He has a cat, as well as a dog named Mila. His dad is very supportive of his career choice.
Jay3 came up with his original tag in his Team Fortress 2 days but decided to shorten it as his brand grew.
Jay3 grew up playing video games, starting with Super Smash Bros., Golden Eye and Pokémon on his Nintendo 64. He began collecting paper Pokémon cards in 1995. Jay3 started maining Team Fortress 2 in 2009. He then moved on to Overwatch when it released in 2016. Initially, he didn’t like it, but he eventually came around because his friends were playing it.
After high school, he went on to study Nursing at Miami Dade College, but dropped out to pursue professional Overwatch.
He started his foray into pro-Overwatch as part of eLusive, which was an unsigned team. This roster was then taken over by Kingdom eSports in October 2016. He also started streaming on Twitch October 26, 2016. Two of his biggest inspirations in starting out streaming whom he met in-game and watched on stream included TimTheTatMan, MoonMoon and A_Seagull. The Kingdom roster was then bought by Detroit Renegades in January 2017. He then joined Mirage Sport Électronique in May 2018.
He moved on to Apex Legends when it released in February 2019 and was signed on to Ghost Gaming’s inaugural roster the following month. However, this was short-lived, as they disbanded the team just three months later as the organization felt that the game didn’t have a future as an esport. He returned to maining Overwatch soon after.
He joined Florida Mayhem’s stream team in July 2020. His language isn’t clean.
Jay3’s Twitch chat bot puts his sub count at over 4,200. As he generally attracts over 1,500 viewers, this should earn him a monthly income of least $14,700 USD, excluding other revenue from tiered subscriptions, merchandise sale, donations, Twitch cheer bit contributions, advertisements, sponsorships and tournament winnings.
- Mon – Fri: 16:00 UTC onwards
- Tues – Sat: 02:00 UTC onwards
- Sat: 16:00 UTC onwards
- Sun: No stream
Be yourself… Sometimes you get those people who need to express their opinion about you and why they don’t like you in chat, and you’ve just got to be like, ‘ok, that’s one person. I still have a lot of people who like me for who I am.’ You just have to keep grinding.