The Origins of MissZee:

This is an easy one, that surprisingly shocks a lot of people. MissZee is a play on 'Missy' and a nickname given to me, Zee, which comes from my real name, Zoe. I've used it my whole life so it's safe to say it has stuck!

What influenced you to stream?:

I've gamed and been in love with the gaming/geek culture for as long as I can remember. But. honestly, streaming was something I NEVER considered until a friend one day, during a game of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, asked me if I ever considered it. I was sadly going through a very tough separation at the time so it was a great distraction from that and frankly, therapeutic. After a few google searches and Youtube tutorials, I went live on Mixer with ZERO expectations. I really threw my whole self into it from the beginning and it saved my life, in many ways. I've been introduced to so many amazing people from all over the world with the same interests and passions as me, it's amazing! It still blows my mind, to this day. It's incredibly humbling.

What are you currently playing?:

I'm a variety gamer, always have been. It's definitely what I am known for. I've just finished the Beta of Tinybuild's 'Not For Broadcast' – a propaganda sim – cannot wait for the full release! Last night, I checked out some early access to 'Zombie Army 4', so brutally satisfying! I am also currently playing: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, continuing on my quest to better myself competitively in Age of Empires 2 and I have been playing a lot of Stardew Valley offline when I need to unwind.

Top tips for new and existing streamers:

Patience and perseverance. Success - or your idea of it – does not happen overnight. Especially in such an over saturated market. We all start at 0. Don't compare yourself to others. Everyone can stream but not everyone can be a streamer and that is okay. Don't conform to what's 'hot'. Play what YOU want. It really does show in your content if you are not enjoying yourself. Do what you love and let those who share the same passion find you and grow to love you and your content provided.

Professionalism and business ethic. Please, be wary of how you conduct yourself on AND off of your platforms. I know it can be hard and it's 100% okay to have opinions, (Trust me, I know!) but it is also okay to keep those to private conversations. Public forums like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook will become like business portfolios, so I wouldn't treat content creation any differently to any other job.

Get involved in the community, this is a must. Network within your genre(s), again, finding people with the same passions. Support each other, make friends. These people will become your best friends in and even your family, the long run.

Social Links:

mixer.com/misszee

https://twitch.tv/misszeee

https://twitter.com/misszeeau

https://discord.gg/misszee

Gaming Chair pictured - AKRacing Overture Pink