He has a younger sister, older sister and a pet plant called ‘Plantie.’
When he was young, he and his neighbor would often game together and they thought that the concept of ‘spasms’ was funny. He thought that this was a pretty could description of himself, so he decided t adopt it as his username.
Sp4zie’s first video game was The Adventures of Captain Comic, which he started playing on the PC when he was really young. He has stuck to PC gaming for the most part since then. His favorite video game growing up was Tibia.
He discovered league of Legends (LoL) during its open beta through a spam subscription email but wasn’t so crazy about it and so returned to playing Warhammer and other MMOs. After a while, he got bored with the games that he was playing and was having trouble finding something new to play, so he decided to give LoL another shot. It was still in its beta phase. He discovered Twitch, the Plague Rat and fell in love with it, maining it through ~600 wins before he moved on to other characters. He met the crew on Compact Gaming and began playing games with them.
As a teenager, Sp4zie started watching YouTube gameplay videos and thought that it looked interesting. So, when he moved to Northern Sweden to study in college and found himself with extra free time, he felt that it would be worthwhile to try it out.
He started uploading LoL and skit content to YouTube in November 2011 with the goal of trying to make it into a viable career path. Therefore, before creating his first video, he did a great deal of research into how to go about creating YouTube content, including watching videos by other content creators that detailed how to create YouTube videos.
His channel grew pretty quickly, reaching 40,000 YouTube subscribers by August 2012, 500,000 subscribers by July 2014 and 1 million by February 2016. Sp4zie also started streaming on Twitch in 2012, but he only did so casually when he had tie for it. Nowadays, he streams variety content.
In 2013, he decided to drop out of college, where he had been studying Radio Broadcasting, in order to pursue fulltime video content production.
He has a girlfriend.
- Mon: 09:00 onwards
- Tues – Fri: 14:00 UTC onwards
- Sat – Sun: No stream
The main reason I started [my YouTube channel] was because I thought it would be fun and I think that it’s the ‘fun’ part of it that makes it good… [and] when you think it’s fun, you’ll think it’s worth spending time on. And if you spend time on something, you get better, and if you get better, people will enjoy it more.