He has two small dogs.
Ohmwrecker created his YouTube channel in 2006 but hadn’t intended to do anything significant with it. While he did occasionally stream gameplays of various games, such as Civilization Revolution and BioShock. In fact, it was BioShock that made him really consider a possible career as a streamer, as he gained access to the game a week early due to mismanagement from a toy store. He therefore streamed gameplay prior to its official release date, which earned him around 1,000 subscribers and around 1 million views.
At that time, streaming had not yet become a professional streamer or to really make money off of it. People also were not really producing serious how-to-play video content as yet. He continued producing content as a hobby until he started getting a real surge in viewership for his LoL streams. Ohmwrecker had been one of the earliest content creators to produce LoL videos, which helped him. In addition to streaming, he also started working as an editor-in-chief for VoodooExtreme. At that stage, he started noticing that there were independent streamers who were starting to generate high levels of traffic and making money from them.
As he loved producing video content, this appealed to him. He therefore decided to begin producing content more seriously. When VoodooExtreme collapsed in 2012, he was in the middle of his degree in Business Administration, and so thought about whether to pursue writing as a flexible career option or to rather focus on streaming. He had audio equipment from his podcasting stint, and so decided to start doing video commentaries on games for The Game Station. Since then, his career has taken off to the point where he streams full-time.
Despite having been a prominent streamer for so many years, he has never revealed his face or personal information to his audience beyond his first name, hair and eye color and birthday.
- Ohmwrecker was the editor-in-chief for LoL until 2012. He has an in-game item named after him. -
- He won the 2017 Teen Choice Awards for #ChoiceGamer. -
Advice for Streamers
Ohmwrecker pays attention to the feedback that he gets from his subscribers, both in terms of positive and negative his feedback. He does so to try to improve his video content.