It’s also a social network: chat rooms are embedded into user pages next to video streams, allowing the broadcaster and audience to interact in real time.Going by the username Xminks, Chelsea has become renowned for her skills in Call of Duty – so much so that playing it online has become her bread and butter.There are moments she really does, but she’s also still f–king around with people. It’s fueled her desire for power and her desperation to prove that she’s somebody worth considering.
“I went to work one day and I was like, ‘I would actually be making more money if I had stayed at home and kept playing video games than coming here,’” she says. Chelsea is one of a growing number of Australian women making a living from Twitch.tv, a live-video streaming platform that allows people from all over the world to watch one another play games.She knew very quickly that she wanted to become a full-time streamer, but building up a following while holding down another job was hard. “I would constantly be having to defend it, not only to my friends, who were like, ‘Why aren’t you coming out?,’ but to myself as well, because I had a lot of self-doubt.” Being a professional gamer sounds like a dream come true and an increasing number of Australian women are making it their profession – many of them using Twitch as a platform, making anywhere between the equivalent of the minimum wage to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.There are moments I wasn’t sure if she’s really doing what she’s presenting. Cersei also has The Mountain serving her — her own Frankenstein’s monster. Because none of it is about vanity for me — of it — otherwise I couldn’t do it. Has the show winning the Emmy for best drama changed anything for the cast this year?