Every Friday, I will be spotlighting a smaller streamer who is doing their best to Stream Big! How do you get your stream spotlighted? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information!
What You Stream: (Examples: Speedrunning (what games), Variety Streamer, League of Legends, CS:GO, etc.)
When You Typically Stream:
Highlight of You Streaming Big:
Article on Streambig.net that has helped you out the most and why:
I’ll be going through the submissions and choosing one to two per week! I’ll typically be looking for streamers that have less than 2,000 followers, but on occasion ill make some exceptions! I’m excited to see how you guys are streaming big, and I’m looking forward to showcasing some new streamers!
What do you Stream?
Speedruns of Doom 64, Blast Corps, Pilotwings 64, and Bubsy 1.
When You Typically Stream
Evenings or late nights on unscheduled days.
Highlight of You Streaming Big
Article on Streambig.net that has helped you out the most and why?
Avoiding A Twitch Blow Up
This topic is one of the most important things for a streamer to be aware of in my experience. Whether your stream is promoted on the front page or twitch with hundreds of viewers watching or is brand new with very few followers, there will eventually be people who show up that will annoy you in some minor or possibly major way. Knowing how to manage those situations has helped me out a lot over the years, but it definitely didn't come naturally at the start. I learned to give people the benefit of the doubt for far longer than I originally did. Many times someone would say something that seemed insensitive, but by not instantly timing them out I realized soon after that they were just being cheeky. I ended up having a pretty long back and forth with them about my game and they turned out to be a long time viewer.
More common to my stream is the trouble of managing my emotions towards the game I am playing. As a speedrunner who runs some pretty brutal games at the highest level, the urge to vent my frequent frustrations is hard to ignore. Being conscious of my negative emotions and working to prevent them from being a detriment has made my stream much more enjoyable for both myself and my viewers. I learned to laugh at my mistakes far more often than I used to, but also to avoid situations where I know I can't control my anger. If I planned to stream for a few hours but for some reason became noticeably mad at my game after a short time, I would immediately either switch to a different game or end the stream altogether. People might be sad that you end prematurely, or that you aren't playing the game you said you were, but that is a much better thing to happen than for someone to see your nasty side.
In short, the best advice I took and anyone can take from this article is that if you are having fun with both your chat and your game, your viewers will too.
Your Elevator Pitch
I have been streaming speedruns since early 2013 and have participated in every Games Done Quick marathon since SGDQ13. Every game I speedrun on stream will be something I plan on becoming the best in the world at, and I never stop until I feel my final time is something that will stand the test of time. My focus is primarily on games that do not have large communities of people optimizing the game already, as the process of routing the game myself and setting the standard for others to beat appeals to me greatly. I also am an extremely competitive person who will stop at nothing to reclaim any records I happen to lose, whether they are individual stages or full speedrun records. Check me out if you like watching high level speedruns of unique and underplayed games.