Who is TSM Myth?
TSM Myth was born as Ali Kabbani in Dearborn, Michigan on 24 May, 1999, of half Syrian and half African-American descent. Myth is an internet personality – a streamer on Twitch and an eSports player. He also uploads his videos onto YouTube, which makes him a YouTuber as well. His mother was marked as mentally unstable and therefore couldn’t raise Ali on her own, her condition considered to be a consequence of her own problems which she faced during her childhood. Ali alongside his sister and older brother were adopted and raised by their uncle and aunt. He matriculated from Fordson High School.
What does TSM mean?
TSM stands for Team SoloMid; it is an eSports organization established in September 2009 in California USA, and currently has teams and players in numerous video games including League of Legends, Fortnite, Rocket League and Hearthstone. In the League of Legends Championship Series, the TSM team won six out of ten competitions. TSM’s Fortnite team has 9 players and 1 substitute, while TSM Myth is their team Captain.
Early age and career
Myth started playing video games when he was four. He launched his own YouTube channel at the age of 14 – his videos showed him playing games such as Paragon and Miscreated. He started using Twitch to begin streaming even before Fortnite Battle Royale was released, and by the time he started playing Fortnite he was already popular, thanks to his streams of playing Paragon. He is considered to be one of the best builders on Fortnite, and therefore has accumulated a large number of followers on Twitch, and generally on the internet.
Myth has accumulated an amazing 180 million views on his YouTube channel. He also made a video with Ninja – one of the best if not even the best player of Fortnite in the whole world – their video “THE DUO YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR” is Myth’s most viewed one. Like almost every other teenager, Myth also has Instagram and Twitter accounts on which he has more than five million followers combined.
His skills were soon recognized by the TSM, and he was invited to join their team and immediately became the team’s captain.
Although some people think playing games, especially shooter games is easy, you couldn’t be more wrong. So many people are competing in online games nowadays, and for some games there are even tournaments with gigantic prize pools. One of these games is Fortnite. Fortnite is a third person shooter survival game released on 25 July 2017, and so far has more than 125 million players, earning more than 100 million dollars every month. It has been released on seven different platform including Android, iOS, Windows and PS4.
Myth’s Fortnite playing style
For all the Fortnite players who look up to TSM Myth, here is some info about the equipment he uses, his favorite weapons and some advice he gave to his fans. Myth uses a Logitech G703 mouse, Logitech G Pro keyboard and ASTRO Gaming A40 headset. His personal favorite weapon is Tactical SMG but only when he is playing alone – when he plays with his TSM friends and aims for the win, he loves using Grenade Launcher.
The main advice which he gave to fans and people who want to play Fortnite and become good at it is to not get angry or mad when they lose. The main goal, as he stated, shouldn’t be to win but to engage in battles as often as you can in order to learn how to play and how to counter your opponent’s tactics. It is a game in which you need to do both building and shooting and you need to be good at both of these things in order to succeed and win. Myth’s two best skills on Fortnite are his building skill (he is considered to be one the best builders in the world) and his long-range accuracy.
I KNOW YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES B pic.twitter.com/YKBX95FQAs
— Myth (@TSM_Myth) February 10, 2019
Myth’s personal life and appearance
Myth grew up with his sister and older brother, raised together by his uncle and aunt. It was not an easy life for him, but luckily he was very good at playing video games and it really worked out for him. Myth does not really talk about his love life or his relationships. There is a video on YouTube in which you can see Myth kissing a male fan on the cheek, and although a lot of people called him gay because of that, if you pay attention to the video you can see that all of that was done just for fun. There is only one date that the public knows about – with Tori Pareno, his female fan who won the date by achieving the target of 15,000 retweets for Myth on Twitter.
You can see for yourself based on photographs that Myth is a fine looking teenager. He is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m) tall and according to authoritative sources, his net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. TSM Myth makes more than $210,000 per year from his Twitch account alone. Because his YouTube channel has over four million subscribers, it generates about $330,000 per year just from the ads which appear during his videos. So without any donations which he is very likely to be receiving, and without any prizes that he wins during Fortnite tournaments, Myth makes around $540,000 each year just from his Twitch and YouTube accounts.
TSM Myth has 6.2 million followers on Instagram and 1.3 million on his Twitter account. Out of 4916 matches of Fortnite battles which he has played, he won 1580 of them. He has managed to gather 24,783 total kills and has a K:D ratio of 7.43.