Who is Asmongold?
Asmongold is an American twitch streamer who is also active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. His real name is Zack Hoyt, and he was born on 20th April 1990, in Austin, Texas, United States. He is known for streaming World of Warcraft on Twitch and similar content on Youtube.
Early life of Asmongold
Zack grew up alongside his parents as an only child, which ensured him their undivided attention. He grew up as an extroverted and playful kid who liked to tell long stories and play games. When in middle school, Zack would often prank his classmates by unplugging or turning off their computers. He was having much fun with it, even though he usually got pranked right back. Although he was kind of a troublemaker, Zack didn’t have problems understanding lectures in school and giving in his assignments.
Education of Asmongold.
Once he successfully graduated high school, Zack started looking for universities that would suit his needs. At that time, he had already spent most of his free time playing computer games, but he wanted to build a sustainable career for himself. Eventually, Zack decided to study business, as it seemed like a good major. But unfortunately, Zack found out that he didn’t enjoy his subjects and decided to drop out. He wanted to do YouTube full-time, but maybe because of his parents, Zack decided to give school another shot. Since he wasn’t new to debating and presenting arguments, Zack felt like he could make a good lawyer. Unfortunately, he didn’t finish this degree either, as he wanted to pursue his passion.
Asmongold before fame
Even though he started playing video games long before that, Zack worked a few regular jobs at a time. He found his first long-time job at the Internal Revenue Service, usually known as the IRS. He learned how to do the job pretty quickly and could enjoy the perks of working for the government. Eventually, Zack quit there a year after and went looking for another job. His next destination was called Sam’s Club, which is a membership-only retail chain. Even though they don’t hire just anyone, Zack found out that he hated the job as soon as he got there. He managed to keep trying for a week before quitting on short notice. Even though he struggled at some points in his life, Zack never came back to any regular job.
Asmongold and World of Warcraft
While playing and knowing other games before, Zack was introduced to World of Warcraft by a friend of his in 2006. He tried to play it for a while and instantly became hooked by the game. Since he had time while studying, Zack started playing Wow almost all the time, whether it was day or night. His mum noticed that he enjoyed it that much and bought him the first expansion, which she even played alongside him. Zack became obsessed with the game and wanted to play it constantly, figuring out new game plans and strategies.
Asmongold on YouTube
His online career unofficially started in 2009, when Zack created his first YouTube channel under the name ZackRawrr. His goal was to upload videos about Wow from the beginning, but he wasn’t sure about the context. He began watching other creators who made videos on Wow and became confused. He noticed that the other creators didn’t know the game nearly as well as he did and, therefore, couldn’t offer any useful advice. Zack took this responsibility upon himself and started filming Wow-themed educational videos with actually useful advice. And what made Zack qualified enough to post such videos? While obsessing about the game, Zack managed to level up and collect achievements for three years straight. His hard work eventually put him in the top 10 best achievers in the whole world.
Asmongold on Twitch
Even though he enjoyed filming and editing videos and his channel was getting more and more traction, Zack needed to raise more money. There were two things that made him realise that he needed to make more money to get by. The first problem was Zack’s dentist, who was more than happy to fix Zack’s dental problems, but for enough money. And as it turned out, dental work as big as this cost a small fortune, which Zack, unfortunately, couldn’t afford at the time. The other reason Zack needed more money was the fact that he was currently taking care of his mother.
In the beginning, Zack stayed online basically 24 hours a day, streaming day and night just to make more profit. He had only a little sleep, and his mental state was getting worse, but it was working. People began appearing on his streams because of algorithms or pure interest and stayed for Zack’s knowledge and genuine personality. Zack made enough money to get his life together, and after some more time, he started making big sums of money. His dental problem pushed him to start a twitch account, which became one of the most popular in the gaming world.
Asmongold and his mom
Zack lived with his mother most of his life, and he cared for her very much. Even when he was young, he remembers his mum smoking cigarettes and eating junk food. He learned about the side effects of smoking when he was very young and couldn’t understand why his mom wouldn’t stop it. Even though he tried to get her to stop, Zack’s mother kept smoking her whole life. Eventually, smoking gave her a condition called COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), which caused her a lot of trouble. Diseases like this get worse with time, and it was the same way for Zack’s mother: Her complication and her overall state got worse and worse as she got older.
After a few years, his mom went to the hospital for the first time since she got the disease. Zack saw it as another chance, and when she got back, he tried everything to make her change her lifestyle. He planted trees in their garden by himself with the hope that it would make her want to go outside more, but it didn’t work either. Eventually, things got so bad that Zack had to take care of his mom full-time, which was one of the reasons he started streaming in the first place. That way, he could be close to her even when he was working. Zack just couldn’t bear the thought of leaving her alone in case she needed his help.
In 2021, Zack’s mom was constantly staying at home, with a need to be close to an oxygen machine. At that point, Zack was doing everything in the house, starting with cooking and ending with cleaning. His mom, unfortunately, didn’t stop smoking even with this severe health problem. One day, Zack heard noise from his mom’s room, and when he came to check on her, he found her room on fire. She smoked a cigarette with the oxygen machine on and it caused a fire. Zack called an ambulance, which came and quickly transported his mom to the ICU. She was there for a few weeks when the doctors told Zac that her condition wasn’t treatable anymore. Zack lost his mom a couple of days after that. He took some time off of the internet to grieve and later posted a video where he talked about his mom’s life.
Even when his Twitch and YouTube channel got profitable, Zack’s lifestyle didn’t seem to change. He was still streaming from the same room, sitting on the same chair and drinking a random soda. Eventually, people started asking questions about the money, specifically where did it all go. Zack made a video and posted an explanation because he got bored of all those speculations. He stated that he liked the money because it allowed him not to worry about material things. He enjoyed the money because it meant that he could easily replace any of his belongings without stress.
At some point in Zack’s career, the internet started discussing his lifestyle. There were some photos of Zack’s room circling around the internet, showing that he was living as a 12-year-old. His room was filled with unfinished junk food and a number of soda drinks and chips all around. His room looked like a hoarder’s room, uncleaned for an alarming amount of time. Zack also revealed that he was used to eating junk food every day, even though he had the money to eat better. Influencers and streamers made it into a challenge where they tried living like Asmongold for a week. Zack himself stated that any normal person who would eat his diet would die.
King of World of Warcraft
Besides his interesting living conditions and questionable diet, Zack always knew how to engage with his audience. Once he built a name on Twitch as one of the best World of Warcraft streamers, Zack began building his community. Because of his good advice, his knowledge and great storytelling, he counted millions of fans around the world. He became so powerful that once he started streaming Final Fantasy, the game’s sales went up. Once he saw that his fans were interested in content other than just Wow, he began streaming other games he liked. Since he wanted to use his influence for good, Zack hosted several charity streams and regularly contributed to non-profitable organisations.
One True King
In 2020, Asmongold teamed up with Mizkif, Esfand and other streamers and co-founded the One True King. One True King is an American gaming and lifestyle media organisation. The founders are all gaming influencers and content creators who enjoy making content for fans. The organisation teamed up with some Esports teams and organisations. One True King won the Streamy Awards in 2022.
How much does Asmongold earn? Net Worth
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be between 2 – 10 million US dollars. He makes a profit from Twitch and YouTube, where he has more accounts, all with millions of subscribers.
Interesting facts about Asmongold
- His real name is Zack Hoyt, and he lives in Austin, Texas.
- As of 2023, he is 32 years old.
- His zodiac sign is Taurus.
- His height is 5’8’’ or 178 cm.
- His weight is 68 kilograms or 141 lbs.
- He joined YouTube in 2009 and Twitch in 2012.
- He is one of the most popular World of Warcraft streamers in the world.
- His ZackRawrr account is for the most loyal fans and offers less important and easier content.
- Asmongold is his main channel on Twitch and YouTube.
- He has almost 10 million followers on all platforms.
- He has over 1,8 million subscribers on his main YouTube channel, with an additional 3,4 million followers on Twitch.
- He won the Streamy Awards as the best MMORPG Streamer twice: in 2022 and 2023.
- His most popular video is The True Story of Asmongold / Wrath of the Lich King, with over 5 million views.
- As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be between 2 – 10 million US dollars.