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When it comes to speedrunning, that is playing a video game with the intention of completing it as fast as possible, there are a few people that are better known than professional gamer Trihex. While different gamers can lay a claim to being the best at certain games, Trihex is best known for his runs on games like Jet Set Radio and Yoshi’s Island. read on to find out more about him.
Who is Trihex?
Trihex is an Orlando-born professional gamer and speedrunner whose birth name is Mychal Ramon Jefferson. Details about his family and childhood are not known, however, it is known that he was born on February 17, 1989, and was raised in the state of Florida. It is also not clear where he received his education.
Right from his childhood, Trihex began playing lots of video games, and in 2002, he became active in competitive Yu-Gi-Oh!, a Japanese manga series. By 2014, he had developed an interest in speedrunning, and has famously speedrun games like Yoshi’s Island, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, and Jet Set Radio among others. Following the founding of YouTube and then Twitch, the video gamer was able to live stream his gaming sessions while providing commentary to what was going on and why he chose to use a technique or make a certain decision. This helped him build a large following as he went ahead to appear in video gaming tournaments.
Trihex has attended numerous annual speedrunning extravaganza tournaments known as Awesome Games Done Quick. In 2015, he was one of eight speedrunners drafted to compete in the Nintendo World Championships. In late 2016, he joined the American eSports professional video game team, Tempo Storm, where he is as of 2018 still a member.
Everything appeared to have been going smooth for Trihex until, in late 2018, his Twitch channel got banned after he allegedly called a friend who was present with him in the same room a homophobic slur, which is against Twitch’s rules. The ban came less than 24 hours after he said it, prompting him to issue an apology to those he might have offended via his Twitter handle. He expressed regret in saying the word, adding that he would do everything within his power to stop the usage of such words by himself as well as those around him.
While the general public seems to have appreciated the fact that he was punished for what he said, and him accepting and apologizing for it, the incident has led to more questions being raised about the platform’s treatment of white people who use racial slurs and go unpunished.
Does He Have a Girlfriend?
In 2016, Trihex announced to the world via his Instagram handle that he had a girlfriend. He took to the popular social media platform after attending #ADGQ2016 – Awesome Games Done Quick 2016, to post a picture of him and the girl with a caption that said that the event was his most favorite yet because he was able to spend it with his girlfriend.
Thanks to the fact that he tagged his said girlfriend in the post, we have been able to identify her Jessica James, the owner of the @blackantivenom profile on Instagram where she describes herself as a Twitch partner, cartoon+anime fanatic, and hardcore gamer. She further adds “Trihex is ❤️”, a clear indication to where her heart lies.
Together, Trihex and Jessica have streamed some of their game sessions, prompting comparisons in the video gaming world with another video gaming duo, Sam and Tolki. In one of the streams, fans can hear the couple arguing about what decision to make to go forward. The pair jokingly exchange words for a while before Trihex “asserts dominance” and makes the decision which turns out to be the right one.
Height and Other Measurements
Unlike many other gamers who spend more than 8 hours a day streaming their video game sessions, Trihex does take good care of his body, which he likes to show off on his Instagram page. The Twitch star, who has dark brown eyes and dark curly brown hair, stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and weighs about 86 kg (190 pounds). His other body measurements are Chest size – 42 inches, Waist size – 32 inches, and Biceps size – 14 inches. His shoe size is said to be 11 (US).