While many industries experienced slow downs due to the pandemic, gaming saw an uptick.
Online play became a lifeline for many who were isolated during the pandemic — including members of the Space Force and Marines, who have taken gaming to the next level with joint competitions and fundraisers.
Some veterans-turned-gamers have benefitted from military service.
“The time I spent in the Air Force gave me a lot of discipline that I didn’t have before,” D’Juan “Deejay Knight” Irvin, an Air Force veteran-turned full-time streamer, told Military Times.
Irvin was a senior airman serving with security forces when he decided it was time for a switch. He is now a Shorty award nominee and founder of the gaming news site GAMINGtruth.
Speaking to veterans, Irvin says, “if streaming is something you are considering, start while you are in the military.”
To all veterans who are considering full-time streaming,