He and his wife have three cats.
Slushpuppy grew up playing video games on the Sega Genesis and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). While he was still at his previous job as a Software Engineer, he was having a bad time with his team, so he would spend a lot of his free time playing CS:GO and PUBG after work in order to unwind. When Escape from Tarkov was released, he couldn’t find anyone to play with, so he started streaming in so as to have company during his gameplays.
He started streaming in mid-2017 and slowly gained a following. As his numbers grew, he started investing more of his free time into streaming, as he realized that this might become a viable career alternative at some point. He would then stream for five hours everyday after work, then sleep for four hours and repeat.
In September 2018, he hit 10,000 followers on Twitch and then transitioned to streaming fulltime in January 2019 after resigning from his job. He met Pestily when they had the same number of viewers and followers on Twitch and reached out to him to create joint Tarkov content and they still continue to stream together.
- Sunday: 06:00 UTC onwards
- Monday – Friday: 01:00 UTC onwards
- Saturday: No stream
[Some advice for new streamers,] if you want to play with other people and bring a new energy to your stream and stuff like that if you feel like you’re getting burned out on Tarkov,, you’re not going to go into someone’s chat and be like, ‘g’day, mate. Do you want to have a game?’ He’s not going to talk to you. But, look at the people around you [in the game’s category] like form a community with the people around as the same size as you. You can interchange viewers and cross-pollinate your viewers.
I hear a lot of people say, ‘luck.’ The luck comes from hard work. If you are not online, you’re not going to get hosted. You need to be there and create your own luck by giving yourself the opportunity to be given luck. It’s like saying, ‘I want to win the lottery,’ without buying a ticket; it’s just not going to happen.