He got a tattoo on his chest featuring a lion superimposed against galaxy images and then changed his gamertag to match.
SpaceLyon was introduced to video games when he was little by his older siblings and gained his competitive streak through wanting to beat them in games.
After high school, he went on to study in college, where he graduated with a degree in Business Management. He then went on to work as a restaurant manage but didn’t enjoy it and just decided to quit one day.
His parents were ok with this decision to switch to streaming, as they only care that he is able to support himself.
He started streaming H1Z1 and League of Legends in January 2017 full time as soon as he quit his job as a restaurant manager. After that he moved on to PlayerUnknown’s Underground in June 2017. However, he again decided to switch mains in October 2017 with Fortnite. This proved to be the best decision of his gaming career, as he was randomly raided by Ninja within the first couple of months of his streaming Fortnite with 8,000 viewers, as he managed to retain 2,000 viewers for the rest of night. This greatly boosted his follower base and average viewership as he went from averaging 20 views to between 60 to over 100.
After that, he started reaching out to other streamers and started playing with them, including TimTheTatman and TSM_Daequan. This led to TSM_Daequan hosting him, followed by a video by MrBeast and his prominence in the Fortnite community was set.
In March 2018, SpaceLyon joined FaZe Clan’s inaugural pro-Fortnite team and remained with them until February 2020. He joined Sentinels the following month.
According to his Twitch overlay, SpaceLyon has around 920. Therefore, he should minimally be earning $2,300 USD per month. This is before he receives additional income from sponsorships, tiered subscriptions, tips, Twitch cheer bit donations, merchandise sales, team salary, tournament winnings, and advertisements. Esports Earnings estimates that he has won over $37,000 USD from various tournaments thus far. According to his Twitch autobiography, he has received over $43,000 USD from his top 14 donators alone.
- Mon – Fri: 15:00 – 22:00 UTC
- Sat & Sun: No stream