Jeffrey "MaximusBlack" Johnston is a popular YouTube commentator. He is a Protoss player and is currently retired.
MaximusBlack's popularity grew from his involvement with the LifesAGlitchTV YouTube channel, which he uses to create gaming content with his friend and co-caster NovaWar. While he produces content other than just StarCraft II on that channel, it was their 'When Cheese Fails' series documenting amusing failures of various cheese builds that first began MaximusBlack's huge rise in popularity within the StarCraft community.
While he began his work with NovaWar on LAGTV primarily on a part-time basis, he transitioned into a full-time YouTuber with the introduction of his personal YouTube channel, MaximusBlack. His personal channel expanded into other genres of gaming, ranging from Starcraft to several other well-known and distinguished game titles.
Apart from his work as a YouTuber, he regularly streams on Twitch TV account, LAGTVMaximusBlack  where he interacts with the community and plays various game titles almost on a daily basis.
During late May and throughout June of 2013, MaximusBlack also played League of Legends on his stream frequently, ranking up from Bronze to Silver league, and as of June 30, 2013, he is on a "Quest To Gold". Much of these League of Legends "quests" have also been uploaded to his YouTube channel.
On December 27, 2013 he started leveling a new Blood Elf warlock character in World of Warcraft, having never played any MMORPG for any significant length of time before this. He started streaming his WoW gameplay every day for up to 10-12 hours a day, which brought him increasing popularity, making him the 3rd most popular WoW streamer on Twitch.tv as of January 6, 2014.[Citation needed]
Wings of Liberty
His StarCraft II progression has been watched by thousands of fans through his series 'Quest to Diamond/Masters/Grand Master' and his live streams which document ladder games as he improves.
MaximusBlack attended MLG Anaheim in June 2012, losing his first match against CheckSix teammate ThisIsJimmy. In losers he won his first match in a major tournament by defeating bmonarch 2-0 before falling to Gretorp in losers round 2
He also attended MLG Raleigh on August 24, 2012, where he won his first match the tournament, beating The_Alltomata 2-1 in a PvP before falling 2-0 to Hendralisk. In losers bracket he won his first match against Legacytyro before dropping out in losers round 2 to listal.
He was left teamless following Quantic Gaming's dissolution.
Heart of the Swarm
On June 28, 2013, MaximusBlack was featured on the front stage against NonY for the first time at MLG Anaheim, losing 2-0 in a Best of 3. The next day, he lost 2-0 in another Best of 3 to mYiPengWin, and was then eliminated from the tournament.
On December 12, 2013, MaximusBlack made Grandmaster in Heart of the Swarm.
- Received coaching from desRow, TubbyTheFat and puCK.
- Has released two free music albums online.
- Known for the word bouse and entertaining his audience with his chainmail suit.
- 2013-06-30 | Maximusblack - MLG Anaheim 2013 by Gwin of flamingcow.tv at 2013 MLG Spring Championship
- 2011-12-02 | Radio Interview with MaximusBlack, Part 1 by KMet Radio
- 2011-12-02 | Radio Interview with MaximusBlack, Part 2 by Kmet Radio
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- Lifes A Glitch TV
- When Cheese Fails 101 Season 1 Playlist
- xSixMaximus Newest Check-Six Team Member
- https://twitter.com/check6gaming/status/156590872509693953 CheckSix Gaming Announcement Tweet
- MaximusBlack Announces he has Won
- Quest to Diamond/Masters/Grand Master Playlist
- 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Spring Championship: Full line-up
- 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Summer Championship: Open Bracket
- Quantic Welcomes MaximusBlack
- "Quantic Gaming Reborn". TL.net.
- MaximusBlack Leaves Quantic, Boot Camp With ROOT_Puckk & More
- Ozone Gaming Sponsors MaximusBlack
- Reaching Grandmaster
- Coaching With Desrow Playlist
- GM Coaching for PVZ with TubbyTheFat Part1
- MaximusBlack's Cover CD
- Lings And Roaches Album