He has a sister and a nephew.
Xaryu started playing Vanilla World of Warcraft (WoW) in 2004, when he was ~12 years old as a Holy Paladin called ‘Girlfeind’ and has been addicted to it ever since. When Burning Crusades came out, he transitioned from battle grounds to arena and started watching Athene’s WoW YouTube videos. In season 2, he decided to reroll as a Frost Mage and continues to main this character.
He was in high school when Wrath of the Lich was released and decided to quit serious WoW while he pursued his IRL social life, while occasionally playing on private servers. He returned to serious retail WoW for S9 of Cataclysm when he was sixteen years old.
Prior to streaming full time, he completed his BA in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Business CIS at Northern Arizona University.
He started streaming WoW on Twitch in September 2012 during S12, right before he achieved gladiator. During S14, his stream really took off, with him going from an average of 50 viewers to ~2,000 viewers. Although he has taken occasional breaks from WoW in favor of streaming other games over the years, it remains the game that he is best known for and that he consistently returns to maining.
In March 2017, he joined Method as a content creator.
In addition to streaming WoW content, he also blogs about his workout process, health routine and eating habits and has even authored a couple of cookbooks.
Although he doesn’t have a set schedule, he tends to stream almost daily for between 6 – 8 hours per week.
For you guys forming up your teams for gladiator for the first time. I said, ‘guys, let’s just get on at the same time every day.’ We got on at like 21:00 and played for two hours every day. Get our session in, talk about what we could do better. Record our gameplay, watch it back. You know, just form up a team and do as best as you can and improve on all your mistakes and queue for months in a row.