Hey Blerd Fam, hey! 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.
Up next, I want to introduce to you Bellcross1_pvphubclt! He’s a little bit of everything. Resident Evil, World War Z, Control, and Overwatch, just to name a few. I wanted to share his story with you. So “What’s Their Twitch?”, you can find Bellcross1_pvphubclt at www.twitch.tv/bellcross1_pvphubclt. He doesn’t have a set schedule but make sure to follow him on social media to stay in the know! Follow Bellcross1_pvphubclt on his social media, Twitter @Ebsii.pvp, Instagram @Ebsii.pvp, Facebook facebook.com/ebsmithii, and on Discord discord.gg/2yUn7F8
Give us an introduction to who you are and the in and outs about your broadcast. Share with the class about your Twitch channel and your community.
How’s it going everyone, it’s Bernard aka Nard aka Narddog aka Bernie. Known to Bellcross1_pvphubclt to the people who follow my Twitch. The ins and outs of my broadcast consist of me being goofy, enjoying games with the crew, or just having fun playing solo games. I’m an 8-year military vet so I use a lot of profanity during the stream.
My twitch channel, followers/subscribers aka The Bell Tribe, and overall community, aka The Hub, consist of the core members of PvP Hub Charlotte and fans of our organization. We’re a group of friends that have similar interests in anime, movies, comics and games. Our community also includes members of other organizations found in the Charlotte, NC area as well. I am also part of the stream team for PvP Hub Charlotte.
Twitch is all about games and creativity. What type of content do you stream on your channel?
The type of content I stream on my channel ranges from Cyberpunk 2077 all the way to Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout. Whatever game catches my interest, more than likely I’m going to stream it on Twitch. Occasionally I may stream a conference if it intrigues me.
What made you start this journey in streaming and when did you start?
Well when the lockdown started and we weren’t able to hold events anymore, my depression started to kick back into overdrive. As a way to interact with people, I started to stream. I went live for the first time ever on Feb 2, 2020, and haven’t looked back since. I actually enjoy streaming and all the connections I’ve made. Streaming has helped me with my depression, given me another thing to focus on, and helps me get out of my comfort zone.
What are some of the issues and challenges that you’ve faced on Twitch and how did you overcome them?
Some of the issues and challenges I faced on Twitch were mostly equipment-related. I overcame them by asking for help from friends and family. My military sister, Sharon Gomez, has helped not only me but our business, in general, a lot this past year. Without her help, I wouldn’t have the type of stream setup I do now.
What are some of the resources and support that you use, that’s out there for creating a broadcast on Twitch?
Honestly, there are plenty of resources and support that anyone can use on the interwebs. Don’t be afraid to talk to well-known streamers, many of them are willing to help. Since I work at GameStop every month Jess Brohard has a video giving advice to new streamers. I followed her on Twitch on a whim and I told her that I use her advice for my streams. Since then, I’ve joined her discord and can ask questions there as well. Other streamers that I ask for help and advice are Kildros and DaoBreezy.
Blerd is all things nerd and geek through a people of color culture lens. What makes you a blerd?
I consider myself a Blerd cause I love all things technology-related. Don’t even get me started on my love of anime/manga/comic books.
You’ve only been given 3 games to play for the rest of your life, what are you playing and why?
1. Suikoden 1: Honestly loved this game more than Final Fantasy VII when it came out
2, Suikoden 2: First game I played that events from the first one had some effect on it.
3. Xenogears: Sleeper hit RPG, would love to see a remake of this
Which video game character is bae?
Tifa is and will always be a video game bae
What’s a game that you absolutely hate but everyone else might like?
Fortnite, can’t stand it but I do see the appeal behind it
Your favorite person is making your favorite dish, who is it and what is it?
It would be my grandmother making either her homemade pound cake or cornbread. I miss talking with her since her passing but that would be nice to sit and talk with her again.
If you could be any superhero who would it be and why?
I would be Wolverine cause he’s the best at what he does. Logan has always been a fav of mine. If I couldn’t be Wolverine then probably Spider-Man
Round 3 Final Boss Battle:
-Playstation or Xbox?
Playstation now and forever
-Pepsi or Coke?
-Night or day?
Night cause I’m a natural night owl
-Summer or Winter?
Summer cause I hate wearing layers of clothing
-Cat or dog?
Even though I have a cat, I prefer dogs
-Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network?
90s Cartoon Network
-Fresh Prince or Martin?
Can’t go wrong with either one but Fresh Prince for me
-McDonald’s or Burger King?
Burger King burgers, McDonald’s fries
-Super Mario or Sonic?
Sonic all day