June Mar Fajardo says gaming helped him get through tough times


June Mar Fajardo. Picture by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines—Gaming used to simply be June Mar Fajardo’s previous time, but it surely changed into one thing extra for the six-time PBA MVP when he confronted robust occasions.

When San Miguel’s famous person entered a bout with melancholy early final yr whereas he was recovering from grotesque leg harm, he turned to video video games and his streaming platform AHOS Gaming helped him cope along with his psychological struggles.

Fajardo has since recovered from his fractured tibia however he’s nonetheless taking steps into sustaining his psychological well being.

“It was actually exhausting for me as a result of I don’t actually share my ache and stress, I are inclined to preserve them to myself. I’m not an individual who shares his issues and pains. I don’t know if the particular person I speak to already has his personal struggles then once I speak to her or him it’d simply lead to them carrying my issues,” stated Fajardo in Filipino throughout an interview with Inquirer.

“I’m grateful to my followers at AHOS Gaming as a result of they supported me and due to on-line video games I recovered. I discovered so many associates on-line. Proper now I’m speaking to somebody often simply to assist me deal with my psychological well being.”

Fajardo stated that despite the fact that he’s totally recovered from his harm, which left him sidelined through the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup, he’s nonetheless afraid that he may get damage once more.

This worry has been lingering in his thoughts that’s why he’s taking steps in bettering his psychological well being in addition to additional praying to God to calm himself.

“I’m nonetheless pondering that what if I come again then I injure myself once more, there are such a lot of situations operating in my head,” stated Fajardo, who can lastly play within the coming 2021-22 season greater than a yr after he bought damage.

“I simply should put my belief in God as a result of solely God has management on all issues. I simply should tackle the issues that I can management.”

Kraken does artwork

Whereas Fajardo retains his YouTube channel AHOS Gaming, which already has upwards of 100,000 subscribers, as energetic as potential,  he’s additionally taken his creativity by means of different types of media.

Fajardo not solely streams his periods of Dota 2 or Name of Responsibility, however he’s additionally taken to amassing basketball playing cards whereas maintaining his clothes line Kraken Attire PH updated.

The jovial big stated he’s partnered with Threads and Needles in Cebu to create his designs after he requested proprietor Pormz Porminal to make him customized shirts.

This request led to Porminal telling Fajardo that he may make his personal clothes line, thus creating Kraken Attire PH.

“It’s a superb factor for me as a result of despite the fact that I’m busy I can divert my concepts into it,” stated Fajardo whose merchandise will be purchased by means of K15apparel.com. “I simply inform Pormz what design concept I’ve then he’ll create it for me to approve.”

Fajardo added that Franco Cipriano, his school teammate at College of Cebu, was the one who created and curated the web site. However regardless of the digital platform, he nonetheless retains a bodily file of his orders.

The 6-foot-10 middle shared that he writes each order on a log e book as he nonetheless prefers to maintain an old-fashioned strategy to the essential issues.

“It’s very fulfilling as a result of there are lots of people who order t-shirts, caps, hoodies, after which I introduced a printer so now I’m the one doing the printing. I’m additionally the one who folds the whole lot, earlier than I don’t know tips on how to fold a t-shirt now I’m an professional in it,” stated Fajardo. “I’m pleased with it as a result of it relieves me of my stress and I can divert my consideration on different issues.”


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