On Twitch, some streamers really go all out to up their number of viewers, even sometimes at the expense of the quality of their live stream.
Nowadays on Twitch, you can start a live stream and do practically whatever you want on it. Whether its gaming, art or just talking to your viewers, the platform offers an enormous amount of freedom as long as the users stick to the rules set out by the platform.
With so many streamers out there, some people find it hard to attract an audience and therefore decide to put strategies into place to get as many viewers as possible. But not everyone is a fan of this technique, like IndieFoxx for example.
This streamer, who has 96,000 followers on Twitch, explained that for women, attracting viewers is very complicated:
‘A win would be where I can wear a t-shirt, and actually have people give a sh*t. When I wear a t-shirt, I go down 300 subs for no f**king reason.’
She continued by explaining that she has noticed that the number of viewers she has varies considerably depending on even little changes that she makes to what she wears. On the other hand, some streamers don’t hesitate to show off their cleavage to attract viewers.
For IndieFoxx, although women are obliged to dress in a certain way so that people watch their streams, this is still a real problem, and above all, doesn’t show the streamer’s true personality:
‘This isn’t really what women are. This isn’t really what people are like. It’s not real.’
This battle for an audience is a real problem for Twitch because some streamers are willing to do just about anything to amass a huge number of viewers which can end up being detrimental to the quality of their live stream.