ImMadness was first inspired to become a content creator when he was 13 years old. During high school, his main came was Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Outside of video games, he also played basketball and other sports, which he feels helped him with his team skills and in-game communication.
After high school, he went on to attend college where he took a course on speech writing. This further helped him with his streaming career. He was able to make enough money to get by just from streaming by that point, thanks to being a Twitch affiliate.
He first started creating YouTube content when he was 13 years old by using a combination of an old laptop and his Xbox 360. He discovered Twitch in 2014 when he started watching someone playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent when it just came out. He thought that the viewer interaction aspect looked like fun and decided to try it out himself in April 2014 on his old Twitch channel, Madness911. Although he battled with not taking numbers seriously at first, he found that he still enjoyed it more than YouTube thanks to how simple and enjoyable it was.
He became a consistent and fulltime content creator on January 1, 2018, when starting with Fortnite. He then transitioned to Apex Legends upon its release in February 2019. He joined CLG’s Apex roster in August 2019.
His language isn’t clean.
According to ImMadness’ Twitch chat bot, he has around 2,130 subscribers, which should earn him a monthly income of around $5,325 USD. This excludes revenue from sponsorships, merchandise sales, tournament winnings, Twitch cheer bit donations, advertisements and tips. EsportsEarnings puts his total tournament winnings at over $45,000 USD.
I think [that] a big problem that people lose sight of is if you actually have fun broadcasting, imagine yourself having 50 viewers and they’re talking and you’re playing a game [and] enjoying it, are you having fun talking and having those people in your channel? If so, then imagine yourself having that even if you only have ten because the only way you’re going to get to that point is if you really showcase you personality and that’s what the main point of Twitch is, is showcasing your personality. My biggest thing is, Twitch isn’t right for everybody and that’s something I’ve learned over the years is you’ll see some goo channels that come on Twitch, and you’re like, ‘wow, they have good content,’ and they just don’t last because they just don’t enjoy it.
If you can force yourself to appear confident, then people will not notice that you are anxious at all. But is you are just anxious, people will notice. But confidence, especially learning to use it effectively can really mask a lot of hidden things of anxiety and all that kind of stuff in any type of setting. And confidence is a thing that in any type of scenario that people will be drawn towards.