Twitch Streamer + Youtube content Creator Lt Eddy gives us a look into the life and insights of an up and coming Overwatch streaming powerhouse. Take notes, leave comments – and be sure to check out Lt Eddy’s channel
Tell us a bit about yourself
Heyo! I’m a 25 year old dude playing video games for a living. I lived in Toronto for the past 4 years and was working as an Assistant Editor for television. Realizing I wouldn’t be able to move up in my workplace for several years, I decided to make the break for YouTube.
How long have you been gaming? What are your top picks right now? Top Picks of all time?
I’ve been gaming since I was a lad, I recall Sonic the hedgehog 2 was the first game I ever played.
For top picks, currently its: Overwatch, CSGO and Zelda Breath of the Wild
All time it has to be: Metal Gear Solid 3, Persona 4, and Resident Evil 3
Favourite character(s) and why?
I’d say Big Boss and Solid Snake. I enjoy how Big Boss became what he hated, and that Solid Snake fought for freedom.
How long have you been steaming? What are your goals?
I’ve only been streaming for a few months! I currently have no goals, since I kinda just started it since I thought “Hey, might as well showcase me playing live”
How did you get started / what made you want to do it?
I got started about 10 years ago – I generally liked making short videos for fun in school, and thought Youtube was a perfect way to showcase it. So much though I pursued it in College and hoped to get into the ‘professional’ industry,
What has been the most challenging part about twitch/youtube respectively?
For YouTube it’s trying to keep up with ‘recent’ uploads. It’s algorithm can be a mean one. Twitch isn’t too bad, it’s just if I can not be hungry the entire time.
What about the most rewarding?
Most rewarding is the fanart. The fact someone said “Hey, this dude is cool. I’m gonna draw him” is really fascinating to me.
Can you speak to any resources that you used to help you get to where you are today?
If anything I’d have to thank the fantastic teachers I had in my College course of Broadcasting. They taught me how to stand out as a person, both in terms of being a person and advertising myself. Props to Confederation College to that.
What has been the most fun, or interesting experience you’ve had while steaming?
The fact that I always talk about Butter Chicken, and people send me tweets that they’re going out to try it for the first time.
Which do you think has a better monetization model, youtube / twitch – and why?
It’s a close call – I think YouTube though. Just because you can somewhat gauge on what you can get.
Who are some of your favourite streamers?
My favourite streams are TimtheTatman, DizzyKitten, and Kephrii.
You can 100% see their influence in my own streams.
What can we expect to see from you next?
Hopefully expanding with other YouTubers! I don’t really reach out much – mainly since I still feel so tiny compared to everyone else.
What programs / tools / gear / specs do you use to steam?
I use Shadowplay to record, and the Adobe Creative Cloud to edit with. Adobe’s workflow is really great with all it’s syncing everywhere. Saves me a bundle of time. Footage comes naturally playing with friends. Haven’t had to ‘force’ myself to get funny footage. I don’t want to resort to that.
what tips do you have for an aspiring steamers, youtubers to help them if they’re just starting out.
I’d suggest my personal golden rule for online creation: Make content that you yourself would want to watch. I’m a huge fan of VideoGameDunkey with high caliber edits and usually being under 10 minutes. In retrospect, I try to do a similar thing. You also gotta be happy with what you’re doing. Playing Overwatch and making highlights out of it is a dream to me.