After taking a leap of faith and dedicating himself fully to his Twitch and YouTube channels, former Call of Duty caster Jack "CouRage" Dunlop has hit a mammoth subscriber count, and sent out a sincere message of thanks to his fans.
CouRage was a fan favorite caster, working full time with MLG to cover various events and the CWL circuit, and reached the pinnacle in 2017 when he was given the opportunity to cast the World Championship grand final.
But, midway through the 2018 season, CouRage made an announcement that came as a surprise to many - that he would step down from his full time position at MLG to pursue another passion of his.
Always an entertainer and with a charismatic personality, he already had a considerable following on social media, but wanted to see if he could take it to the next level by becoming a full time streamer.
Shortly after departing MLG, he was also unveiled as the newest member of OpTic Gaming's content creation team, joining the organization in Texas and participating in their many shows.
But his main focus remained his personal Twitch stream and YouTube channel, which along with the massive popularity of Fortnite, has been on a strong upward trajectory since.
And on July 4th, less than six months since he left MLG, CouRage hit 10,000 paying subscribers on his Twitch channel - a feat he wouldn't have imagined of hitting so fast.
Thank you pic.twitter.com/8MG9YnZOef
— OpTic CouRage (@CouRageJD) July 5, 2018
In addition to his subscriber count, he is also fast approaching 500,000 followers on Twitch and has soared past 5 million total channel views.
And his YouTube channel has also enjoyed considerable growth, now creeping up on a quarter of a million subscribers - and growing rapidly, with an average of 2,500 new subscribers every day over the last month.