He has an older brother and a couple of sisters.
In middle school, TannerSlays and his friends would play Halo and Call of Duty on game battles for fun in their spare time.
When he was entering his freshman year high school, he broke his arm, which prevented him from trying out for any sports teams. As he was bored, he started looking for something to do after school, and so became involved seriously with video games.
He started and loading Call of Duty: Modern Warfare content onto YouTube for fun in 2009. His channel slowly grew a following. But he only started livestreaming on Twitch in March 2013. By September 2014, he had accumulated 10,000 followers on Twitch.
In 2013, he started participating in pro-CoD tournaments and was signed with Primal Esports in November 2014. At that time, he had ~55 subscribers on Twitch. In mid-2015, he started focusing more on battle royale titles such as H1Z1 and started playing Apex Legends when it was released in February 2019.
His big break came after he was hosted by AnneMunition and JoshOG in early 2019 and his channel started to skyrocket and by September 3, 2019, he was signed with TSM. During that time, he went from 1,174 subscribers in Aril 2019 to 5,000 subscribers on Twitch on September 9, 2019. He joined TSM’s Apex Legends team on September 7, 2019.
According to his Twitter, TannerSlays reached ~5,000 subs in September 2019. This means that he earns a base income of $12,500 USD per month, before receiving additional revenue from tiered subscriptions, advertisements, tips, Twitch cheer bit donations, team salary, tournament winnings and sponsorships. According to EsportsEarnings, he has won at least $19,800 USD from various tournaments.
- Monday – Saturday: ~16:15 UTC onwards for between 3 – 8 hours per session
- Sunday: No stream
Everybody has their own struggle, and everybody has their own grind. It’s not really your goal to change their image of you. Your goal is to make something of yourself. And to do that… be yourself. Put in the hard work for whatever it is, (like… fitness, gaming, etc.) I am forever on my grind. Forever.