Streaming may seem like an easy occupation to the uninitiated, but spending hours in front of a screen attempting to perfect your craft while simultaneously entertaining a crowd can be stressful.
BoxBox, a streamer for Teamfight Tactics, revealed just how much it can wreak havoc on other aspects of a person's life earlier today. Whether its personal relationships or family problems, the amount of time it takes to maintain a streaming career, or the amount of money successful streams can make have the potential to cause off-stream stress.
The 26-year-old admits to valuing his gaming abilities more than anything else in his life.
He said I shunned friends who used to be willing to help me out, but they no longer do. I've strained my connections with some of my family because some of them now see me as a cash bag that they can rely on for help. Its like, nah, I'd rather cut off that connection.
BoxBox wishes for a simpler relationship with his family despite his fame and fortune. However, he is acutely aware that he is speaking from a position of fortune.
He said that I kind of enjoyed it when both me and my relatives were poor and we were just relatives. It's a first-world issue. I'm not sure that I have a right to complain because honestly at any point life would be like this.