What is Asmongold? Everything you need to know about Twitch's MMO King

What is Asmongold? Everything you need to know about Twitch's MMO King ...

Asmongold is a name that has become synonymous with Twitch and MMOs, especially the World of Warcraft series, which was his primary focus even before he started streaming in 2014.

After a friend introduced him to WoW, he pursued a business degree and even considered attending law school.

He was 16 years old at the time and did not have a lot of free time, so he began playing it religiously. By the time he convinced his mother to purchase The Burning Crusade in 2007, he was hooked.

During reminiscing on the first time he played it, I didnt know what to expect. All I knew was that I'd play all night and all day, as much as I could.

In 2009, he started channeling it into YouTube videos about the game, including a five-minute video about him soloing a boss, Hakkar the Soulflayer. Most videos served as guides for less experienced players because he felt they were few and far between at the time. He wanted to fill that niche with his own content.

In time, he developed a reputation as one of the community's most skilled and knowledgeable players, and his viewership grew. So, he went into streaming in 2014, and the rest is history.

He remains a valuable source of information about the game today, mostly in the form of hot takes. However, he also plays other MMOs and spends a lot of time chatting with fans.

Asmongold, at a glance

  • Real Name: Zack Hoyt
  • Age: 32
  • Birthday: 1990 (date unknown)
  • Nationality: American
  • Partner: None
  • Awards:
    • The Streamer Awards: Best MMORPG Streamer 2022
  • Org: One True King (founder)
  • The Streamer Awards: Best MMORPG Streamer 2022
  • The Streamer Awards: Best MMORPG Streamer 2022

What games does Asmongold play?

Asmongolds most-streamed game is WoW, according to TwitchTracker, he has streamed it for 6,365 hours, which is about 78% of his total stream time.

Lost Ark on 246 hours and 3.1 percent total stream time, Final Fantasy XIV Online on 172 hours and 2.2 percent total stream time, and Elden Ring on 80 hours and one percent stream time.

He spent 682 hours and 8.6 percent of his stream time just talking, something he intends to do more often in the future.

What is Asmongolds streaming setup?

(This information is from 2020 and may be incorrect).

  • Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 700
  • Keyboard: Logitech G910
  • Headset: Sennheiser Game One
  • GPU: EVGA 1080 Ti
  • CPU: Intel Core i7- 8700K
  • RAM: HyperX Kingston Technology Impact 32GB
  • MOBO: MSI Enthusiast Z370 M5
  • Case: Thermaltake Suppressor F31

How much does Asmongold make?

Asmongold made $2,551,618 from his Twitch streams alone, the 14th highest of any streamer on the platform, based on leaked data in October 2021.

Nevertheless, he is likely to make a lot more from other sources, including merchandise, sponsorship agreements, YouTube channels, and others.

Where is Asmongold from?

Asmongold was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and still lives there.

Why is Asmongold so popular on Twitch?

Asmongolds' popularity remained firmly connected with the WoW community between 2014 and 2018. People were captivated by his sheer skill, passion, and ability to make raids enjoyable.

Since then, he has found mainstream success. Today, he is popular in other MMO communities and has become a popular source of heated opinions on games and various topics, such as pay-to-win microtransactions.

tens of thousands of viewers enjoy his candid, no-nonsense, and outspoken personality, and he has promised to continue to be that way, even if it turns others away.

Asmongolds most popular Twitch clip

Asmongolds most popular Twitch clip is when he tricked his followers into believing it was an ordinary stream, only to knock down a backboard behind him to reveal a wrestling ring that he and other OTK members proceeded to fight in.

So whats next for Asmongold?

Asmongolds content will always be centered on WoW and MMOs to a certain extent. He has already stated the desire to complete the main quest line in FFXIV, play the next WoW expansion, Dragonflight, and more.

However, as mentioned earlier, he no longer wants games to be the main focus of his streams. He feels like his capacity to play them is deteriorating as he gets older, and he has too many other obligations to deal with.

So, further Just Chatting streams are likely to follow.

Asmongold is on Twitch | YouTube | Twitter.