Shanna Zwart, who streams under the username ShannaNina is a full-time streamer who enjoys playing League of Legends, CS:GO, Civilisation and a whole host of indie games. Shanna’s story behind her streaming career is one of love and inspiration, described in a TED Talk she gave in 2016. Her late father who sadly passed away was the source of much of this love and passion for games. She describes her first interaction with video games as coming home from horse riding to play video games for hours on end with her father, taking turns at who could control the mouse.
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