He has a sister.
Ek0p started playing paper Magic: The Gathering in around 2000. From there, he moved on to a variety of other card games as well, including Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!
Outside of CCGs, he also enjoyed playing MOBAs such as Dota 1 and he even managed to get into the League of Legends closed beta in 20019 and mained that for a while. He decided to quit MTG altogether in November 2013 when he joined Hearthstone’s (HS) open beta, as he was tired of losing due to bad mana draws. This is also why he started playing MTG: Arena when it released, as there were a guaranteed 2-5 lands per starting hand.
In 2009, he achieved Hero of the Year for the World of Warcraft TCG.
In November 2013, Ek0p started streaming his HS Arena gameplays and quickly gained a following due to his 80%-win rate. In June 2014, Cloud9 HyperX signed on the majority of Doge House as their new Hearthstone roster and started streaming on Twitch in July 2014. He remained with Cloud 9 until August 2016.
In November 2018, he joined Demise GG’s Artifact roster. However, within a few months general interest in the game waned and he switched to focusing on MTG Arena instead.
In July 2020 he announced his plans to retire from professional CCG gaming in order to pursue a career as an educator for elementary school children.
His language isn’t clean.
He doesn’t have a set schedule.