He and his wife have twin daughters. His mom and step-dad are very supportive of his career path.
It is based on his last name and combines '-em' which is how his favorite team ended their usernames when he was growing up.
Stormen grew up playing games with his three brothers on both PC and console, which helped to ignite his competitive streak. His passion started when his two older brothers introduced him to fps games when he was really small. They were also the ones who got him into Counter-Strike 1.6 when he was eight.
He and his brothers used to host LAN parties at their house, which further encouraged his love of fps games. Later on, he transitioned to playing on PC exclusively. Another title he used to play was Quake.
Outside of video gaming, he also played a lot of football and other sports against them in his free time. After high school, he got a job at Apple working in technical Support. But he later quit that to attend college. There, he studied in-design, but later dropped out because he didn't enjoy it. He then moved back in with his parents while he figured out his next step. That was when he started streaming.
He quit his job in to pursue full-time streaming H1Z1 in 2014 and streamed full-time for the onset. It took him over a year before he was making a livable income off of it. Then, he gradually made a name for himself for his skills to the point that many members of the community were recommending that he be picked up by a pro-team. This attracted the notice of pro-players, and he was soon approached by two other pros who invited him to join Rogue in 2016 as an H1Z1 pro-player.
However, after grinding for 6-8+ hours a day for a couple of years, he got burnt out and decided to take a break from streaming. It was during that time that he and his girlfriend moved to Los Vegas for a year. He later returned to streaming Fortnite for a while during its beta. Even though he was attracting 3,000-4,000 views to those streams, he didn't enjoy so he quit soon after its release and returned to CS:GO content. He then changed to Apex Legends upon its release in February 2019. He then left Rogue to join Echo Fox's inaugural
Stormen has over 540 subscribers, which would earn him a monthly income of $1,350 USD, excluding revenue from advertising, sponsorships, tips and tournament winnings.
He usually streams:
Monday: 16:00 – 19:00 UTC
Tuesday: 11:00 – 18:00 UTC
Wednesday: 12:00 – 20:00 UTC
Thursday: 13:00 – 18:00 UTC
Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 UTC
Sunday: No stream
The more you fight, the more confident you’ll be and the less nervous you’ll be. So, just keep fighting. That’s the only way to not be nervous.