Today’s Sponsored Streamer interview features BIGpanda, the fuzziest and bear-est of our “Sponsees”!
“Panda” mostly plays PC games, especially League of Legends and Rocket League. He frequently streams alongside another Sponsored Streamer, Buzzlin. You can catch him on Twitch most weeknights anytime from 5-11pm.
This interview was conducted by TRU GreenChord
GreenChord: Hey Panda, thanks for doing this interview with us! We’re excited to get a deeper look into what your streaming experience has been like.
BIGpanda: My pleasure! Thank you for the opportunity! I’m also excited to share my experiences with you!
GreenChord: So, what made you want to start streaming? Also, what platforms do you focus on now as opposed to when you started?
BIGpanda: I’ve always had a love for video games, and finding out that I could stream was an amazing discovery. I got into streaming when a friend told me about it. I didn’t have the best of computers when I started out, but I did it anyways. Back when I first started streaming I played League of Legends and Rocket League only. Since then I’ve opened up to different types of games from shooters, to MMO’s, card games, and farm simulators. .
GreenChord: What, if anything, do you feel has been key to your success on your streaming platform so far? This could be things like social media involvement, personality development on-stream, giveaways, communities, consistency, etc.
BIGpanda: The key to success for me has been not giving up on streaming when it seems like no one cares to watch. TRUGaming has also helped me grow as well. The people in this community are very supportive and always wanting to help.
GreenChord: Have you had any difficult seasons/experiences in your stream history? How did you overcome them?
BIGpanda: I’ve had some difficult experiences. Before I was BlGpanda, I had another name that I went by and that was basketball3east. While streaming under this name, I found myself not being motivated, and didn’t have a set schedule for when i would be streaming. I felt like something was missing. So I rebranded myself and went all out this time around. Really pushing my name out there and giving everything I had to this name. I’ve set schedules which has proven to bring more viewers and regulars in.
GreenChord: What would be your biggest piece of advice for a newer streamer looking to find success, get sponsored, etc?
BIGpanda: Never give up. That is the best piece of advice I could give you. Starting out as a new streamer is very hard and isn’t easy getting viewers. Another piece of advice would be to join a community. A community where they share the same love for streaming as you do.
GreenChord: Is there anything else you would like to discuss about your stream/let readers know about?
BIGpanda: I want to say thank you for all the support TRUgaming’s community has given me. Streaming is really fun for me and having people watch and enjoy the content that i produce just feels amazing! Thank you everyone!
GreenChord: Thanks again for doing this interview with us Panda! We’ll definitely be stopping by your stream to see some sweet duo streams with you and Buzzlin!