He has a younger sister and a dog.
Steelmage got into RuneScape when he was in grade school and played that for a few years before moving on to World of Warcraft. He also stuck with that for a few years before moving on to Diablo III for another few years. During that time, he used to watch NL_Kripps’ Diablo III streams.
In July 2012, NL_Kripp moved on to Path of Exile (PoE) and Steelmage202 thought that it looked fun, so he bought the game himself and started playing it during its closed beta. He immediately fell in love with it and has been maining it ever since.
Prior to streaming, he worked for a lawn-maintenance company.
Almost as soon as he started playing it, he wanted to stream it, but he only got the internet capacity for it in 2018. So, as soon as he was able to he set up his Twitch and YouTube channels and began creating his own content. His channel quickly blew up, as he had unknowingly earned a name for himself in the PoE community.
Within the first month of streaming, he had one session that made him fall in love with streaming, especially with all the support that he was getting. He really wanted to go fulltime immediately, but realized that this would be very unwise, as he needed to first make sure that the momentum would be maintained. So, it was only in May 2019 that he finally quit his job to take the plunge. It was still a risk, as he wasn’t quite making as much money as he was at his other job at the time, but he wanted to go for it anyway.
His dad was supportive of his career choice as long as he was happy, but his mom has always been the voice of caution.
He joined Method in March 2019.
According to his Twitch overlay, Steelmage has ~1,015 subscribers. Therefore, as he regularly attracts over 1,500 viewers, he should be earning at least $3,550 USD per month. This excludes any additional income that he receives from tiered subscriptions, tips, Twitch cheer bit, advertising, sponsorships, and team salary.
Daily: 05:00 – 13:00 UTC
He’s afraid of spiders.