It was a nickname that her best friend gave her when she was a kid.
Unlike other gamers, she only really started getting into video games as an adult in 2011, when she started playing Call of Duty with her boyfriend. Since then, she has played a number of FPS and TPS games. Her PlayStation 3 broke towards the end of 2013, just when the PS4 was released, so she decided to buy a PS4 instead.
In 2014, one of MeLoOniE’s colleagues told her about the PS4 live function. One day, she was very bored, and so she started watching Destiny streamers on the PS4 Live function, as that was her main game at the time. She watched them for a while and thought that streaming looked interesting. So, one day she decided to try it out since she already had a PS4 camera. Although she didn't stream every day in the beginning, she still slowly accumulated viewers whom she would interact with, and so she continued doing it. However, it wasn't an easy grind, as she would work a full day and then rush home, where she would then immediately start streaming until 1:00 AM her time.
Eventually, her channel grew to the point where she decided to take a risk by quitting her job as a Project Manager at an advertising firm in October 2015 in order to focus on streaming fulltime. She initially played Destiny as her main game for a few years, before switching to PUBG and then
She switches between English and German during her streams and generally tries to keep a positive atmosphere in her chat, which is why MeLoOniE avoids playing certain games that she feels tend to attract more toxic viewers. Despite having hundreds of viewers, she still tries to greet new viewers when she sees them in chat.
- Monday – Friday: 08:30 UTC onwards
- Saturday – Sunday: usually streams but starts later than during the week.
Her birthday is on 5 May, but she hasn't revealed her birth year.
[Keeping a schedule] is super-important. People that come into your stream the first time, they're going there because they have a daily rhythm; they might have work, they might have a completely different time-zone, so... it is really important to have a consistent streaming schedule... [It doesn't] have to be at the exact same time, but it wouldn't make sense, for example, if you're streaming usually in the morning and then you decide to stream in the middle of the night or in the evening... If you're not able to be on every day, then make sure you have your specific days so that people will know when you're online.
[To female streamers,] don't take [trolling] personally... I try to either ignore those comments or just to troll back.