28
Nov

How a depression and gaming defined her new destiny

Some people – of a certain generation – might think that gaming is an antisocial event, is T O T A L L Y wrong. For Shannanina gaming was her way out of her depression at the age of 19, in the aftermath of her father’s suicide. She spent two months in bed gaming, ordering in pizza and basically just ‘being’. She was following a streamer [red. someone who has a webcam operating on him/her while gaming] and thought: ‘I can do that’. At first it gave her a reason to wear something else than pyjama’s and put on some make-up. For some time she was only the lonely on the webcam, but one day she spotted her first follower. And then six and then …. the hundred thousands she has now. Her singing during gaming became one of her unique characteristics, at the point where followers now have requests for certain songs. And donate money for her performance as a gamer/singer.  On Twitch – a gaming platform – she is hot. She is the hottest female streamer in the Netherlands, but her followers come from all over the world. Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Working hours: evenings and beginning of the night. She had just returned from a convention in Sweden. On our stage, Shannanina will share with us what gaming brought her and what she brings to the gaming world. And we proudly present her.