As video games have become increasingly popular, so has competitive esports. Live games online often attract large followings as other users watch professional gamers’ exploits. Whether you’re looking to create video games on your own or develop a career as an esports streamer, here’s how to do it well.
How to Become an Esports Streamer
1. Adopt a Style
In the world of esports, gamers have organically fallen into two distinct player personalities. The first is known as play-by-play casting, in which the gamer gives a running account of everything that’s going on at the moment. This can include explaining why they made a particular move or narrating what they expect ahead.
There’s also color casting, which uses talk a little more sparingly; the caster mainly speaks when the action dies down. Figuring out which style you’re more comfortable with helps you build a gamer identity.
2. Get Game Experience
It’s unwise to jump into a game without having played it before and expect to generate excellent content. Generally, people follow esports gamers because the players are effective and knowledgeable about a particular game. Put in plenty of practice before you start broadcasting.
3. Commit to Content
Being a serious esports player is an intensive pursuit. Many gamers crave followings, so you’ll need to stand out. One way to do that is to put out your casts as frequently as possible—as long as they’re quality, of course.
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