Our Tips for Streamers series features exclusive interviews with some of the most popular streamers on Twitch. This week, in our final installment in the series, A-T sits down with Lirik. Lirik has an impressive following in the streaming industry, with nearly 2 million Twitch followers and more than 200,000 YouTube subscribers. Continue reading to pick up all the great advice Lirik has for aspiring streamers
Can you provide a list of your top video games of all time?
- Counter Strike 1.6 (Played it for 6 years, arguably my first game I dedicated myself to.)
- Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (Still one of the best multiplayer experiences to this day.)
- World of Warcraft (Played for 10 years on and off. So many memories and experiences in this game.)
What gear is most important when starting a channel?
Proper microphone, headphones, capture card, decent gaming computer that can stream and play games at a high FPS [frames per second].
What kind of microphone is best?
Is there any specific software needed?
It is personal preference, but I have just always used OBS [Open Broadcaster Software] so OBS is really the only software you need.
What’s the best way to grow your audience?
Play what is new. Simple as that. Some games stick, some games don’t. Many people stream a game at launch and move on after a couple of days but it doesn’t mean people are done with the game. If you find a new game you like and stick with it, you might be “the streamer” for that game.
Is it better to stream from a PC or console?
PC, a lot more freedom and control in what you are doing. Consoles are limited.
Are certain games more popular to stream than others?
Yes, Flavor of the Month and what is big in the multiplayer world or new in the single player world are usually the most popular ones.
Is there an optimal time to stream?
Optimal time to stream would be a time slot a lot of streamers don’t stream around but also hits a lot of peak hours with the countries who watch Twitch the most.
What’s one thing you wish you knew when you started streaming?
How hard it would be to find a game that you can find entertaining for a very, very, very long time.
Any other tips for aspiring streamers?
Stick with it. Not everyone makes it. Just because anyone can stream doesn’t mean everyone will make it.
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