Dan Sugralinov grew up in a small working-class town Aktobe on the Russian border with Kazakhstan. In 1995, he graduated with honors, entering the St Petersburg Academy of Engineering and Economics where he studied business creation. He is the winner of the St Petersburg Mortal Kombat championship and runner-up for Starcraft and Warcraft 3. He is a fourteen-time champion in Quake, Quake 2, and Quake 3 as well as the world's ex-#1 in the World of Warcraft. Dan is also the author of several LitRPG series, inlcuding the Disgardium and the World 99 series.