Ever imagined any of our strict police officers moonlighting as video game streamers? It’s quirky imagery to behold, but who says authoritative figures can’t be fun fellows to hang out with? As it turns out, Bravo Xgamer is a Facebook Gaming Creator who happens to be a prime example of the above.
Even though he’s already a bona fide streamer, Rashid “Bravo” bin Shamsul Kamal couldn’t bear to leave his policing career, which explains why he’s been in the force for 13 years. “Being a police officer is in my blood,” said Bravo. “I find it fulfilling to carry out the tasks I’ve been given on the job.” As someone who needs to take his job seriously and serve the community, Bravo has been trained to be disciplined and adept at time management, making him confident in sticking to his livestream schedule.
One can’t help but wonder, how can Bravo manage a full-time job while maintaining a streaming career after work? This is because he’s stationed in a small town in Kelantan, where the work is more stable, thus leaving him with enough time and energy to pursue his passion. It’s truly the best of both worlds, not to mention that his wife is a local in said town so they’re close to her family.
Having been a streamer for around 10 months now, Bravo expressed nothing but joy for his life as a streamer. “Playing games has always been my hobby since I was a child,” said Bravo, who was introduced to his first ever video game – the arcade racer Road Fighter – by his uncle at the age of 11. “I enjoy streaming on Facebook Gaming, because I can make a lot of new friends. I get so excited and overwhelmed by the support they’ve given me through Stars (Facebook Gaming currency) and by becoming my supporters.”
If you look closely at the content Bravo has been producing, it’ll come as no surprise why his popularity has been growing. Aside from the help of the GG program he joined in July, the games he streams are mainly adventure, story-driven games, and there’s a reason for that. “Those games help strengthen my relationship better with the fans, because I get to interact with them more often while I’m streaming,” Bravo revealed, saying that although he’s able to play faster-paced games, he’ll lose out by not being able to read their comments to chat with them more.
To anyone concerned that his constant adventure games streams could get boring, Bravo assures us that it isn’t the case. “I change games frequently and diversify my content so that no one gets bored.” He even discusses this with his followers often, and his decisions have been met with positive feedback so far, which is saying something.
Though sticking to the adventure genre may seem like it limits his game choices, that couldn’t be further from reality – there are a plethora of games out there containing elements of adventure he deems suitable for his stream. Aside from the likes of Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Batman: Arkham Knight, he broadcasts himself playing Sea of Thieves and hunting simulator theHunter: Call of the Wild; it turns out that the latter is his top favourite video game of all time. “One of my lifelong dreams is to go animal hunting, but I didn’t get to achieve it because I don’t have friends who like to hunt,” said Bravo, adding that animal hunting in Malaysia requires a license, which takes one too many hoops to jump through to acquire. “At least with theHunter, I can realise my dreams to some extent,” he said with a chuckle.
Speaking of dreams, to those aspiring to become a video game streamer, this was what Bravo had to say: “Do not give up easily, and always do your best.” He also advised them to know their audience from the inside out, which can be done by finding out what they really like through insights given by Facebook.”
And last but not least, “to all my fans and viewers – especially to my supporters – who always supported me, I’m grateful for every single one of you,” Bravo expressed. “I admit that I’m still learning in the world of streaming, but I will always give my best to all of you.”
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