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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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Comments

Sumoking 13 May 22 08:29

"People get really confused how you can play games and people watch you and you do that for a living"

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what?

who are these people?

that's the explanation of how footballers or snooker players make money

and 40/50 year olds today grew up with gaming

Anonymous 13 May 22 09:41

Someone with a law degree (not a qualified lawyer) streams COD full time.

Good on her… but it doesn’t feel like headline news. 

Anonymous 13 May 22 09:45

@Sumoking - I agree that it's not that different from conventional sports.  But the monetisation of services like Twitch (which are free to view and rely on viewer donations) are mindboggling.

It's the equivalent of all football matches being broadcast for free, and then people sitting at home voluntarily donating money to pay the footballers' salaries.

Anonymous 13 May 22 09:47

"The First Scottish Female Facebook Gaming Partner"

Well, it certainly beats the Top 50 Women under thirty in Leveraged Oil Finance Restructuring (Leveraged, non-Gulf Sweet) Scotland award.

So good for her.

Anonymous 13 May 22 10:05

Good for her, but what's the longevity of her streaming/gaming career? Am sure she has put some thought into that.

Anonymous 13 May 22 10:08

@ anon 9:45. Twitch is not "free". You have ads which the streamer obviously get's cash and then you have subscribers who avoid ads @ $5 per month which the streamer gets 50% of.

Der Bruda 13 May 22 11:23

@ anon 10:08. There's many factors. It depends on the popularity of the games she's playing, the demographics of her viewer base, how she interacts with the chat, and how is she can avoid getting into or causing internet drama. 

Anonymous 13 May 22 11:57

When will our editor open a Twitch account, live streaming his head shots against the sorry remains of the reputation of various high profile legal professionals? Clearly there is a niche for everything.

Anonymous 13 May 22 12:05

"... how is she can avoid getting into or causing internet drama."

No, you've completely misunderstood the business model here.

The success of her career will correlate directly with her ability to run face first towards internet drama, either by way of getting involved with third party drama at the first possible opportunity, or regularly manufacturing drama of her own. Have you never been on Twitch?

If I were her agent I'd advise waiting a fortnight before dropping a line to a game reviewing website and telling them that, oh I don't know, like, "English Nationalists harassed me in chat with misogyny and sexist harassment!" Which would be a guaranteed firecracker that would get you a double bubble of outrage clicks, likes and follows from both Scottish CyberNats and Very Online Feminists.

Give that a week, maybe two, to marinate. Then next move is on to Patreon to fund your project to launch a blog and bi-monthly meetup to Empower Scottish Girl Gamers. Watch them Simolions roll in.

The 'Law Grad turns Pro-Gamer' thing was a good self-promotional start, but the online outrage mill is where the real big bucks are at.

 

@Jade - I'm available for a mere 10% of revenues.

Sumoking 13 May 22 21:35

Anonymous 13 May 22 12:05

No, you've completely misunderstood the business model here.

The success of her career will correlate directly with her ability to run face first towards internet drama, either by way of getting involved with third party drama at the first possible opportunity, or regularly manufacturing drama of her own. Have you never been on Twitch?

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dial it back sun, she's playing COD not doing Amouranth grade ASMR ear licking while sitting in a paddling pool

@nonnymous 09.45 - yeah, I get how monetisation works, ads, subscriptions, tips (super chats, whatever we're calling them this week) can add up pretty quick, slap a patreon or a racy onlyfans on the side, hit a contact manufacturer to do a run of cosmetics/bear oils for you, it's a good gig if you have the personality to carry it

unfortunately the market for morose old guys playing EU4 very badly is saturated so I'm stuck litigating until they wheel me out the door and into the haribo machine

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