• Maximilian Christiansen is known for his YouTube channel ‘’Maximilian Dood’’ and his Twitch channel
• Little is known about his early life and education
• He is married to his wife Jessica and they have one child together
• He is known for his commentaries on various fighting games and has won the Cannon Award for his service to the Fighting Game Community
• His estimated net worth is around $4 million
Who Is Maximilian Dood?
Maximilian Christiansen, who goes by his online name ”Maximilian Dood”, is a prolific illustrator and video editor on YouTube. He is prominently known for creating video series related to fighting games such as ”Assist Me!”, ”Online Warrior”, and ”Boss Rage”. He runs the YouTube channel fighting game ‘’Maximilian Dood’’. having 1.34 million subscribers along with another channel, ‘’YoVideogames.’’ having 163,000 thousand subscribers as of 2020. Using these two YouTube channels as stepping stones, he’s been able to collect 877,000 followers on the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamers – ‘’Twitch’’.
Maximilian Dood: Family, Childhood, Education, Personal life
Maximilian Dood was born on 23 September 1983 under the zodiac sign of Libra, in Los Angeles, California USA.
— Maximilian Dood (@maximilian_) February 26, 2021
Regarding the names of his parents and the narrative of his early life, nothing much has come out in the public sphere, except that he has a sister named Tess Sklena who is said to live in Laurel Canyon, California with her husband, Matt Sklena. Nor has light been shed on the thirty-seven-year-old YouTuber’s his formal education.
In May 2015, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, Max posted a picture of his mother having dinner with him.
He is fond of opening his streams with ‘What’s up, Dudes?’ So, over a period of time, the summation of ‘’Maximilian’’ and ‘’Dudes’’ turned out to be Maximilian DOOD.
He wears glasses and seems to possess a likable, friendly, entertaining and charismatic personality. One notable hilarious aspect about this prominent game content producer is that he is afraid of spiders! He adores dogs, and has kept a pet dog called Benny.
Standing at the height of 6ft 1in (1.85m), he maintains his weight at 155lbs (70kgs)
With an impressive height, a broad forehead, and shoulder-length golden brown hair, Max seems to bear a slight resemblance to Hollywood superstar Nicholas Cage.
Relationship, Marriage, Children
According to ‘’Married Biography’’, the first meeting between Max and his wife Jessica was while he was working at an electronic store. She was one of the customers, and eventually started to develop an interest in his works and began sharing his affection for video games. They started off as friends, but in February 2013 they revealed in a YouTube video that they had started dating.
Nearly after four years of dating, the couple tied their matrimonial knot in 2017, but there is a dearth of information regarding the wedding details.
In February 2020, the information about Jessica’s pregnancy came out. According to a Reddit thread, they named their child ‘’Ripley Fawn’’. Later in August, the baby girl’s photo was shared by Jessica on her Twitter account.
Jessica seems to be an aspiring gamer herself as she regularly appears on Max’s channel.She has a Twitch channel of her own, but until now nothing has been posted on it.
Once in a while, you can find them writing some affectionate pieces for each other on Twitter, on which Max has around 240,000 followers.
Max has been fond of playing video games since childhood, and when he was introduced to ‘Street Fighter 2’ in 1993, he became hooked on it. In the early 2000s, he started to show participation in professional tournaments for FPS shooter games such as “Call Of Duty”.
In 2007 his YouTube career commenced, after he started sharing casual game-play videos of ”Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike” along with ”Street Fighter 4”.
Besides the scope of these game-play videos, Max climbed the ladder of popularity for his commentaries on ”Black Ops”, ”Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare”, and ”Modern Warfare 2”.
Max’s job on the ‘’Mortal Kombat X: Hidden Intros” impressed the “Mortal Kombat” maker, Ed Boon so much that he chose Max as their commentator for the fighting game ‘’Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm’’. Additionally, Max provided his services for the ”Iron Galaxy’s Killer Instinct” by editing videos for character trailers, promotional material, and story mode of seasons 2 and 3. Maximilian Dood’s exceptional commentary in the ”MvC3” proved to be the influencing factor for producing the content for his other platforms, namely ”Twitch.tv” and “YoVideogames”.
In 2011, Max started a commentary video series – “The Online Warrior” – which incorporated the logistics of game-play, play styles, character specialties, and highlights. Later in the same year on 12th April, he uploaded the initial video of the ”Assist Me!” series, in which he discussed the major components of frame data, tactical strategies and demonstrations to be implemented while playing the game.
Subsequently, in December 2013, a montage series called ‘Boss Rage!’ stole the scene. The series features Max and the ”YoVideogames” crew who challenge and defeat the bosses of fighting games on their most difficult setting. This series commenced in 2013, and Max successfully defeated the last bosses of ”Bio F.R.E.A.K.S”, ”Killer Instinct”, ”Mortal Kombat 9”, ”Capcom vs. SNK 2”, and ”Marvel vs. Capcom 3”. His recent contribution is the ‘’Git Gud’’ series, which offers general tutorials & information related to fighting games.
Achievements: What Makes Max outstanding?
Maximilian became the winner of the Cannon Award during EVO 2015, because of his unparalleled service to the Fighting Game Community. In the timeline of his career, Max has been able to garner a large number of subscribers on Twitch.tv as well as on YouTube. His videos have been a hub for people of diverse age groups, and they support him for his outstanding humor and commentary. Capcom, a Japan-based video game developer, was impressed by the achievements of Max in the Fighting Game Community, and gave a helping hand to Max while releasing ”Retro Assist Me” and ”Ultimate Assist Me!”. After assessing his passionate history of commentary, Max was selected as the commentator for EVO 2014-2016’s ”Killer Instinct” top eight final rounds.
’Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3’’ has sold 2.2 million copies worldwide after being released in 2011. The game is available on Xbox One, Steam, and PlayStation 4. On 23 November 2015, Maximilian Dood hosted an ‘’Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3’’ tournament in partnership with Twitch, featuring 32 of the best veteran players worldwide in a one-day event with a five-hour runtime; the live streaming brought nearly 40,000 viewers
TYipes and Tasty Steve were the commentators of the event, and the prize of the tournament was $4,000. Two legendry players ‘’RayanLV’’ Romero and ‘’RayRay’’ Hildalgo were the grand finalists, from which ‘’RayanLV’’ emerged victorious.
Not much controversy has crossed the way of Max throughout his professional streaming career.
However, in 2016 he was accused of racism, when during one of his streams, he accidentally yelled out the N-word. This episode triggered some uproar in the gaming community, and a thread was posted on NeoGAF and Reddit. He apologized to his viewers afterwards, and explained about the incident.
‘Last night I combined the word Ginger and Ninja in the furious rhyming of words to horrible resorts. Literally shocked me after I said it,’ He tweeted.
Many viewers commented that it wasn’t a big deal.
Last night I combined the word Ginger and Ninja in a furious rhyming of words to horrible resorts
Net Worth On Twitch, YouTube, And Miscellaneous
Max is regarded as a prominent figure in the ”Fighting Game Community”. Streamers generate money through subscriptions, donations and ads.
Officially, 50% of the total subscription fee is received by Twitch Partners and Affiliates, so for the $4.99 tier, the streamer is supposed to receive around $2.50.
According to ‘’NaiBuzz’’, he is estimated to have over 13,000 subscribers, which would net him around $32,500 per month and $400,000 per year. Fans also have the privilege of directly donating to their favorite streamers via Paypal, and also via cryptos such as ethereum, litecoin or bitcoin.
His YouTube platform is expected to pay him roughly around $950,000 per year.
Additionally, in his online store, he sells ‘’high quality’’ apparel and accessories imprinting his brand logo.
He also earns through promoting brands such as Elite, Vertagear, Republic Of Gamers, etc.
All in all, his total net worth is likely to be around $4 million or more…….and that’s a hefty sum, DUDE-Oh! Sorry. DOOD!