He has a niece.
Psalm played his first video game when he was about five years old after watching his older brothers playing for a while. He started out playing Pokémon on a Gameboy as well as various titles on the Nintendo 64.
During his last two years of high school, he competed in high level DotA 2 tournaments. However, because the esports scene was not yet developed enough, he decided to quit DotA in order to focus fully on his college studies. But later that year his old teammates went on to win the DotA world championships and were millionaires, which motivated him to start taking his gaming more seriously again.
He only started playing Fortnite in April 2018, with his pervious main game being Heroes of the Storm (HotS). Prior to that, he had also enjoyed playing Warcraft III, Count-Strike 1.6 and StarCraft 1. He became a fulltime pro-gamer upon graduating from UCLA.
He began competing in HotS tournaments and streaming his gameplays while in college, and even dropped out in 2016 in order to pursue the HotS Fall Global Championship at BlizzCon as part of Murloc Geniuses. Although initially concerned, his parents soon became supportive of his pro-gaming pursuits when they realized that he was making a decent ling with it.
In early 2017 he joined Tempo Storm and remained with them until he retired from HotS to pursue pro-Fortnite in mid-2018. He then remained teamless until January 2019 when he joined CLG. The biggest turning point of his career came when he went on to place second during the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Solo Championship, winning $1.8 Million USD in the process.
Psalm is estimated to have ~800 subscribers, which should earn him at least $2,000 USD per month. This is before he receives additional income from tiered subscriptions, his team salary, tournament winnings, coaching fees, sponsorships, tips, and Twitch cheer bit donations. He is estimated to have one over $1.9 million USD from various tournaments.
He doesn’t have a set schedule.
To compete at the top level, you’re going to put in 50 – 60 hours a week minimum... I try to be healthy; I do stretches daily.