It was inspired by a videogame that had vines in it. His friends decided to nickname him ‘Vine’ because his name is Vinny. He added ‘sauce’ because he liked the way it sounded.
Vinesauce grew up playing classic video games such as Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda. In 2010, he was inspired to start streaming after watching someone playing Monster Hunter Tri on Livestream. He set up his own account and began streaming his own content, However, his channel only really started gaining traction in 2013.
Prior to streaming, he acquired an English degree from St. John’s University and worked a number of unpleasant job before he had gained enough subscribers to focus on creating content fulltime.
The first game that he streamed on Livestream was Chrono Trigger.
He is estimated to have over 5,000 subscribers. This would generate a monthly income of at least $15,000 USD per month, excluding sponsorships, advertisements, tips, and Twitch cheer bits.
Vinesauce works random hours, but he streams almost daily for between 3 – 5 hours.
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He feels that making a concerted effort as well as plain luck both influenced his success.