RG: Introduce yourself
Owl: Hi, I’m Owl!
RG: Which game(s) are you streaming?
Owl: I currently stream Playerunknown’s Battleground, Gigantic, Smite, Lawbreakers, and We Happy Few
RG: Give us 3 facts about yourself you would like your fans to know.
Owl: I have 2 dogs they are my life, past that it’s been video games since I was 3 and music all the time
RG: Streaming is a fun yet challenging job. How did you decide to start streaming?
Owl: I’ve always had an itch for content creation, I did videography in highschool along with music production. I took my love of content creation and smashed it with my ambition to be the best gamer
RG: What is the one piece of advice you wish someone gave you when you started streaming?
Owl: Don’t let viewer base get to you. The grind is slow, you work your hardest sometimes for no return. That’s okay though, push yourself to create quality content paired with strong self marketing and the rest will do come.
RG: Tell us about your gaming rig – CPU, GPU, PSU, Memory, Video Card, Motherboard, Monitor, etc 🙂
Owl: I’m current rocking an i7 6700 paired with a Asus z270 mother board. I use an Asus gtx 1080 strix, and a Samsung evo SSD to get the speeds I need. Corsair crystal series 570x for my case and a corsair rm 750x to make sure I’m getting all the power I need
RG: Tell us about the peripherals you use – Mouse, Keyboard, Headphones/mic, Headset, Mouse Pad
Owl: I have a Razer Naga Hex 2 paired with an Orbweaver Chroma and Kraken 7.1 Chroma. My mouse pad is a Lootcrate Exclusive Borderlands pad. I use an Audio technical 2020+ to deliver crisp audio quality and beautiful imaging with my Logitech C922 Pro stream cam.
RG: Which is the next hardware part you consider upgrading? Which is the next peripheral you plan to change with a newer/ more versatile/ more powerful one?
Owl: I plan on upgrading my RAM next for higher speeds! After that it’s an upgrade to the keyboard for a Black Widow Tournament Edition.
RG: Which, in your opinion, is the piece of hardware no self-respecting gamer would compromise on?
Owl: GPU! Never compromise on your GPU.
RG: Which, in your opinion, are the must-have peripherals for a novice streamer on a budget?
Owl: A nice headset. If you pick up a quality headset, you won’t have to invest in a Mic immediatwly!
RG: Is there anything you would do differently if you were starting your streaming channel today?
Owl: Yes, I think I’d push myself to impress myself first before my viewers. I found I needed to create the content I wanted to gain viewers. It didn’t matter what game I streamed. If I wasn’t creating entertaining content for myself how could I for anyone else?
RG: A final word of advice to our readers?
Owl: Record yourself. Spend days studying your habits and speech patterns. There is always room for improvement so push yourself to grow constantly.