During seventh grade, everyone in his class had school-assigned laptops. During study hall, they would generally play the Halo trial on LAN. One day, he got bored and changed his name to ‘Masterfiend’ in order to troll and kill his classmates.
Masterfield tried out playing Old School RuneScape (OSRS) on a touch pad in fifth grade and found that he preferred it, so he has continued mainly playing on them ever since.
In 2015, he went through a brief period of homelessness, after he received low grades during his third year of college and got kicked out of the house by his parents. During which time he focused more on his content creation. He is currently studying in college and tutors in college algebra part-time.
He first began uploading OSRS content to his YouTube channel in January 2008. He then switched to League of Legends in January 2013. He slowly gained a following with this due to reaching Challenger from S4 – S10 by playing exclusively on his touchpad connected to his laptop while lying on his bed.
According to his Twitch overlay Masterfiend has around 2,100 subscribers. As he regularly attracts over 1,000 viewers, this should earn him an income of at least $7,350 USD per month, excluding additional revenue from tiered subscriptions, donations, Twitch cheer bit contributions, advertisements, sponsorships and tournament winnings.
He doesn’t have a set schedule but tends to stream for between 8 – 10 hours daily.