He has a brother. His parents are supportive of his career path.
Hotted89 grew up mainly in Venezuela, although he spent three years in Spain when he was little. He grew up playing soccer and basketball and was even the starter for all of the varsity teams that he joined. He also achieved a black belt in Kenpō. Due to his half-German heritage, his parents sent him to a German school in Venezuela, which focused a lot on teaching the students German properly.
He started playing World of Warcraft after one of his ninth-grade friends told him about it during its beta. He was initially skeptical due to the monthly subscription, but when his competitive Counter-Strike Source team fell apart a few months later, he decided to give it a shot. So, he went over to his friend’s house and created a warrior. He found it a lot of fun and has been maining it ever since.
After high school, he went on to study Electronics Engineering at university. He later decided to move to Germany in September-2014 due to the high crime rates, corruption, and poor internet.
He originally started creating videos for Arenapwnage and then for Skill-Capped. After that, he decided to begin uploading content to his own channel in March 2012 and started streaming on Twitch in November 2012.
In August 2017, he was appointed the Chief Business Development Officer at Method Gaming. Although he still focuses a lot on WoW, he does also create content for other games, and now usually splits his streams between GTA V and WoW.
He doesn’t have a set schedule.
Don’t bank on YouTube… But, a few things that I could advise you on is make unique content. For every video that you guys do, there’s millions of other videos that are out there about the same topic. So… find what you’re good at. Find what separates you from the rest and just expand on that. [Secondly,] start doing videos because you like to do videos, not because you want to make a living out of YouTube… The start of this is not going to be easy mode. Even if you get popular really fast, it’s going to take a while for you to make a living… [and] have variety content.