You’ve mentioned in interviews in the past that there’s no shortcut to growing as a full-time streamer. I believe the quote was “If you don’t know who you are or what you stand for with 10 followers, then you don’t have a foundation to build on to gain 10M followers.” Even as the market is further saturated, does this still ring true to you? YES! 100%! How are you supposed to fight for your spot if you don't know what you are fighting for? There are millions of creators, why should everyone watch you? I will always fight to create content that helps people feel a sense of belonging in the world. All races, all genders, all sexes, all sexual orientations, and all identities have a place in my content, and that's all I strive for.
Besides gaming and broadcasting, you also have your own clothing line Styles By Avori , meaning you are a businesswoman as well. Looking good on the camera, running a clothing line, staying competitive, and working with partners for your stream is quite the handful! Do you delegate anything? Let’s dig a little bit into your day-to-day and how you organize your life.YES!! I have an editor that does about half of my YouTube content. A manager for my clothing line, my agent, my moderators, my filmmaker/fiancé/photographer, a graphic designer, and then ME! There is an entire team that the "Avori" brand encompasses.
Even before you ran PUBG events for charities, you were donating modeling proceeds to charities as well. How much of these philanthropic milestones have been key to your success and drive with these endeavors?
I wouldn't say that it's been the money so much for me as it's been the experiences. A huge milestone for me was getting to meet some of the kids in the Children's Miracle Network. I also enjoyed getting to dance for the senior citizens and even delivering chocolates and flowers on Valentine's Day to elderly with no living family members. Those were huge milestones for me because I really got to open my eyes and heart to see the struggles that others are going through and just to be there for them. Those are my most cherished moments.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that health and wellness was extremely important for your modeling career. I’m going to further assume that it’s made an impact on your streaming career as well. Let’s try to keep these nerds healthy - how much has looking good, feeling good, and fueling yourself properly contributed to success?I am pretty naturally skinny and eat an ample amount of bacon believe it or not! I do however believe strongly in taking care of mental health. That means surrounding myself with kind, driven, motivated, and hardworking peers. When everyone is driven to make something happen, the possibilities are endless. I strive to inspire and create but I cannot do that with negativity, so I always give myself a day off if I need it and work extra hard if I am on to something great!
We can’t do an interview in 2020 without discussing COVID-19. There seems to be a pretty big misconception for how this pandemic affects esports and gaming industries at large. As a streamer, has this made any significant difference in your life?Not really other than the fact that I cannot meet my fans! It breaks my heart to not have any personal connection with them like I used to. I really miss that. What is it that you like to do in your free time off-camera, if any of that exists? I live in Colorado so I snowboard, hike, swim, fish, basically adventuring! I also travel quite a lot because my audience is very diverse and I like to be able to relate to people all around the world, so I try to go see it all for myself!