Making commentaries on online video games is a way in which a number of expert gamers have made their career. Jordan Maron is one such gaming enthusiast who has made a spectacular career in gaming for himself. As he had a lot of interest in video gaming from a young age, he started his own YouTube channel called ‘CaptainSparklez’. The channel was so hugely successful that it later became his own nickname. By the time he completed his schooling and his mother made it clear that he would be on his own for his college education, he had started making enough money through his channel to live separately. His unique commentary on Minecraft games made him an authority on video games. A number of video game companies like Syndicate Project, OMGitsfirefoxx, and Wagilngton started collaborating with him to develop new gaming technologies and games. By early 2017, the YouTube Channel of Jordan Maron had a total of 9.8 million subscribers. According to the statistics supplied by YouTube, Jordan Maron’s channel has got a total of 2.6 billion views since the first video was uploaded in 2010.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Jordan Maron has in fact become a global video gaming star as one of the most subscribed to commentators in the world. His fame shot up when he was hired for consultancy positions and advisory positions by some of the leading video gaming companies and websites like Machinima.com. He also started making a lot of money through the advertisements posted on his commentary videos. Success in video gaming commentary made him set his eyes on entrepreneurship. Along with another video gaming legend Howard Marks, Jordan Maron started a mobile gaming franchise called ‘XREAL.’ XREAL focused on developing gaming platforms that exclusively focused on developing games for mobile devices like smartphones. Due to his image among the fans and in the video gaming industry, the company got millions of advance reservations. The gaming franchise released its first game called ‘Fortress Fury.’ The game was an instant hit and was downloaded a million times across all the platforms on which it was released. The success of the first video game made Jordan Maron a star in the American video gaming industry. Many analysts now predict that Jordan Maron is the future of the American video gaming industry.
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What Makes Jordan Maron So Special
One of the many things that make Jordan Maron so special is his exclusive focus on one single gaming franchise. While other video game commentators focus on a number of gaming franchises, his focus on a single gaming franchise makes him excel in that one area.
Jordan Maron has sometimes courted controversies. In the year 2015, one of the popular video game parody commentaries by Jordan Maron had to be taken down after the video game company alleged that its copyrights on the game were violated by him. As this event was widely publicized on gaming websites, it tarnished his image. He had to upload the video again which has anyhow again received good viewership. When he started a funding round for his gaming startup ‘XREAL’, he faced a major controversy where some big media companies alleged that the money raised for the company was diverted to buy a big house for his personal use in Hollywood Hills which was worthy US$ 4.5 million.
Behind The Curtains
Details regarding the personal life of Jodan Maron are very limited. He was born in the hub of the global entertainment industry, Los Angeles, California, USA. He and his mother later moved to Santa Barbara to live with his grandmother after his parents separated. He used to show a lot of interest in computers in his childhood. His interest in computers led to his interest in video games. During his senior year, he was offered the position of director at Machinima.com which was a great honor for a person who was still very young. He allocates some of his spare time for charitable activities. He once appeared for a charity live stream with The Syndicate Project.