Pro Gaming – What It Takes To Be A Top Performer!

What does it take to be a pro gamer at the highest level?

Does it take a big bowl of Cheetos and a dark basement? This is the image most people conjure up when they hear that someone plays video games for a living. Even streaming and youtube can have a negative context to the average friend who doesn’t understand the grind! They don’t understand that streaming your gameplay for hours to small crowds when you get started is tough and isn’t about just playing games and wasting time.

To become the best, you must have an extreme amount of dedication to your craft. Here is a quick Q/A via Quora about what it took to become one of the top WOW players in the world!

Pro Gamer Streamer Job

So the next time your parents roll their eyes about your dream to become a pro gamer or even just make a little money on the side, remind them it isn’t easy.

What It Takes

But, for you… don’t take it easy. Don’t get complacent with your routine. There are many people out there that want to do this, are you ready to give up some weekends? Are you ready to find a mentor and stay up late when that new game drops and your fans want to see it in action?

These are often the best parts of streaming, but don’t forget about all the little things that turn an average stream into something extraordinary!

What is the craziest thing you’ve done for a video game? Leave it in the comments!

Live streaming With Meerkat Or Periscope?

Meerkat Vs Periscope Comparison

Will gamers be able to stream their gameplay with Meerkat or Periscope in the future? What is Meerkat or Periscope?  Meerkat and Periscope are apps that allow anyone to livestream video from their mobile devices (mainly iPhone currently.) These apps link directly with twitter and allow users to be notified when someone goes live. You […]

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Does Streaming Multiple Games Hurt My Channels Growth?

Streaming Two Games Bad?

Have you ever wondered if streaming multiple games is hurting your channels growth? Picture this, you have hundreds of people watching you play League of Legends for a few hours! So, you decide to take a quick break and play a match of Hearthstone and BOOM, everyone goes away! (Even though you have a solid […]

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3 Perks Of Being New To Streaming!

If you are still getting started with your Twitch channel, it can feel like you are fighting an uphill battle. You quickly see that it isn’t quite as easy as it looks. You maybe have streamed a few times and not got the traction you expected so far. That is fine, there are still positive […]

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Reel Gamer Goal Setting! Failing Since New Years? Get Motivated Again!


Today is Friday March 20th, a nice place to stop and reflect on your goals you set at New Years. How are they coming along, what daily steps have you taken in your creative practice to make 2015 the best year yet? So far, many Reel Gamers have stepped up their streaming game and starting […]

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How To Get More Twitch Followers – 3 Ways To Create An Offer They Can’t Refuse!

Patreon Twitch Offer

Today, we will look into making a rock solid offer that your viewers and potential followers/subscribers will be excited about. We will also look at a crucial fail point that many streamers make when they go in and ask for the follow.  “People only care about what they can get from you” Today, we will […]

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Pax East Panel – As Seen On Twitch, So You Want To Be A Livestreamer?

As Seen On Twitch

Last weekend was the Penny Arcade Expo in Boston, MA! Better known as Pax East, this event brings in tens of thousands of gamers to the area! SGibs and ZFarls hosted a panel to represent Reel Gamer, along with T.J. Lauerman of ThatSportsGamer and Cee Cee Smith from Ubisoft. Also on the Panel was Rich […]

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The Physical Realities Of Live-Streaming!

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After an epic 26-Hour Event Stream with Duracell and Twitch last weekend, I was drained. While the event was extremely fun, it came at a big cost to my energy levels. The cross country flight to LA, the hosting and playing from 2 AM to 12 Noon, immediately followed by a red eye flight back.

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Why Do Gamers Watch Twitch?

People have been watching people do things for centuries.

People have been watching other people do different activities forever. The Roman Colosseum is confirmation of this, I know this because last July I spent 2 weeks in Italy and what a two weeks it was. The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. and was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such […]

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Use Stepping Stones Toward the Growth of Your Twitch Channel


Has this happened to you? You go live on your Twitch channel… …and no one shows up, and you start feeling like a loser. You lose the excitement and energy you had before you went live and you don’t understand what you’re doing wrong. You see everyone else having success, but you aren’t seeing the results and you don’t see the value in “wasting anymore […]

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