Born in Tirana, Albania into a large family around the same time as his brother, Julian. With the way things were in Albania at the time the boys mother thought it would be best to try her hardest to give them a good chance at life and decided to get them away from home. Ali and Julian were both flown to Sydney, Australia on a one way ticket to stay with their aunt who got hold of a permanent residency card at a young age by dodgy marriage. By 21 Ali had his security license and was working for a major security business that worked with providing famous and controversial people safety at events, when not doing that Ali was a local bouncer at nightclubs. After the death of Ali's aunt in 2016 Ali and his brother went back home to Albania to reconnect with long lost family that they hadn't seen for 15 years. While back home in Albania the pair were offered high paying security work which was closer to family and based in their hometown. The first major event under this new job was providing security for a famous DJ on tour in Europe which landed them in Chernarus right as the outbreak hit.