Myrtle Sarrosa for NYLON Manila Exclusive 2024

Playing the Game and Actually Having Fun with Myrtle Sarrosa

The grind is inevitable, so focus on having a good game instead.

NYLON Manila’s “Favorite Game Streamer” for this year’s Big Bold Brave Awards, Myrtle Sarrosa, shows us that the road to legend status is also about the friends we make along the way.

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Actress. Singer. Gamer. Content creator. These are just some of the titles that Kapuso star and PBB Winner Myrtle Sarrosa holds. More than the many characters she portrays as one of the most popular cosplayers in the country, Sarrosa’s love and joy for pure art perfectly encapsulates the creative spirit of Gen Zs today.

Myrtle Sarrosa’s victory in this year’s Big Bold Brave Awards “Favorite Game Streamer” is one for the TV lovers, cosplayers, and gamers of old and new. We sat down with our winner to learn more about how her passion for all these different fields helps her build communities across borders.

Myrtle Sarrosa for NYLON Manila 2024

Special Thanks to Bart of Moepix Photography & Mark Tangonan

Cosplaying as PUBG Mobile’s “Devious Cybercat”

As NYLON Manila’s “Favorite Game Streamer” of the year, why do you think people resonate with your content?


To be recognized as NYLON Manila’s “Favorite Game Streamer” of the year feels surreal. Gaming has always been a part of my life. I started playing on the PlayStation when I was just 5 years old, bonding with my dad and brother over our shared adventures in new worlds, collecting monsters, journeying into new lands, and unraveling stories. I believe that my community feels that genuine enthusiasm and love for gaming and that is what is fueling my streams. Sharing my journey, making choices together with the chat, and experiencing the highs and lows of gaming makes it a fun experience for me and my community.

What got you into gaming content and what makes you stay with it?

I’ve always loved playing games but my biggest motivator to create gaming content was my in-game friends. I was once a guild leader of a guild named “Exodiac in Ragnarok”. We really enjoyed playing together, talking about game strategies, coming up with new builds, and helping other players clear dungeon instances. Starting with a small audience of friends in Discord, I began streaming on Facebook in 2017 and gradually attracted a community who enjoyed the fun, wins, losses, and camaraderie of gaming. Through streaming, I really enjoyed sharing these experiences even more, whether it was a clutch moment highlight, a relatable feeling of defeat or even sometimes just some funny experiences in-game.

I remember a time when someone came to me at a convention and told me that through my streams, I was able to make them laugh and smile during tough times in their life. That inspired me to work even more passionately as a gaming content creator.

What are you doing to take your content to the next level?

Myrtle Sarrosa for NYLON Manila 2024

Special Thanks to Bart of Moepix Photography & Mark Tangonan

Cosplaying as PUBG Mobile’s “Devious Cybercat”

Just like leveling up in a game, I constantly seek new challenges and creative ideas for my content. One of my proudest achievements was writing a song for Call of Duty Mobile last year, which got featured in the game. It was the most surreal moment when our song “In The Zone” ended up as the lobby music for CODM. Who would have thought that it could happen after 4 years of playing the game, but it did. It was really the biggest win for me in gaming!

The next level for me? To continue gaining EXP in my craft by bringing creativity into my streaming, content creation, and cosplaying. My biggest dream would be to voice a game character! That would be a dream come true.

How would you describe today’s content creation/gaming landscape in the Philippines? How do you think Gen Z has shaped this field?

@myrtlegail Sobrang chill talaga mag ranked games. 😇 #codm #callofduty #codmmemes #tiktokggph ♬ original sound – Myrtle Gail Sarrosa – Myrtle Sarrosa

The content creation and gaming landscape in the Philippines is vibrant and evolving. Social media platforms have brought more Filipinos into gaming and content creation, and we even get recognition across the world. Gen Z has significantly shaped this field with their fresh perspectives on trends. Whenever I check my FYP, I always feel inspired and entertained by fellow creators who foster a dynamic and inclusive gaming culture, making the industry more exciting and collaborative.

What direction would you like to see content creation/gaming take in the next few years?

Myrtle Sarrosa for NYLON Manila 2024

Special Thanks to Bart of Moepix Photography & Mark Tangonan

Cosplaying as PUBG Mobile’s “Devious Cybercat”

I would love to see content creators focus on creating relatable and inspiring content. Gaming impacts everyone differently, whether it’s MMORPGs offering grand adventures, JRPGs providing immersive stories, or FPS games fostering teamwork. What sets gaming content creators apart is the ability to find new friends through games and experience new things together. I want to encourage content creators to live positive lives and reflect that positivity in their content. By doing so, they can positively impact their community, audience, and viewers, serving as good examples and inspiring others to reach for their dreams.

Do you have any advice for people who are interested in trying gaming/content creation?

Myrtle Sarrosa for NYLON Manila 2024

Special Thanks to Bart of Moepix Photography & Mark Tangonan

Cosplaying as PUBG Mobile’s “Devious Cybercat”

To aspiring content creators, I would say: be authentic and stay true to yourself. Create content that you are passionate about and that reflects your unique personality. Engage genuinely with your community and build relationships with your audience. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things—innovation is key in this ever-evolving field. Lastly, always strive to be a positive influence. Your content can inspire and uplift others, so use that influence wisely and make a positive impact on your community.

From being rookies to ranking up and becoming legendary, each step of the journey has taught me invaluable lessons about determination, resilience, and teamwork. Like any endgame scenario, victory isn’t always guaranteed, but what matters most is never losing sight of our goals and never giving up.

It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s how you play the game. Every match, every challenge, every defeat is an opportunity to learn, grow, and improve. And regardless of the outcome, as long as we give it our all, it’s always a Good Game.

Photo Credits: Bart of Moepix Photography & Mark Tangonan

(This interview has been edited for length and clarity.)

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