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Warzone Streamer 'TacticalGramma' Promotes Inclusivity for Women and Older Gamers

DBLTAP logo DBLTAP 4/12/2021 Jack O'Dwyer

Call of Duty: Warzone Twitch streamer TacticalGramma is known among friends and followers as a positive, wholesome presence within the community.

While she originally started streaming on Twitch nearly two years ago, her recent fame actually came from TikTok where one of her highlights went viral. According to her, that one instance net her around 300,000 new followers in under a month.

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Warzone 'TacticalGramma' Promotes Inclusivity

Michelle Statham, the face behind Warzone's TacticalGramma streaming channel, has had a lifelong passion for video games. In her Twitch bio, she explained that she has been playing video games "I was 7 and Pong came out and have never stopped." Her goal is to "cultivate a community that is kind and welcoming to all."

"I love hanging out with you guys and having a good time!" She wrote.

It appears she has done just that. In an interview with NBC, her close friend and fellow streamer, Sherrie "Snooty Wizard" Drepaul commended Statham for the strides she has made to not only make Warzone a more fun space, but also more inclusive.

"It's very empowering to be around other women playing the same games and being there for the same reasons and everything like that...Especially at her age, where you don't really see older people sitting in front of the computer all day playing video games," she said.

At 56 years old, Statham fits right in among the growing demographic of older gamers joining the community. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) reported that around 44% of individuals over 50 in 2019 play video games "at least once a month."

In fact, one could say that Statham's age is what led her to start her streaming career. According to her, she invested in a PC after arthritis in her thumbs made it uncomfortable to hold a standard console controller. Her husband convinced her to start streaming shortly afterward.

Fans can find TacticalGramma streaming on Facebook to an audience of around 66,000, YouTube to around 9,000, and on Twitch to around 18,000—and, yes, she has merch.


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