He has a sister and a younger brother. His dog's name is Jodi and his cat is Kai.
While he was growing up, NICKMERCS began playing console games such as Golden Eye on Nintendo, which is why he chose to stick with the familiar until recently, when he chose to switch over to the PC. Even as a child he enjoyed playing shooter games with his friends.
Kolcheff has stated that one of the reasons for his preference of console over PC was based on the communication styles of the online games. He found that in games such as League of Legends, the players would communicate via keyboard, rather than headset, which he found to be difficult due to his poor typing skills.
Aside from this, little personal information is known about Kolcheff, in spite of his having introduced viewers to his brothers and father in a few YouTube videos. He even gave viewers a tour of his parents’ house once.
At sixteen, he began playing competitive Gears of War online together with his friends. It was during that time that he met and befriended Ninja, who was also making a name for himself in the GoW scene. He then moved on to participate in national tournaments. He then became involved with Halo, and from there to Call of Duty, which was when he really started to become involved in streaming.
NICKMERCS has been streaming since 2011, when he opened a YouTube channel. He then joined Twitch in early 2014 and has since streamed over 940 videos. However, saved videos are only available to subscribers. Everyone else has to either watch his live streams or visit his YouTube account to view short snippets of his streams.
As with many other streamers, although he was well-known in Call of Duty, particularly in CoD: Black Ops, and in fact that was how he initially grew his channel, it was only really with Fornite: Battle Royale that his popularity really skyrocketed. He joined 100 Thieves' CoD in 2016 and switched to their Fortnite team in 2017. He attributed much of his success as a streamer and pro-player to the amount of hard work that he and his 100 Thieves teammates invested in striving to achieve the various battle challenges and breaking world records that started appearing shortly after Fortnite was released. In February 2018, this grinding paid off when he reached 10,000 subscribers.
In May 2019, NICKMERCS left 100T for FaZe Clan.
He proposed to his long-term girlfriend in July 2019.
His schedule may vary, but it generally
Sundays - Tuesdays & Thursdays: from 22:00 UTC for 7 - 10 hours
Wednesdays: 23:00 - 05:00 UTC
Fridays - Saturdays: from 18:00 UTC for 8-9 hours
- World record of 56 kills in Fornite and 46 Duos kills in Fornite -
- 1st - Gears of War 2 National Championship - 2009
You can't cheat the grind, it known how much you have invested. It won't give you anything you haven't worked for.