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Sergio Aguero passes Tfue & Summit1g as fastest-growing Twitch streamer

Published: 23/May/2020 12:43

by Calum Patterson

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To become a popular streamer, it takes a lot of hours and consistency, something a professional footballer often has to dedicate elsewhere. But in these unprecedented times, Man City striker Sergio Aguero has risen to the top of Twitch, beating out the biggest names on the way.

After sports around the world came to a grinding halt, the world’s best players were suddenly left with a lot more free time on their hands, and many have turned to gaming to fill the void.

Footballers gaming and streaming is nothing new, with the likes of Neymar Jr, Harry Kane and more dabbling in Twitch live-streaming in the past.

Aguero playing GTA on Twitch
Twitch: SLAKUN10
Aguero has even tried his hand at GTA roleplay.

But as lockdown in the UK has prevented Argentina’s 3rd all-time top scorer from banging in the Premier League goals, he has been brushing up on his FIFA skills on Twitch instead.

He’s also tried his hand at racing games, using a proper steering wheel setup, and his broadcasts have been a massive hit.

So much so in fact, that he now ranks as the number one fastest-growing channel on the entire platform. Twitch is comfortably the most popular website for video game livestreams, and Aguero is now it’s number one streamer, at least over the past month. Statistics via TwitchMetrics.

top 10 fastest-growing streamers on twitch
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Aguero tops the pile for the last 30 days on Twitch.

For almost a year, this top 10 remained pretty steady, usually with Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar and Rubén ‘Rubius’ Gundersen making up the top three.

But there has been a major shakeup in April and May of 2020, which has seen the likes of CS:GO YouTuber Anomaly top the charts. Summit was actually critical of Anomaly though, accusing him of using “scummy” tactics with his Valorant livestreams to gain followers.

Summit1G has actually now dropped out of the top 10 fastest-growing channels, a very rare occurrence indeed.

Aguero meanwhile, sits outside of the bubble of Twitch streamers, and possibly attracts an entirely separate audience. Despite being a legend for Manchester City, much of his audience seems to be from his home country, and he speaks almost exclusively in Spanish when live-streaming.

His reign at the top of Twitch may be short-lived though, as Premier League action is expected to return in June. For now though, you can find him streaming almost daily on his channel.

Esports

NRG unveils insane $10 million ‘Gaming Fantasy Factory’

Published: 19/Nov/2020 2:45 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 2:58

by Brad Norton

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American organization NRG Esports has revealed the ‘NRG Castle,’ an over the top, $10M gaming facility designed to mirror Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory but for esports competition and content creation.

Custom gaming facilities have been all the rage throughout 2020. From the fresh 100 Thieves Compound unveiled in January to a multimillion-dollar Fortnite team house, many top orgs have been jumping on the trend.

NRG is the latest to reveal its very own property in Los Angeles with the NRG Castle. While it’s not an actual castle from the outside, it’s an enormous, multi-level spot with one of the more unique looks in the industry. It’s not a standard house, nor is it a traditional office space.

It’s a fully customized facility designed from the ground up to have a completely original look. Here’s what’s inside the 20,000 square foot “Gaming Fantasy Factory.”

NRG Castle tour
YouTube: NRG Esports
The NRG Castle has been designed as a hub for viral gaming content.

Right when you enter the so-called castle, you’ll be met with a red carpet leading into an open area with a custom screen. A huge projector is all set up with one of every single gaming console equipped. 

“You can technically play every video game ever created on this giant movie screen,” Executive Producer Grady Rains explained.

While that’s an eye-grabbing introduction to the facility, it then leads through to a one of a kind, million-dollar “double-decker gaming couch.” On the bottom, there’s a circular couch to lay in while gaming. However, there’s also a ladder to reach a second floor, along with a slide to quickly get back down. 

NRG Castle tour
YouTube: NRG Esports
A $1 million gaming couch fits right in with the crazy design of the NRG Castle.

All of that for a single couch is certainly fitting with the broad idea for the NRG Castle. The LA facility was “made specifically for the creation of over the top and viral gaming content.”

Adding to this over the top theme, water fountains aren’t just regular water fountains here. Instead, they “spit out energy drink.”

Of course, there’s actual office space tucked away in the building as well. It’s already come in handy back to back Overwatch League champions the San Francisco Shock.

This is only the grand reveal of the NRG Castle, so expect to see tons of unique content coming out of this location in future.