Grace and Peace Blerd Fam! If you didn’t know, Twitch is the platform for everything gaming related and creativity. You can find some of the biggest names in the gaming community there. I wanted to create a spotlight for growing Twitch streamers that I know you will enjoy.
This round, I want to introduce to you BamaTheBeard! He’s an amazing person and an awesome streamer. I wanted to share his story with you. So “What’s Their Twitch?”, you can find him at www.twitch.tv/bamathebeard. He streams Monday, Wednesday and Friday . You can also find BamaTheBeard to follow him In real life @BamaTheBeard on Twitter and Instagram.
Give us an introduction to who you are and the in and outs about your broadcast.
Howdy, y’all I’m Bama (no roll tide) from the small town of Smithville TX. I am a versatile gamer, I love FPS Apex, COD and Rocket League. I’m a husband, father and active duty military serving in the navy. Military had me cut the big beard, however in my heart its still there. Its not the Beard on the outside its the Beard on the inside.
Share with the class about your Twitch channel and your community.
The BamaFam is the real deal and we pull no punches. As a family we support one another in walks, in chat there is therapy and a roast session happening all at one time. You have to love the BamaFam!
Twitch is all about games and creativity. What type of content do you stream on your channel?
My content is those moments you have with your friends and you wish you were recording what happen. While streaming any game the background music is a big deal to me. I put out to any local or up and coming artist that wants their music heard by people around the world from Australia to New Zealand back to Texas. Big warning the Bamafam and I will let you now how we feel about the tracks.
What made you start this journey in streaming and when did you start?
All the laughs I have shared with my friends over the years I wanted to share with the world. My homie Jerry told me to start a channel back in 2016 so we could watch back all the funny things happening in our games and here we are today.
What are some of the issues and challenges that you’ve faced on Twitch and how did you overcome them?
One of the challenges I deal with is not having enough time in the day. The military takes up a lot of my time for twitch. Another challenge I face is obsessing over my views. I used to really watch that view counter and had unteach myself from doing that. “Build it and they will come”, is the best lesson I had to learn.
What are some of the resources and support that you use, that’s out there for creating a broadcast on Twitch?
My wife has been my biggest support system, there are days I just do not feel like streaming and she pushes me in my office to get a stream up. Having the great crew to stream with also helps in a big way. Shout out to Big Mike, Bob, Jdizzle, Jonjon, Jerry and Rob.
Blerd is all things nerd and geek through a people of color culture lens. What makes you a blerd?
Growing up I loved all things superhero related. Some of my favorite movies as a kid and to this day are “Blank Man” and “Meteor Man “. You see a lot of the big names in the twitch game are kind of cookie cutter/ My blerd flavor is a lot different from them and I’m here to showcase who BamaTheBeard is.
You’ve only been given 3 games to play for the rest of your life, what are you playing and why?
NFL street – I grew up playing this on ps2 and ran my block undefeated.
Rocket League – there are no games that are the same so play style is a big factor.
Ark – I love survival games they are never ending.
Which video game character is bae?
What’s a game that you absolutely hate but everyone else might like?
Anytype of horror game, I can’t pay money to be scared.
Your favorite person is making your favorite dish, who is it and what is it?
My wife when she makes Italian food !
If you could be any superhero who would it be and why?
Luke cage. He held it down for his city and never forgot where he was from. The Netflix series had the best sound track too.
Round 3 Final Boss Battle:
Playstation or Xbox?
Pepsi or Coke?
Night or day?
The freaks come out at night -Whoodni
Summer or Winter?
Winter (Hoodie Season)
Cat or dog?
Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network?
This is so hard I have to answer in 2 parts: 90’s nickelodeon, early 00’s cartoon network
Fresh Prince or Martin?
Martin! I learned to roast from the best.
McDonald’s or Burger King?
If I have to eat bad McDonald’s
Super Mario or Sonic?
Sonic don’t get the love he deserves