Gamer and streamer known as ChooxTV has made enough money from gaming to buy his family’s dream home in Koronadal City, South Cotabato.
Edgar Dumali, better known as ChooxTV, has humble beginnings.
“Palipat-lipat kami ng tinitirahan dahil iyong Papa ko iba-ibang trabaho pinapasok. May mga panahong minsan kinakain namin mga kamote na lang, (We moved a lot, because my dad had to work different jobs. There were times where we only ate sweet potatoes.)” Edgar said in an episode of “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho”.
Edgar said his siblings helped send him to school, but he soon became addicted to online games.
However, he needed to earn money, so he worked various odd jobs just like his father.
During what seemed to be the lowest point in his life, he met Angel, who encouraged him to do his best.
At the time, he was starting to get serious in e-sports.
He wanted to prove to his siblings that his hobby wasn’t a complete waste of time.
Gaming enabled him to learn other skills. Edgar eventually learned that he could earn from playing Mobile Legends by livestreaming.
Taking on the name ChooxTV, he soon gained popularity for his Facebook livestreams.
However, things went south when Angel and their children left him because of his excessive gaming.
“Dumating sa punto na iniwan namin siya. Umalis kami nang hindi nagpaalam kasi, napapabayan niya na kami pati ng anak niya. Wala na siyang oras sa amin (There was a time when we just left him. He didn’t have any time for our children),” said Angel.
Edgar then realized what his priorities should’ve been.
He advised his fellow gamers and streamers to limit their online activities so they would have more time for other things.
“So kung may magandang maidudulot yung pag-i-stream natin, meron ding masama pag sobra. So kailangan po natin ’tong limitahan, i-control po natin. (Too much gaming and streaming could also be bad for us. We have to limit ourselves.)”
Edgar worked hard to make it up for his family, and after three years, his sacrifices paid off.
His earnings from Mobile Legends streaming went to their dream house.
He thanked his followers for their support. “Sa lahat ng mga followers ko, maraming-maraming salamat po sa inyo lahat. Kung hindi dahil sa inyo, hindi ako magkakaroon ng bahay. (Thank you all for your support. If it weren’t for my fans, I wouldn’t be here.)”
Edgar also shared his blessings with those affected by calamities and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Ang sarap sa feeling kapag ikaw po ‘yung tumutulong kaysa tumatanggap po, napakagaan. ’Yung sinasabihan ka ng ‘Salamat,’ nakakatuwa. (It feels good being able to help other people.)” — RC/LA, GMA News