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NICKMERCS explains why he stopped vlogging

Published: 19/Jun/2020 19:47

by Virginia Glaze

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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.

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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.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.