Are you the type that can’t get enough of all the latest online PC video games? Have you decided your love and passion for video gaming can translate into a career, even if just part-time? Do you have dreams of someday making it big as a professional online game streamer? It’s a great goal to have and with enough drive and inspiration combined with the right tech and gear, that dream can become reality. Let’s take a look at what you need to get started.
Can Your Computer Live Up to Your Needs?
The list of tech that you need to stream your gaming sessions like a professional includes many items but few can compare to the importance of your computer. If you’re of the mind that your older model computer will cut it in the world of streamers, it’s time to think again.
Viewers will want to tune in to see a session that is free from lagging, free from issues, has exceptional graphics and creates an immersive experience for all. This means you need a high-performing computer with all the necessary bells and whistles, such as the latest Intel Arc Graphics and an impressive processor. Your playing style, tips and engagement will all go unnoticed if your computer isn’t able to keep up with what the competition (i.e., other streamers) can offer.
Your Sound Needs to Be Crisp and Clear
Then there is your audio quality which should be nothing short of perfect. If viewers can’t hear you properly, they will give up fast and move on to the next streamer. Here’s something you may not know, but when you see streamers with a headset on, this tends to be more about looks and acting like a prop than their actual audio tools.
An external microphone is the absolute best way to ensure professional sound, so a headset isn’t going to cut it. Go ahead and wear one to create that vibe, but keep in mind an external microphone needs to be on the must-buy list.
Are You Playing the Most Popular Games?
Then there are the games you’re playing. While there’s nothing wrong with focusing on the games you enjoy and you get the most thrills from, if others don’t share your passion for them then you won’t be able to capture an audience. The fact is that you need to play the games that are trending in the industry right now. These tend to be new games, games with high-tech features, games that are big on action and thrills and those that draw in huge numbers.
Some of the most popular games on Twitch right now include:
- League of Legends
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Elden Ring (new)
- Lost Ark (new)
By choosing one of these games, you’ll have an easier time trying to build your viewer base.
By taking the time to invest in the best tech and gear, you’ll be providing your audience with professional quality viewing, allowing you to build a loyal base.