Meet Domotius

by Jayden Harding on June 12, 2020

Who are you? IRL and gamer Tag

Hey there! My name is Matt, and I have gone by Domotius for about 7 years now. The name comes from the mis-spelling of Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus; an enemy of Julius Ceasar in 54 BC. Most people call me Domo!

In real life, I’m a Telco retail manager, a product photographer, and also the Director of Custom Creator Gear; an apparel and merchandise company for Australian Content Creators.

What platforms do you create content on?

You’ll mostly find me on Twitch! I’m mostly a FPS variety streamer that focuses on Call of Duty, and have recently started playing through the Assassins Creed series, and Anno 1800. I stream 3 to 4 days per week, and am fairly active on Twitter outside of that.

Alongside Twitch, I create all the mockups and most of the merchandise designs at Custom Creator Gear.

What is your all-time favourite game?

Going by most hours played would definitely be Runescape or CS:GO. My earliest memory of gaming would be Banjo Kazooie on the Nintendo 64. 

Where would you like to be in 1 year?

I usually set my goals around PaxAus; by PaxAus 2021 I’d love to be a Twitch Partner.

What do you think of Quantum Energy Drink?

My caffeine intake is probably a little higher than the average adult. Quantum definitely makes me mid-afternoon pick me up a lot healthier, and a lot cheaper. I love the fact I’m probably saving ~$60/month compared to buying a canned energy drink nearly every day.

What is 1 piece of advice for someone starting out?

Consistency is key. The best piece of advice I have gotten as a streamer is to treat your broadcast like a TV show. If your favourite show is on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 7PM, then it’s really easy to tune into. If suddenly that show is on a Monday at 5PM, every 3rd Tuesday, and with a 3 week break, it’s much harder to follow. Consistency is key.

What is your favourite content creation moment?

I have so many fond memories with streaming. One of my favourites is joining TwitchyCoffee on his podcast over a year ago. Jumping onto a podcast to talk about a few things was such a different medium than a standard live stream and I loved it.

What is your favourite gaming snack?

Arnott’s Shapes for sureeeeee. Nacho Cheese or Chicken Crimpies are my go-to.

What's your favourite thing to do outside gaming?

Outside of gaming, I, unfortunately, don’t have a whole lot of time for any other hobbies. With my full-time job, as well as a merchandise business, I’m usually flat off my feet with work. When I do have spare time, I still love to practise my photography with portraits or product shots.

Who outside of gaming do you look up to as a role model or idol?

Ed Earl Catmull, the creator of Pixar, as a creative role model.

Jocko Willink, ex-Navy seal, as a leadership role model.

Where can people find you?

The easiest way to grab me is on Twitter! @Domotius

I stream over on Twitch. @Domotius

I’m inactive on Instagram. @Domotius

Most of my other info, including Setup gear, is over on my website!