Jaasuzuran: An actor in both real life and video games
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Jaasuzuran: An actor in both real life and video games

Jun 06, 2020 Bryan "soupykambing" Terng  

Largely recognised as a face of the popular Malaysian radio station of Era FM (which he left last year), Jaasuzuran is determined to carve out a name for himself by exploring new career paths that intrigue him. His pursuit in acting and hosting may have taken off, starring in TV films such as Korban Penunggu Hospital and Suka Dia Ya Suka Dia Tak, but there’s one little known side to the former radio presenter that the general public isn’t aware of: he’s an official Facebook Gaming Creator who streams video games.

Streaming in the name of art

“I see streaming as a form of art,” said Mohamad Faizal “Jaasuzuran” bin Ahmad, affectionately called as Jaa. In a world where streamers are usually known for their gameplay and personality, one may be baffled by his interpretation of video game streams as an artistic medium, but hear him out. “I come up with storylines to act out in Grand Theft Auto Online, much like a TV drama series,” he explained his regular content. 

Beyond roleplaying in GTA Online (which the Rockstar game is known for), Jaa includes a long string of local streamers (around 20) as actors in his project, all in the name of art, good viewership and entertainment. The Kelantan native usually looks to real-life stories, current issues and specific films sequences for inspiration, injecting them into the melting plot. “The first storyline I did centered around the life of a Chinese gangster named Jaakie Chan, which I acted as,” he recalled. “There were elements of romance, crime and drama in it, which attracted a lot of viewers because they are eager to know what will happen next.”

On top of controlling his in-game character, Jaa also has to voice act as the characters he embodies. “It takes a lot of effort, because you have to change your voice and keep at it for hours,” he remarked, saying that he has stayed in character for a long time every single night of his streams – it took him three months to conclude Jaakie Chan’s story. At least the workload is lessened by the absence of scripts. 

Instead, Jaa prefers to list down important plot points with a number of details as reference for the whole crew and ad-lib the rest of the way. This improv method runs the risk of being messy, but is resolved by planning out the storyline over a few days and organising frequent pre-stream discussions. “It helps everyone remember their roles so that the story goes smoothly; otherwise, all the dialogue is spontaneous.”

Climbing the ladder

Enacting a gang war on GTA Online takes an army of acting streamers to pull off.

However, Jaa didn’t start his streaming career right away with such ambitious content. In his first few weeks of trying, he was still shy of pulling off his storyline concept, opting to stream plot-focused games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4, which he still does from time to time. It was after two months of streaming irregularly during his free time that he started taking his streams seriously. He began coming up with stories, gathered his close friends and streamers, and acted them out in GTA Online, which caused his viewership count to “boom giler (like crazy)”.

Naysayers may attribute his surge in popularity to his celebrity status, but Jaa said that isn’t the case. “It doesn’t matter who you are outside of Facebook Gaming. I still had to start from zero like every other streamer and work hard to grow my viewership.” With the amount of work he has been pouring into his video game streams as an actor, director and story planner, Jaa clearly didn’t exaggerate when he said gaming and acting are his passion. 

Leaving no stone unturned

Although juggling between acting, hosting and streaming seems too much for one person to handle, the full-time Facebook Gaming Creator assures that he doesn’t have issues managing his workload. Aside from having the flexibility to choose his own streaming schedule, his acting and hosting endeavours usually happen in the day, leaving his nights free to do as he pleases. 

“I play games a lot when I’m on break or at night, to the point that I’m just lost in my own world and stay up until morning.” When he found out there was a platform on Facebook for anybody to stream their gameplay, he decided to make full use of his time to kickstart his streaming career.

“I can put my gaming time to good use now, not to mention that I’m also growing my career by streaming,” Jaa expressed, saying that he also enjoys interacting with his viewers. “I view them not as random strangers, but as family; who would want to spend so much time with a stranger like my fans do?”

From the immense support of his fans to the fruitful collaboration he has with his friends on stream, Jaa has much to be grateful to get here. Back when he was with Era FM, unbeknownst to many, the radio presenter was given additional responsibilities as a digital content producer to drive Era FM’s social media pages. “I had to think of what content would resonate well with fans, even pitching ideas to my superiors by acting in mock videos and editing them,” which inspired him to pursue acting and gave him a head start as a video game content creator. Thanks to the skills he learned and mastered throughout the years, Jaa is able to bring together both acting and gaming in perfect harmony with his live streams.


Willing to open your mind to a new form of art? Jaasuzuran’s Facebook Gaming page is the place to be every night from 10PM onwards.

About Bryan "soupykambing" Terng

An action adventure RPG lover, Bryan also likes playing and writing PUBG Mobile and COD: Mobile when he's away from his PS4 and Netflix. He also secretly hopes that Apex Legends esports will take off in SEA.

35 comments

  • Mohd hafiz
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 20:50 pm

    Terbaik, streaming paling gempak dan begitu ramah bersama peminat dan penonton ⭐😘

    Reply
  • Syahiran
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:03 pm

    It us good streamer

    Reply
  • Adam ariff
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:05 pm

    Jaasuzuran punya stream memang the best tidak pernah bosan setiap stream jaasuzuran penuh dengan lawak #JAASUZURANTHEBEST
    ADAM ARIFF
    #GSA❤🔥
    #GERAKANSOJAAARMY❤🔥

    Reply
  • kaguya
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:06 pm

    Bagi sy ..stream abe jaa ni best sungguh ..waktu first sy layn stream ni ..time abe jaa main Mobilelegend ..time tuu semua loghat kelate abih dia bgi boh…ape² sy doakn abe jaa dimurahkn rezeki ..Amin..#SORJAARMY

    Reply
  • Bruce yoll
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:06 pm

    Along time Abe jaa stream…I can see improvement about him talking and try to make viewers laughing…my opinion Abe jaa so funny I cant sleep because his funny make me laugh non stop

    Reply
  • Syarif
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:06 pm

    Jaasuzuran mmg terbaik selalu layan live dia kelakar gila tak pernah bosan

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  • Afifaziz
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:06 pm

    Jaa Suzuran is the best streamer content dia tak pernah menghampakan viewers and selalu terhibur one more things dia tak sombong layan semua orang👍👍👍👍

    Reply
  • Wann Jinn
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:07 pm

    the best streamer,, sentiasa bagi content2 terbaik pada viewers.. 👍👍👍

    Reply
  • Muhd syazmeer nabil
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:08 pm

    Pendapat saya sebelum ini saya x minat layan streamer ii main game tapi bila saya tertengok abeja main game saya jadi minat nak tengok sebab saya suka tengok cara beja main game cara beja layan views dy sentiasa nampak happy je dan pemurah slalu bagi giveaway dekat views

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  • AFIQ PUTERA
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:09 pm

    TAKNAK KATA PANJANG LA..SENANG CITE ABEJAA IS MY FAVOURITE STREAMER PALING OP LAA..NO MORE COMMNET,NO MORE TYPE..LOVE U BEEJA
    #GSAFAMILY❤
    #GERAKKANSOJAAAARMY❤
    SELAMAT BEKERJA ABEEJA💪

    Reply
  • Muhd syazmeer nabil
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:11 pm

    Pada pendapat saya sebelum ini saya x minat pun tengok streamer ii main tapi hila saya tengok beja anta video main game dekat ig saya tetibe rasa nak tengok beja tiap ii hari main game sebab saya suka character beja sentiasa happy dan pandai layan views lagi satu beja sangat pemurah selalu bagi giveaway dekat views.

    Reply
  • AINUR HAZIQ
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:12 pm

    Terbaik, streaming paling gempak dan begitu ramah bersama peminat dan penonton🔥❤️😘
    #🔥gerakansojaaarmyforever🔥

    Reply
  • Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:15 pm

    Live Abe jaa memang terbaik
    Mantap .. pecah pale

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  • Ahmad mu'izzuddin
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:15 pm

    Abe jaa mmg mantap kalau xderr live abe jaa kurang rasa seharian
    #GSA

    Reply
  • Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:16 pm

    Cantik gile….mantap ah

    Reply
  • Madjah musa
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:20 pm

    Abejaa is my fav streamer and my idola … Abejaa streamer yang paling ramah dengan viewer viewer dia 😘 Tak sia sia sy jadi supporter abejaa … So so mantap❗no more type … i love u Abejaa
    #sojaaarmy
    #GSAfamily
    #gerakansojaaarmy

    Reply
  • Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:24 pm

    Terbaik..streamers paling terbaik di muka bumi ini dan begitu ramah bersama peminat dan penonton✅

    Reply
  • Lisa Shafiqah
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:25 pm

    Sebagai fans dia memang selalu tak lepas tengok dia punya live stream, dia memang akan layan viewers dia dulu. Tak sombong , content terbaik ! Tersusun. Memang suka tngok live jaa suzuran ni sebab best. Layan stream dia suka suka je sampai sekarang dh jadi supporters. Nampak la hardworking dia, jadi hose, jadi streamer buat itu buat ini. Buat lawak itu dah memang life dia, selalu happykan peminat. Terbaik abe jaa.

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  • sarah khadeja 🧚🏻‍♀️
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:30 pm

    stream abeja memang terbaik , content pun menarik , kelakar dan sangat menghiburkan kami para viewers ❤️ , taknak cakap lebih lebih abejaa memang the best always make my day happy ! 😘 selamat bekerja abeja ♥️
    #GERAKKANSOJAARMYFAMILY

    Reply
  • ALIFF NAJMI
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 21:45 pm

    SAYA TAK TAHU NK CAKAP APE…LIVE ABE JAA MEMANG MANTAP DAN FAVOURIT LIVE SAYA SEKIAN

    #GSA FAMILY ♥️🌷
    #GERAKANSOJAAARMY♥️🇲🇾

    Reply
  • SHAH NIZAM
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 22:08 pm

    STREMER PALING SAMPOI,,CONTENT YANG MANTAP,SELALU BUAT SAYA TERHIBUR,TAKPERNAH RASA BOSAN DGN TERLATAH ABANG JAA,,MEMANG GEMPAK…
    TERBAIKK

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  • Izzat
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 22:09 pm

    abe jaa memang mantap, stream abe jaa mmg padu, layan stream abe jaa mcm layan movie, tk pernah bosan dan berterima kasih sgt sgt abe jaa kerana menghiburkan kami #gerakansojaaarmy

    Reply
  • Faris Asnawi
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 22:18 pm

    Jaasuzuran meme mantappppp

    Reply
  • Muhammad Syahmi
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 22:42 pm

    Abe jaa sangat peramah dengan viewer..sporting dan tidak sombong..sentiasa melayan kerenah viewer…..good job abe jaa

    Reply
  • Nrazman ludin
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 22:54 pm

    Semoga abejaa dimurahkan rezeki Dan dipermudahkan segala urusan ❤️ maju lah ke hadapan.. We all support jaazusuran.. Maju laa dlm bidang gamer and streaming 👍🏻

    Reply
  • Hazreen ashraff
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 22:58 pm

    Streamer yg padu yg pndai lyan viewer…go GSA Family

    Reply
  • khairul izwan
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 23:09 pm

    assalamualaikum ,di sini sya abechik di panggil org,streamer yg paling mantap kaw kaw punya the one and onlehh abejaaa kite,tak pernah mengecewakan,tak pernah tak krem perut ketawa tengok die nie,okay sekian,assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

    Reply
  • NIKZUL
    Jun 6, 2020 @ 23:09 pm

    streaming jaasuzuran mmg mantap…slalu happykan viewers dia…suka sngt la dngn stream dia..mantappp bahjoooo

    Reply
  • Jun 7, 2020 @ 10:05 am

    JUJUR TERUK NI! Abe jaa streamer yang mantap! tak pernah membosankan, sentiasa buat family saya terhibur bahagia dengan drama drama beJaa😂 semoga berjaya dunia akhirat ye beJaa. support follow and like page saya pulak beJaa dekat website url tu. Tiberrr! Terima kasih kalau follow and like page saya beJaa😘

    Reply
  • Nurul Hazwani Hamdan
    Jun 7, 2020 @ 11:47 am

    I really like the broadcast jaa as a streamer. A lot of interesting content was posted. Very positive and creative. I hope he continues to entertain his fans and supporters.

    Reply
  • Nurul Hazwani Hamdan
    Jun 7, 2020 @ 11:48 am

    I really like the broadcast jaa as a streamer. A lot of interesting content was posted. Very positive and creative. I hope he continues to entertain his fans and supporters. -GSA❤️

    Reply
  • Cassandra
    Jun 7, 2020 @ 12:02 pm

    At first I never know that Jaa is a actor. I been follow his streaming past few weeks. so Abe Jaa memang the best laa. Buat content macam dalam real life. Once he plays, he try to make the character looks real. For me Jaa 10/10. And I’m glad Jaa notice me when I support by giving stars. Keep it up Jaa! Support local streamer 💪🏻

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  • Jun 14, 2020 @ 23:34 pm

    Abe jaa main fuuuuuuuyooooooo
    A

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