And she's already a partner.
A law graduate has abandoned the legal profession in favour of fulltime gaming.
Jade MacIntyre started watching livestreams of people playing the battle royale video game Call of Duty: Warzone during the first Covid lockdown in 2020 while she was studying for her degree, and when she began joining in, other players encouraged her to set up her own stream.
"People said to me, 'you’d be really good at this, you’re good at the game, you’re funny, you’ve got a personality, you should try it", she told STV News. "They kept urging me and after a couple of months I thought, 'I may as well give it a shot, what have I got to lose?'".
MacIntrye took a first from the University of Strathclyde, but she had become so popular on Facebook as a livestreamer called 'The Real Slim Jadey' ("Scottish, Sarcastic and Slim"), that she decided not to pursue a career in law, and to start broadcasting her hunting and shooting exploits as a fulltime job instead.
"People get really confused how you can play games and people watch you and you do that for a living", she said, when in fact "you watch a lot of people do what they do, or their passion, like sports, and they make a living from that". It's "as simple as 'people find it entertaining'".
Macintyre now streams from Sunday to Thursday, averaging around four to five hours a day online. 21,000 people follow her page, and she makes money from tips, subscribers and donations. MacIntyre declined to specify precisely how much she earns, although she told STV she made more than she would as a trainee.
"But for me, it's not about making millions... if I enjoy it and can pay the bills, then I'm happy" she said. "I'm way happier doing this than I would be in a law firm". And she is already a partner, albeit in Facebook's gaming network.
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