TSM_Hamlinz started playing video games when he was around four-years-old. His parents bought him any game system that he asked for, so he was able to hone his skills on all types of game systems. He started playing RuneScape when he was around eight years old and still plays it sometimes. In fact, it was the main game that he streamed until Fortnite came out. He discovered streaming 2015 and immediately knew that that was what he wanted to do as a career. He worked as a delivery driver for seven hours a day and then work on his stream for another six hours. He did this for five months before he finally started getting somewhere with his stream.
However, it was only when he started streaming Fortnite that his viewership picked up and he was really able to stream full-time. He was initially motivated to begin playing Fortnite when he watched DrDisrespect and Ninja playing it and thought that the building aspect looked like fun. He and TSM_Myth would often face each other in Fortnight, which lead to Myth inviting him to join TSM in February 2018 and eventually moving into the TSM house in California.
In a surprise move, both he and Daequan announced that they were now part of NRG's Thoom house in August 2021. However, the Thoom house collapsed within three months. Since then, he has hardly streamed at all.
He has short, curly black hair and maintains a short beard. He has very dark brown eyes and an oval face.
He has three younger brothers and a younger sister. His parents are divorced.
He is estimated to have over 10,000 subscribers, which would earn him $35,000 USD before revenue received from tips, tournament winnings and sponsorships. Additionally, TSM members are rumored to earn an average annual salary of around $105,000 USD.
Friday - Wednesday: 03:00 UTC for 6-10 hours per session.
- 1st UMG Friday Fortnite - 2018
Prior to streaming, he had been studying nursing at Thomas Nelson Community College as he felt that there was a decent demand for male nurses.
Don’t listen to [people who laugh at you]. If you know that that’s what you want to do in life, then keep doing it.