He always called his younger sister, Kira, ‘Kez’ and one day she started calling him ‘Jez’. When he later created his YouTube channel, ‘TheJez’ was already taken, so he went with ‘Th3’ instead.
The first game that Th3Jez really got into was Pokémon Yellow on his Gameboy Color when he was little. He went on to play many hours of Smash Bros. Melee on his GameCube during elementary school and continued gaming throughout his school career.
He started playing Team Fortress 2 when he was 16 and had put in 3,000 hours by the time had he turned 19.
After high school, he went on to study fitness at a technikon. He then went on to work in retail until he was able to transition to fulltime streaming.
Th3Jez was inspired to attempt creating his own Team Fortress 2 YouTube content after watching ster/Jerma’s joint channel for a while. After doing some research on how to go about it, he uploaded his first video on May 27, 2014.
He then spammed his TF2 friend list asking them to subscribe to his channel and leave feedback which got him his first 100 subscribers. In March 2015, he decided to quit TF2 altogether in favor of focusing on Destiny content instead after his then-girlfriend bought him a PlayStation 4 that came with it. However, he had to rebuild his channel after losing many of his subs due to this change. He did manage to bounce back though. This didn't really faze him too much though, as he was still only a hobby for him at the time.
He reached 100,000 YouTube subscribers in April 2017.
He doesn’t have a set schedule.
If you want to make it on YouTube… you need to get the eyeballs and you need to keep the eyeballs. This seems intuitive because it’s so simple, but what’s interesting is that once you have people watching your content, the content that I make now is different now that I have people. So… to get eyeballs, you go to places where people are gathering around the thing and you syphon people to your thing. It’s very sneaky. For me, it was the Destiny subreddit back in the day… I basically just paid very close attention to the Destiny subreddit for months and months and months, [keeping track of] what was being upvoted, what was going viral, what kind of humor they seemed to like, and then the House of Wolves streams came along and I made three videos and posted them to the subreddit myself… I then went from 1K to 10K subs in one month.