Category Archives: Streamers

‘Aspiring streamers are willing to push themselves hard’ – new study looks at what makes a successful streamer

New research by Goldsmiths, University of London with researchers from the London School of Economics, has looked into what it takes to be a top video game streamer. The study explored the 'highly demanding' schedules of streamers (like Ali "Gross Gore" Larsen, pictured) aiming to be successful in an increasingly competitive market. Interviewees described the meticulous…
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FIFA content creator Bateson87 joins up with Lightning Pandas

FIFA YouTuber and Twitch streamer Jamie "Bateson87" Bateson has joined the Lightning Pandas as a brand ambassador. The Kendal native has a following of two million strong across YouTube, Twitter and Instagram and will represent his new team at offline events, while also working with the organisation to create engaging content. Originally a HGV vehicle…
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Dr DisRespect steals the show at the 2017 Esports Industry Awards

Popular streamer Dr DisRespect (real name Guy Beahm) was on fine form at the 2017 Esports Industry Awards in London yesterday evening. He won the Streamer of the Year award, beating the likes of Paul "Ice_Poseidon" Denino, Christopher "Sacriel" Ball and last year's winner Michael "Imaqtpie" Santana. The Twitch streaming giant was in character throughout…
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Twitch is up again after hours of downtime

UPDATE: At 5am Twitch had recovered. Twitch posted an update on  Twitter with a couple of messages: 🛠 Is this thing on? We are currently recovering from our site wide issues. Thank you for your patience throughout today. ^RSS pic.twitter.com/lul6m4nHal — Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) 31 August 2017   Original article: Twitch has been suffering outages…
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WTF is… happening to games media?

A few days ago, Kotaku UK published an article with well-known British games critic TotalBiscuit about dealing with hateful online comments. The reaction to this article and the aftermath that followed inspired Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco to share his thoughts on the shifting games media landscape, Gamergate and why streamers should be as accountable…
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UK streamer JurassicJunkie breaks Twitch world record with 2m views

A British streamer - who has only been streaming for two months - has broken the Guinness World Record for the number of views generated by a single Twitch clip. Tom "JurassicJunkie" Wheldon, from Nottingham, was playing Outlast 2 when something unexpected gave him a fright. In the space of a week and a half,…
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