According to his Twitch autobiography: “Xboxlive came out and since me and my dad aren't very creative couldn't make up a name. So finally, we just settled on picking a suggested name and ‘Surefour’ was one of them and I've stuck with it.”
Surefure was introduced to video games by his dad and grew up playing a variety of MOBAs and FPS games, including StarCraft and Halo. He feels that prior to Overwatch, the only games that really motivated him to play competitively were Titanfall and Dirty Bomb. He gained a lot of his FPS skills during the ninth grade, while he was boarding with a family in Mississippi. His boarding school only taught until 12:00, so he spent the rest of the day playing Aion.
His FPS and RPG skills helped him to rank quickly when he began playing Overwatch. He was soon approached to join Team Canada to participate in the Overwatch World Championships, followed by Cloud9 in February 2016.
He is estimated to have over 3,400 subscribers, which would generate him a minimal monthly income of $8,500 USD, excluding additional income from tips, Twitch cheer bits, tournament winnings sponsorships and advertising.
He doesn’t have a set schedule, but he tends to stream several times per week.
- 1st - OWL All-Stars - Widowmaker 1v1 - 2018
- 1st - Overwatch World Cup - Katowice Qualifier - 2017
- 1st - Carbon Masters (November) - 2016
- 1st - Route 66 Cup - 2016
- 1st - Masters Gaming Arena: Americas Open Qualifier - 2016
- 1st - Gamescom ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown - NA Main Qualifier - 2016
- 1st – Agents Rising - 2016
A lot of tilting happens because you’re worried about things you can’t control - your teammates messing up or not listening, playing heroes you don’t want - whereas, if you just focus on what you need to be doing, sometimes you can still win even through that. But, if you tilt, you’re kind of just going into what they want in a way, especially with trolls. So, you just on to focus on yourself and not worry about anyone else.
Try to play ranked when you’re in a happy state of mind. If you’re angry, it probably won’t work out too well because you’re already battling against something.