- Name: Ben Carrell
- Age: 35
- Height: 5′ 9″
- Place of Birth: Durham, North Carolina
- Team: New Game Plus
- Primary Game: Miscellaneous
- Est Net Worth: $2 – $4 Million
Ben “CohhCarnage” Cassell is a long-time streamer and professional gamer who has made his mark through consistent streaming and by playing a variety of games. He once pursued a career in game design (and still dabbles in it from time to time) and spent time as a professional DJ before launching his Twitch career full-time.
Without jumping onto the battle royale train, like many of his peers, Ben found himself on a long road to success and almost gave it up early on. Now, with over 1.2 Million followers on Twitch, CohhCarnage has seemingly figured out how to make a career out of streaming. Read on to find out more about how he found success and the gear that keeps his streams up and running.
CohhCarnage Settings – Escape From Tarkov Mouse Sensitivity and Keybinds
Polling Rate: 1000
Sensitivity (Aiming): 0.5
CohhCarnage’s Streaming Setup
CohhCarnage’s Streaming Computer
CohhCarnage is a variety streamer with a slight focus on tactical titles and RPG’s, meaning that his setup is not geared toward a specific genre or game title. Still, his setup is nothing to scoff at, with both his gaming and streaming PC’s running on an Intel Core i7-6950X processor and including multiple SSD drives for additional memory.
He also opted for the same GPU skew for both PC’s, the GTX 1080. When combined with the rest of his build, it allows for higher frame rates and greater resolution. Since he’s often switching between games almost daily, the focus on a build that prioritizes faster performance and better efficiency mean that he never needs to worry about a poor experience for himself or his viewers.
For his streaming peripherals, CohhCarnage keeps things consistent by using only Razer branded keyboards, mice, mousepads and headphones due to their sponsorship. The headphones are an interesting component, as CohhCarnage often streams without them, and only brings them out from time to time. He’s never explained why he does this, with many speculating that it could be due to how often he plays solo, a medical reason, or simply due to comfort.
The last piece that CohhCarnage often shouts out is his current gaming chair. Since he started streaming, he has sworn by the Herman Miller brand and has gone through at least two chairs in the last seven years. His reasoning for using his most recent chair, the Mirra 2, is for consistent comfort and lower lumbar support when streaming over long periods of time.
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Ben “CohhCarnage” Cassell was born on June 25, 1984, in Durham, North Carolina. With his streaming career not kicking off until the early 2010s, not much is known about his early life except that he and his wife met in high school and married a few years after graduating.
Ben would go on to attend Full Sail University in pursuit of a degree in game design, and it was at this time that he picked up the name Cohh to create an EverQuest username. While in college, he joined up with a guild called ‘Carnage,’ hence the CohhCarnage user name was born. His streaming career wouldn’t kick off until the release of Defiance in 2013. At this point, CohhCarnage wasn’t even interested in professional streaming and originally intended to use Twitch solely to show off the game to his guildmates, as well as showcase potential projects from his video game design studio, Nectar Studios.
He would continue to balance streaming, school and building out his studio for a little over two years, before deciding to drop out of college and focus on his creative efforts. Even this balancing act wouldn’t last too much longer when he finally decided to dissolve his company in 2017 and focus solely on streaming.
Yet, this decision and his Twitch following didn’t come easy, with Cohh having multiple times where it seemed like his channel would die early on in his career. It took him solidifying a schedule and building out a creative team to help him run his channel over the next several years, eventually leading to the incredible feat he reached in April of 2019. It would be the first time that CohhCarnage didn’t wake up and start streaming at 5:00 AM PST for 2,000 consecutive days.
Now, CohhCarnage is still one of the most consistent and hardcore streamers active on Twitch, showing that dedication and support are sometimes all you need to make your mark and succeed.
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What is CohhCarnage's real name?
CohhCarnage’s real name is Ben Carell.
Where is CohhCarnage from?
CohhCarnage is originally from Durham, North Carolina.
How old is CohhCarnage?
As of January 2020, CohhCarnage is 35 years old.
What team is CohhCarnage on?
While not on an official e-sports team, CohhCarnage is part of the streaming group New Game Plus.
What headset does CohhCarnage use?
CohhCarnage uses a Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma headset, but often plays without it depending on the game he’s playing.
Did CohhCarnage go to college?
CohhCarnage was attending Full Sail University in pursuit of a degree in game design, before he dropped out due to the success of his streaming career.
What's CohhCarnage's longest stream time?
CohhCarnage’s longest stream was 11.3 hours long on November 14, 2018.
What is CohhCarnage's net worth?
CohhCarnage’s estimated net worth is between $2 – $4 Million.
How much does CohhCarnage make per year?
Between his Twitch subscribers, donations, sponsorships and ad revenue, CohhCarnage makes around $350,000 – $420,000 per year.
Is CohhCarnage dating anyone?
CohhCarnage is not dating anyone.
Is CohhCarnage married?
CohhCarnage is married and has a son.
What time does CohhCarnage stream at?
CohhCarnage typically starts his streams 4 AM PST and streams for around 10 hours with a break in the middle.
How frequently does CohhCarnage stream?
CohhCarnage typically streams daily.
How tall is CohhCarnage?
CohhCarnage is 5′ 9″ tall.