He has a cat named Petra.
It’s a reference to the Weapon’s Merchant from Resident Evil 4.
Merchant started playing paper Magic: The Gathering in around 2001/2002 when he was about eight years old when his stepbrother introduced him to it. The two of them continued playing it for a while, but then stopped during high school. He then only really got back into it with the release of the Dark Ascension expansion in 2012 during his first year of university. This was largely due to the fact that his campus was close to the local LGS and would see it every day when he was walking past.
During his teens, his favorite video game genres were RTS games such as StarCraft and Warcraft, as well as MMOs such as World of Warcraft. He played his first D&D when he was around 17 years old.
After university, he went on to work in the gaming industry for a while before becoming a fulltime content creator.
He started streaming as part of his job as a game developer in order to communicate with the target community of the game. He soon fell in love with it and would usually stream variety content for three hours a night after a nine-hour workday. He started maining Gwent during its closed beta in 2017, but then switched over to MTG: Arena in May 2018.
He has been a member of Tempo Storm since May 2019.
- Mon – Fri: 14:00 onwards
- Weekends: No stream
[In regard to maintaining interest in a game over the long term,] is because you love the game. But I will say that day to day you kind of don’t maintain interest, like, no content creator does, but there’s vast periods of time where every content creator wishes they didn’t have to play the game. So, for instance, being totally honest, I could happily have skipped everything after the first week of Throne of Eldraine’s standard. It wasn’t very fun. But this is a job. I make a job making videos [and] entertaining people.
My advice [when starting out streaming] would be to realise how poor Twitch is for discover-ability. Use YouTube (more likely) or Tournaments to build a platform, then transition to Twitch.