Carolina Streamer Spotlight: Meet Randy Washington/ VietnamViG
Video games are all the rage, so we decided to shed some light on local video game streamers in the Carolinas. This week, we had the chance to sit down with local community game streamer, Randy Washington, and ask him about being part of the game stream community!
How’d you get into streaming? What was the original goal?
I got into streaming after noticing the lack of black streamers promoted or even visible on twitch and other streaming services. My goal was to make a name for myself in this streaming world and make it big, big enough that I could contribute to building my team and bring up those around me in gaming.
What’s been your best moment as a streamer?
My best moment would have to be reading the messages I get and interacting with people from all over the world to hear how much they enjoy watching me. It always feels good when people appreciate my streams and just thank me for being here.
What games speak to you?
The battlefield is my heart so I tend to play BF5 a lot equipped with my uniform and set up. I just love the combat graphics and gameplay. When I get to squad up with others it increases the intensity and my viewers on the stream love the action.
How do you like connecting with your audience?
One of the best things about streaming is that connection with your audience. I feed off of my viewers so when I see the numbers rising I take pride in making sure I entertain everyone and they have a good time while watching. I use Instagram and twitter the most after twitch to connect with my followers.
If your fans were only going to take one message away from watching you, what would it be?
If my fans were to take one message away from watching me, I would want it to be that it’s always cool to be yourself and I hope the smile on my face while playing and building my stream inspires others to do the same.
What advice would you give to aspiring streamers?
The best advice would be, it doesn’t matter if there’s 1 viewer or 101 viewers be yourself, don’t change who you are. The people who follow you and support you will come if they are meant to.
What’s the biggest surprise that you never thought of going into streaming?
The biggest surprise would be how fast you can get people behind you. That surprised me to gain the type of support I have from my team PMG and my followers. I love these guys and girls. #ComeHome
For those who don’t know, how can they find you?
You can follow my IG, Twitter, and YouTube @VietnamVig