Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Tarik started his career at an early age in middle school competing online in various leagues such as CAL. Growing up in a Turkish-American household in NYC, becoming a professional Counter-Strike player wasn't an easy task.
In high school, he created a series of Counter-Strike deathmatch servers called the FragShack which became very popular, growing his recognition in the Counter-Strike community. Later on Tarik began streaming on Twitch under the alias 'NoShirtTV' which grew his notoriety in the CS community to be known as a sarcastic, humor-filled gamer with a very aggressive play-making gameplay.
His big break into professional esports was qualifying for the mlg 2015 LAN tournament with the "NetCodeGuides/mouseSpaz", to be the original CLG CS:GO team, during which he streamed the qualifier final whilst eating cereal in a makeshift walk-in closet gaming room.
Since then Tarik has become a North American and global icon in the Counter-Strike community, competing in over four top tier teams and bringing NA its first Major Championship as IGL while being crowned tournament MVP.