The Top 5 ‘Dropped Out’ Streamers

TwitchAddict November 2, 2021
The Top 5 ‘Dropped Out’ Streamers

Streamers frequently have to put in a lot of effort in order to succeed. For a number of streamers, this meant devoting more and more hours to streaming, which naturally took away time from other activities. This is one of the reasons why many streamers have dropped out of school to pursue streaming full-time.

People who have dropped out of high schools or colleges to make it big in the difficult industry make up some of the biggest streamers who are ruling the community right now. Fortunately for them, their risky decision paid off. Here are a few of the community’s best streamers who dropped out of high school or college.


Pokimane is currently one of the most popular streamers in the world. The Moroccan streamer is well-known for her OfflineTV content and gameplay streams. The streamer, on the other hand, used to study chemical engineering before dropping out to pursue her dream of streaming full-time. At the tender age of 25, the streamer has become a co-owner of RTS, a talent management company.


PewDiePie is a streamer who doesn’t need an introduction. The popular YouTuber began his career after dropping out of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, a decision that many of his peers thought was “silly.” Years later, PewDiePie is one of the richest YouTubers in the world, with over 110 million subscribers to his YouTube channel.


A list of streamer success stories would be incomplete without Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. Blevins, now one of the most popular Fortnite streamers in the world, dropped out of Silver Lake College in Wisconsin, USA, to pursue a career in gaming. He is now one of the world’s wealthiest streamers and has cemented his place among Epic Games’ Fortnite Icons.


Shroud is currently one of Twitch’s most popular streamers. He knew what he wanted to do from a young age, so he dropped out of high school to pursue his dream of becoming a professional streamer. Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek now has a staggering empire of 9.8 million Twitch followers thanks to the support of his family.


Turner “Tfue” Tenney has been interested in streaming since he was a child, and at the age of 15, he dropped out of school to pursue his dream of becoming a professional streamer. Despite having quit the game, the American streamer is still regarded as one of the best Fortnite players in the world, with over 12 million YouTube subscribers.

All of these streamers had to make the difficult decision to prioritize their goals over their education. The streamers dreamed big and believed in themselves, which led to their current massive success.