Hello Levellers! Bexzie here again with another Twitch round up post. Imagine a house, full of gamers, all the PC’s, games consoles in rows… as you can guess we watch Twitch more than we watch ‘traditional’ TV and even whilst working or gaming, Twitch is usually on in the background. Twitch, since launching in 2011, has evolved its reputation as the world’s leading social video platform and community for video game culture to now encompass an array of emerging content surfaced by its users. As a result, 15 million+ visitors gather daily to interact about video games, music, the creative arts, their lives and more with over 2 million unique creators who broadcast each month. But I do have some favourites out of the 50+ streamers I follow or subscribe to and I hope that in this list you’ll be able to find some new ones to watch too. Here are my top tips for great Twitch streams to watch, follow and subscribe to!
Preach Gaming aka PreachLFW – Preach Gaming consists of Mike (Preach), Andy (Ghost) and Emma (Mrs Preach). Originally a dedicated World of Warcraft stream, Preach has now diversified into other games but still heavily streaming WoW content. Mike was part of the original <Method> (which if you play WoW you will have heard of!) guild in WoW and often refrerred to as one of the best of the best Warrior players in WoW. Their guides are excellent, streams are as funny as hell and they don’t pretend to be something their not, which is very refreshing. I’ve been watching Preach for a few years now and love the way both the team and the stream as grown.
Bajheera – Still one of the most well known WoW PVP’ers to date and enjoyable stream to watch. Although when he streams be prepared to giggle to yourself when he talks very fast during arena matches 😉 A very down to earth soul that genuinely connects with his streamers. It’s worth a sub just to get a Bajheera sub flex 😉
Asmongold – An incredibly reactive WoW streamer and hilariously funny. Mainly PVE content with a little PVP but,his face when he gets the his desired loot is just priceless. His WoW knowledge on items, gear, loot, mounts and achievements is outstanding and I do love to watch his ‘Mount Off’ contests! He will always be my ‘special boy’ 😉
Nixxiom – Many of you will know Nixxiom from his Machinima YouTube videos. But his streams are hilarious and well worth a watch. We play on the same server in WoW and every now and again I pop up in his streams (my little claim to fame lol). A great guy with a great stream.
Swifty – Made famous for his Warrior macros for WoW PVP back in the day, Swifty still has a huge following and his streams are full of jokes, funny scenarios and he isn’t afraid to show his set up and be honest when things go wrong. A great easy going stream to watch.
Sloot – Sloot has been playing WoW since 2004 (like me!) and like other WoW streamers, streams raids etc but also works with the World of Warcraft team and Blizzard as he presented and commentated on the Mythic Dungeon Invitational (MDI) this year. Originally the tank for <Serenity> guild which was an offshoot of <Method> he still is one of the world’s best players and to see him presenting the MDI was a delight. He should wear a suit more often, very smart Sloot… very smart!
BrutallStatic – The reason I love BrutallStatic is the same reason I love to watch Preach. They are just themselves. It’s so heartwarming to see streamers who are parents talk about their kids and even more importantly go offline when they have to look after their families. Family first, stream second. As it should be. BrutallStatic plays WoW mainly but pops in and out of other games. He is a cheery fellow with a good upbeat stream. Definitely one to watch!
Geek & Sundry – Geek & Sundry is a general geeky channel with a whole lot of nerdiness thrown in, which lets face it, is probably why I love it so much. Plenty of TCG (especially Magic: The Gathering) play throughs, deck builds and matches as well as science shows, spoof comedies and much more.
ZatcharyGaming – As a member of Team Prophecy who came 4th in the WoW MDI last year, Zach of ZatcheryGaming has a very similar approach to both PreachGaming and Swifty. His streams are steady and easy to watch. Being in the UK our time differences mean that he is my ‘late night streamer’ of choice when I cannot sleep. What I also like about Zach is that he is polite. He doesn’t feel the need to get all heated up about the game very often!
Hotted89 – I stumbled across Hotted89 (Alan) a while back through Asmongold’s stream as he hosted a new chat show (at the time) called AllCraft. Now Alan is a stable part of my streamer favourites. As the business development officer for <Method> you know he has his head screwed on. His streams are light and fun and again he doesn’t put a pretense on. Well worth a watch.
Jesse Cox – A gamer, voice actor and all round good guy, he won a Golden Joystick Award in 2016. If you are a fan of WoW Machinima and remember the 2010 Rise To Power winner ‘Welcome to the Deadmines‘ then he was very much part of the team that brought you that little nugget of WoW goodness.
Elspeth – Elspeth make me smile. If you are having a bad day, pop an Elspeth stream on and she will make you feel a whole lot better. She is smiley, happy, funny and not only that, damn good at gaming. So from one gamer girl to another, you are an inspiration!
DansGaming – Dan just makes me laugh and I mean that in an entirely nothing but good way. He has the naughtiest and cheekiest giggle of all the gamers and when he giggles, we all giggle! Dan streams a variety of games and always makes what he plays entertaining, even if he isn’t enjoying the game itself he makes us laugh. But we miss seeing his face 🙁 Dan decided a while ago to stop streaming with his camera on as he thought it would bring more subscribers in but I have to say we really miss seeing him. Dan really should read various Reddit posts, forum posts and blog posts about his fans and subscribers saying how much they miss him. Dan, bring your face back! We miss you!
GinxTV – More of a series of shows than a stream and also a dedicated eSports and gaming channel on both Virgin Media and Sky. but sometimes it’s just easier to watch on Twitch. All round gaming news, live stream reporting from various gaming events and of course eSport catch ups.
The_RemyD – Oh Remy. Remy, Remy, Remy… The undisputed King of Creativerse (for those who don’t know, Creativerse is the superior version of Minecraft – yeah, I said that… superior!). I love playing Creativerse and RemyD is a pure inspiration. Not only on the things he makes but also how he explains what he is doing and helps others. A really lovely guy with a genuine love for the game.
Jimmy The Brush – Jimmy live streams the paining of miniatures such as Warhammer etc. Jimmy and Princess (his partner) are by far my favourite painting streamers as their streams are funny and light and his painting…. well it’s just awesome! I have had the pleasure of chatting to Jimmy off stream too and he is such a lovely lad. If you love Warhammer, it’s well worth a watch!