As Reported by Dot Esports, Former CS:GO professional Shroud downplayed the effort required to become a Twitch anchor when commenting on the Valorant tournament last Monday.
Shroud retired from Cloud9 and the professional counter-strike team in 2018 and broadcasted live on Twitch full-time. In this comment stream, some viewers asked him through chat whether he planned to return to professional e-sports as a coach or other capacity. He replied that he did not want to because “the job is terrible.” Honestly, fair enough.
Shroud cited his dislike of work as the reason for his live broadcast. When another viewer refuted this comment and said that streaming works, Shroud replied:
“Streaming is work? No, it’s not fucking work, it’s a damn joke. Look, I’m sitting here and doing nothing.”
It is strange to see this approach rejected by such a high-profile anchor. Shroud runs one of the most watched channels on Twitch, with nearly 10 million followers.The anchor has become more and more open Mental and physical loss Streaming media can withstand the pressure of broadcasting as much as possible. In February 2021, Twitch cancelled a rule that prohibited anchors from filming themselves while they were asleep.In this heavy environment, you must always be busy and tempered, only exacerbated by phenomena such as “hate attacks” and the potential harassment and abuse shown by the length of Twitch and its content creators Must adopt To deal with them.
It is undeniable that anchors are performers competing in a challenging ecosystem. If you’ve ever watched a bad live broadcast, you know it’s not as simple as sitting in front of a webcam and playing some video games. You need a certain angle to attract and retain the audience, whether it is the mechanical ability of speed athletes or e-sports types, or the ability to entertain or cultivate quasi-social relationships.
Once you succeed, it’s definitely an enviable job, but if it’s a simple way of making a living, 800w Anyone who broadcasts live on Twitch will quit their daily work. As PC Gamer has reported in the past, this is a very crowded field, and to keep the median household income in the United States away from streaming, you must be one of the top 0.015% of Twitch streaming.
I don’t think Shroud is trying to start a debate about the nature of “fluid labor” through his comments. From the context, I think it is obvious that he is talking about his own streaming experience. For him, the difficult part comes from his early career, becoming famous in e-sports. He already has a group of viewers paying the bills, and sticking to it does sound more “work” than rejoining the mix and starting a new esports organization.