Jeannail Carter

Twitch streamer, 'Tekken' pro, and Red Bull player.

Sara Belcher - Author

Mar. 27 2024, Published 3:45 p.m. ET

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Jeannail Carter has gone from playing games in her bedroom as a kid to being a pro player in Tekken tournaments. The streamer, who goes by @cuddle_core online, has secured championships at Texas Showdown, Summer Jam, and DTN, to name a few, and is also one of Forbes' 30 under 30 picks for esports. With thousands of followers online, Jeannail uses her platform for more than just gaming, raising more than $20,000 for charities like Wings for Life, 1000 Dreams Fund, BCRF, and Gamers Outreach through her streams.

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Distractify chatted with Jeannail to talk about some of her favorite video games of all time, the best parts of streaming, and much more.

What’s your most-used emoji?

JC: [The android turtle emoji.]

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What was the moment you felt like you had "made it"?

JC: When I got signed to Red Bull in 2021!

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Share your top three gaming essentials.


  1. Astro A40s Headphones
  2. Pear Cinnamon Red Bull
  3. 35 pack - Extra Peppermint gum
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Shout out one of your favorite fellow creators!

JC: KingJae — love collaborating with KingJae, and it’s inspiring to see his passion for Tekken content.

If you could have any superpower, what would you pick?

JC: Waterbender – I love water, and my astrological sign is Cancer!

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If you had to get a tattoo right now, what would it be?

JC: [Sunflower] on my wrist.

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If you couldn’t be an influencer, what would your dream job be?

JC: Freelance illustrator and concept artist. Before being a pro gamer + influencer I got a college degree in illustration.

What's the most bizarre food combination you secretly enjoy?

JC: Stacy’s cinnamon sugar pita chips + caramelized onion hummus.

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What's your hottest hot take?

JC: I don’t believe anybody should only main one character in tournaments for high-level Tekken play!

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What is your favorite part about streaming?

JC: Regardless of the game, my personality shines through. I’m able to share my love for multiple games instead of just one title!

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Share your top five video games of all time.

JC: You can’t put me on the spot like this! Just naming five?!? The below are in no exact order:

  1. Resident Evil 2
  2. Devil May Cry
  3. God of War 3
  4. Tekken Tag
  5. Kingdom Hearts 2

Share your favorite memory from a stream.

JC: I was streaming my first season of ICFC (online Tekken tournament series) and I won one of my first tournaments of the season and was FREAKING OUT. I was living at home at the time and was so excited that I ran to the other room to wake up my mom at 1 a.m. to let her know I won my first ICFC event! It was the first of many tournament wins.

What’s your No. 1 distraction?

JC: My phone – it’s a BIG problem.

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