Making $100K+ A Year Playing Chess On Twitch

18-Fev, 2021
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Alexandra Botez, 25, is a professional Twitch streamer who makes six figures playing chess online. She and her sister Andrea Botez, 18, have over 650,000 followers and are signed with Team Envy, a global esports and entertainment company. 2020 was a big year for chess as the popular Netflix show ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ attracted millions of new users to
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Making $100K+ A Year Playing Chess On Twitch

  • Ok lets us be clear, she made 6 figures this year and will probably make around the same if not more next year. However, this is not a secure job all it takes is one cultural shift and chess is no longer relevant on twitch. She went to stanford tho so im sure she is aware of this and will diversify her earnings into securities and figure something else out to do.

    quiet philosophyquiet philosophy2 soat oldin
  • 50 dollars an hour in HS, bruh

    Graan ManelyGraan Manely2 soat oldin
  • also helps that she's pretty

    YeezyYeezy4 soat oldin
  • If she was ugly then this would not be the same result

    RetrobytesRetrobytes4 soat oldin
  • Samay op

    Anshul SharmaAnshul Sharma9 soat oldin
  • New show: The Botez Gambit

    Ryan TranRyan TranKun oldin
  • @GrahamStephan.

  • You mean "Just Chatting" Category.

    Just Some Guy without a MustacheJust Some Guy without a MustacheKun oldin
  • Queens gambit!!

    Erick BarbosaErick Barbosa2 kun oldin
  • Let’s be honest her good looks helped a lot, but other than that get that money girl.

    New EmpireNew Empire2 kun oldin
    • @Allen Zheng A large percentage of her audience are men and boys. She could turn fire into ice but if she looked like gabourey sidibe, her viewer count would not be the same.

      New EmpireNew Empire5 soat oldin
    • Helps some. The biggest thing is that she's a FIDE master. Pretty sure people want to watch a FIDE master play

      MintyFreshMintyFresh6 soat oldin
    • Yea i'm sure it's not the fact that she's a FIDE master and went to Stanford

      Allen ZhengAllen ZhengKun oldin
  • She pretty.. people pay money to see. Simple logic

    TheJellyBrainJuiceTheJellyBrainJuice2 kun oldin
    • yea, so why point it out? lol

      rei vargasrei vargas6 soat oldin
  • -chess You mean softcore?

    gvi341984gvi3419842 kun oldin
  • You go girl!!

    Lola MavenLola Maven3 kun oldin
  • Oh these sisters from twitch!

    SenshaiSenshai3 kun oldin
  • Good person

    Abhijeet SharmaAbhijeet Sharma3 kun oldin
  • Not even top 20k lol he had to do it to her

    Alek KellaAlek Kella3 kun oldin
  • Nothing would be possible without simps.

    Guide4EverGuide4Ever3 kun oldin
  • You force nerds to stay inside long enough we’ll start watching hot girls play chess and the Botez sisters are pretty good.

    Neuro PhilosophersNeuro Philosophers3 kun oldin
  • Hey i watch Alex on UZworld

    Ankit PanchalAnkit Panchal3 kun oldin
  • our generation has so long been told that college is the way to suceed. But content creators in the information age are laughing all the way to the bank

    Nathan ByarugabaNathan Byarugaba3 kun oldin
  • This gave me queen's gambit vibes with a modern twist 🙌🏼

    Milla Katarina - Travel Videos & Side HustlingMilla Katarina - Travel Videos & Side Hustling4 kun oldin
  • rooting for you!!!!

    MSFMSF4 kun oldin
  • Wow, thanks for sharing your story!

    IvoryIvory4 kun oldin
  • There's a wage gap on twitch 4:55

    justshadyjustshady5 kun oldin
  • Why is life seems so easy for other people? I should've finished college, maybe that's the key because I'm talentless. Smh.

    Read my ABOUT section PLEASERead my ABOUT section PLEASE5 kun oldin
  • Lol at this 30k ranked taking big game. Typical Feminist flexing with nothing to back it up.

    sugreev2001sugreev20015 kun oldin
  • Man I'm on the wrong app I've been scrolling for 5 mins and still no Beth harmon jokes.⁉️

    man earthman earth5 kun oldin
  • real life beth harmon!

    MatthewMatthew6 kun oldin
  • There should be a "Botez Gambit" comedy spinoff. IYKYK

    Jordan LeopoldJordan Leopold6 kun oldin
  • she's cute folks, that's why she's successful on twitch

    Marco TerzuoliMarco Terzuoli7 kun oldin
  • Queens Gambit! Love this

    Nancy DavisNancy Davis7 kun oldin
  • What else do poeple do on Twitch to make money? I thought it was just gamers...pretty sure only pretty chicks can make money doing this...I doubt a guy makes that much

    O EAOO EAO7 kun oldin
    • it was used to be for gamer tho, but slowly it change

      RedStone576RedStone576Kun oldin
    • @FPA PQRS He is among the best in the world, so not really apples to apples.

      Dman PDman PKun oldin
    • GMHikaru say hi

      FPA PQRSFPA PQRS5 kun oldin
  • Love that her hobby and passion became your source of income💕It’s inspiring to see women representing in fields dominated by men 👏🏼 Wishing her all the best and more success!! 🙌🏼

    Learning with LaniLearning with Lani8 kun oldin
    • Amazing indeed!

      Milla Katarina - Travel Videos & Side HustlingMilla Katarina - Travel Videos & Side Hustling4 kun oldin
  • early donaters = simp

    This ain't rocket scienceThis ain't rocket science9 kun oldin

    Kab DriverKab Driver9 kun oldin
  • We all know why she is making money. Lets not pretend people watch her for chess.

    Pulkit GoelPulkit Goel10 kun oldin
    • kekw yeah

      RedStone576RedStone576Kun oldin
    • WHA @ APP 👆

      CNBC Make itCNBC Make it9 kun oldin
    • + 1 4 0 6 4 0 4 3 3 9 2...

      CNBC Make itCNBC Make it9 kun oldin
    • I will advise you to invest in crypto now the market is favorably with the help of my account manager mr Phillip carter and earn good profits like I do....

      CNBC Make itCNBC Make it9 kun oldin
  • Also being pretty also works on twitch 🤷🏽

    Lone WolfLone Wolf10 kun oldin
  • These are the kinds of situations where I hope they are saving almost all that money since it isn’t sustainable long term.

    Alexander Hillmer-McGeeAlexander Hillmer-McGee10 kun oldin
    • When she gets old and saggy then what?

      RetrobytesRetrobytes4 soat oldin
  • been a twitch follower since 5k🙌❤

    WavyWavy10 kun oldin
  • I love you botez sistasss!!!

    Kizzy NanikKizzy Nanik10 kun oldin
  • Can’t wait to see Graham react to Botez

    Noah BausermanNoah Bauserman10 kun oldin
  • That’s cool she leverages twitch

    Joseph ThomasJoseph Thomas10 kun oldin
  • Only thanks to her looks!!!

    Siri KSiri K10 kun oldin
    • There are lots of ppl with the looks who dont get anywhere near this successful on twitch. Looks attract attention but it takes more than that to keep interest.

      Paul SmithPaul Smith6 kun oldin
  • How did she get into Stanford?

    Siri KSiri K10 kun oldin
  • She only makes this money because shes pretty!

    Siri KSiri K10 kun oldin
  • The exception proves the rule.

    skillfuldabestskillfuldabest10 kun oldin
  • A tangent but: Did anyone notice the “rolling suitcase camera tripod” set-up? They have a boom arm attached to a roller bag handle (I assume with tons of sandbags in the suitcase to keep it from tipping). Never seem that hack before. Brilliant.

    Tom MullaneyTom Mullaney10 kun oldin
  • Yes!!!! I love her channel, and how good she is. She’s very smart and pretty, and she plays so good.

    u140550u14055010 kun oldin
  • streams chess on just chatting lmao. If she was a guy she would be a nobody.

    AlenAlen10 kun oldin
  • It’s amazing to see others make money different ways than 9-5 jobs

    Bua AstrocytesBua Astrocytes10 kun oldin
  • >Conventionally attractive girl doing something on Twitch making decent money.. breaking barriers is a bit of a stretch lol

    Patrick PatersonPatrick Paterson11 kun oldin
  • 7:12 That man is sexism and lame why is he being interview.

    Hang NguyenHang Nguyen11 kun oldin
  • Oh, *waitasec*-for this to work you actually have to be _GOOD_. Oh well...

    Sedgewise47Sedgewise4711 kun oldin
  • Can’t wait for Graham’s response

    gggg11 kun oldin
  • Each one of these videos about Alexandra and Andrea is better than the last, yet they all fail to capture the real appeal of the BotezLive channel, which is that they are fun people to spend time with.

    Hedgehog1963Hedgehog196311 kun oldin
  • I wonder why?

    brianmcg321brianmcg32111 kun oldin
  • My God she's Beautiful.

    Rhys DRhys D11 kun oldin
  • She is easily making a mili a year

    Desi HaxorDesi Haxor11 kun oldin
  • ''you have to be an educated player" *Laughs in xQc

    Vít SyrovátkaVít Syrovátka11 kun oldin
  • If You Think The Worst🧠 It Will Only Get Worse📉 If You Think For Better🧠 It Will Only Get Better📈

    Life Is My Opportunity - ChannelLife Is My Opportunity - Channel11 kun oldin
  • Me: on day 20 of a self-imposed online gaming break Alexandra: I make 6 figures playing chess on Twitch Me: 😳🥺😭

    LBellatrixLBellatrix11 kun oldin
  • L guess most of her viewers know nothing about chess, they are just there to admire her beauty.

    Ali King XAli King X11 kun oldin
  • Anyone here who watched Firouzja bros vs BOTEZ sisters?

    Joel JoungJoel Joung11 kun oldin
  • It’s Queen BOTEZ!!! 😯

    Joel JoungJoel Joung11 kun oldin
  • Man you know CNBC held this episode until the right time to spring it. Fide Master is no joke. The streaming of Chess actually has viability because almost all REAL players are more interested in the game and not the hot girl. Real players will even pay for some game records to study.

    jkay07jkay0711 kun oldin
  • Time to be a twitch streamer and play Monopoly lol

    Jordan Makes Finance VideosJordan Makes Finance Videos11 kun oldin
    • If you have a good group of friends with good chemistry you can be successful at it

      qwertyqwerty10 kun oldin
  • Graham Stephan make a video!

    Scott WibleScott Wible11 kun oldin
  • To be fair I think she has transcended past being a chess streamer I think her personality is good for streaming and clicks with twitch streamers

    kumar01234kumar0123412 kun oldin
  • I'm live on Twitch, come hang out!

    Vlue HeresVlue Heres12 kun oldin
  • Congrats Alex! Great Job CNBC! I love how the recent episodes include the diversity of backgrounds and income streams! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    Caleb Oliver - Real Estate Agent - Personal FinanceCaleb Oliver - Real Estate Agent - Personal Finance12 kun oldin
  • I love the diversity of careers I've been seeing recently. Also to these salty comments, sure her looks played a part being an attractive woman but she is clearly qualified and she took advantage of the opportunities presented to her. There's a market, that's capitalism. Don't hate the player. We do not all have the same skills or opportunities but can absolutely make our own way. There are options for us all. Wish this brilliant individual the best!

    Colorful CodesColorful Codes12 kun oldin
  • Wow, i'm inspired.

    Colorful CodesColorful Codes12 kun oldin
  • There's one thing I love to do. But it would be banned on twitch and youtube.

    Saul GoodmanSaul Goodman12 kun oldin
  • So how is she making money on Twitch?

    Saul GoodmanSaul Goodman12 kun oldin
    • Rjdks pretty accurate.

      ExelmansExelmans2 kun oldin
    • simps donating/subbing

      RjdksRjdks9 kun oldin
  • I just published my first ever UZworld video on my channel, "How I Became a Self-Made Millionaire Before 30". Hope you guys give it a watch!

    Andrew GosselinAndrew Gosselin12 kun oldin
  • To those crying about the fact that she is a female and saying that her success is solely on that -- you're wrong. She literally said that being a female helps get you a ton of initial viewers, but it doesn't necessarily help you maintain the viewership. Yeah, there are better players who don't get the same viewership but it's not because of their looks, it's because of their social skills. You have to be able to communicate with your audience well to make it on Twitch. Watching the "sweaty" streamers are interesting, but it can get old fast for the casual player. Personality > game skill on Twitch.

    gir affaniegir affanie12 kun oldin
  • What I learn every time a content creator succeeds is that consistency is key! Keep at it, y'all. ✨

    Charle KennedyCharle Kennedy12 kun oldin
  • Would love to see her vs one of the park players in NYC on her channel

    Alastair HewittAlastair Hewitt12 kun oldin
    • Lol

      Amy BahreAmy Bahre7 daqiqa oldin
  • Wow! Awesome:) so unique ❤️🙏

    Ananya VAnanya V12 kun oldin
  • Be good looking....profit. Fin.

    MacMac12 kun oldin
  • People will be kicking themselves in few weeks if they miss the opportunity to buy and invest in Bitcoin as it's retracing....BE WISE

    Kahlan ElaineKahlan Elaine12 kun oldin
    • Trading crypto now will be very wise but trading without a professional it's not.

      carlos philipcarlos philip12 kun oldin
    • Thanks for her contact info, I'll get to her right away

      Ray RoblesRay Robles12 kun oldin
    • + 1 ( 5 1 8 ) 2 9 9 -1 6 3 3

      ariana victoriaariana victoria12 kun oldin
    • Her Availability is sure on Whats-Ap 📥

      ariana victoriaariana victoria12 kun oldin
    • How do I contact Mrs Lauren? Am from London

      Ray RoblesRay Robles12 kun oldin
  • only because she's a little hot

    DonaldDonald12 kun oldin
  • I have a better ranking than her lol

    Dark TronDark Tron12 kun oldin
    • @Dark Tron pfff she probably have higher rating than you

      RedStone576RedStone57619 soat oldin
    • @RedStone576 she needs to better she is a poor player even for a woman

      Dark TronDark Tron21 soat oldin
    • @Dark Tron they asked you whats your point not if she a cutie or not lmao

      RedStone576RedStone576Kun oldin
    • @Sandokan Malaysia she is a cutie tho

      Dark TronDark Tron4 kun oldin
    • What's your point?

      Sandokan MalaysiaSandokan Malaysia4 kun oldin
  • Inspiring! 👍One day I hope to make it somewhere in life.

    Sergio VSergio V12 kun oldin
  • i lower my volume everytime i see andrea

    RigelRigel12 kun oldin
  • The money is NOT about the chess. The 'chess' is just an irrelevant vestige she refuses to drop at this point probably because of the amount of work she put into it since her childhood or maybe her interest in it. If tomorrow she drops chess totally and starts playing RPG games all day or just talking all the time on her stream or does lifestyle vlog content, her viewership will likely double instead of going down. I don't know why people just don't acknowledge the ugly truth (which is that she's atleast in the worldwide top decile of prettiness and the top quartile of intelligence which brings most of her audience to her channel) instead of trying to jump through hoops explaining, wishing or hoping that chess has anything to do with it. Life is unfair, y'all. Bemoaning that you weren't born with gifts this absolute piece of crap world values is fine, but don't let it skew how you interpret things!

    Smol DogeSmol Doge12 kun oldin
  • Botez!!

    Daniel ByrneDaniel Byrne12 kun oldin
  • Make a skillshare course

    Adeeb NiyaziAdeeb Niyazi12 kun oldin
  • Chess player here!

    Sweeti MalviyaSweeti Malviya12 kun oldin
  • Interesting video and cool girl but I wanted to see how she SPENDS her income

    White WolfWhite Wolf12 kun oldin
    • Right. I am curious too because the cost of living is pricey. She probably pays her moderators and whoever assists her with tech. But yea does she have a car, gym membership, is she living in a loft etc

      BadgurlbeautyBadgurlbeauty7 kun oldin
    • @Siri K no one can save everything. Everyone has living expenses

      White WolfWhite Wolf10 kun oldin
    • Saving

      Siri KSiri K10 kun oldin
  • Had to make it about women smh

    David AsewejeDavid Aseweje12 kun oldin
  • more

    Anthony JohnstonAnthony Johnston12 kun oldin
  • So you make $ by winning chess tournaments? And what's twitch?

    Nathan AponteNathan Aponte12 kun oldin
  • Bravo Alexandra ! Români pe aici? da-ți like

    Andrei NitescuAndrei Nitescu12 kun oldin
  • “Is there a dare you can think of?” There are a lot I can think of 🤔😅

    KristovskyKristovsky13 kun oldin
  • Queens Gambit!!! lol

    Jonathan RamosJonathan Ramos13 kun oldin
  • I would tap that . follow button

    blipblop92blipblop9213 kun oldin
  • Lets go ⛄⛄⛄⛄

    Ebay AddictsEbay Addicts13 kun oldin
  • I recently saw her viral with those young pics of her staring at her opponents lmao

    AllPureSkillAllPureSkill13 kun oldin
  • Samay op...gaadi wala aya ghar se khachra nikal

    Rahul GuptaRahul Gupta13 kun oldin