A 15-year-old boy from Srinagar is exploring the virtual gaming world and has garnered millions of views on his youtube channel from across the globe.
Mesum Abbas, hailing from the Saidakadal area of Srinagar makes content of several games popular on the internet and teaches his viewers about crossing various difficult stages. This unique identity has not only made him popular in Kashmir but across the world.
Abbas who studies in a Srinagar school runs his YouTube Channel ‘S-one1’ which has more than 150K subscribers .
He told Rising Kashmir that his journey of gaming started in 2017 when his father brought him a tab from outside Kashmir.
“After seeing many games installed on it, I started playing them all and within three days, my tab developed some technical fault. My parents were unhappy about it and that tab was never repaired,” he said.
He said after a gap of one year, he again started recording gaming videos and uploading them on the Youtube platform. “It generated good views and gained him 53K subscribers from across the globe," he said.
“My parents did not allow me to go outside, due to which I focused on my content. During that time I used to spend 5-6 hours making gaming videos, which got a positive response from game lovers all over the world,” he said.
The young gamer said most of his videos are short and he focuses on editing the content. “The gaming genre is yet to be explored in Kashmir and we can also earn good money from Facebook and Youtube,” he said.
“I get millions of views and I am happy about my journey. I want to make my Kashmir proud,” he added.
Abbas has played many games but he usually uploads content tutorials in various stages of ‘Free Fire’ and how to play them and improve ranks. “I also upload live streams of his games and their reactions,” he said.
“I am the first Kashmiri, who crossed the top global 3rd rank in season three of ‘Free Fire’ was launched.”
About parental support, he says it was difficult during the early stage. “Now they are supporting me as I am managing both my studies and my gaming passion as well,” he said.
“My core focus is on my studies and after completing my education, I want to develop a game that will represent Kashmir and make that popular across the world,” he said.
The young games said virtual games have good scope for which there are special courses for many universities in and outside India. “In the past, we had limited options but today there are multiple options to pursue careers one is passionate about,” he added.