He is close to his cousins, and occasionally goes to visit them in Turkey and Russia.
‘Reynad’ is an anagram of is first name. He was inspired to do so by a show on internet safety that was shown on the Disney Channel when he was a child. They advised using anagrams as a way to mask one’s real name, and so he went with that.
Reynad27 started playing card games in his teen years and became proficient at Magic the Gathering (paper).
When he was eighteen, he decided to attempt a career as a professional MTG (paper) and poker player. He started streaming Magic the Gathering on Twitch in 2012 and achieved fair success until he was banned from MTG for cheating. However, this was around the time that HearthStone was released, and so he decided to apply his knowledge to that game.
Reynad27 quickly established himself in the HearthStone community and was approached to join various teams. He decided that he would rather create his own team, and so created Tempo Strom, the CS:Go team of which was bought out by Immortals in 2016. While he continues to stream HearthStone and variety content, his current main focus is the development of his digital deck-building card-game, ‘The Bazaar’ which he funded on Indiegogo in 2018.
Reynad27 is single.
He doesn’t have a set schedule, but he streams multiple times a week for between 3 - 8 hours.
- 1st Battle of the Best - 2018
[Regarding competitive gaming, what I’ve learned is] how little it all matters. Big picture: somebody’s duration within competitive gaming is, at best, two or three years. After that they try to move into an analyst position or something like that, because there’s always new talent coming in, there’s always new games becoming popular that companies like ESL will start devoting more and more resources to. So, you really have to focus on the stuff outside of it, if you want to turn it into a career. You really have to build a brand, not just a team, but your own personal brand… it’s a lot more important in the long-run, I think, than focusing on this one tournament this one weekend.