He has a sister and a younger brother.
When he first started playing CS:GO, he called himself ‘JeffW8NC.’ However, he kept getting frustrated in one of his matchmaking games and started making frustrated ‘Houngoungagne’ noises. His other teammates found it funny, so he decided to change his tag.
Houngoungagne’s first video game was Pokémon: Blue on his Game Boy Color. He then started playing online video games when he was thirteen years old and got addicted to a French MMORPG called Dofus. In 2008, he started playing CS: Source online and would play with many other international players which helped him to develop his English skills.
He first began editing videos when he was around thirteen years old when he was inspired to create a video montage for his mother’s birthday after watching his grandfather editing videos.
He dropped out of high school when he was 17 and did odd jobs while playing CS:GO in his spare time. He struggled to find proper position, and so chose to attempt to go pro. However, he eventually gave up on that and switched to pursuing content creation into a fulltime profession instead.
He first started uploading CS: Source gaming content onto his French YouTube channel in August 23, 2011 and then transitioned to creating English content on his new channel in July 2014. He only began streaming on Twitch after moving to Germany in late 2016 and finally had the internet capacity to handle streaming.
In July 2018, he cofounded ECL together with FACEIT.
His language isn’t clean.
He doesn’t have a set schedule.
[Then starting your YouTube channel,] you have to do whatever you like. Don’t do something just because it’s hyped; just do it because you want to do it…. [Also,] I never upload videos if I don’t think they’re funny to me. And also, at one point, you will have to expand your channel and to do so, you will have to post on different forums. At my beginning, I was posting every video [on a couple of French gaming websites.]