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NICKMERCS explains why he stopped vlogging

Published: 19/Jun/2020 19:47

by Virginia Glaze


Streaming star and gaming personality Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff is best known for his broadcasts on Twitch — but he hadn’t always planned on focusing on live streams.

NICKMERCS boasts a massive presence on Twitch, accumulating over 3.7 million followers on the site due to his humorous interactions with fellow streamers and his impressive gameplay, usually with a controller.

However, the star also boasts a fairly successful YouTube channel, which, at one point, he’d hoped to bolster with non-gaming centric content like vlogs (regular recordings of his daily life).

After moving to Los Angeles some time ago, NICKMERCS made an attempt at diversifying his content with these vlogs, but ultimately decided against it, as explained during a June 19 episode of the ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast.

During the episode, he was asked a slew of questions regarding his time on Twitch, which eventually led to the topic of some fans accusing him of “pre-recording” his broadcasts.

Nickmercs during Twitch event
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Popular Twitch streamer and gaming personality NICKMERCS was invited on a June 19 episode of the ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast, where he explained why he no longer vlogs.

That’s never been the case, of course, because he’s not a fan of making pre-recorded content in general, revealing that he dislikes the feeling of talking to a camera rather than his own audience in real-time.

“I used to do vlogging on YouTube,” Nick said of the topic. “I did a few of ‘em, and I never liked it. It was always weird to me that I was like, talking to the camera, like, ‘Aye, what’s up guys? How you doin’?’ [laughs].”

“I just — there wasn’t anybody, I’m talking to myself, man!” he added. “You know what I mean? At least I’m talking to you guys right now, which makes it a little bit more comfortable. But imagine just talking to yourself, vlogging. Isn’t that kind of weird?”

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While every social media platform comes with its pros and cons, it seems that NICKMERCS is a Twitch streamer through and through.

And while he uploads popular clips and moments from his broadcasts to YouTube on a regular basis (including the construction of his home gaming studio), it doesn’t look like fans should look forward to vlogs from this entertainer anytime soon.


AriaSaki explains how Disguised Toast helped her out of a “dark place”

Published: 26/Nov/2020 16:12

by Alice Hearing


Twitch streamer AriaSaki has revealed DisguisedToast helped her when she was “In a very dark place,” in a heartbreaking tweet on his birthday.

Aria is a Twitch streamer and cosplayer known for playing League of Legends. Aria is close friends with Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang, a hugely popular Canadian streamer, YouTuber, and Internet personality of OfflineTV.

Aria shocked fans on November 25, tweeting: “A month ago I was in a very dark place and planned to end it all. Toast reached out to me, talked to me till 6 AM to make sure I was ok.

“[Toast] invited me to OTV for healing and ultimately saved ‘AriaSaki’. You have him to thank for me being here today. HBD Toast.”

Fans left an outpouring of support in response to Aria’s tweet. One person said they were astounded by DisguisedToast’s kindness, writing “stop I’m gonna cry this is so cute toast is such a good guy & I’m glad you’re okay aria!”

The tweet itself has gone viral, amassing more than 170,000 likes and attracting the attention of several other influencers all expressing their concern and expressing their thanks to DisguisedToast.

Fellow streamer Renniesaurus responded, writing “Aria, I’m so glad that Toast was able to help you… I’m happy to have been able to meet you and call me your friend.”

Thankfully, it seems that Aria is now happier, and Disguised Toast has a new level of respect from his fans.