Who is xChocoBars?
Janet Rose was born on 5 November 1994, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and under the pseudonym xChocoBars (adopted due to her love for chocolate) is a Twitch streamer as well as a gamer, best known for rising to fame through the streaming website Twitch, playing the online game “League of Legends”. Since then she’s established herself on the site and has played a plethora of other games.
The Net Worth of xChocoBars
As of early-2020, xChocoBars’ net worth is estimated to be over $800,000, earned through a successful career in streaming. She earns a lot of income from donations, and being a partner on Twitch, which means that she gets a bigger portion from advertising revenue. Her income has allowed her to afford a more luxurious lifestyle.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
xChocoBars is of Chinese descent – her family moved to Canada before she was born, opting to find better opportunities in the country. Her parents were originally from Shanghai, and growing up, she learned Mandarin but she wasn’t taught how to read or write it. Instead, her parents encouraged her to focus more on the culture of Canada, and English.
At a young age she developed a love for video games, though she didn’t initially think that it would be a possible career for her. After matriculating from high school, she took up a college course in early education, thinking of possibly pursuing a career as a teacher.
However, things turned around when she discovered the video game streaming platform Twitch, which at the time, was relatively new though it was leading to a lot of gamers earning high amounts of money. She decided to give it a try, and began streaming as a hobby when she was not busy with school work.
League of Legends
At the time, xChocoBars was very interested in the multi-player online battle arena (MOBA), game “League of Legends” (LoL). The video game launched in 2009, and is the creation of Riot Games which consisted of veterans from the early days of the mod “Defense of the Ancients” or “DOTA”, which was created using the game engine of “Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne”.
Unable to gain the rights for “DOTA”, the team set out to create a similar game, incorporating various interests such as steampunk, fantasy, Lovecraftian horror, and sword and sorcery.
In LoL, players take on the role of a summoner who uses a champion for a large pool of selectable personalities – each champion has a role and different abilities. They then team up with others to fight against another team, with the main goal usually being to destroy the other team’s base. Since its launch, LoL has become one of the most popular online games, and is credited for helping with the rise of the MOBA genre. It is also one of the most well-supported competitive environments in the world.
Rise to Fame
xChocoBars’ consistent streaming and support from her viewers led her to quickly become a noticeable personality in the online scene. She was gaining a lot of money through donations and ads, eventually earning more when she qualified to become a partner of Twitch which meant higher returns in exchange for consistent streams. She was skilled at the game and reached the diamond tier, which was near the professional level of the game. A lot of people enjoyed her gameplay and the humorous outcomes of some of her playthroughs. Others enjoyed her attractive looks, all of which helped her to quickly gain fans.
Eventually, she began streaming other popular games, such as “World of Warcraft” which was at one point, the most popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) in the world. She also played “Hearthstone”, a card game based on the “Warcraft” universe, and is one of the first online collectible card games to find success in the market. With the advent of the battle royale genre, she also began playing games such as “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG) and “Realm Royale”. These types of games involve battling against around 100 other players in hopes of being the last man (person) standing.
Recent Projects and Other Platforms
In recent months, xChocoBars has been focused on playing auto-battlers, which was popularized by a “DOTA” mod initially called Auto Chess. She primarily plays “Teamfight Tactics” (TFT) which is the auto-battler created by LoL creator, Riot Games. In TFT, players draft heroes and create a team that takes advantage of individual strength, as well as team synergy, to eventually battle it out against other players who are also drafting. Player choice and the randomness is a part of what makes the game very appealing, as it employs a heavy focus on long term strategy.
“TFT” has become very popular, and is among the top games of its particular genre.
xChocoBars also continues to play Battle Royale games from time to time, especially with constant releases of new “Call of Duty” games which have also implemented the genre into their releases. Aside from Twitch, she has a YouTube channel on which she uploads some of her stream highlights. It also serves as a video blog (vlog) which gives her fans a bit of an insight into her life away from streaming. Her account is also a form of supplemental income, as YouTube can also pay their content creators through advertising revenue, based on their popularity.
xChocoBars was in a relationship with fellow streamer and YouTube content creator Jeremy Wang, who is better known by his online moniker Disguised Toast, a play on an LoL voice line.
He rose to fame by putting out videos of LoL on YouTube, becoming a mainstay personality of the game. The two began dating in 2018 after discovering that they lived near each other, after collaborating on a few streams. Some of their dates are recorded on vlogs Choco has on YouTube.
At the start of 2020, the couple made a joint announcement that they had broken up. They ended things on a good note and announced the end of their relationship as they were very public about their relationship to begin with. Since then, she has kept mostly quiet and to herself.