Twitch Partner in 10 Weeks: Finale
The 10-weeks-challenge goes into extra time again. The last two weeks have been full of exciting events, which we want to discuss in this big article. But also the eleventh week that will now follow will be a topic. Why the extra time and what will happen to Christian and the own3d.tv channel? All this and more in this article.
More than 10 weeks ago Christian had the idea for his 10-week-challenge, in which he wanted to show what you can achieve on Twitch in such a short time. So Christian took a vacation and plunged into the adventure of becoming a full-time streamer. Since then we have been watching him and learned a lot. At the beginning Christian’s viewers were still manageable, but soon he had built up a large community. However, so far sadly he hasn’t been able to achieve his goal of becoming a Twitch partner. Only one small step is still missing: the average number of viewers must be slightly more than twice as high. For this purpose, Christian will do his best in the 11th week of his challenge. With almost 700 followers, an awesome community and many loyal subscribers, it’s only a matter of time before he will overcome this final hurdle.
Facts, Figures & Interview An update
Let’s first take a look at the most important events, facts and figures of the last two weeks. Despite irregular streaming times and a change of focus to the afternoon program, 34 new followers joined in the last week and 20 in the week before that. On Monday two weeks ago 38 viewers watched the stream at the same time and there is still an upward tendency.
Today (Monday, 26/03/18) we interviewed Christian for you. Among other things, we asked him how he prepared his start as a full-time streamer and what his first thoughts were on the subject. According to him, Facebook communities for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, where he promoted his stream and found his first viewers, were particularly helpful. The focus was on the community right from the start, everyone could join in from day one. Only the times that individual players can stay in the stream were shortened after some time, so that more viewers get a chance for a joint chicken dinner.
Asked for the three most important factors for success on Twitch, Christian named the focus on community, endurance and passion. The latter factors are essential because they help to overcome any problems that may occur, but the focus on the community and entertaining them are just as important. “It’s not enough to just film yourself while playing” said Christian. Another important factor for your success as a streamer is your appearance. Often newcomers in particular tend to just play quietly, because no one is watching them anyway. But especially at these moments the interaction with the potential community is important in order to integrate lurkers into the programme and to welcome them. If you missed the interview, you can watch it again on the right.
Conclusion A summary of the 10-week-challenge
Now it’s official: In 10 weeks it wasn’t possible to become a Twitch partner. Christian has nevertheless achieved a lot during this time. The stream has grown and is now populated by a really great community. Expectations were not as high as what was ultimately achieved. Especially in the last weeks there were some setbacks, for example when the CPU of the coach and manager of our League of Legends team blew and he could no longer fill the afternoon hours. Despite some problems, the average 20+ viewers maintained, and the trend continues to rise. This week there will be giveaways every single day. So it’s definitely worth to visit own3d.tv’s Twitch channel.