She and her husband have a son and two cats. She is also a surrogate mother to three children and has four brothers and a sister.
When she was in high school, most of her friends were in the marching band. Whenever they counted 8 beats, they would say 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, syaam! As her name was ‘Sam’ they started using that as a nickname for her, even though she wasn’t part of the club. Therefore, when she decided to set up her Twitch channel, she chose ‘Seum’ as a homonym for ‘Syaam,’ because ‘Sam’ was usually taken when she created gaming accounts.
Seum was introduced to video games by her older brothers. The first game that she played was Mario Kart on the Nintendo 64. Her family owned nearly every console, so she played a wide variety of games when she was growing up.
Prior to streaming full time, Sam worked as a 911 dispatcher.
Her husband is also into video games. In 2014, her husband discovered Twitch and showed her how other video gamers were live streaming their gameplay. She watched many streamers and she was inspired by seeing the positive female streamers were proud of being positive and married. After five months, she decided to try out streaming herself with Destiny 2 and has been streaming ever since.
She often brings her family onto her stream and keeps her channel family friendly.
- Mon, Tues & Fri: 15:30 – 19:30 UTC & 02:00 – 04:30 UTC (next morning)
- Thurs: 02:00 – 04:30 and 15:30 – 19:30 UTC
- Weekend: No stream
What’s important when starting a community, in my opinion, is before you try to start a community, know what you’re trying to start. You could do just an older community, you could do that. You could do a younger community. You can do a vastly different age community, like mine is. You could have people that don’t care about having negativity or being able to give out their full opinion anything no matter if it hurts someone, or you could be more strict on what you would like for the community, and positive. Mine’s a little more strict, just because… I’m not going to put content out there that I wouldn’t let my son watch.
We could all say that we did this ourselves, but there’s no way. I did not do this at all. I had so much help… That’s just a big thing, is spreading awareness on Twitch that it’s not a competition, it’s a community.