​Grandpa Twitch Streamer With 150k Followers Is Amazing At Apex Legends

Normally, when you combine a grandparent with the word 'twitch' it relates to birdwatching and a whole lot of khaki - sitting in a quiet hide somewhere, primed and ready to spot that woodpecker in the distance. Maybe a heron or kingfisher if it's a particularly good day.

But not this grandpa, who's become kind of a big deal the live streaming video platform popular with die-hard gamers - known, of course, as Twitch.

Former Navy diver 'GrndPaGaming' has developed into a bit of a Twitch legend, having garnered almost 150,000 followers.

In his bio, the 66-year-old grandfather explains he served 20 years and four months in the Navy, but now loves astronomy, collecting sea shells and cooking - and gaming, obviously.

"I retired as a Navy Diver in 1992," GrndPa writes.

"Married twice, I have a daughter and two grandchildren. I am an amateur astronomer and I collect sea shells from all over the world. I also love to cook."

Credit: GrndPaGaming/Twitch
Credit: GrndPaGaming/Twitch

Some of the games he enjoys playing include Fallout 4, Armored Warfare, World of Warships, World of Tanks, The Witcher 3, Battlefield 1, 2, 3 & 4, League of Legends, Doom and The Division, but lately he's been brought to everyone's attention for his skills on Apex Legends, the free-to-play battle royale game from Respawn Entertainment.

According to ComicBook.com, he recently went on an 'absolutely glorious killing spree' in the game, and even trash-talked his opponents in the process.

He'd apparently been in a tight situation after his teammate went down, meaning he was left in a two-versus-one situation.

No biggie for GrndPa, who pulled out a couple of 'casual Triple Take no-scopes in a row'.

He also doesn't take any crap from anyone.

In his bio he explains he has some health problems, which means his use of the mouse and keyboard is 'sub par at best' and that people should cut him some slack.

GrndPa is a 66-year-old former Navy diver. Credit: GrndPaGaming/Twitch
GrndPa is a 66-year-old former Navy diver. Credit: GrndPaGaming/Twitch

"I am now a seven-year prostate cancer survivor and I'm now suffering from the side effects of the meds I need to take and the radiation treatments I went through. I am disabled due to an injury I sustained while working. I have a plate in my neck which at times causes me great pain.

"Then there is a bum right hand with no feeling in the thumb and forefinger. From the shoulders down I have no feeling so the use of mouse and keyboard are sub par at best, and yes, I am a train wreck of a 66-year-old man.

"So, cut me some slack on the 'he is a crappy player'. Try competing with no feeling in your hands and see how far you get in a game. I served 20 years four months in the Navy."

Why anyone would want to give this man hate for his gaming is beyond me - he sounds better than most of us put together. Here's to you, GrndPaGaming.

Featured Image Credit: GrndPaGaming/Twitch

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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