He has a dog named Milo.
Neuro never played the original StarCraft game, as he mainly played console games on his Dreamcast such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Powerstone. When he was a child, one of his dad’s friends lent him and younger brother the Warcraft III demo disc, which was his introduction to real-time strategy (RTS) games.
As a teenager, the two of them mainly played Xbox games along the lines of the Soul Caliber and Halo titles. He also played vanilla World of Warcraft until the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. From there he moved on to Heroes of Newerth (HoN). He took his time on HoN seriously, even forming a competitive team. However, the team fell apart, and the experience caused him to move away from team-based games.
He was then introduced to StarCraft 2 in 2010 by one of his 2v2 arena partners from WoW, who felt that he might enjoy it since he liked HoN. It was the first online multiplayer RTS game that he had ever played and he fell in love with it, especially as it was one of the few times that he had truly found a game to be highly difficult, as it requires both high-level strategy and speed.
He was studying Cognitive Science in university at the time. He managed to make it to Grand Master in 2013 after receiving some coaching from other Grand Masters. It was only during the Legacy of the Swarm expansion that he has managed to consistently achieve Grand Master ranking during each season. Prior to streaming, he worked full time as a professional poker player.
Neuro started streaming StarCraft II, as he felt that it would be a wiser move than going with a MOBA title where his results would be largely dependent upon his teammate’s performances. From the beginning his intention had been to make it as a streamer, as he wanted to try to influence the community away from the toxic behavior that he saw being manifested by some other streamers and pro-players.
He received his Twitch partnership in January 2015.
While his language is generally clean, it isn't always clean.
According to his Twitch overlay, Neuro has ~900 subscribers. Therefore his minimum monthly income should be at least $2,250 USD per month. This excludes other revenue that he receives from tiered subscriptions, coaching fees, tips, team salary, Twitch cheer bit contributions, advertising, and sponsorships. He has been given ~$61,188 USD by his top 27 donators alone.
Although Neuro doesn’t have a set schedule, he tends to stream almost daily for at least 8 hours per session.
Going places, especially to the top, takes hard work over time. It takes effort over time. It takes pain, suffering, difficulty, adversity, obstacles, opponents, failure. Again and again and again and again and again and again. And you will fail again. And you will get up, and you will fail again. Confidence is built. You have to choose to act and you have to follow through and that builds one block of confidence in your mind. And then you fall down and go boom again. But then you get up. Why? Because you choose to get up. You find the human fighting spirit within yourself and [go for it].