It's a homonym of his name.
xD1x grew up in a religious Christian family. They allowed him to play video games as long as they weren’t too violent, so he played games such as Daytona USA and Cruise 'n World when he was at home, but would play other games such as Tekken 3 and Soul Caliber at his friends’ houses. He has also been watching anime since childhood, with his first being Dragon Ball Z.
After high school, he completed his degree in Graphic Arts & Design at the New York City College of Technology and was part of the video games club while he was there. After that, he got a fulltime job as a Junior Research Analyst at Infovest21.
xD1x briefly competed in pro Smash tournaments in 2004, and originally started posting his Smash Bros. clips to YouTube in 2006 and would occasionally post his opinions on various forums. In 2009, he attended a local tournament hosted by Alukard and decided to create a No Johns compilation. His content started growing in popularity as he continued to create commentaries and interviews at various Smash Bros. conventions and tournaments out of his own pocket during his free time.
As his popularity grew, he started to receive sponsorships, and the event organizers also started covering his expenses and providing him with lodging while he was covering them and got his first official casting job in 2010 when he was invited to co-host an Apex event alongside Prog. He continued to work fulltime until he lost his job in 2014, which spurred him to begin streaming on Twitch. His channel quickly gained traction so that he received his subscriber button within the first two months.
In 2015, he was offered a position at Twitch as the Smash Bros. Community Program Manager and has held that position since then.
He has a fiancé.
His favorite Pokémon are Mewtwo, Gengar, and Zangoose
[If you want to become a commentator, you should] learn and play the game for an extended period of time. Attend numerous tournaments. Ask tons of questions pertaining to high level Smash. Once you feel as if you have all the ammunition you need for the mic, make sure to 1) enlighten, 2) educate, and 3) entertain.