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Zedd says streaming on Twitch is harder compared to live concerts

Published: 10/Nov/2020 2:32

by Alan Bernal


World-famous artist Anton ‘Zedd’ Zaslavski is used to the pressure of a packed concert, though he recently revealed how streaming on Twitch can sometimes be a bit harder than performing his music live on stage.

Paying respects to the craft, Zedd told The CouRage & Nadeshot Show how the two mediums compared, explaining how the feeling of making music and broadcasting it to the stadium at this point in his career is less exhausting.

“Maybe because I’ve done what I do for so long, it gets to a point when I’m on stage, I’m in my own world,” the artists said. “But I’ve streamed a few times and it’s really hard. I feel like I’ve just worked out.”

The two podcast hosts made the distinction between simply being live on Twitch to actually being a source of entertainment, and how it can be hard to keep the vibe going for a whole broadcast.

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Zedd has streamed a variety of games on Twitch including Valorant, Overwatch, and Fall Guys.

“When I was in my competitive career, I wasn’t really streaming. I was just broadcasting our scrims and our practice,” Nadeshot explained. “It wasn’t that I was trying to entertain. But ever since I retired, I want to be more entertaining. And I make it past four hours and I’m gassed.”

There’s a lot of pitfalls to avoid while streaming too. From the obvious technical difficulties that could arise to the angst of being under thousands of individual lenses at a time, there’s a lot that can dissuade someone from streaming.

Zedd was astonished with how streamers can regularly put up with the volatility of today’s social political climate where live snafus or a poor choice of words could have a dramatic effect on their public appeal.

“It’s also not to say anything wrong,” Zedd said of pre-planning what he streams. “In 2020, it’s not about your intention, we know that. It’s not about what you’re trying to say, it’s about what you said.”

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The live aspect of interacting with chat and getting lost in the game or media you’re streaming can lead to unwanted results, according to Zedd.

To that, Nadeshot said how the pressure to be ‘on’ all the time during a stream is like a muscle that only gets stronger every time you stream.

Zedd might need to work on that muscle by getting more hours logged on Twitch, which could be why he thinks every stream ultimately feels like a workout.


Twitch streamer banned after being denied partnership over age

Published: 23/Jan/2021 5:00 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 5:52

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Twitch streamer AverageHarry has been permanently banned after his partnership application was denied, and they discovered he allegedly signed up while under the age of 13.

AverageHarry has been through a bit of a roller-coaster ride lately. It started back in October 2020 when a video of him getting mocked by strangers and crying on stream went viral.

Since then, his popularity skyrocketed, and he applied to become a Twitch partnered streamer. However, the application was denied in January 2021 after discovering he made the account when he was less than 13 years old, which didn’t align with his account details.

But the drama doesn’t end there. Twitch also said he could lose access to his account because of the restriction. Now, it appears they have doubled down on that claim and made it happen.

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Twitch: AverageHarry
AverageHarry went viral after some strangers laughed at him in public while he was streaming.

“I have just been permabanned on Twitch,” said AverageHarry. “For anyone wondering, this is why. He shared a previous tweet, which included a screenshot of the email he received when they denied his application.

“You’ve listed your age as 15, although this doesn’t appear to align with your account details,” said Twitch. “Please get in touch with Twitch support in order to see whether you can update your birthday to be accurate. Otherwise, you may need to make a new account with correct details.”

However, AverageHarry hasn’t given up yet. “I’ll have a video out tomorrow talking about it all,” he said. “I am allowed to make another account, but I have just lost nearly 90k followers.”

He might try and have the ban overturned, which could happen if enough people rally behind him. And it seems like they are, with many people sharing their support on social media. “He genuinely seemed like a good kid,” wrote one user. “Hope he makes a new account and stuff.”

“That Twitch account was made by his parents and given to him by his parents after he was 13 and provided proof for that,” wrote another. “But [he] still got his account removed. [I] hope the best for him.”

In the end, though, Twitch is treating it as a serious matter and won’t want to set a precedent. So, it will be interesting to see what happens and whether their decision is final.