One of his friends in high school gave him their WoW account and it was already called ‘Reckful.’
Reckful was introduced to video games by his brother when he was two-years-old. As a child, he preferred console games over PC. At the end of 1999, his brother bought Asheron’s Call for research into MMORPG’s for a game idea that he had, but the two of them became absorbed by it and that dream ended there. Reckful later moved to WoW.
In 2010, Reckful joined compLexity Gaming and won the 2010 MLG Finals in D.C. He saw that competitive play wasn’t that lucrative at the time and decided to quit WoW, which he did for a year. When he returned to WoW when his friends encouraged him to begin streaming his gameplays in order for him to get noticed by the team of a new upcoming game called Forge, in the hopes of being signed on by them as a developer. That game ultimately failed to perform, but it did launch him into his streaming career.
He passed away in July 2020.
He doesn’t have a set schedule, but streams for between 4 – 14 hours when he does do so. This is likely due to his commitment to developing his own video game.
- 1st - MLG DC - 2010
Advice for Streamers
Reckful feels that becoming a successful streamer depends largely on luck, and possibly getting stream bombed by a major streamer.