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Day9 hits huge milestone in streaming history

by Bill Cooney

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Esports commentator and streamer Sean “Day[9]” Plott celebrated a major milestone with Twitch viewers as he marked a decade of streaming.

Day[9] is well known to fans of StarCraft and DOTA 2 esports fans for his work as a commentator at various esports events including DOTA's The International 2017.

During a stream on October 22 Day[9] started off happily greeted viewers by celebrating the 10-year mark.

“Today is the 10-year anniversary of Day[9]tv, 10 years!” he exclaimed. “It’s not nine years, so it’s not the best for branding - but 10 years, holy sh*t that went fast.”

“10 years ago today, for any of you who don’t know, was the very first broadcast I ever did it was Day[9]daily,” he explained.

Day[9] was a high-level Zerg player in StarCraft: Brood War, but he said during school he was unable to keep his skills as high as they needed to be to compete at the top.

“But you know I obviously loved watching Brood War, loved being engaged with and following the scene,” he recalled. “So I was like - ‘I know, I am just going to broadcast an analysis,” - and this was actually two years before Twitch even existed.”

The streamer said he started on a little-known livestreaming site, evidence of which can be found in the below YouTube video from Day[9]'s channel.

Day[9]daily's first episode (even though in the video he says "second episode") was a look at a Brood War match between Lee "Flash" Young Ho and Jo "hero" Il Jang.


What's ahead for Day[9]?

The streamer said on Twitter that even after close to 200 shows a year he was looking forward to the next 10 years of broadcasting.

Day[9] also worked closely with Twitch while they were developing their subscriber program, which prompted Twitch's Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham to call him "A legend".

Day9's Daily's were a huge part of the Starcraft esports scene at it's height and he was the first ever Twitch streamer to have paid subscribers to his channel.

That, and he was one of the first to figure out people enjoyed watching other people talk about video games live on the internet.