Streamer ChoOxTV Was Able to Build His Dream House Thanks to Playing ML

Plus other things to know about the video game streamer.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Dec 1, 2020
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Esports and streaming have been on the rise in recent years, but it's especially booming now that people are forced to stay at home. With the rise in popularity of video games like Mobile Legends, Valorant, and Genshin Impact comes a steady increase in aspiring video game content creators. Nowadays, even celebrities have turned to online streaming to connect with fans and share a part of their lives outside of showbiz.

While there are numerous video game streamers to follow, one of the fastest growing streamers locally is ChoOxTV. As of writing, he has over four million subscribers on YouTube and almost three million likes on Facebook, thanks to his entertaining streams. ChoOxTV's story is one that shows how you can turn your life around even after several downfalls. Curious to know more about the gamer? Here are a few facts about him:

His real name is Edgar Dumali.

While most of his fans know him as ChoOxTV, his real name is Edgar Dumali. He is married and currently has three children. He has been streaming for three years under the name ChoOxTV. Most of his steams focus on the mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game Mobile Legends. When it comes to his streams, Egar usually uses a voice filter when he’s streaming.

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When he reached one million subscribers on YouTube, he did a voice reveal as a thank you to his supporters. Aside from his streams, he also started uploading vlogs featuring his personal life. Fans get to see him outside of his Mobile Legends streams and even gets snippets of his wife and children.

He is under Rumble Royale.

In 2019, Edgar was signed as a talent under the homegrown gaming community Rumble Royale. Other talents from the same agency include popular celebrity streamers like Myrtle Sarrosa, Megan Young, and Eruption.

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He is from South Cotabato.

Edgar is from South Cotabato and that is where he is still based. Before his career in gaming and streaming even started, Edgar used to just earn P30 a day from working in the local market. He now has a totally different story, though. Thanks to streaming, he was even able to raise funds in a series of charity streams called Stars for a Cause, earnings from which were donated to those who were affected by the earthquake in North Cotabato. He also did the same for victims of the Taal Volcano eruption in January 2020.

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His family almost left him because of gaming.

Edgar revealed in a feature on Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho that his wife almost left him because he was too focused on playing video games that he started neglecting his responsibilities as a father. His wife recounted how he would wake up late in the afternoon and even then, he would go straight to playing games. After realizing his shortcomings, Edgar decided to set his priorities straight and put his family first. Now, he dedicates his earnings from streaming to making sure his family lives a comfortable life.

He was able to build his dream house thanks to streaming.

After around three years of streaming his gameplays, Edgar was able to earn enough to have their family's dream house built. Prior to that, Edgar and his family lived in an apartment they just rented. Now their new mansion-like home has enough space for his family. The house has a pool and he also has his own game room. After his dream house, Edgar says he wants to invest in a business next.

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It has a really cool gaming room.

Before making their dream house a reality, Edgar shares that he used to stream from his bedroom while using a green screen to conceal the mess around him. Now, he won't need to use it anymore because his new gaming setup looks pretty impressive, complete with high-tech screens and a custom-built lighting system. Here's a peek at it in case you're curious:

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