Current upper body pictures –

There were a few additional benefits for me getting into a steady schedule with streaming: it allowed me to start to actually schedule other things. I’ve spent the last month getting into a routine doing bodyweight workouts (MRTs AS I’VE BEEN LEAD TO BELIEVE). Also in the last month I’ve had fast food two times. Before that month, I’d probably go out to eat at least 20 times a month, and that’s low-balling it (not joking).

I know it seems really silly/stupid to some of you, but those that know, know it can be really hard to break the cycle of constantly eating out. So I’m really proud that I’ve moved onto making food for myself. It’s also saving me a bit of money, which is cool. I’m kind of happy with the MRT stuff as well, though I’m ready to kick that up a notch as well.

Starting next Monday I’ll be doing a new routine of MRT stuff based on the “Convict Conditioning” book by Paul Wade. The exercises seem like they make sense, and all of the exercises are body-weight based, which means I don’t have to worry about ever leaving the house (because I could never stand to deprive you guys of more stream time).

I’m not really “supr omg srs” on the dieting part yet; I’m just eating cooked stuff and being relatively healthy in terms of food selection (oat/grain based bread, minimal junk food, drinking water/milk/v8 instead of any soda). I have no plans yet to do any crazy bulking or smash back protein shakes for epic muscle gains. I appreciate all of your suggestions for new diets, but honestly, 90% of you are completely fucking retarded when it comes to suggesting someone a new diet so I’m going by a collection of all of the information I’ve gotten. (Test if you’ve read this far: If anyone in the comment section below suggests any kind of diet with a ridiculous amount of protein + 3k+ carbs so that I can get a huge bulk going, even though I’m not going to the gym or spending 2 hours a day working out, you’re going to get banned from my subreddit PEACE)

I’ll be doing a month by month update for two reasons: 1) it keeps me accountable, I’d feel bad posting the same body every single month, and 2) I’m curious to see the changes as well, and 3) maybe other people out there will be curious about how this particular conditioning/workout regiment works.

If you have any questions/suggestions/etc…feel free to leave them on my subreddit, and if you’re a hot grill I’ll respond.

How does it work?

You start off with 325 points and the ability to unlock champions to add to your fantasy roster. Those champions gain points for you based on how I perform in my games on stream. For a more detailed breakdown of how the points work, you can view the rules listed at the bottom of the league page –

The first beta-season is going to be starting tomorrow, on Monday! The season will end on June 30th.


What can I win?

Subscribers are eligible for real prizes (cash paid out to Paypal accounts), but anyone can play.

Subscriber prizes:

1st: $150

2nd: $100

3rd: $75

4th: $50

None-Subscriber prizes:

1st: A metaphorical pat on the back

2nd: A metaphorical high five

3rd: 15 internet dollars, redeemable: no where

4th: A free gmail account, that you have to set-up yourself


I’ll be a bit more creative with the prizes next season. This one is mainly just a beta test to see how things go.

System Information

Build specs


Cost – $1200 (parts) + $180 (labor) + $25 (shipping) = $1405


My goal was to build a computer that could play pretty much all games at a very high level and be able to stream at the same time. The budget laid out for this build was around $1,200, though we ended up going a bit over as he wanted to add in an SSD.

Since he wanted maximum gaming performance, it was pretty clear that the build was going to call for either a 7970 or a 670. SLI and crossfire were out of the range of this build’s budget, as was the Titan and 690. The 7970 in single-fire card set-ups seems to edge out the 670 so we ended up going with that GPU.

The next big decision was for a CPU. I think 8 threads is optimal for streaming, although you may be able to get by with an i5 these days if you use OBS. That being said, 4-core (with hyperthreading) is definitely preferable. Since the i7-3770k was out of the range of this budget, and I wanted to avoid an i5, I looked at an alternative that’s not often used in a consumer PC: the xeon 1230 v2 (the ivybridge model of the 1230). Since we weren’t planning on overclocking, I went with the H77 chipset. The boards are generally cheaper and the features they lack are ones we wouldn’t need anyway.

We went with 8 gigs of RAM as that’s the pretty standard minimum these days. We may have been able to get by with 4, but since he wanted to stream with this build we wanted to go with 8.

The case is a very budget-oriented case by NZXT, and it was perfect for this build. It’s cheap, yet efficient and holds everything we need it to.

The 840 Pro Series Samsung SSD was a bit of a splurge, but the customer wanted an SSD and this is an absolutely awesome SSD on the market at the moment.


There were absolutely no problems assembling this machine! Everything went perfectly, and the system booted after the first start-up with zero issues!


I am amazingly happy with how well this build went. I was able to stream Crysis 2 on ULTRA graphics and it was still playable WHILE streaming! On a $1000 build (if you omit the SSD) I thought that was pretty amazing!


If you’re interested in having me put together a system like this (or something completely different), let me build your next PC!


As of now, Microsoft has patched Skype and this guide is no longer necessary. I’ll leave it here for posterity’s sake, but Skype has been tested by multiple, reputable sources via Wireshark and other IP grabbers and should no longer leak your IP address to people not on your friend list.

Foreword from the Author

April 26th, 2015

We’re smack in the middle of 2015 and e-sports as a whole is growing larger and larger. LCS 2014 for League saw 27,000,000 unique viewers, Dota 2’s TI 4 prize pool surged to almost $11,000,000, Hearthstone’s been released for Android and even CS:GO has made a come-back from nothing to become one of the most popular e-sport titles in the world. Along with the growth of e-sports and internet gaming, a sister industry has sprung up alongside it: live-streaming.

Every streamer on the internet who’s grown to any level of popularity has found themselves confronted with the infamous “DDoSer.”

Most people have simply created alternate Skype accounts with barcode names. Some have stopped using Skype altogether. A few others use commonly leaked Skype names, hoping they don’t get “hit offline” by a lurking opportunist. None of these options are necessary, however. A few years ago, I penned a DDoS prevention guide which I’ve been following since the day I published it. I’ve seen it posted across almost every gaming subreddit on Twitch, and I’ve seen a number of responses/criticisms/critiques posted of it as well.

My Skype ID, Steven.Bonnell.II, is known by most people in the communities I’m involved in. I do not hide from Skype while I am streaming. I do not change my IP address every day. I do not get DDoS’d while I stream. Instead, I use the method outlined in the following pages to protect myself from  attackers. It is the most simple, elegant, reliable, and secure method to protect yourself. To this date, I have never seen another guide on the internet which will secure your Skype the way mine does. I have seen other guides which claim to accomplish the same for easier, such as the guide written by Fire from Twitch. None seem to accomplish this level of protection as perfectly as my method For more information about why Fire’s proxy guide in particular is a poor recommendation, see this critique I’ve posted here.

The next 4 pages contain information should you wish to understand more about the process of DDoSing. It’s not necessary you read it, but if your job is streaming you should be aware of at least the basics of how DDoSing works. It’s astounding how many professionals are still utterly clueless when it comes to DDoS protection.

If you simply want the walk-through on how to protect yourself, skip ahead to page 6.

At this point in time, it should be absolutely inexcusable to miss a tournament match due to DDoSing. Players who miss matches due to DDoSing should be immediately disqualified the same way someone who misses work because their car ran out of gas. There is no excuse anymore to be leaking your IP address to the wild lands of the internet. This is your job, treat it as such and you should remain safe.

I will continue to follow the methods outlined until I discover a superior method.

I will continue to stream, free from the threat of being DDoS’d while doing so.