Hype Rizing is excited to announce their first Hero with the addition of TayzeTV. Tayze is a dedicated Arena streamer (another first for the Hype Brands!), and consistently finishes high on the Leaderboards. He’s a Twitch partner and all around great guy that you can watch stream at https://twitch.tv/Tayzetv.
Tell us about your thoughts on being the first competitive Arena player on Hype Rizing.
I’m extremely excited that I can bring something new to the table, fill a niche, and share a community with such a great group of people. I can’t wait to do all sorts of collaborations with the rest of the team. I’ve been through another comnet, and things were very uninteractive there. In Hype Rizing, I feel like I’m a part of a community that is striving to do better, and that is all I can ask for.
How did you first learn of Hype Rizing/Hype Horizen?
I really can’t remember. I have known about Dracocatt, Mcbanterface, Dmoney, and Funkimonki for a really long time and even used their decks when I used to get legend in standard every month.
What platform do you stream on and why?
I stream on Twitch, mostly because it was where all my favorite streamers were. I also like the integration, the way things are laid out, and most of all, I love the Arena community here. It probably has its biggest presence on Twitch, as well. I also release YouTube content every Tuesday, and then some.
How did you get into gaming?
I got into gaming when I was about 4 years old. I was given Sonic the Hedgehog and a Sega Genesis, and I was hooked instantly. Since then, I have grown to love platformers and platform fighters, such as Smash Bros and Rivals of Aether. When I was about 12 I picked up Yu-gi-oh as My first card game, with a little MTG on the side. I would go to tournaments at my local comic shop every week until it closed down, and it was one of the favorite times of my life… Though I do feel bad for my dad’s wallet.
Do you have a gaming idol, someone in Esports or gaming that you look up to?
Not really, but I do look up to and enjoy all the Arena veterans in the community. If I had to pick one, it would probably have to be RedBeard. There were a lot of times where I would be up late at night playing Arena, and his stream would keep me company. It was really nice levity in such dreary times, and he explains things really well. He may not always place top 50, but he plays the way he wants to play, and he has a great stream. He is a streamer first and a Leaderboard player second.
What is the best part about streaming?
There are so many amazing things about streaming! I get to share my experience with others, get feedback, chat, make a little money, and play video games! If I had to pick one thing, though, it would be the amazing community that I have. Without them, I would be nothing. I’m so lucky to have what I have. Before I started streaming, I was really depressed, sleeping all day, etc. Streaming has breathed new life into me and given me a sense of purpose.
Do you have a favorite mantra or quote that you live by?
Simple. Never give up. No matter how bad things get, always think of your outs like you would in Hearthstone, and get through it. I’ve been through a lot in my life, and while it was hard to deal with, I never got down enough to the point where I gave up. Now, I’m happier than ever.
How does being a streamer inspire you to do good?
Being a streamer inspires me in so many ways. As I said before, it’s given a sense of purpose to my life. I now have this platform to project positivity and good vibes, as well as promoting worthy causes. I have done multiple charity streams, two for my friend Huebee, who’s father in law had a quadruple bypass, and I am currently promoting “Girls Who Code” in light of the recent events at Blizzard to help their fight for workplace equality.
What do you do when you’re not streaming?
I try to spend most of my time expanding my stream to other platforms, and promoting it on them as well. However, I stream so much that I barely have time to get the chores done, make YouTube content, take care of miscellaneous tasks, and get myself something to eat! I used to play guitar, and I still sing a bit, but streaming has taken that over for the most part, as I treat it like a job (that I love).
Who inspires you?
I try to inspire myself, and really anyone who can get up in the morning and function like a typical person inspires me, because that’s something I can’t really do. Anyone who has the fortitude to keep pushing forward and better themselves inspires me.
What game(s) are you streaming?
I currently stream Hearthstone’s Arena mode almost exclusively, unless I receive a sponsorship. I try to maintain a balance of fun and competition as a leaderboard player. I might do more variety in the future. As I mentioned before, I love card games, they were a great part of my childhood. I always loved draft tournaments. The idea of a fresh new deck every time, where any card can see play, is very exciting to me. I got bored with constructed formats because I just found it would get stale having to face the same decks all the time. I used to stream a small indie platform fighter called “Rivals of Aether”, and that was a lot of fun.
Are you interested in joining the same team as Tayze? Then sign up at: https://hypehorizen.com/hype-rizing