He has a brother.
MK stands for ‘Meta Knight,’ as it used to be his main character during Brawl.
When he was in elementary school, he played paper Yu-Gi-Oh, but he stopped playing when he was nine years old after somebody stole his decks.
He decided to take a year break after high school to pursue a professional fulltime Smash career because he had placed in the top eight at a few tournaments and was slowly building up follower and subscriber bases on his streaming channels. As he wasn’t sure what he wanted to study, he therefore felt that it would be worth taking a year off to see whether he could make it as pro-gamer.
NairoMK first started competing in Super Smash Bros. tournaments with Brawl in 2008. His family were initially not so crazy about him competing in tournaments, as they were afraid that they would interfere with his grades. He was therefore careful not to let that to happen.
He started streaming his gameplays during the third quarter of his senior year of high school After years of grinding, he was signed on with Team Liquid in August 2015 and remained with them for a year.
His mother came around when he turned 18, but his dad took longer because he wanted NairoMK to go to college.
One of his biggest motivators to become a pro-player and streamer was to be able to help support his family. He was able to fulfill his dream when he moved his family into a house from the small place that they grew up in.
NairoMK is estimated to have ~7,000 subscribers, with an average viewership of ~2,800. This should earn him at least $24,500 USD per month, excluding additional income from tiered subscriptions, tips, Twitch cheer bit donations, sponsorships, merchandise sales, advertisements, tournament winnings and his team salary. He has won over $130,000 USD from various tournaments.
Monday – Thursday: 23:00 UTC onwards officially, but he tends to stream daily for up to 8 hours per session.
[When attending you first local event,] you definitely want to get to know the people in your tournament scene, because if you do end up have a really good time at your first local, you’re probably going to want to go to more locals, and as a result, you’re going to be seeing those same people every single local. So, definitely try to leave a good first impression… Just try to make friends basically… a lot of people don’t win their first tournies, [so] you should just play like you do online with your friends, [like] you have nothing really to prove.