ChocoTaco has made a name for himself on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in a short amount of time. The live streamer and gamer gained an impressive number of subscribers and views in just over a year’s time.
ChocoTaco spent his childhood playing video games, including Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 games. He played competitively with friends throughout high school and wanted to pursue a career in gaming at some point.
In late 2017, ChocoTaco announced that he was leaving his position as an educator with a company that uses LEGOs to teach kids about engineering. He intended to make streaming a career, rather than using it as a hobby in his spare time.
ChocoTaco quickly gained followers on Twitch after he began doing live PUBG streams. His streams and videos focus on commentary that helps teach players how to improve their skills. He streams regularly on Twitch from Monday to Friday during the day and in the evenings.
ChocoTaco is known for his PUBG streams, although he has also streamed other games on Twitch and uploaded videos of other games on YouTube. A few of these include Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Dota 2, and Apex Legends.
For ChocoTaco PUBG settings, he uses default bindings with one exception. He uses mouse 5 for map on PUBG and T and G for zeroing. His other settings include 103 for field of view and 900 for mouse DPI.
For ChocoTaco setup on PUBG, he uses an Intel i7-6700K for CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 for GPU. He has a LIAN LI O6S case and 6 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum for RAM.
ChocoTaco net worth is estimated to fall between $1.5 million and $2 million. This mainly comes from sponsorships, donations on Twitch, subscribers fees on YouTube and Twitch, and the sale of ChocoTaco merchandise, including hoodies, T-shirts, and hats.
ChocoTaco had the number one kill rate in North America on PUBG for three seasons.
ChocoTaco has gained more than 530,000 subscribers on YouTube, which he joined on July 21, 2017. He has more than 44 million views to date, mostly for his PUBG gameplay videos. His top three videos with the most views include PUBG game recaps that have gained more than a million views each. His oldest videos on his YouTube channel include PUBG stream highlights. He also has a number of playlists set up on YouTube, including Solo Games, Game Recaps and VODs, Apex Legends, and Challenge Games.
On Twitch, ChocoTaco has gained more than 645,000 followers to date and has over 21 million views total. He joined Twitch on August 25, 2014 and now has 124 videos uploaded, which are mostly PUBG streams. He has more than 14 days’ worth of PUBG videos uploaded on Twitch. In total, he has played 22 games and streamed for 522 hours. In addition to PUBG, he has also streamed Apex Legends for a total of three days. Other games he has streamed on Twitch include Dota 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Seige, and Guitar Hero.
ChocoTaco’s real name is Jake Throop. He hasn’t provided details on his family, such as their names, or other personal relationships. During an interview, he did mention having a girlfriend that he plays games with. He also describes himself as being close to his family and has said that his family is supportive of his career as a live streamer.
ChocoTaco was born on September 22, 1988, which makes him 30 years old as of March 2019. He grew up in New England and now lives in Chicago.
Quick Facts about ChocoTaco
ChocoTaco Real Name: Jake Throop
Popular Name: ChocoTaco
Profession: Professional Gamer and Streamer
Date Of Birth: September 22, 1988
ChocoTaco Age: 30 [as of March 2019]
Net Worth: Estimated between $1.5 Million to $2 Million