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 Maurisha_Mcsavage! She plays mostly shooters but is a variety gamer. Apex Legends, Call Of Duty Warzone, Jackbox, and Among Us, just to name a few. I wanted to share her story with you. So “What’s Their Twitch?”, you can find Maurisha_Mcsavage at www.twitch.tv/maurisha_mcsavage. Her schedule is Mondays and Wednesdays 9 pm to1 am EST, Thursdays 6 pm to 8 pm EST, and Sundays 8:30 pm to 2 am EST. Be on the lookout for special streams once called Ya Trash and Celebri-Tea, A pop-culture conversation surrounding what’s happening on social media. Follow Maurisha_Mcsavge on social media at Youtube.com/maurishamcsavage and Facebook.com/maurishamcsavage.
Give us an introduction to who you are and the in and outs of your broadcast. Share with the class about your Twitch channel and your community.
Hey Boos, I’m Maurisha. On the surface, I am 29 Libra, and I am Black and German. The love below (obviously, I love music) the surface is I am a trained Performing Arts. I act, sing, dance, and write. But my big girl job is as an Arts Educator and Administrator. I am a variety streamer mainly on Twitch. My community aka Your souls is what fuels the Realm and it is my hope to take care of it here. My community is filled with like-minded artists who are well-versed.
Twitch is all about games and creativity. What type of content do you stream on your channel?
I play first-person shooters, party, arcade, racing, roleplaying, nostalgic games. (PlayStation and PC forever)I host pop culture gossip conversations, music and video watch parties (Ya Trash! Celebri-TEA) as well as relationship/dating, social media politics conversations in the 21st century in my Savage Chats. I believe it is an artist’s duty to reflect the times (Nina Simone) and there is no better way than sharing those times with my Savage Realm.
What made you start this journey in streaming and when did you start?
I officially started my stream journey in May. Like most avid gamers and streamers, I have been gaming since I was little. It has been another outlet for me when I am not focused on creating something in my art. My story starts with the pandemic. As an educator, school was the first to get hit with the uncertainty of Covid. The momentary lapse of not working and creating did not sit well with me. I must keep busy, that is my fuel. I had always shared my post gaming with PS4 share and thought to myself “I now have the time I use to wish to have, why not start now.” I began streaming directly from my PlayStation. Streaming was my direct response in not letting Pandemic Depression get to me. In my first two months, jokingly, I dubbed myself Quarantine Bae on Twitch and began my path to Affiliate. My nostalgic and witty titles kept the interest of my new viewers and ultimately new friends in the community. Before I knew it, I was hitting goals and had an eager audience willing to laugh and participate in my shenanigans. I had such an amazing time; I knew it needed to make this a thing. So, three months later I bought my complete setup and it is something I have absolutely loved falling in love with.
What are some of the issues and challenges that you have faced on Twitch and how did you overcome them?
Unfortunately, I think most black gamers, especially black women, are experiencing racism and microaggressions. In a perfect world, it would be great to believe that our only challenges would be spotty internet and frames. However, we are not allotted that privilege. Because of that, I am keen on protecting my space. I have people in my realm to swiftly remove trolls. Like Diddy said, NO TIME FOR FAKE ONES. lol
What are some of the resources and support that you use, that’s out there for creating a broadcast on Twitch?
When it wants to work correctly, I love Stream labs. It is great for anyone starting or experts because everything is all there. As a quippy person and someone who constantly uses music and television or movie quotes, the Elgato Stream Deck has been my go-to. You can personalize it to fit your space. I am an Avid Samsung user. I hope to manifest a Samsung sponsorship when I hit big time. I just think they are ahead of the curve with most of their technology and combining luxury within. For small things, I suggest YouTube. There are so many helpful videos out there that fit every idea that you may have.
Blerd is all things nerd and geek through a people of color culture lens. What makes you a blerd?
Our culture is King. We speak and see the world differently. I am a Blerd because I know that there are two right answers to “May the Force be” however, … Mine is “… May the force be with you”
You’ve only been given 3 games to play for the rest of your life, what are you playing and why?
Apex Legends, Crash Bandicoot (any), and although I collect Call of Duty’s I feel like being committed to that is toxic so my final game will be Need for Speed for balance and Zen.
Which video game character is bae?
Kratos for sure. He’s big Zaddy energy. Someone said, medieval bed wench?? I kid, I kid. Queen status at all times.
What’s a game that you absolutely hate but everyone else might like?
I did not enjoy Hyperscape on its launch. I am not a fan of bindings not being customizable. It’s 2021 there are so many different play styles, it’s literally no excuse to limit gameplay. On Pc, I did not care for Phasmophobia. I grew up in a Christian household and the thought of even playing with ghosts… Those aren’t the kind of ghosts we invite in. yeah; I was very uneasy, but I attempted for the stream lol.
Your favorite person is making your favorite dish, who is it and what is it?
I have a lot of favorite people. But my favorite dish is absolutely Cajun Alfredo.
If you could be any superhero who would it be and why?
In the world of X-Men, as much as I want to say Storm or Magento, I will have to get it to Jean Grey. We know she can do everything.
Round 3 Final Boss Battle:
-Playstation or Xbox?
-Pepsi or Coke?
Neither, Water or Lemonade, I try not to drink pop. Yes, Pop in the Midwest, not soda lol
–Night or day?
-Summer or Winter?
-Cat or dog?
Dog, Hey Mocha (lol)
-Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network?
-Fresh Prince or Martin?
The Jamie Foxx Show. PUT SOME RESPECT ON IT
-McDonald’s or Burger King?
Ewww and Ewww
-Super Mario or Sonic?
OOF, Mario for the Go Karts and parties, but definitely Sonic for myself.