Hello everyone. Welcome to another BlueStacks Streamer Academy video. My name is Koopa, and we’re going to be talking about choosing the right game to broadcast on Twitch TV. On Twitch TV, there are hundreds of games that you can choose to broadcast, some of the top being the most popular games, like Hearthstone, Overwatch, League of Legends, or World of Warcraft. As you continue to scroll down, you find some of the less common games still having thousands of viewers. You might be wondering, which games should I choose to stream? Do I start with Summoners War here, with only 1,300 viewers? Do I start with Mario Kart, or it would make sense maybe, at first … Okay, League of Legends has the most viewers. I should start streaming that.
All right, so there’s a lot of games you can choose to stream. Let’s talk about it. There’s two different routes that you can go in your streaming on Twitch. Are you streaming on Twitch just to have fun, just to interact with random people that might come into your stream to watch you, or do you really have this goal where you want to get partnered? Do you have this goal where you want to grow your community as fast as possible? Do you want to get noticed? Do you want to get your stream to as far as the top of the directory as possible, as fast as possible? One of the ways that you can do that is actually by streaming one of the smaller games.
If we go back to all the game directories, if I were to click in League of Legends, just to see who’s streaming … I’ve got Imaqtpie with 21,000 viewers and a bunch of other broadcasters in the thousands. If I keep scrolling down, let’s just see how far we have to scroll. If this was going to be your first day streaming League of Legends, and as you can see, there are hundreds of broadcasters playing this game right now. A lot of these broadcasters all have webcams. They have titles. They’re going to have followers. They’re probably way better at League of Legends than I am, and yet they still only have six viewers, five viewers, and we’re getting all the way down. We’re still going. We are still scrolling. You still see regular streams with good production quality, and webcams, and everything. It’s not like we’re just watching people that have just really poor quality or no webcam.
They’re probably, some of these guys it’s their first day streaming, and they have amazing potential to grow their stream, and to a huge following one day. One of the reasons why I wanted to demonstrate this is that if you were to start streaming on Twitch TV today, and you were to start with League of Legends, you would literally be at the bottom of this list. How many people scroll all the way down, all the way down, to try and find someone to watch? I go back to the game directory. Now, obviously if you go to one of the top games, and you start streaming, you’re going to kind of get yourself into a trap where you’re not going to have that much viewership in your first couple days. You might get a few viewers here and there, but it’s going to be kind of rough.
If we scroll down, farther down the list, you’re going to find directories, or you’re going to find games that have a much smaller, way less people broadcasting the game. You don’t want to scroll too far down on the game directory, where there’s maybe only a couple people streaming the game. That just might be a random streamer, who normally gets a good amount of viewership, who’s playing a random game at that time. There might not actually be that many people in that game’s community that often. However, let’s just use Clash of Clans as an example, one of the first games that I ended up streaming. If you look at this directory, if you were to start streaming it, you have guys, they don’t have thousands of viewers or tens of thousands of viewers, but …
If you were to do your very first Clash of Clans stream and have good production value, with a title, channel panels, webcam and everything else, and if you knew what you were doing, I guarantee you’re going to get up to a … You’ll get a video where up to 1,000 to 10,000% increase in viewership. After seeing the difference of how many people are streaming in those top games, compared to how many people are streaming in those mid-range to lower-end game, you have a lot to think about when it comes to streaming on Twitch. It really depends on your goals. Like I said, are you going for partnership, or are you doing this for fun? If you’re doing it for fun, just play the game you enjoy. If you’re going for partnership, experiment.
The first time I started streaming, I played Diablo. I had one viewer. The second time I started streaming, 614 max concurrents, the very second stream. As you can see, this was our Diablo stream. I think I maybe maxed out at five or six viewers throughout the broadcast, just random people coming in. No one even actually ended up talking to me through it, but then look at the difference going into Clash of Clans, that directory. Back when there was a lot more people broadcasting, the game was a lot more popular, but you’re talking about hundreds, to five hundreds, to even over 1,500 viewers within a month. This is a good example of if you’re very new to streaming, and you’re trying to discover a game where you can get viewers to find your stream.
It’s not always necessarily going to those games that have tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of people. Sometimes it’s the smaller game where there’s not as many people broadcasting. When I started Clash of Clans on Twitch, there was maybe seven other people streaming. When I first started streaming, I was able to get numbers like these, and people were able to find my broadcast under the directory, because there were so few. I hope this video has helped you choose what kind of a game you want to stream. Whether you’re doing this for partnership, or whether you’re doing it for fun, try to use this video to help guide you on what game you’re going to be broadcasting on Twitch TV. My name is Koopa, and this has been another video on BlueStack’s Streamer Academy. We’ll see you in the next video.