My name is Alex Sementelli and I have been a professional Twitch broadcaster since January 21, 2015. I am 29 years old and ever since I was a child I have had an interest in finding a way to incorporate video games into my life. I used to dream about becoming a professional Starcraft player but as I got more serious about it I found there wasn't enough interaction with people for me and decided to continue searching. Eventually I stumbled into Diablo 2 speedrunning on Twitch and it gave me so much joy, challenge, and interaction that I knew this was exactly what I wanted to be doing. So I have just been working hard at that trying to improve my skills and streams to create and entertain an awesome community.
I'm originally from Dallas, Texas but moved to Oklahoma to attend the University of Tulsa where I graduated with an IT degree and as a four year track athlete (Decathlete). Working out has continued to be an important part of my life and I'm currently training to compete in an Ironman this upcoming Spring/Summer. After college I have remained in Oklahoma working various IT jobs from Database admin to SAP analyst to my current role as a Data Scientist. Yes I have considered streaming full-time, but right now I think it would financially be too much of a hit to attempt. Maybe some day in the future though! Right now a big focus of mine is on learning and challenging myself in new ways. I plan on incorporating these new challenges (like learning piano) into my stream as a change of pace.
It all started when I was bouncing around Twitch channels and I stumbled upon Siglemic streaming Super Mario 64. I thought to myself, "This is really cool, but man I would get bored doing that same thing over and over." So I continued checking out streams when I saw Cosmo streaming Legend of Zelda OOT and I had the same thoughts, "this is really neat but man I just can't imagine doing the exact same moves repeatedly every single time." Finally I stumbled onto Nightfallx's stream of Diablo 2 speedrunning and instantly I was hooked and knew I had to give it a shot because it was just so different. Procedurally generated maps, random items, random monster packs, split second decisions, etc. There was variance + skill + RNG + Diablo 2 which is one of my favorite games ever. So I fired up D2, booted up my stream, and went to work. Since then I have gone through numerous layouts, styles, injuries, emotes, records, games, etc. I was partnered with Twitch in October of 2015 and have been trying my best to "Always be Improving" which is a little motto for me. Right now I'm trying to find the best way to create meaningful streams that also leave me enough time to explore life. I appreciate every single person that has ever stopped by my stream and am so thankful for all the support and kind words that you guys have shared with me. I do not stream to play games, I stream to hang out with all of you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your name?
Alex, llama, MrLlama, any of those work work work work work
What do you do for a living?
I work in IT. People say, “FIX THIS” and I say, “Try turning it off and back on again.” Usually works.
Are you going to start streaming fulltime?
Not at the moment. I won’t rule it out as a possibility in the future but right now I would be uncomfortable relying on Twitch as my primary source of income.
What made you start streaming?
I used to stream Starcraft 2 a while back but never fully got into streaming a lot. Then I started watching some people speedrun various games and decided it looked fun and I might as well stream while I tried it out.
When did you start streaming?
January 21, 2015
Why don’t you stream Diablo 3/What are your thoughts on the game?
How do I earn/spend my dollahs?
Refer to the “Dollah Llamas” section of my information below the stream.
Where do you get your graphics from?
EggoWaffles has designed a majority of my graphics.
P4PPY99 – Created most Frankerface emotes for the stream.