Video game livestreaming is a lucrative business. People get paid thousands and thousands of dollars a day simply by playing a video game and getting donations from viewers who typically interact with them. The idea that only the younger crowd plays video games is somewhat outdated. Now, even the elderly community is getting in on the action.
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The streaming service “Twitch” has perhaps the largest viewing audience for video games on the internet. You see people from all walks of life, including a retired Navy diver who recently survived a bout with cancer and goes by the pseudonym “GrndPaGaming.”
The elderly gamer plays a variety of games on his channel, including a game that has taken the streaming community by storm since its surprise release earlier this month — “Apex Legends.” The game consists of 20 squads of three being dropped on the same map with the ultimate goal of being the last team standing in order to be deemed the winner.
These battle royale games have been something of a trend as of late. Gamers are enamored with this style of gaming. For instance, Fornite was one of the most popular games on Twitch where top-tier streamers such as “Ninja” would have upwards of a million people watching him play.
To the surprise of many who watch “GrndPaGaming,” he is actually pretty good at the game he plays. He seems to have a good sense of humor and even throws a little trash talk in after his kills.
Since playing Apex Legends, the elderly gamer has seen a spike in views. He currently has over 150,000 people watch him while he is playing. For anyone that may not be a fan of the battle royale genre, “GrndPaGaming” plays other games such as Armored Warfare, Battlefield, Doom, The Division, Fallout 4, League of Legends, The Witcher 3, World of Tanks, and World of Warships.
Check out a few of his clips below: