Japanese Player Earned $10,043 By Livestreaming ArcheAge
Reported said there was a Japanese player, referred to by his online name Moru-chan, has earned up to 1 million yen (about ten thousand dollars) from a "sandbox" MMORPG known as ArcheAge(JP) for three months.
As a loyal fan of ArcheAge. Moru-chan was chosen by ArcheAge’s project management team to engage in a job of livesteaming gaming. At the one-room apartment provided to him by the company, it took approximately 12 hours to livesteam his gaming in Niconico every day. And the company paid one million yen ($10,043) for his service.
So what does a day in the life of a professional online gamer look like?
- 12 p.m. (noon) wake up, bathe, eat, and do laundry
- 3 p.m. play games
- 4 p.m. update personal blog
- 6 p.m. eat
- 7 p.m. play games
- 9 p.m. begin streaming online gameplay
- 6 a.m. go to bed
- Rinse and repeat.
During the game, he developed and maintained good relations with a large number of fans and friends via Niconico and personal blog. He often organized big activities to invite players in game to take part in. For example, this past week, he gathered more than 700 players to take part in the virtual onslaught that attack a sea beast called the strongest boss in ArcheAge. Unfortunately, they failed. But they are cogitating to revenge against the sea beast.
It is worth mentioning that he has married and his wife is very supportive of his work.