted to help others to grind, progress and level up in World of Warcraft. Over the years, he slowly gained views and followers on YouTube. Until 2012, he only had enough time to upload one or two videos a month.
In 2010, he became involved with TGN’s Wow channel. He and a few other gamers created joint content on a the TGN YouTube channel. One of the content creators, Tally, joined Justin.tv and encouraged the others to do the same in order to promote their YouTube channel. A few months later, justin.tv closed and they were all transferred to Twitch. He became a Twitch partner early on but was only able to monetize his channel from advertising revenue.
But his main job became working for TGN and promoting and assisting other content creators, so his own channels wound up taking a back seat. He continued to create content, but very irregularly.
In June 2014, he decided to stream DayZ Standalone for three hours every morning before going to his real-world job. By then, there was a sub button, and there was therefore potential for him to monetize his content. However, he was only able to acquire his sub-button in September.
In June 2015, he left his job because they were relocating. However, he was located in a very small town at that time and there weren’t many job opportunities. He therefore decided to risk streaming fulltime for a few months in the hopes of at least making minimum wage to get by on. He felt that ti twas a could time to do so, as he and his friend Acesfury, had been invited to play and stream the DayZ early access alpha squad mode. The next year was incredibly stressful for him, as his channel was very slow for him and he was often relying on his savings.
Every month he was slowly losing less money until he decided to focus on daily YouTube videos in addition to his daily Twitch streams in July 2016. At the end of each video he was careful to mention his Twitch stream and times. That marked the turning point of his career. By September 2016, he was finally earning minimum wage as he was earning around $600 per month from YouTube advertisements and around $1,200 USD per month on Twitch before taxes. In December 2016, he reached 500 subscribers on Twitch.
In July 2017, he switched from maining DayZ to splitting his time between it and Escape from Tarkov. He later transitioned to Escape from Tarkov as his main. In October, Twitch Prime was initiated and he started to grow even more. For more information, see his full video here.
He and his wife have been married since August 3, 2019. They have been together since they were in high school.
DeadlySlob is estimated to have over 3,600 subscribers. This would minimally net him a monthly income of $9,000 USD per month, excluding additional income from tips, Twitch cheer bit contributions, advertising, sponsorships and merchandise sales.
- Mon - Thurs: 13:30 UTC onwards
- Fri: No stream
- Sat: 13:30 UTC onwards
- Sun: No stream
His streams usually run for between 4 – 5 hours.
He first started growing a beard when he was twenty years old.
If you are looking to get better and you are looking to build a [YouTube] channel, I think consistency is incredibly important. You know, uploading quality content on a 5 - 7 days a week [basis] is ideal. I actually think uploading a video every single day is the gold standard of growing a YouTube channel.
Learn as much as you can about how to set up OBS and how to do the basics of broadcasting, getting the stream live, making sure that you’re streaming at the highest quality that you possibly can, setting up your microphone correctly, getting a noise gate, and once you get the basics, and you can actually run the broadcast and actually start streaming and communicating with the chat.