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If you had told Rinal “Giin” Shah he was going to make a living as a Facebook Gamer a year ago, he would have called you crazy. Fast forward to earlier this year when the pandemic put him out of work and he had to look for an alternative way to earn money.
“I had been a public speaker for the past two years, but this year, when Covid-19 hit, it affected many people and I was one of them. Starting from January this year, I was not being invited to public speaking events which was my main job. No clients and jobs meant no income,” he recounted.
Rinal had tried applying for other jobs out there but couldn’t land anything successfully. His fortune changed when his wife, who had also been searching for work-from-home jobs online, learned about streaming and told him about it. With his dwindling savings and other options exhausted, he figured he had nothing to lose and gave it a shot. After all, he loved talking to people and streaming would be another way for him to do it.
Props to Rinal for diving headfirst into uncharted territory. After doing his research, he spent whatever money he had left to make his computer stream-ready – a risky move considering he had never streamed before and had no way to guarantee his success. Whether it was conscious or not, going all-in had a hidden benefit - because Rinal had nothing left, it motivated him to try as hard as possible to make his stream work. Fortunately, for the ex-motivational speaker, everything went according to plan.
Within the first month of streaming, his page was successful enough to receive Stars (a way for viewers to monetarily show their appreciation for streamers). It was at that point he had discovered a way out of his jobless situation. A few months later, he became a member of the GG Program. But his journey hasn’t been that straightforward and was fraught with obstacles.
His first hurdle was the lack of support from his friends and family. He recalls them saying, “You studied chemical engineering, why waste your time on streaming? Can you sustain your lifestyle? Can you take care of your family now that you’re married?” Thankfully, his success has now earned him their blessings.
Secondly, there was the challenge of dealing with toxic members of the streaming community. He didn’t drop any names but he stated that when he was new, there were streamers who stole his style of content and called it their own. There were also trolls who would come into chat to stir up trouble or report his channel despite him not breaking any rules. He wasn’t sure why he was being targeted, but according to his supporters, they were probably the actions of envious people.
Initially, when he was upset over these problems, he would end his streams early instead of showing his displeasure on camera. But as he gained more supporters on his channel, they gave him the strength to carry on, and now he’s not bothered by the haters anymore. He shared, with resolve, “As long as I do my best, regardless if people try to copy or come and bring me down, if I’m strong enough, and keep pushing forward, nobody can bring me down.”
One thing that sets Giin’s stream apart from other Facebook Gamers is that it’s not just about the gaming content. When you tune in to watch a Giin stream, it’s for the craziness he puts on in-between his games (sometimes even during his games!). Giin’s followers, whom he refers to as his family, are there for his uplifting talks, dances, jokes, and online ‘therapy’ sessions. “My brothers and sisters come to watch me because of how I make them feel!” According to him, gaming is only 20-30% of his channel content.
While he didn’t look up to other successful streamers when starting out his channel, he drew inspiration from the motivational speeches and podcasts that he listens to frequently. Giin believes that in order to motivate other people, he must motivate himself first.
Regarding his success as a streamer – Giin prefers the term unique, as his online content is a far cry from the typical gaming streamers out there. And with the numbers he pulls, it’s understandable why – he doesn’t have hundreds or thousands of viewers that most successful streamers have in order to sustain a career. The 20-30 fans who tune in for his content regularly are enough to keep him going. Talk about a dedicated fanbase! It’s no surprise why Rinal is extremely appreciative of them. In fact, he leaves it up to his supporters to decide on the games he plays.
The highest number of concurrent viewers he received was 160 - back when he had organized a Dead By Daylight tournament. Because some streamers were competing in the event, they had brought their own viewers which raised the numbers for that day. “I will never get those numbers again!” he joked.
Beyond the typical streamer setup, Giin has a table filled with special props he can easily reach out for, depending on the situation. Be it a funny hat or a scary mask, he’s always prepared to entertain his viewers. He also mentioned that he needs wireless headphones so that he can dance without fear of knocking anything over. Giin feels that when he ends the stream a sweaty mess, he did his best that night. However, the main thing that keeps him going is the gratitude he receives from his supporters.
“There is one thing that actually motivates me in a lot of ways. A lot of my brothers and sisters, some who aren’t in Malaysia, have texted me personally, saying: Giin, thank you very much, I was depressed, I gave up on my life the other night but I watched your stream and you gave me some hope. I do not have stars to send, but I wanted to let you know that you really helped me.”
“That message really touched me and made me cry. From then on, I knew that this career is not about the stars, but to help people. Sometimes you don’t know that by streaming, by doing the same thing you do every day, doing your job as usual – you might save a life. I was able to do that and that makes me feel very happy.”
“I know a lot of people who have quit within a few weeks because they couldn’t find any traction. While it would be great if all of us could play games for a living, but it isn’t a viable option for everyone,” Rinal admitted. However, he did share some advice for anybody thinking about becoming one. “Viewers usually appreciate the streamers and what they do, not the game they play. If people want to watch the game, they can just go onto YouTube. They’re on Facebook Gaming to enjoy the game on another level, and the way to accomplish that is all up to the streamer.” Which explains why he prioritizes entertaining his audience over anything else.
For his future plans, Giin doesn’t have anything set in stone at the moment. His supporters have been requesting for t-shirts but beyond that, his current goal is to become the best streamer he can be: the most positive, and motivating one out there, if possible. He said that he won’t be going back to public speaking after the pandemic is over. After his experience of receiving thanks from his viewers for saving their lives, his heart is now firmly set on this path.
Fun fact: his wife, who was also jobless during the pandemic, has joined him in his endeavours and now has a stream of her own. Fortunately, they don’t steal viewers from each other as she appeals to a different audience!
Finally, as a sign off to his fans, Giin had the following message for them, “It’s okay to be down, but it’s not okay to stay that way. Just remember that better days are yet to come.” Positive words from a positive man.
Giin is the kind of guy who will ignore the game he is currently playing just to comfort his viewers. If anyone on his stream says that they are feeling down, he will do what it takes to cheer them up. That’s what his stream is about – making people feel good. And in a year as gloomy as 2020, god knows we need more people like him. Giin streams Tuesday to Sunday on Facebook Gaming – tune in to catch some positive vibes.
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Full disclosure: it was Hakim who came up with the headline, something which the writer thought he was pretty proud of. It is a fact that he’s a self-proclaimed budak kampung (village boy) hailing from Manjung, Perak, where he returns to half of the time to maintain his familial relationship. He also devotes half of his time helping out the family business selling beauty products, with Hakim’s Facebook Gaming streaming career as his side gig.
“For me, streaming still has quite a lot of ups and downs, so I’m not ready to dive into it full-time yet,” Mohd Hakim bin Nanyan admitted. “But, once it’s stable enough for me, I’ll consider taking it up as a full-time career,” a fact his fans would undoubtedly take comfort in. After all, family comes first, and he’s been splitting his time 50/50 for both pursuits, never forgetting to entertain his irreplaceable fans, which is why he started streaming in the first place.
Wanting to spread as much joy as he can, the Malaysian streamer felt that Facebook Gaming was the best platform to do just that. After all, Hakim’s priority is to entertain as many people as possible - he believes that Malaysians, both young and old, use Facebook more often than other platforms, making it the best platform for him to pursue his streaming gig.
Hakim may be a video game streamer, but the games he’s been playing - which include various versions of PUBG, theHunter: Call of the Wild and more - is secondary to his true content, which consists simply interacting with his viewers. “I’m not exactly a pro or competitive player, and that’s okay because my fans are more interested in me bantering with them.” This phenomenon is prevalent by the games he plays - Hakim noticed that his viewers enjoy seeing him play single-player games like theHunter or, most recently, Tomb Raider. “I guess I pay more attention to them when I’m playing by myself,” in comparison to the times he played PUBG, which tend to be faster-paced.
Aside from that, Hakim revealed that even though he’s generally a polite person in real life, Hakim lets himself loose when he’s live, churning out his guy-next-door Perak dialect that happens to make him more relatable to his viewers. Not wanting to conform to the norm, the football fan prioritises staying true to himself, taking the opportunity to make funny content that’s both self-aware and honest. “I used to be shy last time, but streaming taught me to be more comfortable with myself and be brave to show my true self. Now I’m even confident to talk to other people in real life!” Goes to show that professional gaming can be a feasible career when done properly, a strong belief that he has too.
Fortunately, that belief extends to his family, who’s been supportive of his gaming endeavour from the very beginning six months ago, just when the movement control order (MCO) started. “I did it for fun at first, but I eventually started taking it more seriously and hope to make a career out of it.” It goes without saying that they’re proud of how far he has come, currently amassing more than 30,000 loyal followers, who probably see something in the Malaysian streamer that most people wouldn’t. Hakim recalled a time when he took two days off from streaming to work for his family. When he returned online, his supporters showered him with so much more Stars - a Facebook Gaming currency - than what he’s accustomed to. “I was very touched by their gesture,” saying that that’s his biggest on-stream highlight so far.
Followers can rest assured that Hakim isn’t wasting their generosity because behind the scenes, he’s putting aside 70% of the Stars he receives to give back to the community. In light of the pandemic, his charity recently came in the form of helping out the needy, which he did by embarking on derelict areas in Kuala Lumpur to give face masks and other necessities to homeless people on the streets. “I know what it is like to live a life of hardship, so I am extremely grateful for what I have now.”
Hakim is fully aware of all the support he’s received up until now, so he has nothing but gratitude towards his family and fans. “Thank you for supporting me since the beginning until now, for all the likes, shares and Stars all of you have given,” he expressed, saying that he might do a giveaway sometime in the future to show his appreciation. But for now, here’s some advice he had to share as his gift: “Don’t copy other streamers’ style; discover your own character and stick to your real self. Always be hardworking in reading the comments, and constantly communicate with your viewers your streaming schedule.”
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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Wilson Willy Saidul, better known as Punca, was an average joe making his way through the rigmarole of typical adult life - a nine-to-five job to pay the bills, and gaming in his spare time. Like a lot of other streamers, his tale began in a similar manner: giving a streaming a shot, finding out they were good enough to keep a consistent audience, and then making the transition to do it full-time.
Tune in to any one of Punca’s streams and you can instantly recognize the amount of enthusiasm and passion he puts into his work. Be it unboxing a gaming chair on camera, going through the motions of a PUBG Mobile match, or chilling with chat with dramatic background music - the ex-waiter from Papar, Sabah gives it his all, every time.
For those of you wondering how he got his name - it started as a nickname from his friends he played Dota 2 with, who playfully called him “Punca Kekalahan” (the cause of their loss) after losing a game - ironic, considering he’s usually the one carrying his teammates to victory. Ever since then, the handle stuck with him and he’s been using it since. While he may not be the cause of anybody’s losses, he’s definitely the source of entertainment for his diehard viewers on a daily basis.
Punca used to stream Worm Zone and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, but eventually returned to PUBG Mobile - the game that started it all, and also his favourite game to play. The reason he loves the game: it requires a lot of skills, the scene is well supported with many tournaments, and he loves interacting with other people in the game. Since then, he’s found plenty of success, credit to his skills at the game as well as his captivating commentary. Wilson’s journey to becoming a full-time streamer was a road fraught with obstacles. His biggest challenge was stepping out of his reserved shell: “I am an introverted person at first and I'm not a really good dancer. However, there are a lot of requests from my viewers and one of them is for me to dance. So, I braced myself and danced with all of my might to entertain my viewers,” said the shy 24-year-old Sabahan.
Of course, climbing out of his shell wasn’t all he had to do - he still needed to show off his gameplay skills, and that he wasn’t punca kekalahan. “The point where I realize that I could become a successful streamer is through my gameplay skills as well as entertaining people at the same time. In my opinion, these two components are the most important things to become a successful streamer,” he recalls. Fun fact: Punca’s team came third at the PUBG Mobile Sabah National Championship - he was very close to being an esports athlete!
Even when he knew what to do, success didn’t come overnight for Wilson. He spent his time streaming to nobody before he grew a community of his own. “The beginning of streaming is the most challenging for me throughout my streaming experience. This is because I am a no-name streamer at first, so it is expected that no one is viewing my live stream and I have to be strong especially on my mental strength. To be honest, the best moment of my streaming career is when eGG Network contacted me to become a partner with them. It felt as though my streaming career all of this time has been acknowledged.” His two years of hard work has paid off.
Since joining the GG Program, Punca’s stream has been steadily growing. Thanks to the support of his fans, he can focus on creating content instead of worrying about having an audience to watch his stream. “Showcasing good gaming skills and entertaining the viewers at the same time is the key to grow as a streamer. Be passionate and never give up no matter how hard the challenges are.”
Looking back, the 24-year-old has no regrets leaving his waiting career, thanks to the support of his family and friends on his adventure. Most importantly, he thanks his fans for their undying support and love. “For my fans from the beginning until now, I want to express my deepest gratitude towards all of you because, without my fans, there will be no Punca XGaming. I want to thank all of you for your endless support which motivated me a lot. See you guys, goodbye my friend. Okay bah kalau kau!”
When asked about his decision to stream, he mentioned that he was inspired by other streamers who had found success in this career - namely, Fredo Sameon, XK Penjahat, Obot Gaming, FattahZie Gaming and lastly the most popular FPS shooter, Shroud.
In addition to playing games, Punca can be found fishing when he’s not busy slaying noobs on the battlefield of Miramar, Erangel or Sanhok. He also has big dreams of starting his own line of merchandise in the future. In the meantime, you can see him continuously trying out new ideas to keep his stream fresh and interesting. If he keeps up this momentum and drive to improve, he’ll turn into a superstar streamer in no time.
Punca XGaming streams daily from 2pm onwards, catch him live on Facebook.
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Watching a streamer play video games is generally seen as a young person’s idea of fun, but for Facebook Gaming Creator, Abu Midas, that generalisation couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the age of Abu’s fans range from children to as old as the elderly, with plenty of nenek (grandmothers) watching his gaming endeavours and chatting with him.
“I talk to my viewers a lot and be mindful of my mannerisms,” opined Luqman “Abu Midas” bin Shahidan on his broad appeal, saying that he wants to be a good model for anyone who watches him online, especially kids, whom he adores. Although it’s arguable that most streamers would act the same, what sets Abu apart from his peers is his empathy towards fans.
As someone who used to watch video game streams often, “there were times when I commented something and the streamer didn’t acknowledge it, which made me feel disheartened.” Never wanting his followers to feel the same way, Abu goes the extra mile to read literally every single comment his viewers leave. Whenever the aforementioned neneks wish him well in the comments (which happens often), he always makes sure to reciprocate their blessings. “That’s how much I want to show my appreciation to them.”
Sweetly enough, that admiration is a two-way street - Abu gets plenty of personal visits from a portion of his 86k followers, who come to Johor (where he resides) just to see him. “I had a fan from Kedah who came with their family to meet me,” he harked back, an encounter which happened a few days just before the interview. So, even though Abu remains a bachelor who’s still out looking for love, he’s showered with fondness by his fans.
Abu celebrated the one-year anniversary of his streaming pursuit late last month, and times have changed a lot for the Johor native since then. After working in Mineski and as an insurance agent, he started to juggle two prospects: as a streamer, as well as a Grab driver to make ends meet whilst pursuing his true interest. “I used to cry sometimes because it was too much for me to handle at times”, especially when he had a lot of financial obligations. On top of that, Abu initially didn’t have a proper PC set-up to assist in his video game streaming, which is why his close friend loaned him the cash to kickstart his journey. “He believed in me, and I didn’t want to disappoint him if my streaming career didn’t take off.”
Fortunately, Abu couldn’t have picked a better time to realise his dreams as a streamer. Despite the arduous early months, when the movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia prevented him from being a Grab driver, he started dedicating a lot more of his time streaming Wormate.io on Facebook Gaming. Needless to say, his viewership went up through the roof and Abu comfortably has since settled into his role as a full-time video game streamer, shedding tears of joy and gratitude. “I’m so glad that everything worked out in the end.”
Like plenty of streamers, Abu has been a gamer since he was young. A PC gamer and fan of Dota 2 (his streamer last name was derived from the Hand of Midas in-game item), he acknowledges the popularity of mobile games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and PUBG Mobile on streams, but because he’s not used to playing games on a smartphone, he instead resorted to PC gaming for his streaming content. He chose Wormate.io as his go-to game, so that he can pay more attention to his fans, granted that he’s been playing it so much that it’s starting to get repetitive. “I voiced out my feelings to my fans and they were understanding, which I’m thankful for.”
Thus, he’s been slowly transitioning into other games to keep both himself and his fans happy, most notably Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout due to its simplicity. He usually streams Worms Zone for the first half of his stream followed by Fall Guys, so that his viewers also get used to him playing a different game. He thought out loud that he just might stream mobile games in the future, but he’ll have to warm up to it first before doing so. Abu is in this in the long run anyway, evidenced by his decision to join the new GG program, which is designed to help rising Facebook Gaming streamers such as Abu to extend their reach even further. “You must have passion for your dreams so that you don’t give up on it easily.”
At the end of the day, what’s a streamer’s success if it weren’t for the steadfast loyalty of their fans? “I want to express my utmost gratitude to each and every one of you who didn’t give up on me. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to reach this milestone. I promise to be the best I can be and fix my flaws for the sake of everyone. Thank you again for supporting Abu Midas Gaming.”