One of his friends used to call him ‘Jeem’ instead of ‘Jim,’ so he decided to call himself Jeemzz.
Jeemzz was raised by his mom on a tiny island with a population of around ~450. However, he enjoyed his rural life. He first started playing video games when he was given a Gameboy Color with a Pokémon cartridge. He and his friend would often play and trade games with each other. When he was older, his parents got him a PlayStation 2, on which he would play a variety of games, including Ratchet and Clank and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.
When he was nine years old, his mom’s boyfriend’s teenage son introduced him to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 6.1. He became addicted and would often skip school so that he could play while his older friend was still at school. He only got his first PC when he was fourteen years old. He continued to skip school in favor of gaming well into his high school years.
As a teenager, he played through most of the major video games with his friends. This included League of Legends, which he was good enough at it to make some money by boosting his friends’ accounts. It was only in his later teens that he really started to focus on Rocket League, CS:GO, and other fps games.
He started playing the PUBG beta in July 2016 after his friend bought it for him. He won his first match and enjoyed it far more than H1Z1. This win motivated him to continue grinding it, even though he didn’t like the aesthetics. He would often rank at the top of the leaderboards each season but didn’t realize that it was a big deal before he received an offer to join Penta Sports.
He would often play solo and duo LAN tournaments and was eventually noticed by a team who were affiliated with Penta Sports. They invited him to join as substitute player. One of the main roster members got benched, and he replaced him. Soon after that, the team has fully integrated with Penta Sports, which marked the true beginning of his pro-career.
After a couple of months on the team, he received an offer from Scoom to join Team Liquid, with a deadline of 48 hours. He quit his part time jobs in order to pursue a fulltime career. It wasn’t an easy decision for as, as he had truly believed in his current team. However, he decided to take the risk and signed with them in January 2018. He has been playing for them ever since, and his now based in Germany in order to be closer to his teammates.
Jeemzz started streaming after he began playing PUBG. He soon became addicted and prefers to stream when he plays. His main focus remains his pro-career, though.
Jeemzz became a full PUBG Partner on June 21, 2018.
According to his Nightbot, he has ~500 subscribers. This should generate him at least ~$1,250 USD per month, excluding additional revenue that he earns from tiered subscribers, tournaments winnings, sponsorships, team salary, advertisements, tips and Twitch cheer bit contributions. According to esportsearnings, he has earned at least $186,000 USD from various tournaments.
He doesn’t have a set schedule due to his professional commitments.
He was born in 1996.