JKap started playing video games when he was around six years old and grew up playing video games and sports with his younger brother. He was always highly competitive against him, which carried through when he began competing against others as well. He had originally dreamed of being a pro-athlete, but that didn’t work out for him due to his back issues, so he put everything into his gaming instead.
He first started playing Call of Duty (CoD) when he was around 13 after he and his friends decided to get CoD 3 to play together. From there, they discovered Gamebattles and slowly started moving into other online competitions and tournaments.
After high school, he went on to attend college, but dropped out in 2013 as he was finding it too difficult to balance his college courses and pro-career. Al though his parents were originally skeptical of his attempts to make a career of CoD, they came around when he consistently started receiving checks from winning online tournaments and LAN events.
He began competing in online Call of Duty tournaments in 2008, but really entered the pro-scene in 2010 when he joined Xtravagant.
In September 2013, he left Envy for OpTic Gaming. This move was marked by his uploading his first YouTube video and continuing to upload content throughout his pro-career. However, he was released from the roster two months later. Following this, he decided to start streaming on Twitch more frequently. He then joined FaZe Clan about a week after leaving OpTic.
He signed with Denial Esports in January 2015 before rejoining Team Envy six months later. During that time, they won the 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship. He remained with them until August 2017 and joined Luminosity Gaming’s roster for CoD: WWII a month later. He continued with them until October 2018 when he joined eUnited’s roster instead but was benched the following March. Fortunately, Evil Geniuses acquired JKap from them in April 2019.
However, Evil Geniuses announced their decision to drop out of CoD in July 2019, which came into effect after the 2019 Call of Duty Championships in August 2019. He was benched in May 2020 and then announced his retirement from the pro-scene on September 2, 2020. At the end of his pro-career, he had two World Championship titles under his belt: one for Advanced Warfare and one for Black Ops 3, as well as ten Major Championship titles. He is currently focusing on streaming fulltime.
According to JKap’s Twitch chat bot, he has around 600 subscribers. Therefore, this means that he should be earning at least $1,500 USD per month, excluding the additional income that he makes from tiered subscriptions, his team salary, tips, sponsorships, Twitch cheer bit donations, and advertisements. EsportsEarnings puts his tournament winnings at over $710,000 USD.
He doesn’t have a set start time but tends to stream of over 7 hours every day.