OUR STREAMERS

“If I wasn’t a streamer, I’d be a Tesla-driving Uber driver,” said Chun Lin, or better known to his fans as VeryTJ (飛常天真) on Facebook Gaming. There was something about driving that fascinated the Taiwanese streamer as it became his go-to answer for a few questions we had throughout the interview. When he wasn’t being serious, his fun and jovial demeanour brought a lot of laughter to the conversation.

“My nickname, ‘Fēi cháng tiānzhēn’ is a reminder myself to not be naive. It’s a name I’ve used for a very long time. However, I am still a naive guy,” he said when asked about his nickname. Based on the success he’s had as a streamer so far, it doesn’t look like he’s as naive as he thinks.

The 33-year-old Facebook Gaming Creator, who has been streaming for many years, worked a lot of different jobs before transitioning into a full-time content creator - his last job being a security guard. When the opportunity came knocking, he accepted without hesitation, said the long term gamer who remembers playing Stone Age Online (the 1999 MMO) as one of his first games. He then transitioned to other games like Lineage and League of Legends as he grew older and it was the former title that helped him kickstart his streaming career.

Being part of the service industry, he felt that he had the skills for the task. “Both jobs require you to connect with people, and since I was good at that, I felt I could be a streamer.” He wasn’t wrong, people instantly noticed how charismatic he was. Unlike streamers who get recognized for raging, it was his positivity that helped him build a fanbase. He attracted folks who enjoyed his jolly vibes. “In the beginning, I had a lot of viewers who told me that I had very positive energy and they encouraged me to go keep streaming.”

“The best part about streaming is when I pull off skilful moves or outplays, emotions are high for me and my viewers, and we get hyped together!” However, the good comes with the bad and it’s not always rosy in chat. “Once in a while, I’ll get passersby who watch me fail and flame me or compare me to other streamers - I hate that!” Fortunately, since switching to Facebook Gaming, he’s been dealing with a more peaceful and less toxic chat.

Some people have even insulted him for his appearance, which has led VeryTJ to turn off his camera for most of his streams on Facebook. Fortunately, he doesn’t need to rely on his looks to keep his audiences’ attention. “When there is no camera, the quality of the stream is not dependent on my looks. Viewers will watch because of the gameplay.”

And it’s no coincidence that gameplay is the main focus of VeryTJ’s stream. The former League of Legends player who switched to Arena of Valor is good at what he does. If he’s so good, why doesn’t he go pro then? We asked and he joked that he felt he was too old to play professionally and he would starve as an esports athlete - apparently, they aren’t paid well enough. Fortunately for him, he has his streaming career and a loyal fanbase to keep him going.

“When I started, the most difficult part was finding out what was special about myself. How was I going to catch the attention of viewers? I had to discover what was my selling point.” Eventually, he discovered he had the knack to make people laugh and the skills to outplay his opponents - which has carried him thus far.

Chun Lin intends to keep streaming for a very long time - until people don’t want to watch him anymore. Then he’d start anew as an Uber driver or launch a talent agency to help streamers grow their career. He wants to help people out with all the knowledge he had to learn on his own - like figuring out how to grow an audience.

“For people who want to start streaming on YouTube or Twitch - as long as your family is rich enough, you can do it,” he said in jest and promptly followed with sincere advice, “if you want to stream, think of it as a hobby. If you stream as a hobby, you’ll be more passionate about it and you can go further. If you do it for income, you will take it as a job, which will negatively affect your stream.”

To his fans, he concluded the interview with a message of thanks, “if there is no them, there is no me.” And though he might not get recognized in public right now, he might be a familiar face in the rearview mirror of a rideshare car you get in next time.

In the meantime, check out VeryTJ live on Facebook Gaming, and stay tuned to eGG Network for more interviews with your favourite Creators!

PMNC 2021 Grand Finals

The PUBG Mobile Malaysia National Championship 2021 is finally reaching its conclusion, with the 16 teams left vying for four seats to the upcoming PMPL MY/SG Season 4 (PUBG Mobile Professional League Malaysia/Singapore). The bottom four of last season's PMPL MY/SG teams, Yoodo Gank, Team Bosskurr, Todak and NSEA will also battling for those tickets, so everyone would need to buck up to earn their place, as well as a share of the RM100,000 prize pool.

The PMNC 2021 Ladies Battle Finals will be running in the first two days of the series too, as well as an all-star show match on Day 3.

PMNC 2021 Grand Finals runs today until Sunday (16 - 18 July) at 12PM daily, LIVE on PUBG Mobile Facebook.

Facebook Gaming Creator Games: Rise to Greatness - Regional Finals

Day 1 matches

Facebook Gaming Creators can be serious gamers too, evidenced by the top Mobile Legends: Bang Bang streamers across Southeast Asia facing off one another in the Regional Grand Finals of Facebook Gaming Creator Games: Rise to Greatness. A US$113,000 prize pool is up for grabs, but which streamer squad will best everyone else to win the lion's share?

Related: Budak Angkol Mahu ‘GEGARKAN’ Facebook Gaming Creator Games 2021

Catch the conclusion of the Facebook Gaming Creator Games today until Sunday (16 - 18 July) at 12PM, 4PM and 1PM, respectively LIVE on eGG Network TV and Facebook.

ESL Mobile Open: Wild Rift ICON Series MY – Fall Season

After two days of Group Stage, UndeRank, SDGR EBLIZ, and SEM9 are currently in the top 3 of the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Malaysia Fall Season. Will they be able to retain their positions in the following weeks?

The ESL Mobile Open 2021 Fall: Malaysia Group Stage runs every Monday and Thursday (19 and 22 July this week) at 6PM daily LIVE on eGG Network TV, as well as ESL Facebook and YouTube.

LoL Pacific Championship Series 2021 Summer

Looks like déjà vu with PSG Talon and Mega Bank Beyond Gaming (the top 2 teams of PCS 2021 last season) taking the throne once again in Week 1 of PCS 2021 Summer. Will they be able to hold their ground against the other eight top tier League of Legends teams from Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong?

PCS 2021 Summer is currently running every Friday to Sunday, with Week 2 matches happening today onwards (16 - 18 July) at 4PM daily. The English broadcast will be streamed LIVE on eGG Network TV! All language PCS 2021 Spring streams – including Mandarin and Thai – can be found on YouTube, and individual Twitch channels have been set up for EnglishMandarin and Thai, with Huya for simplified Chinese.

More info on LoL PCS 2021 Summer can be found on the official website.

Smash Summit 11

The Super Smash Bros. Invitational will be pitting the best of the best e-fighters against each other in the Olympic-themed esports event, with a US$140,000+ prize pool on the line.

Catch the rumble from today onwards (16 - 19 July) at 1AM daily LIVE on eGG Network TV, Twitch and YouTube.

Arena of Valor World Cup 2021

It's the biggest showdown of the year for Arena of Valor esports, with Thailand's Talon Esports and Taiwan's Most Outstanding Player (MOP) duking it out in the Grand Finals. They previously butt heads in the upper bracket semi-finals with Talon emerging victorious 4-2, but MOP is back for more after decimating Saigon Phantom 4-0 in the lower bracket. Which finalist will be mopping the floor with whom to come out on top?

AWC 2021 Grand Finals commence this Sunday (18 July) at 5PM. The AoV global series is available live on Facebook and YouTube, in five languages - English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

NBA 2K League

Dates: 16 - 19 July, 11AM; 22 - 25 July, 7AM (Live).
Where to watch: eGG Network TV.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

The International 10 Qualifiers

The remaining 2 teams who will be playing at TI 10 are going to be decided this weekend and we'll get to see who qualifies from the CN and EU regions. It's going to be one heck of a qualifier! Catch all the action live on eGG Network TV and Twitch.

ESL Mobile Open: Wild Rift ICON Series MY – Fall Season

Presenting you, all eight teams who will be competing in Group Stage of the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series in Malaysia, with the final four teams finalised earlier this week. Will these four rookies be able to go up against the top 4 teams of Summer Season: Berjaya Dragons, Geek Fam, SEM9 and RTZ UndeRank? With RM60,000 on the line, it'd be unwise not to toughen up and give these top dogs a hard time.

Catch the ESL Mobile Open 2021 Fall: Malaysia Group Stage every Monday and Thursday (12 July onwards) LIVE on eGG Network TV, as well as ESL Facebook and YouTube.

LoL Pacific Championship Series 2021 Summer

PCS 2021 is back with Summer Season! The 10 best League of Legends teams across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong are battling once more for the championship title.

PCS 2021 Summer will run every Friday to Sunday, from today (9 July) onwards at 4PM daily. The English broadcast will be streamed LIVE on eGG Network TV! All language PCS 2021 Spring streams – including Mandarin and Thai – can be found on YouTube, and individual Twitch channels have been set up for EnglishMandarin and Thai, with Huya for simplified Chinese.

More info on the LoL PCS 2021 Spring Playoffs can be found on the official website.

Arena of Valor World Cup 2021

It's now down to the final four teams of the international Arena of Valor World Cup who are still in the running for the world championship title. Who will persevere in the Semifinals and be one step closer to being crowned Arena of Valor champions?

AWC 2021 Semifinals begins tomorrow (10 - 11 July) at 3PM and 6PM, respectively, followed by the Grand Finals on 18 July. The AoV series is available LIVE on Facebook and YouTube, in five languages - English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

PMNC 2021 Sanhok Zone Finals - Solo/Squad & Ladies Finals

Dates: 9 July, 2.30PM (Solo); 10 - 11 July, 11AM (Squad/Ladies).
Where to watch: PUBG Mobile Facebook.

NBA 2K League

Dates: 9 - 11 July, 16 - 19 July.
Where to watch: eGG Network TV.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

Telur Mata Cup Grand Finals

Our very own community cup is reaching its eGGxciting finale! The top 15 teams of the Group Stage may have proven themselves worthy of entering the next stage, but can they replicate their previous success in the higher-stakes round? They better, especially when entries to PMNC 2021 Group Stage and a RM30,000 prize pool are on the line.

Related: TMC PUBG Mobile - All-star wildcard team revealed & top 15 teams advancing to Grand Finals

Catch the TMC Grand Finals this weekend (3 - 4 July) 8PM daily, LIVE on eGG Network TV and Facebook.

The International 10 Qualifiers

The bloodbath for the remaining 6 teams who will be playing at TI 10 are going to be determined over the next 2 weeks. Last week, Team Spirit (East EU) and SG Esports (SA) qualified, this week we'll see who qualifies from NA and SEA. eGG Network TV will be broadcasting the SEA Qualifiers, so make sure to tune in!

ESL Mobile Open: Wild Rift ICON Series MY – Fall Season

Onwards to the fall edition of the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series in Malaysia, this time boasting RM60,000 in its total prize pool! The top 4 teams of Summer Season (Berjaya Dragons, Geek Fam, SEM9 and RTZ UndeRank) are back to duke it out with four other qualifying teams, who will be determined in the upcoming qualifiers.

Catch the ESL Mobile Open 2021 Fall: Malaysia Closed Qualifiers from tomorrow to Monday (3 - 5 July) LIVE on eGG Network TV, as well as ESL Facebook and YouTube.

Arena of Valor World Cup 2021

The third edition of the international Arena of Valor World Cup is currently underway with the Quarterfinals. Who will make it to the semi-finals?

AWC 2021 Group Stage resumes today (2 - 4 July) at 4.30PM daily, followed by the Semifinals (10 - 11 July) and the Grand Finals on 18 July. The AoV series is available LIVE on Facebook and YouTube, in five languages - English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

PMNC 2021 Karakin Zone Finals - Solo/Squad

Dates: 2 July, 2PM (Solo); 3 - 4 July, 2PM (Squad).
Where to watch: PUBG Mobile Facebook.

FIFA 21 Global Series: Europe XBOX Playoffs

Date: 6 - 8 July, 12.30AM, 12AM and 5AM, respectively.
Where to watch: eGG Network TV.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Summer Super Cup

12 teams remain in the Playoffs! Alas, Malaysia's Berjaya Dragons and Geek Fam Wild Rift didn't make the cut, with the top 3 of each group advancing to the three-day finale. Who will be the one walking away with the champion's share of the US$150,000 prize pool and bragging rights as the best Wild Rift team in SEA?

Catch the SEA Icon Series Summer Super Cup Playoffs from today onwards (25 - 27 June), at 1.30PM daily. The regional tournament will be broadcast LIVE on eGG Network TV, as well as ESL Facebook and YouTube.

Arena of Valor World Cup 2021

The third edition of the international Arena of Valor World Cup continues, with Group Stage reaching its conclusion this Sunday. Who will be the final four teams to qualify for the Knockout Stage and bag the lion's share of the US$500,000?

AWC 2021 Group Stage resumes today onwards (25 - 27 June) at 1PM daily, followed by the Quarterfinals (30 June - 4 July), Semifinals (10 - 11 July) and the Grand Finals on 18 July. The AoV series is available for watching on Facebook and YouTube, in five languages - English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

CoD Mobile Garena Invitational Battle Royale 2021

The major Call of Duty: Mobile battle royale tournament continues with the Garena Invitational Battle Royale 2021 (GIBR 2021). Vagabonds Esports are currently in the lead despite winning zero matches, an impressive feat thanks to their high kill volume and consistent top placement points.

Catch the conclusion of GIBR 2021 tomorrow (Saturday) at 1PM. It will be available in English, Indonesian, Mandarin, Thai on CoD Mobile Facebook (Malaysia and Philippines) and YouTube.

PMNC 2021 Miramar Zone Finals - Solo/Squad

Dates: 25 June, 2PM (Solo); 26 - 27 June, 12.30PM (Squad).
Where to watch: PUBG Mobile Facebook.

NBA 2K League

Date: 25 - 27 June, 7AM daily.
Where to watch: eGG Network TV and Twitch.

KJC eSports VALORANT Tournament: One

Date: 25 June, 9PM; and 26 June, 3PM.
Where to watch: Twitch and YouTube.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Summer Super Cup

The next level of the SEA Icon Series Summer Super Cup is here! The top 2 teams of each SEA country's Wild Rift league - totaling up to 16 squads - will be facing off over the US$150,000 total prize pool and the coveted title as the best Wild Rift esports team in the region. Malaysia's Berjaya Dragons and Geek Fam Wild Rift will be competing too, so be sure to support them!

Catch the group stage from 19 - 22 June, and the Playoffs from 25 - 27 June, at 1.30PM daily. The regional tournament will be broadcast LIVE on eGG Network TV, as well as ESL Facebook and YouTube.

BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2021

Eight of the world's best Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) have proven themselves worthy in Spring Groups 2021 and Spring Showdown 2021. However, there's only one ticket to the BLAST Premier World Final 2021, as well as precious BLAST Premier points to earn. Who will be the only team to win it all?

Catch BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2021 LIVE on eGG Network TV, Twitch and YouTube, from tonight until Sunday (18 - 20 June) at 9PM daily.

Arena of Valor World Cup 2021

Arena of Valor esports fans are in for a treat, with AWC 2021 returning for its third edition after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic. The online-only competition will pit 16 of the mightiest teams across the globe clashing over the US$500,000 prize pool, along with the championship title.

AWC 2021 begins with Group Stage (19 - 27 June), followed by the Quarterfinals (30 June - 4 July) and Semifinals (10 - 11 July) before the Grand Finals arrive on 18 July. The AoV series is available for watching on Facebook and YouTube, in five languages - English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

CoD Mobile Garena Invitational Battle Royale 2021

A major Call of Duty: Mobile battle royale tournament has finally arrived with the Garena Invitational Battle Royale 2021 (GIBR 2021). 24 apex teams from six regions in Southeast Asia will be gunning for the US$10,000 in a span of two match days, as well as the solo award of Kill Leader.

Catch GIBR 2021 on 19 and 26 June (Saturdays) from 1PM onwards, and will be available in English, Indonesian, Mandarin, Thai. Watch the regional invitational on CoD Mobile Facebook (Malaysia and Philippines) and YouTube.

FIGHT Campus League Season 1 Philippines - Grand Finals

Dates: 18 June, 6.30PM.
Where to watch: eGG Network FB.

PMNC 2021 Erangel Zone Finals - Solo/Squad

Dates: 18 June, 2PM (Solo); 19 - 20 June, 12.30PM (Squad).
Where to watch: PUBG Mobile Facebook.

NBA 2K League

Date: 24 - 27 June, 7AM daily.
Where to watch: eGG Network TV and Twitch.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

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