SpaceLyon is one of the members of the famous gaming FaZe clan, which he joined in 2018. He demonstrated his impressive skills in various survival and battle royal games on his Twitch channel, so he was noticed by gaming experts and was taken into a professional gaming league. Let’s find out more about his career twists, girlfriend, age and more.
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Early life, family
Thang “SpaceLyon” Phan was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 28 July 1993 in the United States, into a family Vietnam; he is currently living in Massachusetts. He has several siblings – his eldest brother’s name is Tam, who often looked after him when SpaceLyon was a little kid. He also has a sister named Tuyen, who recently gave birth to a daughter, SpaceLyon’s niece who is named Milo. Nothing is known about his other siblings and parents, as he prefers to keep this information low-key. All that is known about his childhood is that he developed a strong interest for video games, and spent all his spare time playing them.
It is known that SpaceLyon matriculated from a local high school in 2011; there is no indication that he entered or graduated from a university or a college, so there is a gap of a few years before he came to notice as a gamer..
The beginning of Twitch career
SpaceLyon created his Twitch channel in January 2017. Though Twitch was already almost full with a huge variety of gamers of all types, SpaceLyon was sure that he had to test himself since he believed that he had a lot to show to the world of professional gaming. He started streaming playing games in the genre of battle royal, which are survivals where the last man standing wins. Such games never age since a lot of players are involved in one battle, and they have to bring the highest level of creativity to the gaming process to find good weapons and kill all their enemies, who are other players. The most interesting battles happen when players have to make weapons out of simple things such as pieces of furniture and kitchen tools.
The first game SpaceLyon started streaming was the highly popular “H1Z1”; the main difficulty of the game was that along with real player enemies one has to survive a zombie apocalypse. SpaceLyon always chose the standalone mode called “King of the Kill” in which he battles only real people.
FaZe clan career
In 2018, SpaceLyon was noticed by the famous gaming organization called FaZe clan, which invited him to become a member of their team, so he started participating in professional tournaments under their aegis, including in the team which competed in the game “Fortnite: Battle Royale”. As for now, he plays solo and in duos for FaZe Clan. He also became a competitor in the game called “PUBG” (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) which is also a very popular survival. During 2018 SpaceLyon participated in more than 15 tournaments, though he didn’t manage to win any – he made his best result in the major league of “Fortnite Fall Skirmish: Week 1 – Trial”, getting to the third place and winning $3,750. He also won the prize of $7,675 for getting to the seventh line in “Fortnite Summer Skirmish: Week 7 – North America Day 2”, playing in duo with Poach. By the end of the year he had only reached poor lines of 33rd and 44th places, and hadn’t shown any skills in the new gaming tournaments, though FaZe clan still believes SpaceLyon hasn’t shown the best of himself yet.
During a long period of time there were only rumors about SpaceLyon’s personal life. He has been seen with several female gamers and fans, but didn’t confirm any rumors about his relationship status. It then became official that he is dating a girl named Jenncobo – they both started posting their photos on their Instagram accounts, confirming they were dating from the beginning of 2019. Jenncobo is 25 years old and lives in Massachusetts, USA. She is a fan of rave parties and visits them often, together with her friends and SpaceLyon. She also loves surfing and going to the gym. Jenncobo supports SpaceLyon when he participates in various gaming tournaments, and follows him on his working trips.
Hobbies and interesting facts
SpaceLyon’s biggest interest, initially a hobby, has been playing video games. Along with this passion he likes travelling. When he has spare time, he always spends it with his big family, trying to give attention to his numerous nieces and nephews, who apparently love their uncle Thang dearly.
Social media presence
SpaceLyon is very active on various social media platforms – he has his YouTube account which accumulated more than 160,000 subscribers, his Instagram account is followed by almost 80,000 subscribers, and his Twitter is read by more than 200,000 people. His Twitch channel is followed by more than 300,000 viewers.
SpaceLyon has short dark-brown hair and brown eyes. His precise height and weight are not available at the moment, but from his photos it is obvious he is not that tall. As for his clothing style, he prefers casual looks and like wearing T-shirts, jeans and hoodies. He has a huge tattoo on his chest depicting a “space lion” which correlates with his nickname. He also has a big tattoo of a flying eagle on his left arm.
As for 2019, authoritative sources estimate SpaceLyon’s net worth to be over $400,000, accumulated largely through his Twitch streaming channel and his professional gaming career. He also gets impressive amounts from donations. – one of the biggest was $31,000 made by his viewer Mrbeast6000. There is no information about the upcoming tournaments SpaceLyon is going to participate in, though if he does, he can earn money from the prizes he may get there, so if he keeps on streaming, and uploading videos on his YouTube channel, his net worth is only going to grow.