Thousands of game streamers at Twitch have the same question in their minds – how to have success on the platform.
Twitch might gather hundreds of thousands of views at a time, but to get those views you have to produce something worth watching.
This article will tell what type of game streamers have success and the best practices on Twitch.
Understanding The BasicsFirst, decide what type of streamer you would like to be. This will determine the audience you’ll attract.
Here are some options proven to have success:
- Variety Streamer
A variety streamer is also called a slow streamer. You have to invest more time to build your profile. The primary reason is that you have to switch between games.
Whenever a game releases, you’ll see these various streamers checking them out and reviewing them. Such streamers might not be consistent, but it’s an enthusiastic job. Your followers are more loyal and are most likely have longevity.
Tip: Choose new and emerging games for stream and start with a low viewership directory (500-2500) people.
- Pro Streamer
Pro Streamers are self-explanatory. They’re professional whether they’re the best on Overwatch or Diamond level in League of Legends.
Pro streamers' will draw an audience, but there is one requirement – you gotta have skill!
Boredom may ensue playing a single game continuously, but you can overcome it by staying focused on the prize. That said, you still may never become the best at the game, thus this shouldn’t be your only strategy.
Tip: Popular game have better reach and growth but niche games may be easier to excel at.
- Niche Streamer
Niche Streamers are people who dig down a specific game to crazy levels and excel it. Such streamers are calm, have a good fanbase, and enjoy their jobs. An example may be a “speed runner” who attempt to complete Mario World the fastest.
Tip: Choose unique games that you love. Persuade your audience to watch your stream for a different taste.
Overall, the best game to stream will depend on what you love. No Twitch viewer wants to watch someone who dislikes what they are doing. This will eventually feel like any other job if you pick something simply for commercial appeal. Sometimes you have to fall in love with the game and not the goal. Do what you love.
As Alan Watts once said:
“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way. And after all, if you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is, you can eventually turn it – you could eventually become a master of it. It’s the only way to become a master of something, to be really with it. And then you’ll be able to get a good fee for whatever it is. So don’t worry too much. Somebody is interested in everything, anything you can be interested in, you will find others.”