He has a sister.
TSM_Zven started playing video games when he was ~10 years old, with his favorite games being Warcraft III, Diablo 2 and World of Warcraft. In 2010, he was introduced to League of Legends during its beta by his sister’s boyfriend and fell in love with it. By the end of the second season he was raking high on Elo and had already decided that he wanted to go pro. He joined SK Gaming Prime in January 2014, but the team didn’t perform well and soon disbanded, so he just continued to practice on solo queue while waiting for another opportunity to come up.
This passion lead to TSM_Zven moving to that he even moved to Berlin when he was only 17 years old to join Origen to compete in the EU League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS) in Decmeber 2014 together with xPeke, mithy and Amazing. He attributes much of his growth as a rookie to the guidance that he received from him during his first year on the team. This is why he decided to follow mithy both to G2 Esports in May 2016, and in joining TSM as their AD Carry in November 2017 during the 2018 NA LCS Season 8 preseason.
He doesn’t have a set schedule due to his professional commitments.
[I think that what allows me to stay at the top is that] I think I have talent, first of all... I think I have passion for this game. I just love this game. I still play it in my free time, just for fun. So, it’s like, when your hobby is your passion and your job, it’s just one – three things together that makes me good at the game and also, makes me have the drive to keep playing.