He and his wife have been married since May 27, 2019. They have a dog named Chief. He also has a niece and nephew.
Spin3down discovered Halo 1 at his friend’s house when he went there. He fell in love with it and begged his parents to get him an Xbox and Halo. They gave him the name ‘TheNatural’ when they set up the account. In 2003, he came up with his current IGN during an English class when he was trying to think of a cooler name for his Xbox Live account.
Snip3down has been playing video games since childhood with two of his favorite being The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Skyrim. The first fps game that he played was GoldenEye 007 in the Nintendo 64. The first PC shooter that he played was PlayerUnknown’s Underground, which he played when it first came out.
Outside of video game, he also played a variety of sports while he was growing up. After high school he went on get a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Ball State University. He went straight into fulltime professional Halo and content creation after that.
He started competing in LAN tournaments in 2008 as part of Team Ambush. In their first event together, they won the Halo 3 National Championship. This victory was followed by the Old Spice: Rising Star Award. His continued success made him noticed in the scene, and he went on to join a number of other temporary teams in order to compete in various events over the course of that year. However, a major stepping-stone for him was when he was picked up last-minute as a sub by Str8 Rippin late that year. They then went on to win the 2008 Las Vegas National Championship. He remained with them until the end of 2010 when he decided to move to Believe the Hype after a run of poor showings.
However, his situation did not improve and he continued to change roster regularly until he joined The Ambush in 2013 and began winning major tournaments again. But, after competing in Halo 3 – 5, he went on to compete in early 2014 with Final Boss, as he felt that there wasn’t much of a competitive scene during Halo 4. However, he returned to Halo when Halo: Master Chief Collection (MCC) came out in November that year. After that, he continued moving across various rosters, including Evil Geniuses in early 2016 followed by Team EnvyUs for the second half of the year. IN 2018, he retired from Halo 5 after 3 years of competitive play and then returned to Halo 3. In July 2020, he announced his resignation from that too in favor of Apex Legends. He was signed onto TSM’s pro-Apex roster in October 2020. However, he left the organization for FaZe Clan in December 2021 in order to return to playing Halo Infinite.
He uploaded his first video to YouTube in April 2011 and started streaming on Twitch on December 8, 2014.
Spin3down’s chat bot puts his subscriber count at around 4,150. As he typically attracts over 2,500 viewers, this should earn him a monthly income of at least $14,525 USD. This does not include the additional revenue her gets from tiered subscriptions, his team salary, sponsorships, tournament winnings, donations, Twitch cheer bit contributions and advertisements. EsportsEarnings puts his lifetime winnings at over $385,000 USD.
- Mon - Sun: 00:00 – 08:00 UTC
- Won’t stream when competing
LeBron James is his favorite athlete.
You don’t make a living being a professional esports player unless you are a Dota player, a League of Legends player or something like that where you get an outrageous salary... There’s very finite esports that will allow you to make a living only competing. My money comes from streaming [and] outside resources. I do stocks and things like that… But it’s a lot more on the outside than what I make as a pro-player and what I’m signed to as a pro player. That’s a really common misconception is people think that, ‘oh, once I’m a pro, I’ve made it.’ Not even close…. You have to build a social media following, you have to build a support system outside of just being a pro player. If you aren’t streaming, the money you’re making as a pro is minimum wage.
This is very important for any and all relationships that you have is figure this type of stuff out before you get married or before you even get engaged or decided to have a long-term relationship, you need to talk about or decided to have a long-term relationship, you need to talk about… where do you see yourself with children, because you don’t want to be [invested in it already] and you suddenly be like, ‘yeah I want to have kids in X’ and the other person doesn’t feel the same way… I’m way too selfish to have a child at this point and that is also important to understand.