OpTic Gaming streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop reminded his viewers that putting money towards your favorite content creators isn’t the only way to show your support.
While there is plenty of talk on Twitch about massive donations and high subscriptions counts, some viewers frequently express concern over not being able to support their favorite streamers monetarily.
This might be a common feeling shared by many viewers across many platforms, but CouRage was quick to let his own viewers know that there are more ways to supporting content creators than just spending money.
During a recent stream, one of CouRage’s viewers spoke up in chat saying “I would really love to support you but I don’t have the money right now.”
Without skipping a beat, CouRage let the viewer know that it was more than okay that they couldn’t support him by subbing since there are other ways to do so.
“You guys are supporting me by tuning into the stream. By watching. By liking and sharing my videos,” CouRage told his viewers. “Share videos. Leave likes. Get engaged in the chat. Anything like that.”
Even though the viewer was unable to give his favorite streamer a sub, someone in the chat immediately gifted them a sub while CouRage was talking, bringing everything full circle.
While CouRage’s viewer ended up getting a sub, his point is an important one that many don’t realize.
Giving your favorite streamers exposure through video likes or even just views allows them to gain a following and grow their influence, which can then turn into sponsorships and other opportunities for the content creator.
The organization has since started a new interview series with its intern, JhbTeam, whose unique style resulted in a downright hilarious conversation between himself and Neekolul for its pilot episode.
Neekolul’s forthcoming answer was something that no one expected: “It’s cool. You know, you can say almost anything and someone’s gonna like your tweet. You could say like, ‘I like to eat s**t,’ and people are like, ‘Yeah!’”
However, Neeko didn’t have an answer for “Why do you have a boyfriend?” leaving Jhb giving her an humorously intense staredown as she scrambled to address the random question.
It seems that Jhb’s response of, “Flying, so I could come see you,” didn’t go over so well, with the star giving an understandable “WTF” look at his reply — which senior producer ‘rufhaus’s’ editing skills made into a truly funny moment.
Amid the ensuing hijinks with Jhb, Neeko did admit that her rise to internet stardom wasn’t a piece of cake, with many criticizing her for reaching fame so quickly and doubting her abilities (although that was about the only serious moment throughout the entire interview).
Introducing “TBH w/ JHB” an interview show starring our social media intern, Jhb, who created this concept as part of his internship project.
While fans probably didn’t learn anything totally new about Neeko in this video (aside from her favorite primary color, which is blue — which isn’t even a primary color), it’s definitely worth a watch for viewers looking to have a laugh as they watch their favorite influencer scramble for answers in the face of a gut-bustingly awkward interview session.
Who can we expect to see on TBH with JHB in the future?
Although Neekolul was just the first guest on 100 Thieves’ new show, Jhb did let fans in on what other guests could be making an appearance in his famously awkward series later on.
“Basically, people that are close in the gaming scene/community and are recognizable to fans,” Jhb revealed. “I want to make sure the guests know who I am in a sense of not making them uncomfortable, and that they know how awkward I am.”
Jhb is 100 Thieves’ intern, who boasts a successful YouTube channel and Twitch stream where he collaborates with other big names in the gaming space.
That’s not all; he even dropped a few potential names, most notably CallMeCarson, Jordan Fisher, Hitchariide and even 100 Thieves founder, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.
“We honestly have no idea who to have on next,” he added. “I definitely want to have Nadeshot on the show, as I see it as one of the most iconic ones that we’ll make, but as of right now, we have no idea. I mainly want to have 100 Thieves creators on, but in the meantime, no idea.”
Who knows who will be featured on the show next? Not even Jhb himself is sure; but that just means that the possibilities are endless.