He married his wife on May 10, 2010. The have a Golden Retriever. He has three older brothers. He lives close to his parents, and his mom sometimes features in his videos.
FollowGrubby has been playing video games since childhood, preferring strategy and RPG games over shooters. He had to share the PC with his brothers, so he wasn’t able to play as much as he would have liked. He was introduced to Warcraft before StarCraft II, but he preferred StarCraft II. It was only a couple of years later that he decided to try Warcraft again after seeing a gameplay clip on line. He gave it a second chance and fell in love with it.
In 2003, someone in the online Warcraft community recommended that he tryout for a qualifier match. He decided to give it a try. He passed and so began competing in professional tournaments. After high school, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to study. He competed in a CyberX tournament with against international opponents and won. Although the organizer turned out to be a con-artist, the matches had been real. This made him realize that he might be able to pull off a career as a pro-gamer. Therefore, he decided to postpone university for one year to see whether he would be able to have turn Warcraft III into a career.
His parents weren’t thrilled as there wasn’t really an eSport scene at that time, but they gave him the year. Fortunately, it worked out for him. He won two world championships and decided to keep at it. He has been competing in both Starcraft II and Warcraft III tournaments ever since. By 2015, his Twitch channel had grown enough for him to become a fulltime streamer. He also works as an eSports commentator as well.
FollowGrubby is estimated to have ~3,150 subscribers. This would earn him a minimal monthly income of $7,875 USD, excluding additional income from casting, sponsorships, advertising, tips tournament winnings and Twitch cheer bits.
Daily from 18:00 UTC onwards, usually for 6.5 hours.
- 1st - JudgeHype Cup #4 - 2014
- 1st - Gfinity 1v1 Cup - 2014
- 1st - EPS Benelux Season I Finals (Warcraft III) - 2012
- 1st - EMS Season VII (Warcraft III) - 2011
- 1st - GIGABYTE Cup Season 2 #5 - 2011
- 1st - EuroCup XV LAN: WarCraft III - 2007
- Best Warcraft III Player of the Year - 2006
- Best Warcraft III Player of the Year - 2005
- 1st European Online Gaming Championships (EOGC) Warcraft III - 2004
In order to be one of the best, you have to practice a lot… When I’m playing StarCraft II, I’m looking for any strategy; any trick or any move that can give me any edge over my opponent. Whether it’s a brute force strategy, something economical or how I control my army.