He is interested in astronomy.
UNiVeRsEDota first got into video games after going downstairs to find his sister and cousins playing on the Nintendo 64 in his living room when he was around 12 years old. He joined in with them and the rest is history. However, his parents limited him to 1 or 2 hours of gaming a day while he was in middle school, so he wasn’t able to play as much as he would have liked during that time.
While he was growing up, he also played the saxophone, chess and tennis in his spare time. After high school, he went on to major in Psychology at the UW-Madison. However, while he was there, his roommate introduced him to DotA 1. Although he wasn’t so taken with it initially, it slowly grew on him. This led to his eventually dropping out of college to pursue pro-Dota.
He first entered the pro-DotA scene in 2010 and originally joined Evil Geniuses briefly in 2012 before moving on to Quantic Gaming and Team Dignitas. He then returned to EG in 2013 and left them for Team Secret in June 2016. But he returned in June 2016. After that, he remained with them until December 2017.
He joined Fnatic in January 2018, and remained with them until joining Ninja’s in Pajamas in September 2019. In April 2020, he announced his retirement from pro-Dota after being released from NiP due to the pandemic’s travel restrictions.
His parents weren’t thrilled about his chosen career path for a long time, but they have come around to it a bit over the years.
In order to become god at a video game, you need that one ‘d’: determination.