Whether you are live streaming yourself playing Minecraft or if you are one of the 30 billion people who tuned in to watch MLG Anaheim, live streaming is the perfect way to interact with all those other nerds on the internet. ESports, specifically Starcraft 2, has been growing at a ridiculous rate in the past several months and live streaming is the medium all events use to reach their audience.
I personally do my livestreaming through Justin.tv
and now mainly through their gaming division Twitch.tv
. Setting up a live stream is simple if you have the computer and network connection to handle it. I won't go into detail about how to set this up as I want to see what you think of this a medium of publicity.
Popular gamers in the Starcraft 2 scene like Destiny or Day, consistently break between 3000 to +10000 viewers per day. In the case of Destiny, he streams for 5 or more hours per day and actually makes a living off the ad revenue he generates from his stream. Now on my livestream on twitch I don't get that many viewers, but when it comes to tapping into a new community every viewer counts. With one person streaming "Natural Selection 2" its easy for potential viewers to overlook the channel in the directory. But if we can get several people streaming it can generate more interest and expose more viewers to the gameplay as we see it from our monitors.
Thanks for taking the time to read this :)