She has a younger sister and a cat called Simba.
MidniteMN got into gaming when her father bought her a console as a present and she found that she really enjoyed playing on it. When she was fourteen, she got a job at MacDonald’s to make some extra pocket money. When she was in her teens, she bought herself an Xbox to play Grand Theft Auto IV on. Soon after that, her male co-workers were telling her how great FPS games were and that she really had to try out CoD 4. So, she bought herself the game and fell in love with it. This is also how she got into watching several YouTubers, such as SeaNanners when she was a teenager.
However, she only actually started uploading her own commentary and gameplay content to YouTube for fun in April 2010 after her fellow clan members encouraged her to pursue it. Her main drive to do so game from her desire to share her content with others and read their comments.
She joined OpTic Gaming’s female pro-team around August 2010 when she had 86 subscribers to her channel. Thanks to this boost, she had already accumulated 25,000 subscribers by the end of December 2010. Although the team dissolved after a couple of months, she was kept on the team and remained there until June 2019 when the organization was bought out by Immortals Gaming.
When she wanted to focus on streaming, she explained to her parents about her contract and how the how streaming scene worked. Once they understood that it was legitimate, they were supportive of her career choice, especially as she still continued with her college courses while she did so.
MidniteMN is estimated to have ~800 subscribers, with each stream averaging ~100 viewers. This should earn her a minimal monthly income of ~$2,000 USD per month. This excludes further earnings from tiered subscribers, her team salary, sponsorships, tiered subscriptions, donations, Twitch cheer bit contributions, merchandise sales and advertisements.
- Sunday – Thursday: 16:00 UTC onwards
- Friday: 00:00 UTC onwards
- Saturday: No stream
I try to approach video-making from a subscriber’s point of view. That means… that I won’t make a video that I wouldn’t watch myself. If I put up a video and I don’t even find it entertaining, there’s no way that you guys are going to find it entertaining.
Advice I would give to any content creator is just to be contestant… and to just enjoy doing it.