It’s a combination of his name and birthday.
Jerma985’s first strategy game was WarCraft II, which he and his brother started playing together in 1996 on their Sony VAIO desktop PC. When they were older, they were also very into WarCraft II and Commands & Conquer: Red Alert.
After high school, Jerma985 went on to complete his Bachelors’ in Communications over a five-year period, graduating in 2009. During that time, his main game was the original Warhammer 40,000.iAfter college, he worked as a freelance videographer for weddings and similar events.
In June 2011, he decided to try uploading his on content to YouTube, as he had been watching other streamers gaming content for a while and thought that it looked like fun. However, at first, he was hesitant to pursue it, as he felt that he was too old to be uploading gaming content as a hobby and should rather be focusing on a viable career.
But, a few days after deleting his first YouTube channel, he spoke to a friend who told him, ‘If you’re going to go for something, you have to go for it.’ This resonated with him, and so he decided to create another channel and reupload his two videos that he had previously removed. His channel quickly took off, so that by December of that year, he had already uploaded 100 videos and accumulated 10,000 subscribers. He was also partnered with Machinima in October 2011.
In January 2013, he decided to try going fulltime, as he was making enough to get by on. In 2016, he started streaming on Twitch, which has since become his main platform and also opened his second YouTube channel later that year.
He has a brother.
He usually streams between 3 – 4 times a week from ~23:00/00:00 UTC onwards.