Eli was raised as an only child to two loving parents. He had a normal childhood in northern china. His dad always pushed him to excel in everything he did which drive him to become very well rounded. He was above average in school and sports, which later drove him to be quite a good soldier. As Eli did his mandatory military service to his country he learned many valuable skill for the world he would soon find himself in. Eli was trained mostly with scoped rifles, as well as combat medicine, and survival techniques. When Eli had finished his service he though it would be good to go see some of the country he had defended. In his travels he realized that there was a lot more to the see than just his country so decided to travel abroad. having traveled to most of the major countries he started to pick at random some smaller countries. some exciting places not everyone has been. Eli quickly found the country of Chernarus and enjoyed studying up on it's recent bloody history and thought that is where he should go.