Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 44 mins
There are more than 27,000 video game streamers who have the potential to make a full-time living on the platform Twitch.tv. We speak to the streamers at the top of their profession speak about the highs and lows of video game streaming stardom. Once you get to the top of this booming industry, what's the view like?
While top Twitch streamers enjoy the adulation of fans and certainly the financial benefits of starring on gaming's most popular content platform, being a celebrity online also exposes these pros to harassment, health risks and even life-threatening “swatting.” But it can at the same time be a deeply uplifting experience, for both the performers and their fan-base. In this realistic, warts-and-all view behind the curtain of Twitch success and stardom, we see that it’s a great way to make a living, but binge streaming and keeping your viewing audience happy is a mentally-exhaustive, physically-dangerous and at times life-threatening undertaking more dangerous than most could possibly imagine. So, is it all worth it?
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Anthem Media Productions Inc.