My name is Jonas, but on the internet I am known as Sp4zie! I am a curly-haired Swedish guy who started my career within the gaming scene back in 2011. Since 2013 I've worked with it full time. I livestream over on Twitch.tv/sp4zie and upload videos to youtube.com/sp4zie and youtube.com/sp4zieirl. I've never been a "pro" at any game, but I'd like to think I can make you laugh. If not with me, then at me. And I'll take either.
I was born the 22nd of August 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden. Because I've always had a love for creating content I undertook an education up in north Sweden to become a producer. During the course of my time there I started a side project that combined my passion for videogames with my never-ending love for creating something enjoyable - a YouTube channel. The 1st of November 2011 I uploaded my first video and two years later I'd quit my education in order to pour my heart and soul into what had then become my new full time job. I also fired up my livestreaming page over at Twitch and it has now turned into my main platform for what I do. Managing and running a successful livestream & YouTube channel is hard work. I do almost everything myself, from creating the actual content to managing metadata on the platform and answering comments from the viewers. There is nothing quite like it and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Right now I am living in Stockholm! My everyday life consists of streaming Monday to Friday. And creating enjoyable videos that in best cases will make my viewers laugh, think or just zone out of the hassle known as IRL. I sometimes also consult about the things I've learnt through the years and every now and again you'll see me do the occasional appearance in other media.
That's me in a nutshell. I could describe my content to you, but honestly, it's best to just view it yourself. So tune in to my livestream, subscribe to the youtube channel and I'll see you there!
Computer Specs & Gear:
102 64 Stockholm
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Q: How did you come up with the name Sp4zie?
A: Sp4zie originates from the word spasm. The randomness of the medical condition was always something that young me found very childishly funny. I also felt like it kinda fit my personality aswell. Thoughout my long gaming life I've had many variations of the word as my nick. Spazmo, Spazz, Spaz-Attack, Spazia and Spazie to mention a few. Now it is, and forever will stay, Sp4zie. (because "Spazie" was taken when I created the channel - DUH).
Q: When/How often do you stream?
A: I stream Monday to Friday almost every week! Usually starting at 4 PM CET. Check the always up to date schedule under the livestream page for the current weeks exact times!
Q: Can I donate to you?
Q: Can I join CG?!?
A: No sorry, we are a closed community of close friends and we are not recruiting!
Q: How old are you?
A: Born in 1989 - you do da maths
Q: What does DOOOITZ mean?
A: It's a phrase. A good phrase. It makes you happy. Watch this for an explanation to where I found it.
Q: Stream Playlist?
Q: Can we play together / Can I add you on (insert platform)?
A: Most probably no. Not that I wouldn't want to. It's just that if I do, I wouldn't know where to stop to keep it fair to everybody. But more importantly, the time I spend playing games on stream I highly value playing alone OR with my lovely CG farts! Hope you understand <3
Q: Where are you from?
A: Sweden! Studied production in Piteå but currently living in Stockholm where I was born :)
Q: What softwares do you use for creating your videos?
A: I use OBS to record/stream. I use Adobe - Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop to create my videos.
Q: What do you use to communicate with your teammates?
A: We hang on discord!
Q: What/who is Plantie?
A: Plantie is my trustworthy sidekick. He made his first appearance in this video. Once uploaded, the comment section of the video blew up with things like “That plant tho”, “omg the plant is so cute” and “just back for my daily look at that plant”. I realized quickly that Plantie was the key to my success and I have kept him very close to me ever since.
Q: What kind of a plant is Plantie?
A: Chamaedorea Elegans
Q: What does CG stand for/Can I join CG?
A: CG stands for Compact Gaming and is a fun-driven small community of old friends who all love playing games! We have players from all over EU of different ages and background and we all share one mentality: gaming should be fun! As we are a closed community we do not recruit or look for new members! Sorry!
Q: Do you have a postbox I can send stuff to?
A: I LOVE when you guys send me cool stuff! Be it just a letter or a homemade pillow with the words ‘DOOOITZ’ on them! If you've send something, keep asking me when I am live in the chat/on twitter and I'll make sure to open it when it arrives on stream! (If you don't want me to do that, just give me a heads up and I won't). Here is the address: Sp4zie, Box 4184, 102 64 Stockholm, Sweden
Q: What is that instrument called?
A: The weird white thingy that I slide my finger on to create "music" is called an Otamatone. Best instrument EU. If you google it you might find an online retailer that ships to your country!
Q: What is your real life name?
A: My name is Jonas. It's says so on the top of this site. Go and read the introduction damnit :)
Q: What is LOY?
A: LOY (or as the song itself is called Loy Loy Loy) is what we use to celebrate wins or to just get hyped while streaming! It's one of those tunes that just makes you happy overall. Plus, subscribers can spam LOY in the chat while it plays! Everybody wins!
Q: What is CTDM?
A: Why how DARE you not know? CTDM stands for "Crisp To Da Maximum" which comes from one of the more popular epic moments. When something is good, it's CTDM. It has also turned into a hashtag that we all use to large confusion to those who doesn't know what it means. "Just stole my teammates pentakill as support. #CTDM"
Q: Where is CG member X?
A: People in our little community comes and goes. If you don't see them around in videos/streams as often it's probably because they're busy with real life or just doesn't wanna spend as much time playing games anymore. No biggie :)
Q: What do you use to add effects to your voice?
A: I use Roland VT-3, a voice transformer that beatboxers and, as of late, livestreamers frequently use!
Q: Do you have any press pictures?
A: If you need press pictures, they can be found here.
Even though I have a pretty hectic schedule I am always looking for new ideas and co-operations.
Are you a company looking for exposure? Are you interested in really reaching out to the audience you care about? Then I might be just the guy for you. When it comes to sponsored videos and integrating brands I am usually not too keen on the old fashioned model of things. In my opinion a successful integration requires both parties to have a true ambition to create great content. Because of this, prices and overall solutions widely vary.
To initiate things, send a detailed email explaining what you do and what your goals are to email@example.com Be as thorough as possible, I have a lot on my plate and I can't go anywhere with an email requesting Skype meetings based on zero predetermined conditions.
Lectures / Consulting
I do everything myself. And because of that I have come to learn a thing or two when it comes to social media, audience growth and overall content creation on digital platforms and 'newer' media. I have a wide range of knowledge that I love to share with those who wants to listen! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org briefly explaning your business and what you're trying to acomplish and we'll take it from there!