Are you an easy-going and positive person who loves battle royale games? Then Emzia’s stream might be for you. Our seventh TwitchCon Europe Ambassador is here to share the story of how she gathered a group of positive people around her, and gives back to the community.
Emzia’s interest for video games started at an early age, with a lot of hours spent playing Pokemon on Gameboy. When her family got her a computer she started to explore more and more games.
“I have always loved to try out new games,” she said. “I have played so many weird games that probably would not be considered games today, but I have always been fascinated by the game graphics.”
Emzia got introduced to Twitch while she was studying PR and communications. Back then, she didn’t have a gaming computer and missed gaming a lot, so she watched others play instead. Streaming looked fun, so when she finished her bachelor’s degree and moved back home to Oslo, she got herself a proper gaming computer and decided to try streaming on Twitch.
“Luckily, I had a friend who had been streaming for a while, so she could help me set up OBS and help me out with what I needed,” she said. “It started out as a hobby since I was working full time at a media agency. I did not think I was going to be a full-time streamer since it was just a hobby and it wasn’t my goal when I started streaming.”
But as she spent more time streaming and her community grew, Emzia knew that she had to choose between focusing more on her job or go full-time. Luckily for us, she chose Twitch—an easy decision in the end—since she’d grown very close to her community. .
“I love to stream and interact with my audience,” she said. “We are just a bunch of very chill and positive people who all have gaming in common, especially battle royale games, because that is what I’m mainly playing.”
Positive vibes are what Emzia loves, and her audience really likes her laid-back personality. She is very inclusive to everyone on the stream, trying to talk to all her viewers and answer as many questions as possible. If someone who is watching her stream is having a bad day, she tries to cheer up that person. Her positivity is something she carries with her everywhere, like when she travels to various events and people from her chat are going there as well.
“People are coming from all places, and it’s really amazing to hang out with everyone and see them hang out with each other. It’s such an amazing, genuine, and cool group of people,” she said. “At last Dreamhack Summer, almost 30 people from my chat met in person, and people were travelling alone without knowing anyone in real life. The fact that people dared to travel alone from a different country just to come and meet us is really amazing, and it says a lot about the community—that we can bring people together.”
Emzia tries to give back to her community by helping smaller streamers gain some traction.
“I love to host new people every time I finish my own stream; it is cool to give something back,” she said. “For me, there is no doubt that as a bigger streamer, you should try to host smaller ones. I usually look for streamers that have three to four viewers that I want to help, people who seem to have a serious streaming approach and are trying to build a community. I remember when I was a small streamer and got hosted by a bigger streamer, that was really a boost. Hopefully that is something they will remember as well, their first big host.”
Emzia is going to TwitchCon Europe! Tune in via Twitch.tv/twitch!