He and his wife have been married since April 2018. Their cats are called Coco and Noah.
It’s a nickname that his school friends gave him.
l34um1 started watching a lot of YouTube videos in eighth grade as a coping mechanism after his father passed away. During that time, he discovered TotalBiscuit’s channel and started watching his content, even though he was really poor at English. He attributes his current fluency in English thanks to watching TotalBiscuit’s streams, as well as to the number of manga that he read. After watching his content and listening to his podcasts for years, he decided to also try out YouTube content creation.
Outside of video games, he also participated in judo, soccer and volleyball when he was growing up. When he was older, he started playing DotA 1 but switched to Heroes of Newerth (HON) when it released in 2010, as he felt that Defense of the Ancients (DotA) had become too old. He then played HON for the next three years, before switching to Dota 2 when it released in 2013.
In 2015, after completing high school, he went to university to study Computer Science and then decided that it wasn’t for him and decided to drop out as he was already earning enough from his YouTube channel. He also did an internship at a radio station for a few months.
He started uploading YouTube videos for fun in November 2008 and started streaming on Twitch in mid-2013. Over the years, he slowly grew is follower and subscription base on both Twitch and YouTube and Twitch so that he was already making a decent income by the time that he graduated from high school.
The idea of pursuing professional Dota 2 never appealed to l34umi due to the time commitment involved. In July 2019, he successfully completed his Kickstarter campaign to launch his own card game, Disastles that is available for free online and for purchase in hardcopy from his website. He has since started working on another cad game called Chroma: Bloom and Blight.
His content isn’t appropriate for children.
According to his Twitch overlay, l34umi has ~600 subscribers. As he generally attracts ~350 viewers, this should generate him a monthly income of at least $1,500 USD, excluding additional revenue from tiered subscriptions, merchandise sales, donations, Twitch cheer bit contributions, advertisements and sponsorships.
He doesn’t have a set schedule, but tends to stream for at least a couple of hours each day on week days.
The way you do your YouTube videos is, you think about the YouTube videos you want to make. And usually you should make the kind of videos you want to watch.