ItsJSTN has been playing video games since he was little and started playing Rocket League since it was released in July 2015. When he still attended high school, he was part of their esport club and even donated some of his winnings towards his high school’s team so that they would be able to compete against other schools. As he climbed the ladder, he met and befriended SquishyMuffinz who recognized his potential and introduced him to other pros in the scene.
He decided to complete high school online in mid-2019.
ItsJSTN began competing in tournaments in February 2017 and slowly began to gain recognition for his skills within the community. However, he really made a name for himself during the Season 4 NA RLCS in 2017, when his team came second overall. This success boosted his Twitch following up to 1,000, and also got the attention of pro teams, including NRG Esports whom he signed on with in January 2018.
His parents were initially against his pro career, but they came around once he started to consistently perform well in tournaments and especially once he was signed with an esports team. His channel has continued to grow steadily, reaching 15,000 followers by March 2018 and then 100,000 by July 2019.
He is a multi-platform player, with his primarily gaming on PC and the PlayStation 4. He usually streams without a facecam.
According to his chatbot, ItsJSTN has ~390 subscribers and often attracts over 1,000 views per stream. This means he should be earning at least $1,365 USD per month. This is before taking into account additional revenue generated by tiered subscriptions, tournament winnings, advertisements, tips, Twitch cheer bit donations, sponsorships and his team salary. According to EsportsEarnings, he has won over $100,000 USD from various tournaments.
He doesn’t have a set schedule.
[If you want to improve,] just grind it out. Nothing’s going to happen right away. It took me three years, 4- or 5,000 hours just to become pro and be where I’m at now.