Do Streamers Ever Play Without Streaming? | Ask Zlapped 0015


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Today we have a question from Kareem Awad.

Question: Hi Zlapped, Do you ever play while not streaming? Like just for fun? Have a question for Zlapped? Ask it and be featured on the brand new podcast by Zlapped.

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Zlapped: Welcome guys to Ask Zlapped, where I’ll be answering your questions 5 days a week.


Zlapped: Hey guys and welcome to episode number 15. Today’s question is by Kareem Awad.

Kareem Awad: Hi Zlapped, Do you ever play while not streaming? Like just for fun?

Zlapped: Yes, I used to play games while not streaming. You’re probably wondering “So wait, you’re a gamer, full-time gamer, professional gamer, but you don’t play games while not streaming. What’s happening?

So the sad thing is as mentioned in episode 8 about the long Facebook post I posted about being completely overworked, completely out of it, basically the last 2 years I have not enjoyed playing computer games as I used to. So I have not been playing off stream for the last 2 years. I’ve just been working too much on videos, emails, streaming and educationals. All that comes to it that there is just no energy to want to play outside my stream. I just don’t want to. When I quit my stream all I want to do is hang out with my friends or watch TV or cook a nice meal or read, or watch stock news or look into stock companies. Anything that doesn’t have anything to do with gaming. Because it’s just too much. When you work 10 to 18 hours a day for 3 years you’re just completely worn out from gaming and you don’t enjoy it anymore.

However, in the last 3 months, Battlefield was released and that was one of the first games I played off stream. I also did a complete re-playthrough of Mass Effect 3 8 months ago, which I completed every side mission off stream.

But besides Battlefield 1 and Mass Effect 3, I don’t play off stream. I don’t have the energy and just don’t enjoy gaming in the way I used to. I enjoy, I like it and I love my job. But it is my job now and I just don’t enjoy to do it outside my stream.

But, I do hope to get my love for gaming in the future.


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