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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!
Today's Featured Streamer: Mr_Shasta
What do you Stream?
Speedruns of handheld Nintendo games, mostly from the Kirby and Metroid series
When You Typically Stream
7 - midnight PST on weekdays and any time I feel like on weekends.
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Twitch Engagement - A Two Way Street
This is honestly the main thing that every streamer should work on and always continue to work on for their stream. Talking about the game you're playing and explaining what you're doing in it is something you should always be doing in your streams IMO. This is especially important if you're streaming a game that many people are not as familiar with. In this case it's better to talk more about the game, but also keep viewers interested in any way you can. If all you're doing is just talking to your chat or trying to start conversations or be random and funny the entire stream, I won't be engaged in it and I can guarantee I won't stick around for long. Not the end of the world if you don't reference every single message that pops up in chat. It's also not a good thing to interrupt your own explanation of something going on in your games to respond to something in chat most of the time.
This will break engagement a lot and that's something that you should try your best not to do. And of course to me there's always my number 1 golden rule of streaming: never make people feel uncomfortable for being there. This includes keeping your cool and not creating a terrible environment to chill in, even if you're raging at a game or sad that you lost a good run. Alerts such as Follower Alerts are also a big catalyst of uncomfortableness. For most streams I'm in, I like to take something out of it and apply to my own stream if possibly in order to improve it. At the end of the day, this is your hobby. It's supposed to be something fun for you to do and you want to make it fun for both you and your viewers universally.
Your Elevator Pitch
Hello I'm Chris a.k.a. Shasta. I've been speedrunning and streaming since February 2014, with my first ever speedgame being Kirby Squeak Squad. More recently I've been running Kirby Super Star Ultra, Metroid Zero Mission, and Metroid Prime Hunters, which got into SGDQ 2015! I'm really big on handheld Nintendo games, which is what you'll mostly see on my stream. Growing up, they were my favorite games to play. I've completed most games in my collection numerous times, so speedrunning came naturally to me when I decided to pick it up. I always try to make my stream a comfy place to chill late at night, and I've been told I have a soothing voice too, so those two things coincide quite nicely. I don't rage too often or get angry at my games either. I speedrun mostly for fun and switch up the games I run often, but I also have competitive times in most of the games I've run and will always continue to bring my times lower and lower! If you would like to see something different from the norm, or want a stream to fall asleep to or watch late at night, then feel free to check out my channel. I promise not to disappoint =)