General Facts about Trainwreckstv
- Real name: Tyler Niknam
- Stage Name: Trainwreckstv
- Date of Birth: December 20th, 1990
- Place of Birth: Austin, TX
- Birth Sign: Sagittarius
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Occupation: Twitch Live Streamer
Early life and Education
There is little information about Tyler’s life before rising to fame online. He separates his online profession and his family as well as his personal life before Twitch. Tyler grew up as an only child and at a very tender age of 5 years, he showed his interest in soccer. He showed his potential and developed his soccer skills over the years. When he joined high school, he became a member of the soccer team.
Because of the passion he had for soccer, he became a member of the Olympic Development Program in his state. Through the program, talented athletes had the opportunity to train and get a chance to become part of the Olympic team. However, Tyler did not succeed in that regard, but being involved enabled him to gain the much-needed experience.
After his high school studies, Tyler studied Biochemistry and Analytic Philosophy. However, it is not clear which university he studied in. As a youth, he mostly lived in Scottsdale, Arizona.
How he started his career
In 2015, while playing video game, Tyler discovered he could build an online career using the Twitch platform. Twitch was launched in 2011, as a spin-off to Justin.tv.
Like most famous Twitch streamers, Trainwreckstv does not focus on playing a particular game but plays a wide range of them depending on offers made by different gaming companies or his interest. However, he has been playing auto battler games recently that came from the popular mod of “Dota 2.” Trainwreckstv enjoys playing “League of Legends” an auto battler version known as (TFT) Teamfight Tactics. He also plays an online battle royale game called “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” a lot lately.
Tyler has also been chatting and having real lifestreams recently. He does that to communicate and interact with his fans. Trainwreckstv also hosts a podcast, which involves other famous streamers like GreekGodx, Joseph Costello, and Pokelawls.
Sources confirm that as of mid-2019, Trainwreckstv has accumulated a net worth of $1 million from his successful Twitch streaming career. People consider him as one of the highest paid personalities on Twitch. He gets around $10,000 monthly donations.
Tyler Nicknam is in a relationship with Kayla, also known as Felissetv, a former social media personality and streamer. She is famous for streaming several popular multiplayer games including “Overwatch ” which Twitch banned due to toxic behavior a few years ago. Kayla has been in Trainwreckstv’s background, supporting him. Trainwreckstv has featured her in some of his live streams.
Just like most famous Twitch streamers, Trainwreckstv is very active online. He regularly posts his thoughts on Twitter. He also comments on Twitch policies regularly. Tyler also shares about his progress on Teamfight Tactics. He posts his streams of highlights and podcast episodes on YouTube. The channel has over 40,000 subscribers.