Sodapoppin's parents live in Texas and he has five siblings, as well as a niece and nephew. One of his brothers is DKane. His dad occasionally appears in his streams.
Sodapoppin has always enjoyed gaming. When he was a child, YouTube was still in its infancy, so he would watch videos posted on GoogleVideos to watch music streams. As he grew older, he started watching gameplays from streamers such as, such as the Fat Cow 7. After discovering WoW, he come home straight from school to play play it and would even occasionally ask his mom to randomly pick a class for him when he wanted to create a new character in WoW. At fourteen he used to mow his neighbors’ lawns, until he had eventually saved up enough money to buy himself a computer to stream on. He started creating videos and uploading them on YouTube and WarCraftMovies in mid-2009 for fun.
Sodapoppin has been a modestly famous streamer since his teen years, when he originally started streaming random videos and dares donations on Xfire and then YouTube in exchange for money from his viewers, after seeing hsi friend doing it and thinkin that it looked fun.
Some of his antics included dancing, card tricks and eating Ghost peppers. He initially streamed his content on Xfire, before migrating to Twitch. In fact, even in Twitch’s early days in 2012, he was already popular enough to be offered a partnership with Twitch.
However, it was only in his first year of college that he really started gaining popularity and soon dropped out to pursue a full-time career as a streamer, much to his parents’ dismay. By that stage, he had already amassed 160,000 followers and was earning $250 USD a day in donations for his WoW streams. When he was 19, a viewer called ‘Amahai’ donated $50,000 to him during one of his WoW streams. He continues to stream IRL content on Twitch, as well as comedic vlog content on YouTube. He switched from WoW to poker, blackjack and other forms of gambling for a while, before returning to video game streaming. Sodapoppin occasionally streams games other than WoW.
This excludes his YouTube revenue, which comprises his monthly mainstay, as well as Sodapoppin often streams with Greekgodx.
He has a cat and two dogs.
Sodapoppin is estimated to have 13,480 subscribers, with around 27,750 viewers per stream. This would generate him a monthly income of at least $47,180 USD, excluding additional revenue from tiered subscriptions, his team salary, merchandise sales, donations, Twitch cheer bit contributions, advertisements and sponsorships.
Sodapoopin usually streams for 6-8 hours on most days, starting from between 18:00 and 20:00 UTC. He does not have a set schedule.
The Giraffe Thing:
Morris’ fans are familiar with the giraffe in-joke, but not many recall its origins. He revealed that during a particular livestream, he spent three hours flying around a WoW map, looking for a giraffe mini-pet. He was struggling to find one, when the followers on his chat noticed a deer. They pointed it out to him and he stated that it was a deer and not a giraffe and flew away to look elsewhere. But, his chat followers continued to insist that he had missed the giraffe and so he returned and showed them that it was, in fact, a deer. Since then, giraffe jokes have flourished in his stream, and he still often receives giraffe-themed gifts during his ‘Mail Time’ segment.
He also hates spiders.
[My success as a streamer comes from] to luck of [my] being there at the beginning. The reason I'm a big streamer is because I've been doing it for a very very very very long time.