He has a brother and a sister.
His name is based on the catchphrase of the SI:7 Agent card in Hearthstone. He used to spend time on Reddit’s gaming forums. Once, one user commented that he heard, ‘Ha, disguised toast.’ Wang found this funny and decided to adopt it as his handle when gaming. He also uses SI:7’s catchphrase as part of his opening sequence when he streams content.
DisguisedToast's family moved to Penang, Malaysia when he was a few months old. While there, he alternated between a local school and a school for foreigners, which is why his English is on the same level as his Mandarin. For high school, his parents moved his family to Kingston, ON. He struggled socially for the first couple of years. He has always been interested in video games and TCGs, thanks laregly to his brother who always encouraged to play whatever new game he was into with him. In high school, he even created an online game called ‘The Frustration Game’ that YouTubers still play. Later, he decided to combine his programming and analytical skills to create Hearthstone statistic infographics of gamer-stats and posting them on Reddit purely to share his love of stats and gaming with other eSport enthusiasts.
After graduating high school, he completed a 3-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. Whoever, he wasn't sure what he wanted to do and he was looking into his options. At around that time, Hearthstone was released, and his brother encouraged to to try it out.
DisguisedToast got really into it and started creating infographics and uploading them onto Reddit. He recieved a lot of positive feedback for them, so when he realized that there was enough interest in this type of content, as well as the lack of similar content in the steaming space, he decided to produce video content related to testing interactions, game bugs, humorous content and lore videos, over the typical game playthroughs and highlights that many content-producers typically upload on their YouTube channels.
Prior to streaming fulltime, he worked as a programmer to create apps, such as the official NFL Mobile App.
DisguisedToast started seriously focusing on streaming in October 2016. He decided to create lore and information videos, as that tied in with the Reddit content that he was known for. As there wasn’t really much competition in his content niche, he started gaining followers relatively quickly. In 2016, he decided to become a fulltime streamer and in October 2017, he was invited to join and live with the OfflineTV crew. Although he initially had some visa issues in early 2018, he was finally able to join them in late 2018.
He is dating xChocoBars.
Sunday – Saturday: Starting 22:00 UTC for six– nine hours. Five of those hours are generally dedicated to Hearthstone, while the rest being based on other content.
Advice for Streamers
He has stated that it is difficult to stay interested and focused on producing content when playing Hearthstone for six hours a day every day. Hearthstone releases a new expansion every four months, with each expansion comprising of 130 new cards. Playing with new combinations of both good and bad decks is fun, but once the excitement of new content has worn down, he finds that it can get a bit tedious. This is where the difficulty lies in keeping the streams fresh and interesting for viewers.
As there is currently a great deal of competition for streaming viewership, especially in relation to highlights and similar videos, Wang feels that aspiring streamers should rather focus on developing YouTube content or other content at first. He encourages new content creators to, ‘do stat analysis… misplace, spot the lethal. Lower videos… right now, it’s just me that’s really known for doing it, but you know, anyone can just get in that space right now.’