Who is Asmongold? History, Twitch Earnings, Age, Setup, More

Asmongold is a name that has become synonymous with Tic and MMOs, especially World of Warcraft series, which was its main beat even before it started airing in 2014.

Growing up, he strived for a business degree and even considered attending law school. However, that changed one fateful day in 2006 after a friend introduced him to wow.

He was 16 at the time and had plenty of free time, so he started playing it religiously. The moment he convinced his mother to buy it The Burning Crusade in 2007, he was already addicted.

“I didn’t know what to expect,” he said, thinking back to the first time he played there. “All I knew was that I was going to play all night and all day, as much as possible, as much as possible.”

Screenshot via Asmongold on Twitch and image via Blizzard Entertainment | Remix by Alex Tsiaoussidis

In 2009, he became so passionate about the game that he started channeling it by making YouTube videos about it. His first video was a five-minute clip of him soloing with a boss, Hakkar the Soulflayer. For a while most of the videos served as guides for less experienced players. He felt that high-quality guides were rare at the time and wanted to fill that niche with his own content.

Over time, he earned a reputation as one of the most skilled and capable players in the community, and his following grew. So he turned to streaming in 2014, and the rest is history.

Today, he’s still a deep source of gaming information, mostly in the form of hot takes. However, he also plays other MMOs and spends a lot of time chatting and interacting with fans.

Asmongold, at a glance

  • Real name: Zack Hoyt
  • Age: 32
  • Birthday: 1990 (date unknown)
  • Nationality: American
  • Partner: None
  • Price:
    • The Streamer Awards: Best MMORPG Streamer 2022
  • Organization : A True King (Founder)

What games does Asmongold play?

Unsurprisingly, Asmongold’s most streamed game is wow. According Twitch TrackerHe streamed it for 6,365 hours, which is 79.8% of his total broadcast time.

The next closest is lost ark over 246 hours and 3.1% of total broadcast time, Final Fantasy XIV Online over 172 hours and 2.2% of total broadcast time, and Ring of Elden over 80 hours and one percent broadcast time.

Importantly, he spent 682 hours and 8.6% of total broadcast time on Just Chatter, which he plans to do more often in the future.

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Image by Square Enix and screenshot via Asmongold on Twitch

What is Asmongold’s streaming setup?

(This information is as of 2020 and may be out of date).

Peripheral devices :

  • Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 700
  • Keyboard: Logitech G910
  • Helmet : Sennheiser Game One

Gaming pc:

  • GPUs: EVGA 1080Ti
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K
  • RAM: Impact of HyperX Kingston 32GB technology
  • MOBO: MSI Z370 M5 Enthusiast
  • Case: Thermaltake F31 suppressor

How much does Asmongold earn?

Based on data disclosed in October 2021, Asmongold earned $2,551,618 between August 2019 and October 2021 from its Tic streams alone – 14th highest of any streamer on the platform.

However, he likely earns a lot more from other sources, including merchandise, endorsement deals, YouTube channels, and more.

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Image via Blizzard and screenshot via Asmongold on Twitch

Where does Asmongold come from?

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

Why is Asmongold so popular on Twitch?

Between 2014 and 2018, Asmongold’s popularity was deeply tied to the wow community. People were mesmerized by the depth of his passion, knowledge, skill and ability to make raids fun.

However, it has found mainstream success since then. Today, it’s popular in other MMO communities and has become a popular source for take on gaming and various issues, such as paid microtransactions.

His outspoken, no-frills, outspoken personality is a breath of fresh air to tens of thousands of viewers who respect that about him, and he’s vowed to continue being that way, even if it turns others off.

Asmongold’s Most Popular Twitch Clip

Asmongold’s most popular clip on Twitch is when he tricked his viewers into thinking it was an ordinary stream, only to knock over a sign behind him to expose a wrestling ring in which he and other OTK members started fighting.

So what’s next for Asmongold?

Asmongold content will always revolve around wow and MMOs to some extent. He has already expressed a desire to play the next wow expansion, Dragonflight, finishing FFXIV main quest line, and more.

However, as mentioned earlier, he no longer wants games to be the focus of his streams. He feels like his ability to play them deteriorates with age and he has too many other responsibilities to take on.

So we’ll probably see more Just Chatting streams moving forward.


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