When he was in high school, he decided to change his username, but wasn’t sure what to choose. Then one of his friends suggested ‘Torment’. He liked it and has been using it ever since.
TormentRL was introduced to PC video games by his dad, who has always been into them. When he was older, his dad bought them a PlayStation 3 with Rock Band. The next game that they bought was Rocket League when it was still in its first season. They had originally just played casually, but TormentRL started taking it more seriously towards the end of S1.
He and SquishyMuffinz met during S2 of Rocket League (RL) and started playing duos together on November 4, 2016. He and SquishyMuffinz formed Team Iris in 2017 as their own pro-duo, with Gimmick then joining them as a sub for RLCS S3, for which they rebranded themselves as The Muffin Men. They have been playing together ever since. Although they failed to win the S3 RLCS, they decided to continue working towards the next event. This effort paid off when the three of them went on to win 2017 Dreamhack Atlanta as The Muffin Men. There success caught the attention of Cloud9, who they signed them on a few days later in July 2017.
According to EsportsEarnings, he has won over $186,900 USD from various tournaments.
- 1st – Dreamhack Dallas - 2019
- 1st – RLCS S6 World Championships - 2018
- 1st - CyberPowerPC Summer Invitational - 2017
- 1st - Dreamhack Atlanta - 2017
You’ve really got to put the time in. But, if you’re the kind of person that just gets lazy about things or get unmotivated if you aren’t seeing what you want to see right away, then you’re going to have a hard time. So, you gotta be really motivated and you have to put the hours in and you really have to want it.
I usually say to watch pro players in tournaments and on their streams along with playing a lot on your own. Hopefully while you are playing, you'll start becoming smarter with your decisions and positioning, while mechanics will just come with time.